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Julie @BalzerDesigns
NYC
I'm a voracious creator.
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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 15 hours ago 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 yesterday at Balzer Designs
Yes, it should be on their website.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago 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 2 days ago 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 3 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. Remember, it's just ten minutes of nourishing your creative self every day! No need to finish... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Balzer Designs
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I find it hard to believe that I haven't shared these yet, but somehow, I haven't!? There are 10 new Balzer Designs stencils in this release -- available in 6x6 and 12x12. Bauhaus is a stencil inspired by the design... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Balzer Designs
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One more post about the permanent collection at MoMA (Museum of Modern Art). Again, MoMA has so much art in their basement that they can fill the museum many times over with amazing stuff. Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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Up on the sixth floor of MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) is a very wonderful exhibit of new work. It's all work that has been created in the last decade and that MoMA owns (back to that permanent collection thing... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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On my recent trip to New York City I ducked into MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) for a few hours of happy art wandering. I saw two great exhibits (which I will share over the next two days) plus I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2017 at Balzer Designs
You know it! ;)
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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 7, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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Today's podcast is all about The 100 Day Project, classes I'm teaching, and visiting NYC (Fancy Food Show, YouTube Space, MoMA and getting my hair cut). If you do not see the podcast player above, please click on this link.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2017 at Balzer Designs
Never have, but totally want to!
Toggle Commented Jul 5, 2017 on Graffiti Alley in Cambridge, MA at Balzer Designs
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I love street art and the other day I accidentally stumbled into (almost quite literally) Graffiti Alley in Cambridge, MA. The art changes constantly -- as artists paint new work. So, I'll definitely be back! And for street art hunters,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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As you might know, I'm part of the huge art journaling online class, Life Book. Today I thought I'd share some of the beautiful work that students from that class created in response to my lesson. My lesson was all... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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If you're a last minute holiday decorator, like me, I have a quick and easy project you can have ready for tomorrow's Fourth of July celebration in less than an hour! I have always loved papel picado. Those beautiful brightly... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at Balzer Designs
Hey Juanita! I believe Suzanne sent you tracking info. Let me know if you didnt get it. Thanks for your order!
Toggle Commented Jul 2, 2017 on 100 Day Project: Faces 77 - 86 at Balzer Designs
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I definitely can feel that I'm in the home stretch with this project. Some thoughts at the moment: It's actually AMAZING what you can get done in just 15 minutes. For many years I've been an advocate of dedicating 10... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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Suzanne (Julie's assistant) here again to share another tutorial with you fine folks. The internet is full of all sorts of paper flower tutorials and projects. Julie recently shared a fabulous one using her ScanNCut to make Rolled Paper Flowers.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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My Dad has collected magic lanterns and optical toys my whole life. You can see some of his beautiful collection on his website. Many years ago he wrote a book on peepshows. Not the seedy kind you're thinking of. Here's... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 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: This Julie's Word's stencil: I've been using it all over my faces and paintings and throughout my art journal.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 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 Jun 23, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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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 Jun 22, 2017 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 Jun 21, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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