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Julie @BalzerDesigns
NYC
I'm a voracious creator.
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Today I'm sharing some snapshots from London with some thoughts on how they might be useful in art making. Remember, inspiration is all around you! Finding actual art-in-the-wild is always exciting: Don't forget that architecture is a kind of art-in-the-wild... Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at Balzer Designs
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You may have noticed that ScanNCut Canvas is now called CanvasWorkspace. CanvasWorkspace works with both ScanNCut and DesignNCut, so the name was changed to reflect that fact. In addition, Brother has created a FREE downloadable version of CanvasWorkspace for your... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Balzer Designs
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As promised, today I am sharing some photos of the fabrics I made in Pat Pauly's "Glorious Prints" class. I didn't have the space to take photos of the big pieces of fabric, so these are all close ups of... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Balzer Designs
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I recently took a five-day class from Pat Pauly at ProChem in Fall River, MA, called "Glorious Prints." I didn't know who Pat was when I signed up for class. I just liked the class description on ProChem's website: Discover... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Balzer Designs
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If you're new to Art Journal Every Day, there is a short introduction here. All of the previous posts can be found archived here. Remember, it's just ten minutes of nourishing your creative self every day! No need to finish... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Balzer Designs
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This photo of Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center is courtesy of TripAdvisor Well, I'm about to embark on a massive quilting adventure. I am spending TWO WEEKS at the Crow Barn in rural Ohio, beginning this weekend. Nancy Crow, doyenne of... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Balzer Designs
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I am taking classes like a crazy person! Well, like a person who really wants to learn stuff. A lot of stuff. If you do not see the podcast player above, please click on this link. You can listen to... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2018 at Balzer Designs
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I hope everyone had a lovely Mother's Day. I took my Mother out to one of her favorite restaurants in the Boston area: Oleana. I also gave her this card I made: It's very simple, but very effective. I cut... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2018 at Balzer Designs
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Today would have been my Father's 74th birthday. It, therefore, seems an extremely appropriate date to tell you about his exhibit -- currently showing -- at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. It's called Phantasmagoria and features just a... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2018 at Balzer Designs
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Well, the inevitable happened. I missed a day. And so I tweeted twice the next day to make up for it. But then I missed another day. And I didn't realize it until I wrote this blog post. But I... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2018 at Balzer Designs
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When people look at my embroidery they often ask, "How long did that take you?" The fact is, I don't really keep track of it. But, I did take before and after photos from a recent three-hour flight. Can you... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2018 at Balzer Designs
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As promised, here is part two of my visit to the Wadsworth Atheneum Art Museum in Hartford, CT: I was delighted by the Wadsworth Atheneum -- a wonderful collection of art throughout history. If you're ever near Hartford, CT, I... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2018 at Balzer Designs
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I recently spent a weekend in Hartford, CT and therefore had the opportunity to visit the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. I wandered the museum by myself for a few hours and then took one of the docent-led "highlights" tours.... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2018 at Balzer Designs
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If you're new to Art Journal Every Day, there is a short introduction here. All of the previous posts can be found archived here. Remember, it's just ten minutes of nourishing your creative self every day! No need to finish... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2018 at Balzer Designs
Then do a google search for a different one. There are a ton of free palette generators out there.
Toggle Commented May 3, 2018 on Inspiration is Everywhere! at Balzer Designs
Yes, its linked in the post.
Toggle Commented May 3, 2018 on Inspiration is Everywhere! at Balzer Designs
I pay for creative cloud.
Toggle Commented May 3, 2018 on Inspiration is Everywhere! at Balzer Designs
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You guys, I hear from a lot of people who get artist's block -- i.e. sit and stare at a blank page or canvas or piece of paper and just don't know what to do. No worries! Inspiration is all... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2018 at Balzer Designs
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I recently took a thread painting class with Betsy Habich. Betsy creates beautiful realistic thread painted quilts, like the one below: I love this piece, but I'm not planning to make an entire thread painted quilt. Rather, I came to... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2018 at Balzer Designs
It can only be purchased from your local Brother dealer.
Toggle Commented May 2, 2018 on ScanNCut Techniques and Ideas at Balzer Designs
Your projects are amazing! Thank you for sharing your blog address!
Toggle Commented May 2, 2018 on ScanNCut Techniques and Ideas at Balzer Designs
Technically you shouldnt sell any work based on photography that isnt your own -- including in magazines. But for practice, rock on!
Toggle Commented May 2, 2018 on Medieval Village: Peratallada at Balzer Designs
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The ScanNCut engineers are constantly adding new projects and new functions to Canvas Workspace (formerly: ScanNCutCanvas). Have you tried out the "filter" tool (circled in yellow): The filter tool allows you to sort through the hundreds of FREE ScanNCutCanvas projects... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2018 at Balzer Designs
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Hello, friends! Here's a little bit about life right now: What are you listening to? We got an Alexa Amazon Device Thing. I've been enjoying saying, "Alexa, play jazz music." I don't know anything about jazz and so I wouldn't... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2018 at Balzer Designs
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If you're new to Art Journal Every Day, there is a short introduction here. All of the previous posts can be found archived here. Remember, it's just ten minutes of nourishing your creative self every day! No need to finish... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2018 at Balzer Designs