Yesterday I attended my last meeting of Textilia III, the textile art group that has been a big part of my life for 10 years.
I’ve learned, shared and enjoyed such a lot over that time; it’s been full of challenges but great fun too. So leaving is a huge step into the unknown. But I felt I was stuck in a comfy rut and needed to shock myself into seeking out new opportunities. I can’t do things by halves – being committed to Textilia, its monthly meetings, workshops, frequent exhibitions, plus running the website, meant I couldn’t think of committing to anything else in textile art, but it was time for a change.
So now I’m free to… what? Start a new group, aim for a solo exhibition, write a book? Or something else altogether? I have no idea what the next step is.
Watch this space! And wish me luck, it’s not going to be easy…
(Photo – ploughing on through stormy seas. Antarctica, 2009. Apt?!)