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Julie Fei-Fan Balzer  Artist, goofball, vlogger, blogger, author, instructor. Host of #makeitartsyTV on PBS. #carvedecember #balzerdesigns #artjournaleveryday

Had a great time today creating several fabric collages faces in class with @melissaaverinos 👁👁 It was fun to figure out how to meld Melissa’s techniques and ideas with my personal style. Now I just have to figure out how to quilt this puppy...🤔
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I’m in the pottery studio tonight. Picking out underglaze & glaze combos. I love this combo. 😍
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#mosesianarts #pottery #paintedpottery #glazing #underglaze #blues #turquoise #julieloveslearning

We had the first snowfall of the year last night. It got me excited about white-on-white. Inspiration is all around us. ❄️⁣
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This heart-shaped wreath was made from a bent coat hanger (to create the frame) and then I made feathers from book pages and washi tape. 🙌⁣
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It was the first piece of mine to ever grace the cover of a magazine. It was on the cover of "I Heart Paper" Magazine way back in 2013.⁣
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#whatjuliemade #art #craft #makersgottamake #abmcrafty #artlife #imadethat #iloveart #crafty #shescrafty #iheartpaper #snow #wintercrafting #inspiredbysnow #whiteonwhite #contemporaryart #papercrafting #papercrafts #bookart #wreath #holidaywreath

I don’t often draw men. But I found this ad in the inflight magazine and it seemed like a face I needed to capture. 🙌 I really ought to draw more men. This was fun and I enjoyed exploring the small differences in creating a masculine face.
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#whatjuliemade #whatjulietaught #gellijournal #masculine #delta #inflightmagazine #artonthego #drawing #portrait #sketchbook #artjournal #artjournaling #artjournaleveryday #sketching

Some more abstract #gellijournal doodles. 🙌 The second photo is the full spread. If you’re interested in making this kind of art, my Gelli Journals online class starts December 1. 😁
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#whatjuliemade #whatjulietaught #pattern #surfacepatterndesign #purple #flowers #tulip #doodling #art #craft #iloveart #artclass #travelart #drawing #permapaque

#tbt to that time in the Kilkenny Castle Woods when I sang at the top of my lungs and no one was there to complain. 😂 There's something to be said for being all alone in the woods. 🌲 And for not taking yourself too seriously. After all, if you can't sing show tunes in the woods, you really don't know how to have fun at all! 😜⁣
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#travelsofjulie #throwbackthursday #irleand #kilkenny #kilkennycastle #kilkennycastlepark #singing #performance #silly #performinginthewoods⁣
#lmfao #wacky #haha #nevergrowup #instahappy #woods #outdoors #fall #autumn #thegreatoutdoors #showtunes

A little bit of art on the go! This is a pattern I drew in my Gelli Journal, which I love to take with me when I travel. I need to make art to stay sane and feel like myself, so I always try to find projects that travel well. Headphones on, art bag out...it really makes the travel time fly by (no pun intended). ✈️⁣
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Had some fun experimenting with the ScanNCut Roll Feeder. This is adhesive-backed craft vinyl and can be applied to a wall (or other surface) and then removed later. Although why would you want to remove such a great saying? 😜⁣
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I will be on HSN tomorrow (Wednesday) at 4am EST and 5pm EST with sewing machines and the ScanNCut DX. Tune in on your TV or online!⁣
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I came across this quote the other day -- it's actually the title of a self-help book -- and I was struck by its eloquent simplicity. Mr. Mason is speaking in general terms, but I think it applies to art making too. So often we want to be able to paint like someone else. We want to draw like somebody else. We wish our handwriting was different, and so on. I tell my students all the time: No one else is you. The way *you* hold a brush. The way *you* see the world. These things are wonderful and unique and make your art your own. Yes, you can learn new techniques, study the old masters, develop your skills, etc. But never lose yourself to somebody else's vision. #youbeyou⁣
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Doodling in my #GelliJournal. 🙌 Half way through all those little white barbells, I wondered why I thought they were a good idea?! 🙇🏻‍♀️ But now that it’s all done 😍😍😍 Actually, that’s probably a good parable for a lot of my art making — I have an idea, half way through it seems crazy, and then it turns out okay! 🎉
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