on the first day of the new year

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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.

 

 

 

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2017…and ACTION

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Dearest friends from the blog-o-sphere

It’s been a while ….

I do hope you had a lovely festive season and that you are as excited as I am about what 2017 may hold for all of us.

I was very fortunate to be surrounded by family and friends…old and new.

Tomorrow the school year starts again, which means my routine in the studio will be back to “normal”. I am looking forward to that.

As for new-years resolutions..mine changes constantly, but for now I’d like to quote Marie Curie:

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood”.

With that said….

I would like to share the following video with you. A dear friend visited me early this year and this is what we did:

“If there is any kind of magic in the world …it must be in the attempt of understanding someone, sharing something.” Julie Delpy

Besides my ‘fear’ for a camera and my broken spoken English, I appreciate that Hugo van Schalkwyk attempted to “understand” me and then to share a bit of that understanding. It was a interesting learning experience.

Best wishes

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