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Julie @BalzerDesigns
NYC
I'm a voracious creator.
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I am deeply sad to report that my father, Dick Balzer... ...passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2017 -- surrounded by his family. As you can imagine the past week has been difficult. I'd like to imagine that I could... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Balzer Designs
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I'm taking a brief vlogging break while I sort things out at home. But, I finally got around to editing the footage from the week of Thanksgiving. It's a super fun vlog this week with plenty of art making mixed... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Balzer Designs
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Here's an oldie but a goodie from the archives! Originally posted back in 2013! 'Tis the season for paper snowflakes! I thought I'd share my favorite way to make them: I cut a few from deli paper (the really thin... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Balzer Designs
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Today I thought I'd share a few holiday DIY ideas from across the internet that you might like to try out! We got our first holiday card in the mail this weekend, which made me think about what I was... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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I am currently going through some personal family health issues. I am going to do my best to keep delivering daily inspiration through my blog during this period. However, there may be some gaps and you may see some content... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 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: Tar Paper! I blame Ardith Goodwin. She was a guest on Make It Artsy this season and I fell... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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I'm absolutely delighted to share that I'll once again be teaching as part of my friend Nathalie Kalbach's Creative JumpStart (CJS). In case you haven't participated before, it's a super fun online series of video classes designed to kick your... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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Gobble! Gobble! Happy Thanksgiving! Last year I shared this video on how I created the prints you see above. Check it out: If you'd like to try screen printing: Purchase a custom screen from etsy. (Lots of sellers, I just... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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I wanted to share a very simple piece I did recently using acrylic paint, spray paint, a stencil, and some oil pastels: It's kind of a commission -- a piece that was made specifically for this room. It needed to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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I love to make place cards. They're one of my favorite crafty projects for the holidays. Some oldies from the archives: Stamped Place Cards Pop-Up Place Cards Playing Card Place Cards City Skyline Place Cards Butterfly Place Cards I haven't... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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I stumbled into a small but charming exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts here in Boston (MFA). It's located in the basement of the museum -- on the wall across from the doors to the cafeteria. Since 1999 the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2017 at Balzer Designs
Depends on what you use. As you can see from my photos, I havent had bleed through with the pens Ive chosen to use.
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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 Nov 17, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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Watch online!
Toggle Commented Nov 16, 2017 on Make It Artsy: On TV Every Friday! at Balzer Designs
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As you know, I host the PBS TV Show, Make It Artsy. (I'm actually in Ohio at the moment, filming season #4 of the show! Season 4 guests include Dina Wakley, Ardith Goodwin, May Flaum, Michael deMeng, and many other... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2017 at Balzer Designs
Thats awesome!
Toggle Commented Nov 15, 2017 on A Visit To Portabello Road at Balzer Designs
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The Saturday market on Portobello Road in London is one of those fun experiences that everyone should have. A long leisurely stroll will lead you through antiques, junk, collectibles, food, street art, street performers, and lots of people watching! Perhaps... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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People ask me all the time, "How often do you really use the ScanNCut?" And the answer is: All the time! Especially when I need to create a card. I recently made this super cute car-shaped card for my brother,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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I wanted to share a few articles that you might find interesting. They're all from LINEA -- the official publication of the Art Student's League in New York City. I used to take classes there when I lived in NYC... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 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 Nov 10, 2017 at Balzer Designs
If youll look back, youll note that its not the same post as November 7. Some subscribers accidentally received this post two days early.
Toggle Commented Nov 9, 2017 on Graffiti Alley in Cambridge, MA at Balzer Designs
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I shared photos from Graffiti Alley in Cambridge back in July. Believe it or not, it has completely changed in just a few months. I went back for another visit and the art was all new! Take a peek: If... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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In today's podcast Mom and I chat with our guest about the intersection of fashion and art -- in museums and in life. If you do not see the podcast player above, please click on this link. You can listen... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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I have to confess that my travel schedule has made me an absent student at my painting class at the MFA Boston. Nonetheless, I feel like going sometimes is still better than not going at all. I find the work... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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Last night, I got home from Quilt Festival, where I demonstrated the ScanNCut for five days. I talked to five categories of people at the show: ScanNCut Owners who had questions. ScanNCut Owners who wanted to show off photos of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2017 at Balzer Designs