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Monday, September 7, 2009

Batik workshop

I have just mopped up half a tin of white house paint from the studio floor! I bet I'm an not alone in that "fun filler-in of time"!
Had a wonderful weekend at "Beautiful Silks" ....and I walked there and good is that.
Anyway I did a class with Els van Baarle a beautifully gentle and talented artist and teacher from the Netherlands.I especially was excited about using the Tjanting , and hope to really discover what it can do for me as soon as I can.
You know how sometimes you go to a class and you just wish, maybe, someone might have stayed home....well it was not like that, everyone was so super and the work really exciting.
These are my works and sadly the colours are not as vibrant as real life.
The bottom 2 are pieces of drawing paper, Els will use paper towel and even toilet paper but the secret is the layer of wax on the top, which gives it real stability.

Our group met at Carolyns last week and made more books this is mineThis a quick blog as time is very short but I do not want to lose contact with the friends in blogland, and please forgive me for not commenting, I love reading them but it is in snatches and I really appreciate the comments you give to me.


Jo Horswill said...

Jan, the workshop looked fabulous! Love those Tjaps...

HeartFire said...

Lovely colorful pictures and sounds like a fun workshop. I love batiks! I know what you mean about time, I'm just catching up & dropping a few comments here and there on some of my favs... stop by when you get a chance.

Ro Bruhn said...

I'm drooling Janette, look at the beautiful work you created, I use paper towels but I haven't stretched to toilet paper yet, I might have to give it a go. Jo tells me your new place is wonderful.
Look forward to catching up again before too long.