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Julie @BalzerDesigns
NYC
I'm a voracious creator.
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Today I'm sharing just a few of the amazing patterns that people created during #CarveDecember! Sigh. I could just stare and stare and stare at these patterns all day long. I looooove pattern making! It's fascinating to me how a... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours 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 3 days ago at Balzer Designs
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Let's check out some nature images from #CarveDecember today! Unleash the flowers and leaves and clouds and all that good stuff: I think that nature will always be a popular motif. It's all around us and the Biophilia Hypothesis states... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Balzer Designs
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I've got some photos from London for you today. I was blown away by the Gothic Revival architecture of the city. It made me think a lot about how people used to value the work of artisans; the importance of... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Balzer Designs
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I am super excited to bring you a new series on the blog! Along with some more long posts filled with amazing carvings and prints, I am going to be sharing short profiles of some of the talented people who... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Balzer Designs
I use an Intuos tablet that is no longer made. This is another one of their tablets, affordably priced: http://amzn.to/2DyMdKd
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Lots more Quilt Festival photos for you today! We're kicking it off with the exhibit HERstory: A Celebration of Strong Women: And now a stroll through nature: So many different interpretations of the same idea! I love it. These next... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Balzer Designs
Its one of my new stencil designs. Will be available soon!
Toggle Commented Jan 13, 2018 on #CarveDecember 2017 is Coming! at Balzer Designs
Thank YOU!
Toggle Commented Jan 13, 2018 on Quilt Festival 2017: Part Three at Balzer Designs
I dont think they exist at the moment.
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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 Jan 12, 2018 at Balzer Designs
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Are you still in a stamp carving mood? I sure hope so! Here are a few of my favorites featuring animals (again, read the captions if you can): Some things these images are inspiring me to do: Leave a lot... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2018 at Balzer Designs
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When I sat down to write this post, I realized that I had almost 200 different stamps bookmarked that I wanted to share with you. There are just so many talented people out there doing amazing things! I decided that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2018 at Balzer Designs
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Are you ready for more Quilt Festival photos?! Sooooo many more photos! The Danny Amazonas exhibit blew me away! My photos do not do his quilts justice. They are exactly what I'm trying to figure out in my own stitched... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2018 at Balzer Designs
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If your resolution for 2018 is to take an in-person class with me (and congrats, that's a great resolution), then you should check out my teaching schedule for 2018: TBD Classes at Whimsodoodle in St. Petersburg, FL (March 2-3) Big... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2018 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 Jan 5, 2018 at Balzer Designs
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I'm happy and sad to share the last of my #CarveDecember stamps with you. Happy - because I love to share them! Sad - because it means it's over. The remainder of these stamps were carved while on vacation in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2018 at Balzer Designs
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I'm delighted to share more of my #CarveDecember stamps with you. I did a lot of color prints during this period. Color is amazing. Same stamps used for both tags, but they feel so different. I like the color one... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2018 at Balzer Designs
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Today I'm sharing two videos about cutting out stamped images with your ScanNCut. The built-in scanner in your ScanNCut makes cutting out stamped images super easy using the Direct Cut function. Watch the video for the how to: Here's a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2018 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 Dec 29, 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: Body Kun! This is not an action figure. Well, it could be, but it's a model for creating realistic... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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I'm delighted to bring you more inspiration from Quilt Festival! I wish there were more hours in the day to spend poring over each quilt and thinking about the methods and ideas and design and all of that. Isn't it... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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I'm happy to share more of my #CarveDecember stamps with you. I've created a few more "illustrative" stamps than usual, and I love them! The patterns are still my favorite, but I'm making an effort to kick myself out of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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Merry Christmas! In today's podcast Mom and I chat about the year gone by and set some art goals for 2018! If you do not see the podcast player above, please click on this link. You can listen to a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 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 Dec 22, 2017 at Balzer Designs