I've started an illustration blog at madillustration.wordpress.com, where I'm sharing illustrations, tools of the trade, techniques, behind the scenes, and inspirations. Posts will mostly be short and sweet, so you can read them with an espresso rather than a cup of tea! Because of this, I'll be updating this blog a little less often, but I'm not abandoning it and will still post life and lolita related posts here.
Thanks for checking it out!
Wednesday, 8 February 2017
Today's post is a little off topic from art and lolita, but I promise I'll tie it in. I thought for a long time about doing an 'illness post' as I don't usually talk about my condition (although I've got better at opening up about it lately), and I didn't want to write a negative / self-pity post when everybody goes through a bad time as it is, but I'm hoping it might help those with similar issues or to further understanding of what it's like to live with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) / ME.
Thursday, 2 February 2017
Every year in January, lolitas from all over the world make a "wardrobe post" – a detailed entry on I-can't-believe-it's-not-dead-yet LiveJournal. These posts are often extremely labour intensive as Japanese fashion lovers document every detail of their dresses, blouses, shoes, and accessories. I thought about making this kind of post, but even though my wardrobe is small, it felt like an intimidating prospect when I could use that time drawing or journaling instead. There are so many beautiful wardrobe posts that I don't think mine would be of much interest, too. So, I'm doing something a little different: I'm showing where I keep my clothes instead, a glimpse into my wardrobe, and organisation tips.