December 29, 2012
The days between Christmas and New Year are always filled with looking back and making new plans (and good resolutions). For starters I would like to thank everyone for reading my blog. This year I wrote my 200th blogpost (see blogpost 'Once upon a time'), I received many great Batik Statements (see 'label Batik Statement'), I got to see many great exhibitions and I read (and bought great books) about Batik, temporary art, colonial history and much more.
I didn't stick to a lot of the plans I made last year, they got replaced along the way by better ideas. I'm happy my blog gives me the power and a good excuse to learn more everyday.
Thank you all again, and keep reading in 2013!
Vlisco in Helmond').
Of course we also went to Jansen. And there was a big surprise for me in store. I found out that I own real Vlisco's much longer than I thought.
The pink patterned Vlisco on the picture above caught my eye. I thought: "Don't I know this pattern", and it turns out I know it very well.
I don't know for how long I had these two fabrics hanging on my wall, but till last year I decorated every bedroom with them. One yellow, red with gold, the other a stricking blue with purple and gold. I found them in this small hippie shop. I always went there to buy nice jewelry and fun gifts. One day she had these pieces of fabrics lying in a basket. I think I almost bought them all. She told me it were fake prints from Thailand. I never doubted that explanation.
My mother made two of fabrics so that I could hang them on my wall.
Bed rest', 2010
In 2010 I made the painting 'Bed rest'. You can read more about it and see pictures on my site www.sabinebolk.nl. I painted the view from my bed. The red painted ceiling above me and a dress waiting to be worn and my fake printed batik on the walls.
I think the cloth in my painting is only 10 centimeters tall. I remember cursing my brush, sitting with my nose almost against the paper, repeating the pattern, getting to know it better.
Now the fake printed batik turns out to be a real Vlisco, it almost sounds like a fairytale. What a nice surprise to end 2012 with!
Julius Holland Wax with infinity symbols. It's going to make a lovely dress, or pants or suit...I will let you know in 2013 what it's going to be!
I wish you all a wonderful 2013!