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The Batik Process- Waxing

Posted by on Mar 2, 2010 in batik process, Suzanne Drown, suzanne drown trout | Comments Off on The Batik Process- Waxing

The most common question I am asked is, “Exactly what is batik?” So, over the next few posts, I thought it would be fun to do a virtual demo of the batik process, complete with photos of each step. Ready? What is batik?….Batik, an Indonesian word meaning, “wax writing,” is a process in which an artist “writes” or paints on fabric or paper. The wax prevents the dye from being absorbed by the fabric when it is either immersed in or painted with the dyes. A new waxing and dying process must be repeated for each color and layer of the design. Here is my work station: tools,...

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On to 2010!

Posted by on Jan 8, 2010 in 2010, blessings, graditute, Suzanne Drown, suzanne drown trout | Comments Off on On to 2010!

We are one week into 2010 and, like many of you, I am taking time to reflect on the past year! What a year this has been for me, both personally and professionally! I have learned so much and am exceptionally grateful for that knowledge. The show season was good and, especially given the challenges of the economy, I am pleased and encouraged about what lies ahead for 2010. And I feel so grateful for all the blessings that came my way this year! …The support of my family and friends, the encouraging words and purchases of my customers, the opportunity to teach on a regular basis, the lessons...

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Words to Live By

Posted by on Oct 19, 2009 in bliss, peace, quotes, suzanne drown trout, words | Comments Off on Words to Live By

It started in college and continues today….collecting quotes, phrases and words that have meaning and bring inspiration and focus to life. I have already created a number of batik hangings that feature these words. Recently, I asked friends to suggest words or phrases that were meaningful to them, and got some great ideas. Over the last couple of weeks, I have been working with these ideas to create new work to add to my collection. Here is the first of many to...

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Last Morning of Summer 2009

Posted by on Sep 22, 2009 in summer 2009, suzanne drown trout, willard beach | Comments Off on Last Morning of Summer 2009

On my morning walk I took these photos. It was beautiful! I came home...

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Picnic Music & Art Festival

Posted by on Sep 10, 2009 in picnic music and arts festival, suzanne drown trout, zaz and moe | Comments Off on Picnic Music & Art Festival

I am a last minute participant in the Picnic Music+Arts Festival this Saturday, September 12th. I will be sharing a booth with my good friend Sue Hellier of Zaz and Moe. Booth # 97. Come say Hi! The festival is held rain or shine and it is free! For all ages and from 11am to 6 pm @ Lincoln Park (Congress Street and Franklin Arterial) in Portland, ME. 100 vendors & live music! For more info...

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The Sunflowers

Posted by on Aug 31, 2009 in summer, sunflowers, suzanne drown trout | Comments Off on The Sunflowers

I love sunflowers!This year my neighbors grew these beautiful flowers! How lucky I am I that I see them everyday!What great inspiration and a reminder that even as the kiddos head back to school there is some summer left to...

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