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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 yesterday at Balzer Designs
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I'm a little bit overly excited about today's project! I was told that I needed to create something that mashed together Steampunk, vintage, and Paris. This little project is what I came up with! Paris is obviously called forth in... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Balzer Designs
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Recently, Mom and I attended a lecture at the Harvard Art Museums about Persian Art and then had a chance to peek at the exhibit that coordinated with that lecture. (I shared a video peek at the lecture and the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Balzer Designs
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Hey you guys! It snowed yesterday. First time that the snow really stuck to the ground, but it was gone into a slushy mess by the afternoon. Personally, I'm dreaming of a white Christmas -- as they say. But, I've... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Balzer Designs
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You guys, I had to carve my first few stamps on the road and it was no problem! Stamp carving remains a super portable art form! These next two stamps I posted as mini process videos. Just press play! (And... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Balzer Designs
I think shes going to have them at the store.
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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 2, 2016 at Balzer Designs
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I am super duper excited to share that I have brand new Art Foamies designs available for sale! Watch the video to see them in action: My personal favorite is the Shadowed Alphabet: Watch the quick video to see them... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2016 at Balzer Designs
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Life around here has been busy but happy. So many creative projects going on! I think the chaos is my house reflects my busy schedule. Or at least, that's my excuse for dirty dishes in the sink! Take a peek:... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2016 at Balzer Designs
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Hurray and hurrah! You've been asking for it and now you've got it. With the latest firmware update (free for all ScanNCut owners), you can now fill in what you've drawn. And not only can you fill it in, you... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2016 at Balzer Designs
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My sweet friend Nathalie is once again offering her fabulous Creative JumpStart online course. Creative JumpStart (CJS) is an intensive month-long creativity kick in the pants. You'll learn techniques, explore art supplies, and connect with other artists and crafters. Throughout... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 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 25, 2016 at Balzer Designs
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To all my friends in the U.S., wishing you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving filled with food and laughter! I put together a quick video with some turkey screenprinting in it to mark the holiday: If you'd like to make... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2016 at Balzer Designs
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How is it possible that this is only canvas #36?! I must not be counting everything because I'm pretty sure I've painted more than that. But, anyway, as I promised during yesterday's journey-of-a-painting post, here is the finished painting: And... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2016 at Balzer Designs
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I finished a new painting! It took me about six months. Long journey, right? The good news is that I absolutely love it. The bad news is that you don't get to see it until tomorrow. Today is simply about... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2016 at Balzer Designs
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At long last, here it is, the final installment of photos from Quilt Festival 2016 in Houston. Grab a beverage and enjoy the eye candy! Personally, I'm so excited by all these quilts that I signed up for a quilting... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2016 at Balzer Designs
Great tip! Thank you so much!!
Toggle Commented Nov 20, 2016 on Four Cool Video Tutorials at Balzer Designs
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There's no Art Journal Every Day post today. But, don't worry! I'll be back next week with more art journaling fun! In the meantime, I've got a great project with an awesome giveaway to get you in the holiday mood!... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2016 at Balzer Designs
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You guys! I love the interwebs. So many magical and generous people out there sharing their time and talent. As you know, I've been on the road almost non-stop this month, so I've had plenty of airport time in which... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2016 at Balzer Designs
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Hi, I’m Patty Eskridge from Elephant and the Owl, and I’m excited to be a guest on Julie Fei-Fan Balzer’s blog. I’ll give you step-by-step directions for how to repurpose an IKEA cardboard carrier into a stylish, colorful art caddy... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2016 at Balzer Designs
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Fourth installment (only one more to go) of gorgeous quilts from Quilt Festival 2016 in Houston. The beetle quilt in this post (by Susan Carlson) reminded by of a beetle quilt I made many years ago using techniques from her... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2016 at Balzer Designs
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Here is part three of my Quilt Festival photos. There's plenty more to come, so I hope you're inspired by what you see! Whether or not you're a sewer, I hope you have some ideas for patterns and colors and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2016 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 11, 2016 at Balzer Designs
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You're getting two-for-one today. I'm combining the second installment of photos from Quilt Festival with the most recent Adventures in Arting Podcast -- which is all about Quilt Festival. In fact, we recorded the first two sections of this three-part... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2016 at Balzer Designs
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You guys, I mentioned this in the monthly Balzer Designs newsletter, but #CarveDecember is coming!! Hooray! What is #CarveDecember? It's a super fun month-long challenge to carve a stamp every single day in December. The stamps can be little... ...big...... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2016 at Balzer Designs