Wednesday night’s Batik Break in the Women’s Center brought some enthusiastic seminarians (students and faculty) together over melted crayons and fabric. The results will be unveiled (and for-saled) at the Women’s Center’s Fall Arts and Crafts Sale, December 7, 9:00 – ?? in the lobby of the Winn Center. But we can say now that they are bold, brilliantly colorful, and meaningful. We also think interested potential buyers will want to come early, because these works are likely to go fast.
But who knew batik was as fun to make as it is delightful to look at? Craig, the Gender and Ministry Committee’s batik master, might have. (Thank you, Craig, for this proposal!) And perhaps anything that is as messy as melting crayons in electric skillets and spreading hot wax on fabric has the potential to be exhilarating. But it’s nice to think it has something to do with the company – that the fun is something that happens when we tap the creative side of the community. Then again, maybe it had something to do with the snacks and drinks. (Thank you, contributors!)
Whatever the source of the enjoyment, the Batik Break was a wonderful time, which brought wonderful work in its wake.