The summer went by way too fast. We accomplished a lot at the studio/gallery the past three months. I would not have been able to do it without the great help of my summer intern, Anna. She is a Dominican University Fashion Design student. What a great help she was this summer helping on displays, producing garments, cleaning and organizing (Yes, she didn’t seem to mind doing some of the grunt work!) I’m going to miss her. She is a hard worker and will have a long and successful career ahead of her. She is the seventh student intern I have had work for me in the last 4 years. Dominican University has a grant program that they work with from the state of Illinois. It benefits the students and the employers. The students also get class credit for the hours they work, in addition to real life work experience. The employer gets a worker for a reasonable rate with the agreement to teach some work skills to the students. All in all I have found it to be a win/win situation. Boy I’m going to miss her.