*** Dutch artist Guusje Wannet***
At the age of 29, after relocating from The Netherlands to England, I enrolled at Winchester School of Art, to study for a BA in Textile Design. I remember that day so well. Students with big art projects under their arms, hallways filled with mini exhibitions. The moment I set foot in the building was the moment that changed my life! I said goodbye to my career in child psychiatry and never looked back. This is what I love to do.
A lot has happened since then. We have been blessed with three children, we moved back to The Netherlands and renovated our town house. Our youngest child is now one year old and I’ve just set up my little business. I truly love to make and create. My focus at the moment is on screen printing and paper cutting. My little online shop ‘Appeltaart‘ is taking a lot of time and effort with limited return money wise (yet!), but the joy and happiness, the lovely comments on my blog and doing what I really love on a daily basis, makes it worth having to eat peanut butter sandwiches for supper!
My wish for the future is to become successful enough to keep doing what I truly want. I am an artist. Hopefully within a year Iwill be earning a small salary to enable me to keep going and make investments in my company. My dreams are big. I would love to see my designs on pottery and ceramics and design all sorts of wallpaper. In the meantime, I’ll just keep working, improving and try to keep focus on where to go with ’Appeltaart‘.
[All images courtesy of Guusje Wannet]
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