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

https://www.youtube.com/balzerdesigns

The problem with a #bulletjournal is that you always need more than one pen. Or at least I do. 🤔 The solution is to make a wide double pocket that slips around your journal! 🙌👍 If you swipe left you'll see that I made the pocket (fabric I designed courtesy of #spoonflower btw) with one small and one medium height pocket and the whole thing is attached to the journal with elastic. Problem & Solution! #necessityisthemotherofinvention 💡 And of course, I worked it all out in my bullet journal. 🎉
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#whatjuliemade #bujobeauty #bujo #bujoinspo #bujojunkies #bulletjournaljunkies #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #penholder

My online class on designing stamps that pattern starts on Friday. Are you signed up? I hope so! 😁
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#stampsthatpattern #whatjuliemade #whatjulietaught #carvestampplay #stampcarving #patterndesign #printmaker #blockprinting #tagart #julielikeseyes

Started a bullet journal & I might be obsessed.... 😬 Please share your advice as I begin my #bujo journey!
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#whatjuliemade #sakuraofamerica #bulletjournal #bulletjournaljunkies #balzervideo #bujomonthly #bujoinspo #koicoloringbrushpen #pigmamicron #bujobeauty

My assistant @concernedowl is here in the studio today. She told me to fix the eyebrow on this portrait. So I did. And she was right, it's better. She credits beauty bloggers for teaching her proper eyebrow shaping techniques. 😂 I love that! After all, if you can contour your face with makeup, you can contour a painting using all the same tricks and techniques! #alllearningisvaluable
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#whatjuliemade #eyebrow #eyebrowsonpoint #eyebrowshaping #goldenpaints #acrylicpaint #eye #art #paintedeye #julielikeseyes

The one on the left might be done? The one on the right was great and then I mucked it up. C'est la vie. Just means that I need to push through it. Going to let these guys marinate for a day or two and then make some decisions about bringing them to completion. #artisaprocess #wip
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#whatjuliemade #goldenpaints #acrylicpainting #sgraffito #floral #workingartist #artstudio

Super fun day with my quilt guild: Quilters Connection. It was free workshop day. In the morning I taught a class all about painting and printing on fabric. In the afternoon I took a class all about critiquing and evaluating quilts. It was an awesome day. #ilovelearning Swipe left to see more.
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30 more minutes of play sped up to 30 seconds. Thought about not posting this video until I dragged these paintings out of the awkward "oh no I hate it" point. 😬But that just means they're not done. 👍 #wip #thestruggleisreal We all struggle with work that gets ugly or might be "ruined ." I think it's important to share all that ugly awkwardness to remind ourselves that it's a process. After all, they call it art "work& #34; for a reason....😜
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#balzervideo #whatjuliemade #processvideo #art #acrylicpainting #workingartist #workinprogress

So proud! This is me and my artwork at the opening night of Big Print Little Print. 🎉 Keep swiping left and you'll see that I am incapable of posing politely as the camera keeps clicking! 😜 It's a great exhibit with a wide range of printing techniques. I was totally inspired by the artwork and ideas and look forward to trying some new things when I get home. Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area. 👍👍👍 It's at the @mosesianarts center until April 14.
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#whatjuliemade #carvestampplay #printmaking #workingartist #art #artexhibit #groupexhibition #bigprintlittleprint #mosesianarts #stampcarving

You're invited!! I'm so pleased and proud to have a piece in a group exhibit at the Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown, MA. The opening night party is on Thursday (tomorrow) and all are welcome. 🤗 #bigprintlittleprint More info @mosesianarts
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#arsenalarts #mosesianarts #printmaker #printmaking #artexhibit #groupexhibit #watertown

After 9 days on the road, there's a mountain of work waiting for me. 😳 But I decided that all of that adulting can wait while I paint for half-an-hour and re-center myself. #paintingismyyoga This is 35 minutes shortened to 30 seconds. Paintings are still very much in progress.
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#makearteveryday #dailypractice #balzervideo #whatjuliemade #paintingvideo #wip #acrylicpaint #workinginaseries #workingartist

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