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Julie @BalzerDesigns
NYC
I'm a voracious creator.
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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 3 days ago 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 4 days ago at Balzer Designs
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The apartment complex I live in hosted a "Paint & Sip" night. If you're not familiar with the "Paint & Sip" concept, it's pretty basic: an instructor helps everyone paint a standard image in about two-and-a-half hours and you drink... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Balzer Designs
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In my opinion, the best part of a handmade gift is being able to really personalize it to fit the recipient. With that in mind, I recently made two personalized gifts that I wanted to share with you. My assistant,... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Balzer Designs
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Let's go to the museum, you guys! For this visit, my Dad and I spent a few hours at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. It's Isabella Stewart Gardner's grand home and all the art she collected during her... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Balzer Designs
I share exactly how to go from background to finished in my online class 30 Days in Your Junque Journal.
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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 Jun 17, 2016 at Balzer Designs
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My Father recently had a Western-themed birthday party. I figured that I therefore needed to make a Western-themed birthday card! And here it is: I used painted and stamped scrapbook paper to create the boot and text. Here's what the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2016 at Balzer Designs
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As I mentioned yesterday, I went to see the Megacities Asia exhibit at the MFA three times in less than a week. The third time was for a very interesting event. Using their instagram account, the MFA invited fellow instagrammers... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2016 at Balzer Designs
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I've got a museum post for you today! This one is from a visit to the Megacities Asia exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. I actually visited this exhibit three times in less than a week. The... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2016 at Balzer Designs
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It's hard to believe that it's already the middle of June. I feel like we should be in the heat of Summer, but it has been pretty mild so far. I've been trying to tidy things up at home. But... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2016 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 Jun 10, 2016 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 Jun 9, 2016 at Balzer Designs
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One of my favorite memories from my trip to Byron Bay, Australia was the Dynamic Drawing Workshop I attended with Jane. I love life drawing, but my favorite kind of life drawing is quick sketches -- aka dynamic drawing. Sketches... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2016 at Balzer Designs
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Today I'm back with some more behind-the-scenes photos from the Make It Artsy set! For those of you who asked, yes you can view a new episode online for free each week. Follow Make It Artsy on Facebook and Instagram... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2016 at Balzer Designs
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During a recent visit to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, I was blown away by a video I watched on creating wood inlay. Here is the video: I always thought inlay was beautiful, but the video gave me... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2016 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 Jun 3, 2016 at Balzer Designs
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I have a super cute baby gift idea to share today! It's a fun way to decorate a onesie with a folk art-inspired design. Watch the video for the how-to: And here's the onesie: As you can see from the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2016 at Balzer Designs
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Thanks for all your nice comments on yesterday's photos! For those of you who asked, yes you can view a new episode online for free each week. Follow Make It Artsy on Facebook and Instagram to get all the latest... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2016 at Balzer Designs
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I'm super excited to share a sneak peek behind-the-scenes of all the filming fun we had on the Make It Artsy set. Episodes will begin airing online and on your local PBS station on September 29. You're going to want... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2016 at Balzer Designs
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Hey guys! It has been a while since I shared an update on my mola. It's definitely transforming into something else right now. I've been adding embroidery and it is transforming the mola into something new. I guess I'm adding... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2016 at Balzer Designs
Youre very welcome -- and yes, its the inking palette.
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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 27, 2016 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 May 26, 2016 at Balzer Designs
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Knowing that I love binder clips and use them for everything, my Mom sent me a link to this brilliant video all about the cool things you can do with binder clips: I particularly loved the little phone holder stand... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2016 at Balzer Designs
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