January 24th, 2018
Where does it all go?
Whenever I write a blog post I generally come up with a title quite quickly, as in my mind I already have an idea of how – more or less – it’s going to play out.
That’s not the case today, so as I’m typing this, I’m not too sure where this entry is going to go, but I will just allow myself to write whatever comes to mind.
January – so far – has been a great month.
I set myself goals which I’ve managed to accomplish; I kept myself busy with work, yet told myself it was okay to take time to relax. I read books, I caught up with TV shows, but I also had some very busy days, which I don’t really know how it always happens as I try my best to stay as organised as possible but there is always something new adding up, which takes more of my time, resulting in me finishing work late in the evening.
I don’t mind it at all, it’s just a bit strange, because if you ask me what I’m up to, I can’t even really say it.
I just know that my time goes and by the time I look away from whatever I’m doing, the sun has gone out, and it’s time for dinner.
My parents always tell me not to overwork myself, yet most of the things I do are not a burden to me, but things I’m excited about and look forward to. That’s why time passes by so fast, without me noticing.
I guess one of the things I’ve been focusing on is my summer clothing line: for the first time, I really struggled to pin down what my idea for it is, but I finally did it!
This is a doodle that will appear in some pieces, and carries the meaning of the line, but there is of course more to it than just this image. The colour palette will be nude/blush + white and black, with stripes and asymmetric edges, cuts, and colour blocks.
I’m extremely excited about it, I’ve been putting lots of thought into this specific line and won’t settle for anything that isn’t the best I can offer.
Now that I’ve decided the theme and designed each piece on paper, it’s time to source fabrics, which is always fun, but thought as well as most of the times, the fabric that would fit my vision the best, ends up being too expensive. We shall see!
Since I’m already sharing this much, here is a technical sketch about one of the pieces: the idea is to create lines and sections to contrast different colours or fabrics. One side of the dress will be white, whilst the other will be nude, and the ribbons will be black. Or at least this is where I am at – but who knows, things always change after fabric selection.
I hope you are liking my ideas this far!
Another thing that took up my time is taxes. When you are running a company, lots of days feel wasted in front of the computer, writing down invoices, dissecting bank statements, sending out payments, and when it’s VAT time – oh boy, those are the best days! *sarcasm*
This evening I have a work meeting, which I’m looking forward to as I primarily work with a handful of people I’ve gotten close to, but live in Canada. It’s always nice to meet in person and go over our projects, it helps to track everything we do and stay on schedule.
So this afternoon I wanted to make cake, so that I could offer it to my guest.
I made lemon cake, using this recipe and turned out incredible.
I wish I had some self-control (I usually do!) cause I ended up eating 3/4 of it and now my belly is yelling at me for it. But it was so good. And now the two slices left look so sad that I won’t even bother putting it on the table, but will keep it for my breakfast tomorrow.
Anyway, I’ve completed my 3 monthly goals, which I filmed for my ‘notes’ and will start to edit everything tomorrow; as the month passed by, I filmed short clips using my Super 8 to insert in the vlog, and I sent the footage off to develop. It’s the first time I do it, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I did it correctly. I haven’t heard from the company that develops it just yet, but hopefully soon I will.
Well – as I expected – this blog post is all over the place. But I find that sometimes coming on here and just write, is really calming.
I hope January is going well for you too!
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