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Batik Artist in the Netherlands | Shuen-Li Spirit

Singaporean-born and Netherlands-based, Shuen-Li is a contemporary Batik artist and Art educator. She is an active member of the Batik Guild and the Nationale Associatie voor Beeldend Kunstenaars (National Association of Fine Artists). With a master's degree in visual arts education, Shuen-Li enjoys inspiring children and adults alike with the magic of Batik painting, and being inspired by their artistic expressions in return. She demonstrates how she draws in molten wax with her tjantings in her YouTube channel - Art for the Gentle Spirit.

Tjanting | Canting | Batik Tools | Batik Artist Shuen-Li Spirit

these tools are called tjantings, which are handed down to Shuen-li from her talented mother. They are used in the technique of creating batik paintings.

Er zijn nog 5 plaatsen beschikbaar voor mijn Batik workshop bij @houseofartswoerden. 
Aanmelden: shuen.li.spirit@gmail.com
Grateful to @thesteamroomhouse for featuring my Batik story in their magazine “Beauty of Batik Stories”. 
Dress hand-made by @nadikarmadi, fabric: Batik Tulis Lawas
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#haribatik #batikday #beautyofbatik #thesteamroom #batikartist #houten
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Preparing beeswax drawings for 24 students paid off in a huge way at my Batik workshops at #dekazerne in the @omdwoerden event on 11 September 2021. Thank you to all parents and children who have participated ~ you made a difference to the soul of the #openmonumentendag event itself! Thank you also for showing your appreciation for my mini-Batik exhibition! It was very moving to be able to speak Indonesian again, with the Moluccan community, who shared with me their stories of growing up in the building where I was giving the workshop. Thank you @nederpeltgommer , @gemeentewoerden.officieel, and the @openmonumentendag event organisers for the opportunity to touch so many lives through the art of Batik, and be warmed by so many hearts of #woerden. ❤️
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WARRIOR.
Hand-drawn Beeswax on Muga Silk. 🌊
See #YouTube (link in Bio) for my 2-month-long Batik-Making Process.
Please Subscribe to my YouTube Channel — I gain no monetary benefit from it, but having more subscribers helps me continue creating more videos!
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Music: Hegelung
Album: Women Artists of Lake Sebu
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My assistant 🐈
We are sharing our private life and ideas of living from Batik-making in @patreon.
See link in bio. 🍎
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Preparing for my upcoming exhibition and workshops,
while working 7 days a week. I don’t know what holiday means anymore! 😅 But I sure enjoy how things are swinging along...Thanks to @vistaprint.
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Selamat Hari Kemerdekaan Indonesia yang ke 76 🇲🇨✨
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WORK IN PROGRESS ~ After months of delay have I finally found the time and energy to continue my Batik project. #tjanting #handdrawn #batikartist #drawing #beeswax #silkart #beeswaxartist
Batik Paintings of my primary school students in #Houten.
As for my new Batik students in #Woerden - SEE YOU SOON!! at the @openmonumentendag 2021 at #kazernepleinwoerden #kazerneplein
Thank You to all who have ordered my Custom Batik Painting Kit!
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My designs are drawn from intuition
for you to call them your own. ☆
SCAN my #flowcode to see my Drawing Demo!
To order,
Email: shuen.li.spirit@gmail.com
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#handdrawn #handmadekit #handcrafted #craftkit #diybatik #stayhomeandpaint #fabricpainting
Batik Painting of a Vietnamese Chicken Pho dish
made by Ron and I at one of
@lunanguyenart’s concise and rewarding cooking classes in @udemy.
See LINK IN BIO
for my Batik DEMO video 
& Luna’s cooking link in the description.
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Hand-drawn Batik on cotton as part of an art installation ~
exhibited in Singapore as a graduating student of @ntu_sg in 2003.
Growing up with breakfasts served on banana leaves, it still feels strange to eat from ceramic plates till today. This artwork reconnects me with my colourful inner child. 🌈💫
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Honoured to be a Permanent Resident of the Netherlands,
after 5 years of life-changing experiences.
When i first arrived here, I had no idea what to do with my life.
I started out working at an animal farm and petsitting cats and dogs.
This led to public interests in my pet portraits and art workshops for children. Teaching Batik, while petsitting countless dogs throughout the years, became my most valued service.
Today I embrace expansion
and new opportunities,
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I am ready.
☆ #batikcushions hand-made by my students in #Houten. ☆
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Batik on unbleached cotton
Inspired by #camellias in our garden. 🥰 
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At my Batik class

As a teacher, I am always growing with new experiences ~through my clients, my students, and even other teachers, like @rosirobinsonbatik, who will be holding a 2-day Batik workshop in West Sussex on 30 & 31st October 2021. Ron & I will be there!
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Grateful for the Dutch radio interview at @omroephouten by Tassy on 14 April 2021, thanks to @hirokomatsushita for the surprise invitation!
I talked about my batik work, how I became part of @thebatikguild, my life as an expat in the Netherlands, how I met Ron, and shared our dear friend @gusteja_official’s music, which was used in my Balinese dance performance at the @cultuurnacht 2019.
Audio link in my bio.
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Coming up:
My Batik kids classes
& more flower paintings 
from our garden.
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Batik on cotton
Hand-drawn with beeswax
See YOUTUBE for step-by-step process ~ Art for the Gentle Spirit.

#daffodils🌼 #daffodilflower #daffodil #floralpainting #floralarthub #floralinspired #daffodilpainting #floralart #daffodilart #batikart #batikartist #flowerillustration #flowerpainting #artforthegentlespirit #batikpainting #tjanting #batikflower #floralillustration #botanicalillustration
Batik illustration
ENERGY — 2nd prompt of the @ourplanetweek challenge.
One illustration = one tree planted by @onetreeplanted! 🌱(Tags required: #ourplanetweek #onetreeplanted #letsdrawthechange)
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The Crocus flower can be so fragile and beautiful, yet like many plants, holds the potential for generating energy in the form of electricity. How is that possible? 
Welcome to the Plant-e company whose technology is designed in the Netherlands. During photosynthesis, sunlight is absorbed by the leaves, which together with carbon dioxide and water, produces food for the plant in the form of sugar. As the plant grows, excess sugar stored in its roots is excreted into the soil. There the sugar is broken down by the surrounding bacteria, thereby releasing electrons that are subsequently harnessed by Plant-e’s technology, leading to the production of electricity.
Want to see more of their projects? Check out www.plant-e.com
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PROTECT ~ First prompt of the @ourplanetweek challenge. One illustration = one tree planted by @onetreeplanted! 🌱(Tags required: #ourplanetweek #onetreeplanted #letsdrawthechange)
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As a patron of the @savoryinstitute,
I believe that holistic herd management can help minimise desertification, encourage more plant growth, more carbon capture, resulting in less greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere, hence reducing climate change.
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My poem and art featured in the #thebatikguild magazine March 2021, that has been
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Eggeveld 45
3993GD Houten
The Netherlands

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