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Julie @BalzerDesigns
NYC
I'm a voracious creator.
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You guys, I've decided to try something new out. I'm hosting a full-day class at my apartment in midtown Manhattan! As you can imagine, seats are extremely limited, so sign-up early! I'm teaching the technique you see below (among others):... Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at Balzer Designs
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Many years ago I found this beautiful non-traditional flag on Pinterest: source With Fourth of July coming up, I decided to try my hand at making my own ribbon flag and I figured I'd put together a tutorial so that... Continue reading
Posted yesterday 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 2 days ago at Balzer Designs
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I spent three days in New Jersey this week at Brother Headquarters for some meetings and making-stuff-time. I thought I'd share five photos from the trip (and I'm cheating a bit because the first two are more than one photo... Continue reading
Posted 4 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. There is a flickr group for sharing right here. Remember, it's just ten minutes of nourishing... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Balzer Designs
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I recently flew in and out of Dallas Love Field. It's a small airport. Well, smaller than Dallas Fort Worth, which isn't saying much. It turns out that they have a super cool public art program known as the Love... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Balzer Designs
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I don't know about you, but I'm totally instagram addicted! Here are a few things that inspired me lately: This is Alisa Burke's gorgeous studio! Can we talk about life goals?! I love the light, the color, the pattern, the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Balzer Designs
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Hey you guys! Thanks to your enthusiasm last week, I decided to go for this new video series on exploring (new to me) products! The Fiskars Stamp Press has been around for a while, but I finally decided to buy... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2015 at Balzer Designs
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From time to time I grab some of the garbage rubber -- i.e. rubber cut away during the carving process -- and create "garbage stamps." It doesn't mean that the stamps *are* garbage, rather they have been created *from* garbage!... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2015 at Balzer Designs
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The official start of Summer isn't for a week or two, but it sure does feel like Summer around here. I've got the A/C cranked and I'm seeing all the signs... Every other block is under construction. I don't know... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2015 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 Jun 19, 2015 at Balzer Designs
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The good folks at The Ink Pad here in New York City were kind enough to send me a set of 6 of Ken Oliver's Color Burst powders. The package was a complete surprise! I had asked Barbara, the store... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2015 at Balzer Designs
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You guys, making foam stamps with your ScanNCut is a super duper easy peasy breeze! Watch the video for the how-to: Here are the stamps I made in the video, along with the doodle I scanned in to create the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at Balzer Designs
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Hey you guys! Today I have a quick tutorial video on creating really cool collage paper using the new 4" round Gelli Plate and Balzer Designs stamps. Hand Carved Flowers Hand Carved Elements Hand Carved Leaves Useful Stamps Circles Set... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at Balzer Designs
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My friend Jenn just had a birthday, so I decided to make her a card. The motif from the card may look familiar. That's because after creating this card I also used the design to decorate the doodled sneakers I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2015 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 Jun 12, 2015 at Balzer Designs
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This canvas is a redo. Here's the original: Besides the fact that "submerge" is spelled incorrectly, it just didn't feel like me anymore. It was hanging in my bathroom and I would see it in the mirror behind me every... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2015 at Balzer Designs
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I don't respond to Cubism because, for me, it lacks emotion. After studying Cubism a bit I learned that it was a purely intellectual exercise for Braque and Picasso. I don't respond to that in art. I want emotion and story.
Toggle Commented Jun 11, 2015 on Cubism Class at MoMA at Balzer Designs
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I put together a quick little tutorial for Sakura of America using their Koi Coloring Brush Pens and I thought you might enjoy seeing it! It's all about how to create doodled pocket scrapbooking (or non-generically, Project Life) cards! Here's... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at Balzer Designs
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I recently took a 4-week course at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) about Cubism. My friend Nathalie talked me into taking the class. I'm not a huge fan of Cubism. In fact, that's something of an understatement. I have... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2015 at Balzer Designs
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I painted a pair of sneakers several years ago, back in 2010. I loved wearing them around! I always got lots of comment and questions about them. However, those shoes died of old age long ago and so I decided... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2015 at Balzer Designs
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I believe that's the overall size of the whole package of stamps.
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I often get e-mails asking for restaurant recommendations in NYC. I have a list on my FAQ page. But, I thought I'd share five good ones I've eaten at in the last few weeks. Restaurant: Balthazar Cuisine: French Bistro Location:... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2015 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 Jun 5, 2015 at Balzer Designs
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As part of the Jacob Lawrence exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art (M0MA), a special guided walking tour of Jacob Lawrence's Harlem was arranged. When I got the e-mail, I immediately signed up. The day began at the Studio... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2015 at Balzer Designs
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