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Julie Fei-Fan Balzer  Artist, author, blogger, vlogger, product designer, instructor, podcaster, goofball. Host of Make It Artsy on PBS.

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This week, the online class I'm teaching is all about carving triangles. πŸ”ΊπŸ™Œ So many magical possibilities! #stampsthatpattern #whatjulietaught
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#stampcarving #handcarvedstamp #print #printmaker #printmaking #im_printed #blockprinting #isosceles #geometry #pattern #whatjuliemade

I wanted to try a more detailed continuous line drawing. It was surprisingly difficult to keep my hand from lifting away from the paper. I had to really focus in on that idea the whole time. Must practice more! πŸ’ͺ #100daysof15minuteBALZERfaces 21/100
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What a great weekend! I taught a two-day art journaling class to a lovely & generous group of ladies who love making art! ❀ #whatjulietaught
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#artjournal #artjournaleveryday #goldenpaints #gaep #artclass #bookbinding #junquejournal #boston #bostonart #craft #selfiestick #groupselfie

Weird angle for the camera on this one. Did it during a lull in class today. 😱 Shhh...don't tell anyone. πŸ™ŠπŸ˜‚ #100daysof15minuteBALZERfaces 19/100
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There were so many questions about yesterday's print, so I put together a few videos with answers for you today! If you swipe left, there are three videos chatting about this kind of screenprinting. No sound in the first video, but the other three all involve talking -- tap the screen to hear it! Enjoy! #100daysof15minuteBALZERfaces 18/100
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Screenprinting today! After I turned the camera off, I pulled three more prints onto plain paper. You can see that the colors get muddier and muddier as you go along. #100daysof15minuteBALZERfaces 17/100
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#thermofax #screenprinting #whatjuliemade #balzervideo #neocolor2 #neocolorii #carandache #printmaker #printmaking #100faces #100dayproject #100daysproject #100daysoffaces #the100dayproject #mixedmedia #mixedmediacollage #collageart #artvideo #processvideo

I'm hosting my very first "rented space workshop" (is that a thing?) here in Boston this weekend. I'm nervous about having to do it all: set up, coordinate, and teach. But I'm calming my nerves by putting together some little gift packets for each of the attendees! I hope they like them and that everything goes smoothly! πŸ‘ #whatjulietaught
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#whatjuliemade #gifts #sakuraofamerica #brushpen #qor #qorwatercolor #goldenpaints #tagart #handcarvedstamp

I used a piece of copy paper I had scribbled on yesterday. Wasn't sure how it was going to take the paint, but it actually stood up to a few layers of water and abuse! #learnsomethingneweveryday πŸ’‘ #100daysof15minuteBALZERfaces 16/100
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The stamped images you see here aren't from stamps. πŸ€” They're impressions made by gel window clings from the Target Dollar Spot! πŸ˜±πŸ‘ On the blog today I'm sharing a video all about my window cling + paint + ink experiments! 🐰
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#whatjuliemade #stamping #targetstyle #targetdollarspot #targetdeals #easter #handmadecard #bunny #bunnystamp #rabbit #hoppyeaster #craft #easterbunny

I planned to do a continuous line drawing (i.e. Don't lift the pen) on top of some paper I had used yesterday to clean off my paint palette. But the continuous line drawing only took me a minute. So I embellished it a bit. I feel like he has kind eyes. Agree or disagree? #100daysof15minuteBALZERfaces 15/100
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#artvideo #the100dayproject #100daysproject #100faces #100daysoffaces #balzervideo #whatjuliemade #gouache #markers #permapaque #sakuraofamerica #sharpie #whitesharpie #kindeyes #artexercise #continuouslinedrawing #contourdrawing #drawing #drawingvideo #mixedmedia #100dayproject

Ugh. This one did not turn out the way I had hoped. But that's the thing about daily art. If every single one is beautiful and perfect it probably means you're not taking any risks. In my opinion, taking risks is the key to growing as an artist and not just doing the same thing over and over. So even though I hate the result here, I'm going to call today a success because I tried something and it didn't work. Now I know. πŸ’‘ #100daysof15minuteBALZERfaces 14/100
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#artisaprocess #balzervideo #whatjuliemade #watercolor #koiwatercolor #sakuraofamerica #100dayproject #100faces #100daysproject #the100dayproject #thestruggleisreal #artvideo

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