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Julie @BalzerDesigns
NYC
I'm a voracious creator.
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I'm super excited to announce a new two-day in-person class! When: Saturday & Sunday April 22-23, 2017, 10am - 5pm with a one-hour break for lunch Where: Watertown, MA (exact location will be e-mailed to participants) If you're coming from... Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at Balzer Designs
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Hello out there! Here's a little bit about life right now: This is me right now: Slightly out of focus seems about right for life at the moment. My current art obsession is: Working on two paintings in tandem in... Continue reading
Posted yesterday 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 4 days ago at Balzer Designs
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One more post of art from MoMA (the Museum of Modern Art) in NYC. Nathalie and I saw an exhibit called A Revolutionary Impluse: The Rise of the Russian Avant-Garde and liked it very much. I think you will too!... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Balzer Designs
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Happy Wednesday! A few updates from me: My friend Nathalie interviewed me as part of the promotion for her upcoming book, Artful Adventures in Mixed Media, as I am a contributor to the book. You can watch the interview below:... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Balzer Designs
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As promised, here is part two of the Francis Picabia exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in NYC: I felt really inspired to make stuff after seeing this exhibit. I don't like everything that Picabia did, but I... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Balzer Designs
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I recently had the great pleasure of viewing the Francis Picabia exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. I saw it twice in a span of three days -- once by myself and once with my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2017 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 Mar 17, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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I was delighted to return to Papercraft Clubhouse to teach a weekend of classes. This was my first time visiting them in their new space and it's wonderful! The classroom is large and spacious and the owner, Tracie, really knows... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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Today I wanted to share a few Art Foamies projects that I put together for the Creativation Show. This is a mixture of black paint on white paper and white paint on black paper -- not always easy to tell... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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On a recent podcast I mentioned that I had attended a lecture at the Harvard Art Museums. The lecture was three different curators discussing a single painting: Winslow Homer's Summer Night. In the two photos here you can see the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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One of the quilt guilds that I belong to is called the Quilters Connection. For the guild show this year they are gathering 100 Ruby Red blocks. The basic idea is to create a small quilt or quilt block --... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at Balzer Designs
Thanks for the tips!
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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 Mar 10, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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I'm delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast! If you do not see the podcast player above, please click on this link. You can listen to a podcast anywhere and at any time. It is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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Today I've got another series of photos from a recent visit to the MFA (Museum of Fine Arts) here in Boston. I shared a number of photos from the Making Modern exhibit many months ago. And then I think I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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I have spent a lot of time at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) recently, but been very lax about posting the photos. So today I'm sharing some photos from two different events. The first was a Connoisseurship Evening. I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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I havent tried it, but why not?
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I previously showed you how easy it is to resurrect your hardened paint brushes with Murphy Oil Soap. It's just as easy to clean up your rubber brayer and make it look -- and more importantly function -- like new!... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 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 Mar 3, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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Good Morning! I've got three fantastic ScanNCut videos for you today plus a project update! First up, some vinyl nail decals for St. Patrick's Day: Impress your friends and family with the tiny vinyl pieces you can make with your... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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I'm not always good about getting these museum pics posted while there's still time for other people to get to the exhibit, but this time, I'm on it! And this exhibit is so, so, so inspiring! You really have to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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When I was in Tampa for HSN in January, I found myself with a pocket of free time between airings. So, I took myself to the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg. They had their usual Salvador Dali collection in place,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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My Mom was kind enough to treat the family to a weekend at Canyon Ranch -- a health and wellness spa in the Berkshires. Canyon Ranch is all about your health. Classes and events cover five major areas: Fitness &... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2017 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 Feb 24, 2017 at Balzer Designs