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Lenna Andrews
Bradenton, Florida
Artist, instructor, lover of all things creative
Interests: collage, ATCs, fabric art
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Ditto! I am definitely going to look into this, thank you Helga!
Toggle Commented Aug 29, 2013 on Back to School at My ARTistic Life
Julie, your bravery in sharing your story and then answering some of the questions that came up -and answering publicly, has helped many people including me. Not only are you strong, you are beautiful AND of course mega-creative!!! Hugs and many blessings on your continued journey. p.s. I love your flowered jeans & they look great on you!
Toggle Commented Aug 28, 2013 on Weight-y Questions Answered at Balzer Designs
A beautiful spread and you did just what you needed to do, express yourself -just for YOU! Glad we got a peek, I love the feather too.
Toggle Commented Aug 26, 2013 on On My Own at Balzer Designs
julie, I love that B&W photo of you & May! I also think you have been looking absolutely fabulous recently, just beaming! you GO Girl! :D
I loved your post Michelle, you related so many important things you learned from Julie, like just jumping in and trying. I can see how it has helped you to do what you want to do with your art, especially since you say you never felt like you were artistic before! And your "kitchen studio" is fab, thank you for sharing it with us. You look very organized and I like how you have lots of drawers and baskets you can pull out and work with. great post!
oh, huge congratulations, Julie! that is super-awesome and a great fit for you. I am really enjoying your online stamp carving class and will be working on lesson 4 tomorrow!! : ) happy dance for you! lenna
wow! I really liked how you started with the blue and green. I kind of liked how you built it up (I liked the first one a lot!) but then was really amazed at what you did and how great your final painting looked. Your braveness amazes me most of all! Really good, Julie. I think a challenge like this is just what I need and i am going to step into it, thank you!!
Toggle Commented May 15, 2012 on Second Floor Challenge #4: Circles at Balzer Designs
After a rainy day, the flowers bloomed profusely! That is what this looks like to me, Julie. I really kind of liked the first rendition of your painting, but I think the painted over, very textured painting you have now is fabulous!!! I also love that you just painted over what you did not like and tried again. Kudos!
Toggle Commented May 14, 2012 on Trying an Abstract at Balzer Designs
Such an awesome post Julie, so helpful, and fab comments from your readers too. My best advice to myself and others for art journaling -as well as collage, art, writing or anything creative: Just START. Start and let it flow, you can edit it later with more paint, paper, or changing your words around. The important part is to commit to it and make yourself jump in and start!!! : )
'Collections' is one of my favorite words that begin with a "C", Helga! Also: chocolate, cats, creativity, collage, cupcakes, corn on the cob, conch shells, coffee, conversation, collecting (shells & feathers), cunning children, cornbread with chili and commitment!!! thanks for this fun brain-teaser!
Gosh, this is my first time here, I came via a mention on Julie Balzer's blog. I love reading about what you discovered about 'happy accidents' and all of your creations are wonderful!
Toggle Commented May 9, 2012 on Just Add: Art at Write. Click. Scrapbook.
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LoVE your clouds Helga! the paint gives them a great texture . . .
Toggle Commented May 2, 2012 on Fun Ideas for Painting Clouds at My ARTistic Life
Wow, what a give away, thanks for the chance! My most recent purchase was a set of Permapaque Art Markers for your stamp carving class! A friend & I are going to sign up later this month. At the same time I ordered a number of individual Sennelier Soft Pastels, a set of Cretacolor Art Chunky Colored Charcoal, a set of Cretacolor Carré Pastels, and a pad of Fabriano Studio Watercolor Paper 140 lb. These items were so I could continue doing exercises via 2 DVDs by Bill Buchman. I took classes with him in person earlier this year, now over. These items will help me continue learning his contemporary abstract art style. I wouldn't usually purchase such a variety of supplies all at once, but Bill supplied most everything as part of our class fee. I have enjoyed experimenting & learning so much I want to continue!
love your texture with the stencil! really nice projects, you rock!
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I really like what you did in your "different for you journal" Julie. It is a good idea to try a different type of journal and see where that will take you. i am going to try it!
i love the "xoxo" shape, so much fun!
The whole thing is fantastic, from the concept as to why you created this to what you created -both the handmade canvas and the painting. I love, love, loVe the way you dimensionally wrapped the painting around your canvas. Way to go Julie!
Toggle Commented Apr 9, 2012 on Feed Me: the 7x7 show at Balzer Designs
"You can do it!" or "Be Yourself" what a fabulous idea! Thanks, helga . . .
Michelle, I commend you for stepping back to reflect on the crusades and what you want to do, what is going to work for you! Difficult I am sure, but smart to listen to your heart. I have observed here more than participated but your Restraining Order crusade sounds perfect! i hope to be back with a link to a journal page soon!
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Hi Helga and happy day! Here is my answer to your challenge: big hugs from lenna xo
how about something with feathers? -you have given me that idea, helga : )
I really like your canvas bag, Julie and I would love to try that. Using freezer paper is such a great idea to grab the shapes on fabric! I would use this stencil in a journal or an altered book too. I'd use just 1/2 of it and lay it across the bottom of the page spread. I'd stencil with my faithful watercolor crayons. After the crayons had been activated with water and dried with my heat gun, I would write across the the stenciled color. Great design! ; ^ ) lenna
Toggle Commented Sep 1, 2011 on TCW223 Fragmented Flower Stencil at Balzer Designs
Love all your hand carved alphas julie, and now you have me thinking of getting out my carving supplies. I have not done that for a long time and it would be really fun to add that to my journal!! Thanks for visiting ; ) lenna
Toggle Commented Aug 10, 2011 on Hand Carved Alphabets at Balzer Designs
I saw this once, a long time ago, Mary . . . breathtaking is right. I am so glad you got to see it -twice! And thank you so much for your comment on my little art journaling video . . . that meant a lot to me! :^ ) lenna
Toggle Commented Aug 4, 2011 on Monet at the Nelson at Green Paper
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Aug 1, 2011