A Story In Every Detail
The beeswax I use to paint these batiks was salvaged from a local apiary I had been purchasing from for decades in very small quantities. One day, the widow of the farmer who raised the bees offered me the last of their harvest as the family cleaned up the honey house for her. This "B grade" wax (unfiltered, unrefined) had been stored away for years, so they were happy to see it in the hands of an extremely grateful fiber artist who knew how to use it. ❤︎
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