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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 16 hours ago at Balzer Designs
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I made Steve a pop-up birthday card! It's better in video because you really get to see how it works: And here are some photos: I used hand carved stamps to decorate the inside of my card. This is a... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Balzer Designs
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You may recall that I posted about my improv curves quilt at the beginning of November. This is as far as I had gotten: Well, I stared at it on my design wall for the last few weeks and decided... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Balzer Designs
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Knowing that we were moving into a new house this year, Steve and I originally invited lots of friends and family to come to our house for the holiday. However, with baby boy due right around Thanksgiving, our plans have... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Balzer Designs
I dont get the payment directly from PayPal. YouTube takes the transactions and gives me a portion of it. So, I cant see if youve paid or not. But a good way to test is to see if you can see the past livestreams on the Community tab on my YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYS7gznVtfxvVQsKOW1Jiww/community
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on October Livestream Recap at Balzer Designs
On the day of the livestream, you will see the link if you go to the community tab on my youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYS7gznVtfxvVQsKOW1Jiww/community -- You must be logged into your YouTube account in order to see the link because it appears only to members.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on October Livestream Recap at Balzer Designs
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Each month I host a one-hour livestream for members of my YouTube channel. I put together lots of art tips and tricks and tutorials based on questions that members post both before and during the livestream. Replays of all livestreams... Continue reading
Posted 4 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 7 days ago at Balzer Designs
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I loooove art supplies. I keep buying art supplies. I hoard art supplies. I covet art supplies, But the truth is, you don't need anything fancy to make art. This is a sketch I did in a hotel room back... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2019 at Balzer Designs
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On today's podcast I'm talking about two big life changes through the lens of art: moving into a new house and having a baby. If you do not see the podcast player above, please click on this link. You can... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2019 at Balzer Designs
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Toggle Commented Nov 13, 2019 on ScanNCut Gate Fold Thank You Cards at Balzer Designs
As I said, I found the curtain in a pile of linens. I didnt make it.
Toggle Commented Nov 13, 2019 on Studio Bathroom Curtain Makeover at Balzer Designs
Paint is supposed to get on the wall. Its a painting wall. Its meant to be used.
Toggle Commented Nov 13, 2019 on Studio Bathroom Curtain Makeover at Balzer Designs
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I needed a curtain for the bathroom in the studio. In a pile of linens, I discovered a single canvas curtain panel with a few holes in it. I decided that I needed to repair the rips and shorten the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2019 at Balzer Designs
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Quilters Connection -- my local quilt guild -- recently hosted fiber artist Salley Mavor for a lecture about her work and career. It was fascinating. Her felt illustrations are magical. I snapped a few photos of the samples she brought... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2019 at Balzer Designs
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A few weeks ago I attended a one-day quilting retreat with the Cambridge Modern Quilt Guild. It was just a few days after we moved, so I actually packed my bag for the retreat before we even moved! And it... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2019 at Balzer Designs
Thank you! That is so great to hear!!
They are weighted at the bottom and perfectly safe. And its unlikely a child will be allowed to roam in the studio for a number of reasons -- chemicals, pointy objects, small objects, exposed outlets, etc. The walls are not a concern.
The way to find out about different materials is to look around at what other people are using. I discovered homasote because a number of classroom teachers and artists use it.
Im not worried about the floors. They can be refinished if/when we ever decide to sell. I may put down a dropcloth if I plan to get really messy, but the best thing about owning the space is that I dont have to worry about ruining things.
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I'm spectacularly happy that #PrintInktober is over. It was a tough slog this year. Some projects are like that. And that's okay. But before I get into lessons learned and things I'm thinking about, let's take a look at the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2019 at Balzer Designs
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In the new house, my studio is in the attic. It's a wonderful space with one big problem: low angled ceilings. Beyond the fact that this eliminates the ability to hang shelves for storage (a problem I am currently working... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2019 at Balzer Designs
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I haven't bought a card to give someone in years. I like to make the cards. It's a mini gift to the recipient! A few months ago I was invited to a family member's baby shower. I immediately knew that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2019 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 1, 2019 at Balzer Designs
Thats awesome to hear! Thank you!
Toggle Commented Oct 31, 2019 on Happy Halloween! at Balzer Designs