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Julie @BalzerDesigns
NYC
I'm a voracious creator.
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I was lucky enough to take a two-day quilting class with Frances Holliday Alford. Her intensely embellished quilts are magical and mesmerizing and overwhelming. These pictures simply do not do them justice! Class began with a brief meditation and then... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Balzer Designs
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Last week I made a big batch of screen printed (and painted and stamped) journals for my students. I love the way that they turned out! Take a closer look: I want to just dive into that luscious pile of... Continue reading
Posted 2 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 5 days ago at Balzer Designs
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I am sixteen days into this 100 Day Project of creating a face every single day. Here are my thoughts at the moment: I never said that doing a video was part of the project, but so far it has... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Balzer Designs
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Sorry, but I hate the long open time on Pigment inks. In fact, Im not sure I even own any because of that!
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I was at Target on Saturday and they had tons of Easter stuff in the $1 section. I saw some Bunny Gel Clings (they're these gel-ly things that stick to your windows to decorate for holidays) and I thought, I... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Balzer Designs
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Today's podcast features a conversation about the new Matisse in the Studio exhibit at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), along with a painting class I'm currently taking there. If you do not see the podcast player above, please... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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I visited the new "Matisse in the Studio" exhibit at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) twice last week. I took a lot of photos (though certainly not of everything in the exhibit). Take a peek: I'm going to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 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 Apr 14, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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You guys, I'm having a really great time with the 100 Day Project! Every day I've been working on a face and posting a fast forwarded process video on instagram. I feel like this project has several really good things... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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It will come as no surprise to you that I make frequent stops at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) here in Boston. It's quite close by and I'm currently taking a class there every Monday. Every time I go... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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Hey you guys! My assistant Suzanne Sicuranza is guest posting today with some fantastic artsy Easter Eggs! Feast your eyes on some Julie-inspired Suzanne-made Easter Eggs. I'll share some photos captured along the way, as well as a few short... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 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 Apr 7, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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On a recent visit to the Museum of Fine Arts here in Boston, I was struck by a wonderful exhibit they are hosting in two adjoining hallway galleries. The exhibit celebrates the art of John Wilson and Eldzier Cortor. Neither... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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Have you heard of the 100 Day Project? It’s a challenge described as a “creativity excavation.” “It’s about unearthing dormant or unrealized creativity by committing to a daily practice everyday for 100 days. Creativity is a skill. The more we... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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Today I've got ScanNCut tutorial videos for you!. The first video is based on a common question I get: There's a line or a mark on my screen when I scan things. How do I fix that? Well, it's as... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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As you know, I spent two days at MoMA when I was last in NYC. I thought I'd share a few more photos from that visit. Enjoy! I am currently struggling with two canvases at the moment (you can take... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 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 31, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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If you're like me, you have no idea what PAX East is. It's a huge gaming convention -- board games, video games, console games, games, games, games. There's stuff to buy.... ...and games to play. Side Note: I walked in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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Today's podcast features a conversation about my recent travels, teaching, and some new adventures. 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... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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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 Mar 28, 2017 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 Mar 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 Mar 24, 2017 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 Mar 23, 2017 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 Mar 22, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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