by Paulette Poirier
Last fall I decided to pursue a new artistic interest, batik. Starting with books from the library, I experimented with various techniques, with many frustrations. This spring I connected with someone local with batik experience to help me with the next level. Unfortunately Covid struck before we could actually get together. This, together with an increasingly sore right wrist, has presented even more challenges.
Learning batik is hard enough, but increasingly using my left hand has added another layer of difficulty to the project. My passion for art is always with me, so despite my bellyaching and complaining to anyone who will listen I am always looking for artistic challenges. So, why would batik be any different?
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