Heidi F.

Who's on my committee? Me and voices in my head. After a severe bout of stress/anxiety I found my creative spirit and had great pleasure in making things and exploring textiles.

Due to a steady increase in work pressure (I work in a jobcentre),  I have been mentally exhausted and drained of spirit at the end of my working week, too tired to create. My husband has been self employed for the last couple of years so leaving has not been an option. However,  I have come to the conclusion that I no longer can't afford not to, in terms of health. I miss my creativity.  I am now trying to find a way out and it is a matter of time when I will be handing in my notice. I am also very self critical when it comes down to the pieces I make, I studied fashion at the London College of fashion, but have never taken any specific art/textile degrees/courses. So when I look at pinterest or other people's work I have often found myself saying: Why bother. I can now laugh this off, some of the people I admire the most are self taught. I know I can make good stuff. I am curious. I just need to nail what my passion is and keep on learning and experimenting. Ever since I left my native Denmark , moved to England and found my english husband, I believe that we have been on a roller coaster ride with ups and downs. I don't like the merry go round. I am buckling up for the ride and the family is coming along too.