Happy new year dear friends!! May 2018 bring you what you need.
I offer you a small bunch of unfinished embroidered rubber flowers today. On this first day of the new year the wind is blowing outside and I cannot help but think of the song Winds of Change by the Scorpions…:
The world is closing in
Did you ever think
That we could be so close, like brothers
The future’s in the air
I can feel it everywhere
Blowing with the wind of change
New years resolutions: To cultivate what maters, to grow wild flowers, play in the garden and appreciate earthly delights.
Do you have any resolutions/goals/dreams?
During this time I also like to reflect on some highlights of the previous year, and this time I’ve narrowed it down to 6 events, (excluding personal and family matters)
in no specific order:
*An impromptu film/photo shoot with a friend
*Being featured in the magazine Textiel Plus.
*Participating in the Museum Rijswijk Textile Biennial in the Netherlands.
*Being nominated for a Kyknet Fiesta award for the 3rd time, even if it was the 3rd time unlucky…
*Showing my work in Australia, with a group and solo show during the year.
*Showing my work in Philadelphia USA
I am grateful for all the opportunities, during the year, but the 6 above stand out because of what I learned from these, for example how to get work overseas and how customs work, the media- and the importance of good images of ones work (still need to refine my photography skills) , and how to handle disappointment.