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Julie @BalzerDesigns
I'm a voracious creator.
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Two more classes from CREATE New Jersey to share with you today! You know I love helping people to fall in love with stamp carving! Here are a few peeks at my Stamp Carving 101 class! I always tell people:... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at Balzer Designs
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Back in 2011 I taught a class in San Antonio, TX. Leslie Tucker Jenison was kind enough to put me up for a few nights. On that visit, she brought me to visit her husband Tim's workshop. His workshop is... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Balzer Designs
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I got a lot of questions about embroidery -- both generally and specifically about the piece I'm working on -- in my post about it last week. So, I thought I'd take a few moments to answer some of your... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Balzer Designs
It is a car service.
It is a car service.
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One of the nicest parts about teaching at CREATE New Jersey was rooming with my friend Nathalie. Here are five photos that capture some of our adventures together. I took her Saturday night class and had a lot of fun!... 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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On Thursday I taught my Composition for Collage class. It was my first time teaching this particular class and it went really well! (Phew!) I've taught various mixed media collage classes, but never with such a strong focus on composition.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Balzer Designs
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I had a fabulous time at CREATE in New Jersey! I taught six classes over five days and it was exciting and exhausting and fun and just totally crazy! I'm going to share some photos this week and some photos... Continue reading
Posted 7 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 Jul 15, 2014 at Balzer Designs
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I continue to work on the large piece of embroidery I shared back in 2013. It goes on most trips with me. I work in the airport... ...on airplanes... ...at the beach... ...at my Mom's house... ...on the train... ...on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 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 Jul 11, 2014 at Balzer Designs
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I'm starting a new blog series today. You can guess from the title that it's all about keeping your garbage. I use tons of stuff that I've rescued from the trash. Today I'm using an Altoid tin and Dentyne gum... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at Balzer Designs
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I'm so totally delighted and thrilled to share that after many hours of google searches, a ton of Diet Coke, and some serious swear words, I have created a brand new online classroom site for Balzer Designs!! Yay! I'm not... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2014 at Balzer Designs
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While in Boston last week, I stopped by the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA). I have to confess that I'm more of a modern art person than a contemporary art person, but it's always good to push yourself beyond your... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at Balzer Designs
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Instagram recently changed their "explore" tab. It used to be simply the most popular photos on instagram -- mostly celebrity stuff. Now, they've changed it into something that is amazing and delightful and customized for each user. Instagram now suggests... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at Balzer Designs
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This is the one I use: http://www.bonniesbest.com/genesis.htm
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I was lucky enough to spend several days at the beach this week. Getting a sunburn and bringing home a suitcase accidentally filled with sand feels like summer to me! Here are my five favorite photos from the beach: I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2014 at Balzer Designs
Ive used that method too! Check out my tutorial from 2010: http://bit.ly/1jRdWnG
Toggle Commented Jul 4, 2014 on Two Little Books 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 Jul 4, 2014 at Balzer Designs
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I'm packing my bags to head to New Jersey! The CREATE Mixed Media Retreat starts next Wednesday! If you're at all on the fence about coming, do it! My only regret about being a teacher at the retreat is that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at Balzer Designs
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Back in 2007, I shared a post on how to create a mini book from a single sheet of paper. I took that idea and ran with it using the technology I have at hand now: I created a cutting... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at Balzer Designs
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I use a lot of different fonts for art projects and so I thought I'd share some of my faves with you today! Favorite typewriter font: Kingthings Trypewriter. I have tried a lot of different typewriter fonts and this one... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at Balzer Designs
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When I made the journals I shared on Friday, I created a problem for myself: the journals don't fit in any of my existing bags. Because I do most of my sketching away from home, I needed to have a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at Balzer Designs
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I've been taking advantage of (a) the fabulous weather and (b) the fact that I've been home for more than a week, to be out and about in the city I love! Here are five photos of my recent adventures... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2014 at Balzer Designs