While the world was mostly still standing still, the fast life returned to the Netherlands, and for me. Juggling multiple projects while struggling with my health, left me little time to update my blog. Some projects I spend months on behind the scene, were yet again postponed, and new projects got even bigger. I am very happy that I can spend time, in these still difficult times, being busy with Batik!
Yesterday we celebrated already the 12th Hari Batik and my birthday, 37 already. Selamat Hari Batik! These passed months I fulfilled many of my dreams and started several projects that I wish to do for a long time already. So time for a little overview of what I have been working on, where to read more, follow, join etcetera! Pukul terus, much exciting Batik stuff to share, Ayo!
Batikworkshop for All You Can Art Summerschool students at Kunsthal Rotterdam,
Batikworkshop for cast 'Lichter dan ik', photo by Myrthe Groot, September 2021
Another cool Batikworkshop I was asked to give was for the cast of the theaterplay, based on the book, 'Lichter dan ik'. My batik ladies of Guave made amazing costumes for this theatershow, sooo a must-see! Guave invited me to teach the cast some more on Batik. Between their rehearsal I gave a short talk and let them try out applying the hot was with a canting onto cotton. It was a quick intro, but it was so wonderful that they wanted to dive into this topic more to make sure the Batik references in their play are done correctly. 'Lichter dan ik' will be in theaters 8 October, so get your tickets now!
I hope to schedule new dates for Batikworkshops end of the year, check my website for announcements!
Thanks everyone for supporting my journey to Batik, here on my blog, online and in person. I feel so grateful I can spend my time working with, on, about Batik! Who would have thought I would be still busy with Batik and so busy with Batik, lucky me.