Carla Tak

i. I work as a Painter.

ii. I do this creative work because:
It keeps me grounded and my head straight, it also brings me and others joy.

iii. Personal qualities that help me in my work are:
Fearlessness and incredible work ethic.



iv. The greatest challenges around doing this work are:
At this stage, I have none. Earlier on I had much self doubt. I was beginning at 50 and had not gone to art school. Fortunately I was still working with a reiki master who helped me through the transition.

v. Creative childhood hobbies:
Playing for hours outdoors and cooking.

vi. Other creators who inspire you:
Architects, interior designers, furniture and lighting designers – really all designers and makers of things…

vii. Training that has helped me in this career:
Being my sole supporter at 15, 30 years of counselling, and work ethic.

viii. A common trap that can hurt people in this career:
Being too sensitive to how others perceive their work.

ix. Some proud career moments:
Changing from a successful career at 50 to something completely unknown.

x. If you want to work in my field, I suggest that you:
Have a strong sense of self-worth, combined with strong work ethics

xi. A professional goal I have for the future:
Generally I do not look to the future; I am a very ‘in this moment’ person. Very aware of all opportunities right in front of me.

xii. If you want to see my work, go to:
Art Rental & Sales at the VAG or book a studio visit at

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