this summer has been wonderfully eye-opening for me. i have learned enough at school that i can now apply all that information and actually make work independently. it's a first for me. i cannot believe that i am twenty years old, a junior in college, and leaving for rome in three days. life is fabulous.
also, i looked all around for a good bag i could take with me to rome, and found only impractical and/or hideous ones. clearly, i had to make my own. it also has a laptop case that is completely separate from the bag.