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Julie @BalzerDesigns
I'm a voracious creator.
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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 yesterday at Balzer Designs
Its a junque journal because its made up of junque! But I agree, it looks great when its all put together!
I answered your question above. :)
Thank you for your kind words! Payment as a bundle will be open for a while -- at least until the end of 2014. :)
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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. There is a flickr group for sharing right here. Remember, it's just ten minutes of nourishing... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Balzer Designs
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My Father recently came to town and we spent a lovely afternoon at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) together. Here we are posing with a painting that we both love: That Van Gogh painting has inspired me for years.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Balzer Designs
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You may have noticed that I didn't release any new stencils this Summer. I got a couple of e-mails from people wondering what it all meant. The answer is: absolutely nothing. I've had a really intensely busy Spring and Summer... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Balzer Designs
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Today I'm sharing a ScanNCut video tutorial with you. In the video I share a lacy gate fold thank you card. Please note that in the beginning of the video I show how easy it is to take any .svg... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Balzer Designs
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My brother recently had his birthday and so I made him a card and a gift (of course). The card is a pop-up with a little bit of artsy flair: I'm going to tell you a secret: the artsy flair... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at Balzer Designs
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I recently got to spend a whopping seven hours in New Orleans. Despite the short amount of time, I managed to eat twice (my priorities are clear) and take lots and lots of photos! Here are five of my faves:... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2014 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. There is a flickr group for sharing right here. Remember, it's just ten minutes of nourishing... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at Balzer Designs
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Take a moment to click over to the New York Magazine website and read this short but brilliant article by Melissa Dahl. Here's a small excerpt: "Asking 'What could I do?' instead of 'What should I do?' can lead you... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at Balzer Designs
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On my recent travels I experienced two flight delays on two different days. Luckily I had two sketchbooks with me and used one for each delay! Sketching is a great way to pass the time and use the "found" time... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at Balzer Designs
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I know that all you really want in life is DVDs of me doing artsy things, right? ;) Obviously, I'm joking, but just in case you do want some artsy inspiration on DVD (and many are available as streaming HD... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 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. There is a flickr group for sharing right here. Remember, it's just ten minutes of nourishing... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2014 at Balzer Designs
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Last week I was in Nashville for the Brother Back to Business Conference. First of all, I really want to say y'all to everyone I see, but it sounds weird coming out of my mouth. Second of all, I love... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at Balzer Designs
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When I posted about working in my Gelli Printed sketchbook, I got a ton of e-mails from people confused about the process. So, I thought I'd share a quick breakdown of the process. To read about Gelli Printing in my... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 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 Aug 12, 2014 at Balzer Designs
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I taught my Sketchbook class at The Ink Pad in NYC a week or two ago to a sold out crowd and had a really great time. So many of the students introduced themselves with the announcement: I can't draw.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 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. There is a flickr group for sharing right here. Remember, it's just ten minutes of nourishing... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at Balzer Designs
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One of my favorite art blogs is called Colossal. Recently I noticed that I've been loving his posts sharing animal art. So, I thought I'd link to a few of my faves. Click through any of the links to see... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at Balzer Designs
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I'm still getting used to working in my Gelli Printed sketch book. It's a different way of thinking about drawing and it's challenging me. A lot. But they say practice makes perfect. I don't think I'll ever reach perfect, but... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at Balzer Designs
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I was inspired by yesterday's tags to create a mixed media collage. Can you see one of the tags from yesterday's blog post buried in my collage? I love how one of act of art can inspire another! It just... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at Balzer Designs
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So you know that I love empty toilet paper tubes. I use them all the time. But you don't have to leave them "as is." The soft cardboard is easy to form into lots of different shapes! I was super... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 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. There is a flickr group for sharing right here. Remember, it's just ten minutes of nourishing... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2014 at Balzer Designs
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