Moving is said to be one of the most stressful things in life. But then again it can also be one of the most fulfilling as it speaks of new beginnings, a lifestyle change . or a new business venture. I felt it was so important to embrace it, and fill the opportunity with positives outcomes.
When I had my first studio it was a nervous and exciting time. I had outgrown the kitchen table and needed to have a space to call my own where I could stretch my creative wings. It was my first studio space and I loved the freedom it gave me. Then about 2 years later I had learned much more about how I wanted a studio to work and where I wanted to channel my mahi (work), coming to the sensible conclusion that i had outgrown that space and needed a new one.
With this latest physical move also came a shift in my professional direction where I decided to allocate separate areas of working or creating so they would have their own identity, yet still grow as a whanau.
So say hello and big welcome to Taupo Alterations and Repairs. The first new branch of my work to have its own identity. It is great when you are able to create definitions within your creative work, as I am sure we all have at times found things overlapping each other or taking over areas, which can make it hard to explain to others about what we do and how we do it. I know it took me a little while to figure that one out.
I have also found that reaching out to the amazing people around me, to engage their skills and talents, has been an incredibly positive experience, benefiting us all in many ways. So to create my new studio has taken a team effort as it will be when things need to grow, re-organise and introduce new areas of creativity. We must always acknowledge those that hold us up, that give us that unconditional support and constant flow of encouragement.