Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Upcoming Excitement!

Dear Blog. I have been very busy! I have moved into a new apartment, which as no internet yet, but which I am in the process of painting and decorating. School starts on the 24th, meaning that I have a lot of preparation to do between now and then. And on top of it all, I have been beginning work for my first collection of clothing (it's a mini-collection), that will be shown in the April 2010 Iowa State Fashion Show. 

So, I'm just going to provide a quick look at what has happened recently, and what will be happening on the blog before too long!

The picture above is from a very lovely recent visit to the Henry Doorley Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska. If any of you have ever heard of this zoo, it can only be good things - it is, supposedly, the best North American Zoo out there. Much of it is indoors, too, so you can even visit during the wintertime! We went for my sister's 18th birthday, and saw so many interesting creatures. My favorite exhibits were a nocturnal animal 'walkthrough', complete with cave and bats, and the excellent aquarium, which featured not only the usual sharks, but wonderfully interesting textures and creatures like the one pictured above. That, my friends, is a fish that hops, rather than swims! No, really!

I'm going to be doing some before and after pictures for the apartment before too long, one room at a time, to show off my amateur decorating skills. Right now, I'm updating the blog from downstairs, where there is a very cute little coffeehouse. I'm already beginning to feel at home here, but before long I'll have internet at my apartment so I can stop paying $3.50 for an iced chai every time I want to check my email! Yikes!

The blog is going to get refurbished, too! Now that I'm back at ISU, I have access to an Adobe Photoshop studio computer, and want to kind of share my 'designing' process with all of you. Meaning that you'll get to see sketches, little texture and photography inspirations, and eventually finished and in-progress garments. Many of these garments will be knitted pieces, and hopefully some of them will be released not long after as patterns!

So, please bear with me as I go a bit MIA for awhile... but good things are coming!