077: On The Road Again

 

It has been more than a month since our last podcast.  My excuse: I’ve been busy.  Most of the events we talk about on the podcast I haven’t yet shared here on the blog (I’ve got a major backlog of photos and stories to share!), so you’ll see a quick teaser photo for now and I’ll have to get to editing and sharing!

Connoisseurship Dinner:

Connoisseurship
Byzantine Tapestry Weaving Class:

Weaving
The Met/David Hockney:

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MoMA (This is a painting by Jasper Johns):

MOMA
NJ Sewing Training:

Sewing
Klimt/Schiele (I did a blog post on this one):

Schiele
HSN (ScanNCut):

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WhimSoDoodle Classes:

WhimSoDoodle
The Soccer Ball Art by Jared:

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HSN (PTouch Embellish):

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Housewares Show:

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Boston Modern Quilt Guild Retreat:

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Whew.

As I mentioned on the podcast, I’ll be on HSN on Wednesday (3/21) with all kinds of sewing machines!  I’ll have the entire 12pm EST hour on HSN, so be sure to tune in online or on your TV!

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076: Creativation 2018

 

I recently attended Creativation — the annual trade show for the craft industry.  It used to be called CHA (craft and hobby association) and now it’s called Creativation.  And the organization, which also used to be called CHA, is now called AFCI.  Here are a few photos from booth set-up:

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Creativation was a whirlwind of interviews…

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…friends…

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Friends-wm…and demos!  New stencils:

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And new Art Foamies (they weren’t at the show, but I demo-ed my new stamps in the Pin It Canada booth):

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And then all the fun stuff to see on the show floor:

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I think you can see the trends in these photos:

  • home decor
  • decorative painting
  • brush lettering
  • florals
  • florals on a dark background
  • rustic look
  • painting on wood
  • wood & metal
  • fabric & stitch elements
  • lots of color

As I mention in the podcast, I did some poking around for Make It Artsy, and handed out these silly postcards about the show:

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Tomorrow I’ll be sharing an in-depth look at the wall I made for Brother using the ScanNCut and DesignNCut!

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Next week some projects made with the PTouch Embellish, plus lots of stencil and stamp info.  **AND** I’m going to be doing TWO livestreams on YouTube with stencil and stamp giveaways!

Foamies
Saturday, February 3 at 2pm EST I will be sharing all of my new Art Foamies as well as some Art Foamies techniques.  I’ll also be answering Art Foamies questions and giving Art Foamies away!  It’s going to be a super fun Art Foamies party!

Stencils
Monday, February 5 at 9pm EST I will be sharing all of my new stencil designs!  Of course there will also be stencil techniques, a huge stencil giveaway, and I’ll be answering your stencil questions! 

Livestreams are 100% free and can be found on my YouTube channel.

Side Note: I was delighted to be a “Creativation VIP” this year.  You can see the page about me here.

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070: Summer Projects

Today’s podcast is all about The 100 Day Project, classes I’m teaching, and visiting NYC (Fancy Food Show, YouTube Space, MoMA and getting my hair cut).  Mom picked out the photos and links to go with this week’s podcast.

A preview of my visit to MoMA (more photos on the blog next week):

from the Balzer Designs Blog: Adventures in Arting Podcast
Haircut before and after:

from the Balzer Designs Blog: Adventures in Arting Podcast
A link to my upcoming in-person classes:

from the Balzer Designs Blog: Adventures in Arting Podcast
Follow this LINK for a clickable list of classes.

HSN info:

from the Balzer Designs Blog: Adventures in Arting Podcast

I’ll be on HSN with a brand new never before seen crafting tool from Brother on July 11, 2017 during the 2am, 1pm, and 8pm hours!

YouTube Space:

from the Balzer Designs Blog: Adventures in Arting Podcast
from the Balzer Designs Blog: Adventures in Arting Podcast

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068: Explaining Things

 

Today’s podcast features a conversation about wrangling tables at HSN, the Robert Rauschenberg exhibit at MoMA, creating step-outs, and so much more!  It has been a crazy month full of fake eyelashes.

from the Balzer Designs Blog: Adventures in Arting Podcast
from the Balzer Designs Blog: Adventures in Arting Podcast
from the Balzer Designs Blog: Adventures in Arting Podcast

And so many craft projects that I can’t wait to share!  I hope you enjoy the podcast and all the chit chat.  We’re going to have a guest (gasp) on our next podcast!

Thanks for stopping by!

P.S. Here is the link to my online pattern design class I mentioned on the podcast.

065: Tales from the Road & New Adventures Ahead

 

Today’s podcast features a conversation about my recent travels, teaching, and some new adventures.

Here are some photos from the surface design class I taught:

from the Balzer Designs Blog: Adventures in Arting Podcast

And here is Carol Anne Grotrian talking to us about how to critique quilts.

from the Balzer Designs Blog: Adventures in Arting Podcast

The two quilts in the photo are both hers — two variations on the same idea, one more successful than the other.

During the Workshop, there was a team of women stretching all the Ruby Red Quilts onto canvases.  You can see my little owl on the table:

from the Balzer Designs Blog: Adventures in Arting Podcast

Most of the quilts had a red background, so I’m thinking my white-on-white background is going to pop in the big group of them.  I’m super excited to see them all together!

Last but not least, I mention “Bullet Journaling” in the podcast.  If you don’t know what that is, this a great article all about it: WTF is a Bullet Journal & Why Should You Start One?  An Explainer.

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