058: Quilt Festival 2016 in Pieces

We recorded the first two sections of this three-part podcast while I was at Quilt Festival.  If you listen, you’ll get a bit more of an in-depth perspective on being at the show.

And now, just a few of the quilt photos (lots more on the blog this week and next):

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From the Balzer Designs Blog: Quilt Festival 2016: Part Two #quilting
From the Balzer Designs Blog: Quilt Festival 2016: Part Two #quilting

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057: Cutting Remarks with Bird

 

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  Today’s podcast features Bird:

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I am from the UK, I was born in Cornwall but now live in Gloucestershire with my Partner of 11 years.

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My feline crafting companion Lilly loves nothing better than photo and video bombing…

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…she does love to vogue in front of a Camera!

I was introduced to card making 13 years ago by a work colleague who made me a beautiful card and have loved it ever since.

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About 8 years ago my partner gave me my first electronic cutting machine which was a real turning point and led me to learn to design my own Cut Files.

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While I’ve been learning and growing in confidence I have freely shared my Cut Files on my blog…

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…and finally opened my own SVG store last October.

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On the podcast we discuss how Bird first got hooked, her real name, how she picked her design team, her inspiration sources, and lots of thoughts on crafting for a living (and people’s reactions to that).

Links for Bird:

Blog: http://www.birdscards.com/
SVG Store: http://www.birdscards.com/store/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/birds.cards

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056: From New Orleans

 

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  Today’s podcast is a quickie.  You’re getting half-an-hour of chit chat about my trip to California and then some information about why I’m in New Orleans at the moment.  Here’s a hint:

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You can see more about my California adventures in this week’s vlog.

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055: William Merritt Chase & the Creative Process

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  I start today’s podcast by saying there’s a lot to say and absolutely nothing.  Both are true. I’m actually very excited by the formalization of the creative process that we discuss on the podcast. from the Balzer Designs Blog: Adventures in Arting Podcast And here are some links that might be of interest from the podcast:

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054: Chatting with Suzanne Sicuranza

 

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  We have a guest on today’s podcast!  Our guest is Suzanne Sicuranza.

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Suzanne was born and raised in Massachusetts.

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She has worked in scientific fields for almost 20 years.  She also worked at Michaels for 2 years — as a custom framer and go-to art expert — and for Balzer Designs for almost 1 whole year.

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Suzanne is a CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher)…

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…as well as a self-described: Curator of Arty Knowledge, Online Class Junkie, Blog Reader Aficionado, and Supply Collector (okay….maybe hoarder).

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She says, “What I love, seems to defines me. Purple, owls…

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…hoodies, doodling, laughing, quotes/lyrics…

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…circles, Instagram, Patriots, nail polish, YouTube, music (mostly less-known), calendars (I already have 5 for 2017), Pinterest, storage stuff (The Container Store is just as fun as going to Blick), and T-shirts that represent any of all of the above.”

Links of interest:

As promised, blast-from-the-past photos from the two classes Suzanne took with me before she was my assistant:

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I’m excited for you to give the podcast a listen and then join in the conversation!

Thanks for stopping by!

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