062: After Creativation

 

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  Today’s podcast features chatter about new classes, interrupting, the word interesting, the MFA Boston, the Blogiversary, and our visit to Creativation (formerly CHA).  I thought I’d include some photos from Creativation as a companion to the podcast.  Enjoy!

I am planning to share all of my projects very soon, but just so you know, I was finishing this quilt sample on the plane to Phoenix!

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Speaking of Phoenix, I took a photo from our hotel room window that I thought was kind of cool:

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I spent the first day setting up the Brother booth, which turned out great!

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As I mention on the podcast, I demo-ed, demo-ed, and then demo-ed some more!  In the Brother Booth, the Crafter’s Workshop Booth and the Art Foamies Booth:

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Here’s a peek at the show floor:

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But, of course, Creativation is really about the opportunity to take photos with other people!

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Ten points if you can guess which of my friends decided it was a good idea to give me a makeover…. 😉

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And last but not least, this is coming soon…

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Get excited!

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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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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!

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028: Julie Talks Teaching

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  Today we have no guest.  Or rather, I’m the guest!  My Mom thought that it would be a good idea to chat about teaching in-person classes.  Here’s a recent photo of me teaching:

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On the podcast Mom and I discuss my philosophy on teaching classes, taking classes, and what I hope students walk away from class with.  I hope you’ll give the podcast a listen and let me know what you think!

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