I Got a New Book!

Way, way back when I was in high school, I took a lot of art classes. The school I attended was very small and their class offerings weren’t always extensive. I loved taking art classes, but the standard curriculum offered was: 1st semester – 2D Art, 2nd semester – 3D Art, followed the next year with: 1st semester – 2D Art Advanced,  and then 2nd semester – 3D Art Advanced. The end.

Needless to say, I ran out of classes before graduation. So, I spend the remaining two years taking independent study art classes. This actually proved to be a fantastic opportunity for me to explore all sorts of different media that I might not have otherwise ever tried. One of the things we did was explore Batiking.

I remember enjoying it then, but I haven’t Batiked anything since and I’ve pretty much forgotten most of how we did it. I’ve looked up How-To’s online from time to time, but never really went anywhere with it. Then, the other day, I stumbled across a book on Batiking for a steal and I couldn’t resist. I’ve started working my way through it and, while written in a very approachable manner, it is still quite dense. There’s a lot to absorb (and of course some supplies to get) before any experimenting can be done. But still,  now that I’ve begun, my mind has started churning and ideas are coming into sharper focus.. Can’t wait to delve in even deeper!

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Author: momo211

I've been active in the arts pretty much my entire life. Growing up, my home was filled with creativity; my dad's an accomplished painter and my mom has always harbored a great love for music and art and they passed it on down to their kids. When I was a little, my parents saw my avid interest (and inclination to draw on any available space - including school tests and myself) and they gave me a sketch book for my birthday and things have just blossomed from there. Officially, my main focus of study has been music, but my true love has always been art. I've been commissioned as an illustrator for kids books, a portrait painter, creator of center pieces for private parties and, most recently, a designer of kids clothes. My aim is for the designs to express a whimsical and playful feel to reflect the essence of childhood. However, I also strive to branch out from the generic "pink princess" and "sports fan" designs that are so prevalent out there. Every kid has their own personality, why not express it?

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