We are thrilled to announce that Julie Fei-Fan Balzer is our Guest Education Team member this month! She is an amazing artist and has one of the most inspirational blogs out there. And...a little bird told me that she is one of the finalists in the Cloth Paper Scissors Artisan Search in the Mixed-Media Stitch category. Congratulations! Well deserved!
We are so honored that she agreed to hang out with us!
My name is Julie Fei-Fan Balzer and I am a mixed-media artist living in the middle of New York City. I tend to focus on integrating my every day life into everything I create. I love art that looks handmade - lots of tearing and inking and handwriting and hand cutting. I believe that mistakes are opportunities and hold fast to the notion that enjoyment of the process is just as important as the finished product! I like to think outside of the box -- experimenting with paper, paint, and fabric -- always trying to find a way to push my supplies further and see all the possibilities. My hour-long instructional DVD from Cloth Paper Scissors Workshops was released at the end of July 2010, I host the "Artist-to-Artist" segment of Scrapbook Memories TV (PBS), I have a paper line with French Company Sultane, and I have been published in multiple books and magazines. I also teach live internet classes for Prima every other Monday (LiveWithPrima.com). I blog daily with projects, tutorials, and crafty inspiration: www.balzerdesigns.typepad.com. Thank you to Shimmerz for giving me the opportunity to play with their awesome colorants!
In Julie's video, she will demonstrate how she made the background tags on this fab layout.
Thank you again Julie!