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Julie @BalzerDesigns
NYC
I'm a voracious creator.
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This beautiful rolled paper flower is easier to make than you might think! All you need is a few minutes, your ScanNCut, some wire, a few beads, and some adhesive. You can even download the .fcm cutting file for free... Continue reading
Posted 16 hours ago at Balzer Designs
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I recently completed a multi-week acrylic painting class at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) here in Boston led by artist/instructor Ria Brodell. It wasn't exactly what I wanted it to be, but I'm still glad I took it. My... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Balzer Designs
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I recently attended the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) Summer Party. It's a black tie affair. I went shopping for a not black dress. I was literally looking for anything formal that wasn't black. And you know what, not a... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Balzer Designs
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Who knew that 100 days was so long?! Some thoughts at the moment: This project is killing me. I have seriously thought about quitting it every single day for the past week. I've come so far and yet 100 days... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Balzer Designs
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I use a Rhodia: http://amzn.to/2rBcJuG
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Today's podcast features a wide ranging conversation with gallerist Abigail Ogilvy about running a gallery, choosing art, and the fine differences between galleries and museums. If you do not see the podcast player above, please click on this link. You... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Balzer Designs
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As you know, I love to read about art and museums. Here are three such articles that I thought were quite interesting and I thought you might too. All of them are from The New York Times. Ellsworth Kelly is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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Last week I was lucky enough to take a two-day quilting class with art quilter Katie Pasquini Masopust. I think that Katie is known for teaching abstraction in quilt design. The class I took was called Artful Log Cabins and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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ONE DAY FLASH SALE: Buy two original works of art in the next twenty-four hours and save 25% ON BOTH!!! USE THE CODE: ONEDAYJUNE More than half-way through this project and I only seriously thought about quitting once. I think... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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I'm totally delighted to share that my friend Nathalie has a brand new book out! It's called Artful Adventures in Mixed Media and it's all about how to transform random observation and inspiration into art. It's a beautiful book and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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You guys, I love this painted globe that I made with the help of my ScanNCut: It was super fun and easy! I found an old globe at a thrift store: I cleaned it up and then I used my... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2017 at Balzer Designs
I spent the weekend very happily trying to clean up the unbelievable disaster pit that is my studio space. To be fair, my entire apartment is kind of a tornado-meets-laundry-meets-half-packed-suitcases kind of pit. But after a crazy six weeks of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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Today's podcast features a conversation about wrangling tables at HSN, the Robert Rauschenberg exhibit at MoMA, creating step-outs, and so much more! If you do not see the podcast player above, please click on this link. You can listen to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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I was lucky enough to be in the New York City area for the opening of the Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends exhibit at MoMA (Museum of Modern Art). It was epic (the entire 4th floor of the museum) and inspiring... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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I'm sure that freezer paper is useful in the kitchen, but I love it in the craft room! Today I've got two freezer paper techniques for you. In case you don't know what freezer paper is, it's a "thick paper... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 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: My current art obsession is: Everything Rauschenberg. I went to his exhibit at MoMA and now I can't stop reading everything about what he... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 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 May 26, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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Toggle Commented May 25, 2017 on Two-Day Art Journaling Workshop at Balzer Designs
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As I mentioned in the most recent podcast, my painting won first prize for oil/acrylic in the Watertown Art Association Annual Show (you can see a cute photo of me being...well, me, with my painting on their webpage). In the... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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Continuing my way through this 100 Day Project of creating a face every single day in about 15 minutes. Here are my thoughts at the moment -- almost half way through: I have pretty much committed to creating my face... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2017 at Balzer Designs
The one in the photos is the only version they have. :(
Toggle Commented May 23, 2017 on Botticelli in Boston at Balzer Designs
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The MFA (Museum of Fine Arts) in Boston is hosting, "the largest and most important display of Botticelli’s works in the United States." (from the MFA website) Apparently there hasn't really been a major exhibit of Botticelli's work in the... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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For the past few weeks I have been hard at work on some awesome projects for the upcoming season of Make It Artsy TV. Currently, you can view the show on some PBS stations, online, or by purchasing the season... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 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 May 19, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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The MFA (Museum of Fine Arts) recently hosted "Art in Bloom." It's an annual tradition, but this was my first experience with it. Essentially, there are 50 flower arrangements created to reflect --in some way -- a particular piece or... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2017 at Balzer Designs