I have been doing this type of Batik work as a hobby since I returned from a month in Ghana during the winter of 2005. I was leading a trip with the Vermont Global Village Project. I use a stamping technique, and the flowers on the top of the page are from one of the stamps I brought back from Ghana. I love the artistic and creative process, and seeing how the colors and patterns interplay and present themselves.
People often wonder where the name of my company came from. When I was living in Burlington, Vermont and had my studio in my friends’ basement, I came up with the name Burlington Basement Batiks. I got some feedback that having “basement” in the title implied a lower quality item- not the idea I was looking for with an artisan craft, so I remained nameless.
Then I moved to Boston, and set myself up to work in my Backyard. It wasn’t ideal and lasted just a few months, but in that time, we realized the carryover in initials and a name was born.
B.B. stands for both where I’ve been and where I am currently. Who knows what the future will hold…. Welcome, it’s going to be quite an adventure. I can be reached at BBbatiks (at) gmail.com