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:

Hockney
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):

SNC
WhimSoDoodle Classes:

WhimSoDoodle
The Soccer Ball Art by Jared:

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HSN (PTouch Embellish):

PTouch
Housewares Show:

IHA
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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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):

From the Balzer Designs Blog: Quilt Festival 2016: Part Two #quilting
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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046: Not Interesting

 

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  You’ll have to listen to the podcast if you want to know what the title means!  😉

Here are links to some of the things we chat about on the podcast:

As discussed, here is an example of Braque vs. Picasso (source):

from the Balzer Designs Blog: Adventures in Arting Podcast

And here’s the before and after of the painting I ruined:

from the Balzer Designs Blog: Adventures in Arting Podcast
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023: Bilingual Sewing

 

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  Today we’re talking to Vanessa Vargas Wilson.

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Best known as the Crafty Gemini, she is a former law professor who chose to pursue a YouTube career instead.
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(Visit THIS LINK to watch a short stop animation film about how Vanessa got her YouTube start.)
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She posts instructional videos, teaching viewers how to do everything from sewing and quilting to organic gardening and canning.
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She quit her job as a college law professor to pursue her Crafty Gemini business full-time. HERE is an interview she did that tells more about here business.
She graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelors in Anthropology and Juris Doctor.
She was born in Queens, NY and grew up in Miami, Florida with her mother and three sisters. Fluent in English and Spanish. Family is from the Dominican Republic.  Currently lives outside of Gainesville, Florida with her husband, two kids, and a bunch of farm animals on a 5-acre organic homestead.
She attended the University of Florida where she earned two degrees: BA in Anthropology in 2004 and with a JD in 2008.
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Find Vanessa online:
  • My YouTube channel for 250+ tutorials on a ton of different things including sewing, quilting, crochet, cooking, gardening, canning, etc.
  • My online classes and PDF patterns website.

On the podcast we discuss homesteading, homeschooling, the business of art, standing up for yourself and demanding a fair price, YouTube, and Vanessa’ very interesting career path.

Be sure to leave us your comments and questions.  I always like to know what’s on your mind.  Thanks for stopping by!

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