For several years now I've been pursuing a 'creative career', but it hasn't all gone to plan, as I had expected and hoped... And although this has been at times quite disappointing and frustrating, I also know it hasn't all been in vain. I've learnt so much along the way - and not just about the industry - but about myself, that I'm actually grateful in some ways for the journey I've had.
So, it's no big surprise that when I recently moved house and into new studio environment, I was faced again with a change, not only in circumstances and location, but in opportunities, and I realised that I had also changed.
That was when I also realised it was now time. Time to step up and make it happen. Time to realise the dream that had inspired my desire for a 'creative career' in the first place. It was time to go back to my creative roots, back to real textile art and overcome all the fears and doubts that have held me back for so long.
|'Daystar Rising' Wearable Textile Art by Suzie Renda (nee Borstel). 2005|
So, change is a good thing, at least I think so. And I revel in thought of what could be... and will be.
I know of course it won't happen overnight, but I do know that if I keep moving in the right direction, bit by bit I'll get there. And that's definitely a good thing.
|Detail from 'The Search' Wall hanging by Suzie Renda (nee Borstel) 2000.|