I have been a blogger for what feels like a million years. I first began blogging almost fifteen years ago. Every time I start a new website or blog, it feels like coming home. Me and this text editor window, we go WAY back.
So here we are again. Another new year, another new website. This time, I even have a new name to bring a new layer of complication. You may have known my work as Vanessa Falle. Last December, I decided to create a new name and new version of self that included an unpronounceable, unspellable last name. It means “Daughter of the King of the Sea”. I’d say that’s about as cool as a name could possibly be. If you want to take a stab at pronounciation – try “eye-yurs-daughter” and you’d be pretty dang close.
On this website, you’ll find two separate galleries of work. One showcases my lifelong passion of making textiles with my hands and the other highlights my love of people – relationships, to be specific. I also intend to add another gallery to hold copies of my school assignments. You see, I’ve long dreamed of getting a degree but never found one that fit. Not long after changing my name, I also found the perfect degree program. It’s a BA (hons.) in Textiles and it’s online. The school is called Open College for the Arts and it’s accredited through the University for Creative Arts in Farnham, UK. Self directed, online, and specifically in textiles. Absolutely perfect.
Of course, I will probably take several years in earning this degree but I’m delighted to be taking the initial steps. This is something I’ve imagined since I was a kid. I’m moderately terrified, adequately intimidated, and thoroughly excited. Paying for the first round of education was my Christmas gift to myself. I am incredibly humbled to be able to pursue this dream after a year and a half of absolute misery.
So stay with me as I embark on this interesting new journey of continuing to make art both in textiles and in photography while earning my degree. Phew!