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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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This is a long overdue follow-up on my previous two posts about filming Season 3 of Make It Artsy (part one and part two). Today I'm sharing some of the projects that I made for the show. You saw this... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Balzer Designs
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Here we are at the third week in August, time is flying by this summer! In this week's #RANZAmade installation we're playing with paste, modeling (or molding depending on the company) that is. In just a few quick steps, you'll... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Balzer Designs
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What a wonderful group of artists I welcomed into my home for July's Tunnel Book Class! Seriously, a great group of creative souls open to creativity and all the possibilities of making art. Take a peek at the fun we... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Balzer Designs
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Today's podcast is full of excitement -- dogs barking, Mom choking, and plenty of art talk! Mom, Jane, and I discuss creating abstract art, teaching, learning from students, making work your own, selling in galleries, and self-published books. It's a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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I love creating video tutorials that give people those "aha" moments. Oftentimes it's a really simple idea, but a good one. Today I've got two short videos that I think meet that criteria perfectly -- simple ideas that really make... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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Welcome to the second part in the #RANZAmade series of stencil techniques. Today we're going to use one stencil in a few different ways. We'll create a repeated pattern to make an impressive background, in no time. How to add... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2017 at Balzer Designs
Thats so cool!
Toggle Commented Aug 7, 2017 on Trend Spotting at ABC Home at Balzer Designs
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I've posted about ABC Home many times before. It's an amazing home goods store in New York City. Every time I go there, I find myself inspired. The vendors at ABC Home are definitely wired into what's hot right now... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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The second class I taught at The Ink Pad was my "Make a Pamphlet Art Journal" class. It was such a joy to see so many of my long-time students in class. We had a lot of fun and everyone... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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Last week I taught two classes at The Ink Pad in NYC. I always enjoy teaching there. It's a great shop and the students are wonderful. Classes are always a mixture of local New York/New Jersians plus out-of-towners who love... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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Raise your hand if you get excited for new releases of your favorite craft supplies.. hands raised here! Suzanne here, and I'm bringing you a weekly series showing six ways to use tags with the brand-spanking new stencils designed by... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 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: Watercolor. I'm currently deep into a QoR Watercolor love affair. My current life obsession is: Giant earrings. I want... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 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 Jul 28, 2017 at Balzer Designs
I buy mine from Amazon: http://amzn.to/2uXsIt4
Toggle Commented Jul 26, 2017 on ScanNCut: Wood Inlay Table at Balzer Designs
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More guests! More fun! More art making instruction on Make It Artsy. You can watch it online for free, on your TV on your local PBS or Create channel, or purchase a set of season DVDs. Take a peek at... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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I recently filmed the third season of my PBS TV show: Make It Artsy. You can watch it online for free, on your TV on your local PBS or Create channel or purchase a set of season DVDs. Over the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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You guys, I am insanely proud of this table: I bought it at a thrift store for a few dollars. The top was kind of banged up and had staples all over it. So, I used my ScanNCut to cut... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 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 Jul 21, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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I made it to 100. I made it kicking and screaming, but I made it. Some thoughts: I'm proud of myself. Really really proud of myself. There wasn't a single day that I let this project drop. For 100 consecutive... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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My Aunt, who lives in San Francisco, recently alerted me to the coolest thing ever! SFMoMA (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art) has such a vast collection of art -- only 5% of the collection is ever on display --... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2017 at Balzer Designs
Yes, it should be on their website.
Toggle Commented Jul 18, 2017 on Two Classes at The Ink Pad at Balzer Designs
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This weekend I'm going to be teaching two classes at The Ink Pad in NYC. On Saturday we will be slinging paint, stamping, stenciling (I've got new stencils to share) and stitching up this super cute, super awesome pamphlet journal.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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I loooooove art and I looooooooove books. Put them together and you have one of my favorite things: art books! Sometimes I'm more of a collector of them than a reader of them, but here's what is in my to-read... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 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 Jul 14, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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