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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 mother. They are used in the technique of creating batik paintings.

Instagram: artforthegentlespirit

青出于蓝而胜于蓝 (idiom): When the student creates better than her teacher,
my job is complete. 🥰
Batik art created by @andrea.eab , a ceramic artist & teacher at @bamkeramiek .
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#contemporarytextileart #textilecollective #treefungi #womeninart #botanicalarts #fungilovers #batikpainting #treefungus #fractalfungi #batikworkshop #fungiart #modernbotanicals #fungifriday
That Smile! 
That’s what keeps me going on giving Batik workshops 🥰
Location: @houseofartswoerden 
Photos from my students posted in FB: Shuen-Li Spirit Art.
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#artforthegentlespirit #artworkshop #batikworkshop #batikprocess #batikpainting #autumncolours #leavespainting #shuenlispirit #houseofartswoerden #herfst #colourfulautumn #mapleleaves #fallleavesart #autumnleavesart #fallleaves #autumnleaves #woerden
UPDATE: Our performances on 20 Nov is cancelled due to corona as of 13 Nov 2021. ~~~~~<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>Raised as a Peranakan in so many ways, I not only share my joy in Batik but also my love for traditional dance.
To perform in The Netherlands, and soon in the U.S. thanks to @muffyclarkgill, I help fulfil a dream that my grandma would have never thought possible. 
On November 20th, my partner @erica_gh and I will be performing in #Zwolle for the @stichtingpelita .
This is for you grandma. 😌
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Fashion: @inge_aryani 
Photo credit: @erica_gh
Er zijn nog 5 plaatsen beschikbaar voor mijn Batik workshop bij @houseofartswoerden. 
Aanmelden: shuen.li.spirit@gmail.com
Grateful to @thesteamroomhouse UK 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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#kazernewoerden #batikworkshops #shuenlispirit #batikartist #dragonart #artforthegentlespirit #batikpaintings #molukkers #gemeentewoerden
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. 🍎
#artforthegentlespirit
#batikartist #batikpaintings
#artistsatwork #handdrawnart #contemporaryart #catassistant
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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#madewithvistaprint #artforthegentlespirit #namecard #batikartist #vistaprint #batikcard
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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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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

Batik art in progress
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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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#batikartist #radiointerview #omroephouten #batikguild #gustejamusic #artistinterview #artforthegentlespirit #expatlife #kunstenaar #dutchradio #houten #batikpainting #fluidartist
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

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Address

Eggeveld 45
3993GD Houten
The Netherlands

De Nationale Associatie voor Beeldend Kunstenaars | NABK
Shuen-Li Spirit | Batik Guild

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