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Julie @BalzerDesigns
NYC
I'm a voracious creator.
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You are so lucky!
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Back in June, my local quilt guild, Quilters Connection, held their annual quilt show. I was thrilled and delighted to discover that my owl quilt had made it onto the official quilt show tote bag! The guild voted and my... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Balzer Designs
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Other than the fact that I think "Multi Media" should be "Mixed Media," the class I took with Betty Busby was fabulous in every way! These are some of the samples that Betty brought to inspire us: So much gorgeous... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Balzer Designs
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The MFA (Museum of Fine Arts) in Boston has a fantastic exhibit right now called, "Showdown: Kuniyoshi vs. Kunisada." I was not particularly excited about the exhibit when I read about it or even when I saw the photos of... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Balzer Designs
Thank you!
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Tate Modern (Part One) 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
I wont be at the meeting on Monday, unfortunately. :(
Toggle Commented Oct 12, 2017 on ScanNCut: The More You Know at Balzer Designs
Many people sell their old machines on ebay or facebook.
Toggle Commented Oct 12, 2017 on ScanNCut: The More You Know at Balzer Designs
If ScanNCut would work for what?
Today I'm excited to share four really important ScanNCut videos with you. These are different from my normal videos because these are "overview videos." In essentials, they're videos that give you the big picture concept of some important ScanNCut tenets.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Balzer Designs
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Part three of my Tate Modern tour is here! Enjoy! George Condo was a new-to-me artist and I loved his work (above and below)! It's truly amazing how many different kinds of work the term "modern art" encompasses. What's inspiring... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2017 at Balzer Designs
That is so cool!
Toggle Commented Oct 10, 2017 on Tate Modern (Part One) at Balzer Designs
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Let's continue our tour of the Tate Modern (and will it blow your mind when I tell you we didn't manage to see the whole museum?) As a side note, Boston peeps or visitors, there's a Rothko (his work above... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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The Tate Modern was wonderful! And free! There is a charge for certain traveling exhibits, but their permanent collection is free and amazing! This was my first visit to the Tate Modern, but hopefully not my last! Grab a cup... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 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 Oct 6, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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In today's podcast Mom and I chat about super secret confidential craft projects, my art class at the Museum of Fine Arts, visiting MoMA, creating an art schedule, and so much more! If you do not see the podcast player... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2017 at Balzer Designs
It's so easy to get lost in a YouTube rabbit hole! I go looking for one thing and end up sitting for hours -- mesmerized by people's creativity and generosity (sharing for free!). Here are two videos that I found... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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Last week I shared photos from a lovely cemetery in Cadaqués, Spain. Today I thought I'd share some other photos from our visit there. Some things that artistically inspired me: Street Art. Lots of it. The mix of ancient and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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I'm taking a new class at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) here in Boston. It's called "Painting Intensive" and is co-taught by Bill Commerford and Sharon Avakian. The class is another one of these no-instruction-paint-what-you-want-at-your-own-pace-open-studio kind of classes. I've... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 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 Sep 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: deColourant! Can't stop! Won't stop! My current life obsession is: pancakes. Can you drool through a screen? I don't... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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I recently started following an artist on instagram named Jen Fox. I can't remember what winding road led me to her feed, but it was filled with pretty things, so I clicked "follow." She posts a lot of stuff about... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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Over the next few weeks I'll be sharing photos from my travels through London and Spain. So much to share! So much art! So much architecture! So much I'm excited to share! Today I'm delighted to share one of the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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I recently attended the Opening Night Party for the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) Museum Council. Every guest was randomly assigned to a half hour tour with a curator. I have to be 100% honest and say that I groaned... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2017 at Balzer Designs
Of course!