Apr. 1st, 2013 08:10 pm
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Hey there, lovelies!
Long time no see, uh? I'm sorry I've been MIA around here :( I guess Twitter and Tumblr were a bit easier to use when RL wasn't conducive to long periods of internet time these past few months :/ I've never been the most invested blogger, but I did miss dw/lj and all of you *cling* I've finally managed to get back to part-time and, hopefully, I'll be able to be a bit more present :)

Um. Nothing much happened since the last time I posted, unless you count working like mule, live in another country, getting the coat of my dreams, faking being an adult like a pro, dance with a jailbait on accident, get drunk and sober up in the span of two hours (thank you, water and pizza), dance with a "baby" on purpose, keeping a plant alive for more than three months (there's hope for me yet!), watching a boatload of movies, eating cadbury eggs, finding the most perfect slippers, learning to cook fish, missing my kitty and my dog, dancing like nobody's watching, bawling like a baby over FOB coming back, eating Marmite (my tongue is still confused), letting my hair grow, and appreciating fandom like never before. Can't really complain :)

I'm am only 37 days away from going back home and tbh I can't wait to get on that flight. It's been a nice experience, but I really miss home and my friends and omg the weather! If it weren't for my sister being her awesome self the rain and cold would have pushed me right into a mopey state of doom in the first week here.

Anyway, super important news! I'm going to USA in June! My darling [livejournal.com profile] angelgazing and I are going to have the best summer ever \o/ It will be full of FOB shows and cupcakes and storytime and pillowforts and naps! I've already made a silly countdown calendar and a list of things to do entitled "Nas In the USA" (because I'm a total party :P). Basically, I need to know if fiction lied to me about all the awesome things, so I already put eating at IHOP, being on a highway, and go to the mall on it! I'm afraid going to prom couldn't make the list for obvious reasons, but I'll be there for Indipendence Day, so watching the 4th of July fireworks and BBQ can be added :D You should totes suggest more stuff! My sister demanded I record tiny video diaries to send her, so the more the better :)

In other news, I've been a bit on the rocky path with my artsy muse. I haven't had much time to doodle my heart out lately and in order to get back on track I've been thinking of getting a bingo card of some sort? Except I'm so out of the loop that I don't even know if there's a bingo challenge active anywhere :| Do you know of any, my lovelies? Is there a fairytalebingo anywhere? That would be absolutely perfect! (otherwise I'll have to make one myself and that's just no fun). Btw, if you don't have a bingo challenge, you are always welcome to leave me a prompt or two or ten. Iam desperate to get out of this stupid art-block.

And, finally, a tiny notification: I've had a couple of commission requests in the past few months so I thought making a proper commissions info post with a basic price chart would be a good idea :)

How have you been my darlings? What's new in your life? What did I miss? Tell me everything! <333
aredblush: (stock : animal : kittens heap)
Dearest lovelies! *tackleglomps all of you* <3

How are you, my dearests! Work is eating up all my days and pretty much all my energy. 60 hours per week are kind of heavy and when I get home in the evening I just want to eat and pass out on my bed :( Also, I miss drawing for hours on end :( And all of you, obviously *clings*
That said, my coworkers are super nice and later today I'm going to go have lunch with one of them :) Also, let it be known that the bosses are convinced I'm called Natasha. Their wife/mother started calling me Tasha yesterday. Idek.

Anyway! News from the little flat on the river! The letting agency still hasn't given us the keys to the garden :/ And our electricity bill has yet to make it to our mailbox. Idk what's up with that, I might have to send the sister to investigate... We've yet to meet all our neighbours, but I know that there's a little old man in the flat beside ours (I met him one morning! He was getting back from the newsagent and my sister slammed the door in my face because she was still in her pjs :/) and there's a couple living in the opposite flat. Also, there is a mysterious someone who likes to play the guitar in the evening, but I've yet to figure out which flat the music comes from.
Last week we had our first snow! I also got frozen slush from the road splashed all over me and inside my boots because a twat driving a giant eighteen-wheeler thought it would be totally okay not to slow down and drive at a careful, non-splash-provoking speed. I'm sure my carefully enunciated Italian response made quite an impression on the onlookers.

The sister and I had a shopping day last Tuesday and I got the most perfect red coat <3 It has a hoodie! And cute buttons! And it is so warm! AND RED! Basically, it's the coat I've been looking for since forever and now my heart is full of joy. I wish I could wear it all the time <3 We are planning a shopping trip to Bristol next week to hit Primark, because we are in need of some basic stuff (but not socks! Those I can get cheap from work. Did I tell you I love the employee discount? I LOVE IT!) Oh! I also went to pay the council tax! It was a bewildering experience featuring no queue whatsoever and a friendly touchscreen machine! Sorcery! Also, the Post Office here must be an actual portal to a magical kingdom where time ticks slower until you're done because it didn't take more than 2 minutes to send two packages! I am utterly charmed! Like, I want to go to the Post Office every day and experience the magic again and again. To that end, who's up to get a holiday card? I'm not sure if I'll be able to draw you "elaborate" cards like I did in the past years, but I'd love to send you some heartfelt wishes and possibly a quick doodle. You know the drill! Raise your hand if you want a card in your mailbox and if you changed your address in the last year (or we've met after last Christmas) let me know in a PM :)

Also also! Important stuff! The lovely people over at [livejournal.com profile] fandomaid and a href="teamwolfcares.tumblr.com/post/34909171389/sandyrelief">Team Wolf Caresare hosting two auctions for the Hurricane Sandy Relief. If you can, please check them out. As usual, fandom is being utterly exceptional and loads of talented people are participating. I'm doing my little bit by offering a tiny piece of fanart in both places :)
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o1. No one will say your name right except for that one coworker. You are "love" to everybody else.
o2. The unreachable top row is always the one that needs restocking.
o3. The number of customers who finds something fluffy to be "too girly" for a boy will always be higher than 0.
o4. Proper lunch break only happens in fiction.
o5. Thank fuck for the employee discount.
aredblush: (music : mika : hand)
Hey lovelies! How's it going?

Life is going fairly well at the moment even if it rains pretty much everyday, one heater is out of commission, the oven door keeps popping open, and we broke a mug the other day (may its handle rest in peace). Also, there's a squirrel living in the front yard and it keeps eluding my camera :(((

Anyway, big news, my darlings! Since the CVs I spread around have yet to work their magic, I finally caved to my sister's demands and set up a bigcartel account. I had a bunch of canvas prints left over from this summer and instead of letting them seat in the dark, I put them up for grab. So, yeah. Have a look? :D?

Also, I'm thinking about putting up some of my fandom stuff there too? But I'm not sure what people would be interested in... so if you have thoughts on that, let me know?

Okay, must dash now. ILU bunches, lovelies! <333
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Hey lovelieeeees! Hi :D

Salutation from the UK. Everything is damp and the wind almost knocked me over the other day but ahh so exciting! The town is nice and the people are super welcoming and I'm eating my weight in weird cookies (Ginger Nuts, where have you been all my life?) which could also be the reason my tummy was staging a riot the other day :/ Anyway, our flat is a hole in the wall with cool-ish curtains and sorta-matching wallpaper. The stove was new when my father was born and the bathroom door is missing the handle (yes, that means we had to stuff a pair of rolled-up socks in the hole to get a modicum of privacy. We are so smart.) Also, the fire alarm starts blaring everytime we switch on the cooker, even if there are no batteries. The first time it happened we didn't have chairs yet so I had to jump under it, hoping to catch the fucking button to shut it up. (spoiler: I got lucky) I am almost sad my sister didn't catch it on camera. Almost.

Life has been kinda crazy busy lately, what with setting up the flat and wrapping my head around moving to another country, and soon I'll have to go out and throw my CV left and right (keep your fingers crossed for me?) and possibly start selling some prints? Because omg, rent and bills and food *clutches head* All of this means that I had close to no time to doodle and this makes me extremely sad :( You should all leave me tiny prompts so that I'll have something nice to think about and look forward to when I get back home.

Also, speaking of costly thing, bless Starbucks and their free wifi (and their not-so-free beverages *cries*). If it weren't for their lovely staff letting me set up camp on one of their tiny tables for hours I would have already gone crazy *clings to fandom* you are all so freaking precious to me <3

Oh, before I forget! Two things that are super cool!
1. [community profile] yuletart is back in town! Hurry up and get in on it! Sign-ups close at the end of this week and I promise you won't want to miss the fun!

2. There's been talking in TW fandom about setting up some sort of non-profit action to save the wolves. I believe this is a brilliant idea :D (and not just because I recently "adopted" one with Nic) I'm not around enough to give you all the deets, but if you want to know more you should totes contact nightrevelations over on tumblr and totes reblog this handy post here to get the word out :)

Okay darlings, I'm off to submit some CVs. Be excellent as usual! *smooches everyone*
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