Toggle navigation
Adding sequins.

More posts from this user

Is it a quilt? This is a piece I made back in June for my quilt guild’s annual show. It is fabric. It is layers. It is stitched. But, is it a quilt?! Does it need to be defined? Personally, I love it for what it communicates. I find the imagery evocative and the layers in the piece integral to the story telling. 🙌 You can see lots of close-up pics on the blog today. #callthequiltpolice #quilt #art #artquilt #whatjuliemade
I was blown away by the #murakami exhibit at #mfaboston 🙌👏👍😍🎉❤️💪 I loved the curation of the exhibit — seeing the ancient roots of Murakami’s work was fascinating and enlightening. Plus, the scale of the artwork is jaw dropping. I will definitely be back through! Lots to think about!!! #julielovesart #mfamuseumcouncil #ihavethisthingwithmuseumpics
Feeling exhausted but satisfied after a long day of teaching. “The world was hers” seemed like an excellent caption for this moment. Teaching always makes me feel invincible; like I can do anything. 💪 I think it’s because I’m riding the high of my students’ excitement! There are few things better than being with people who are enchanted and turned on by the thing you love. ❤️
Teaching my #gobigorgohome class today at @whimsodoodle in St. Pete. This is layer 1 of one of my demo pieces. More to come! 🙌 #whatjulietaught #wip #whimsodoodle #abstractart
I feel restless. Over the years, I’ve learned that that uncomfortable feeling is usually a precursor to something good. BUT it’s up to me to make the ensuing change happen. As a result, I’m in a listening phase. An information gathering phase. An assessment phase. An information sponge phase. I’ve been listening to a lot of podcasts, going to lectures, reading, and simply leaving myself open to ideas. As I marinate in all the incoming information, I find that certain notions keep coming up — from scientists, educators, designers, athletes, business leaders, inventors, and academics. Standing in my kitchen last night, I decided it was time to put a few of those ideas in front of my face. So, I grabbed my letter board and spelled out some simple truths. 🙌 More to come, I’m sure. 😘 #deepthoughts
Did you know that I have a line of rubber stamps with @iostamps 🎉👍 Most of them are based on my hand carved stamps. You can see several stamped in black on tonight’s #artjournal page! #iostamps #balzerdesigns
#whatjuliemade #artjournaleveryday #stampcarving #face #artjournaling #daysoftheweek #collage #mixedmediacollage #teal #washitape #art #painting #goldenpaints #artjournalpage #greeneyes
Day two of class with #BettyBusby was all about making leaves! 🍃This is printed, painted, colored, and embellished! 😍 Learned a lot in the last two days. I always love being a student!
#whatjuliemade #leaves #surfacedesign #quilt #shivapaintstiks #gold #artquilt #nonwoven #natureprint #leafprint #texturerubbing #art #craft #fiberart #quiltersconnection #quiltguild #quilting #dedhamma
It was 82 and sunshiney today. ☀️ In October. 🎃 🍁 In New England. ⛄️ Is it any wonder that I’ve still got the lushness of summer on my mind?! Painting flowers in my #artjournal tonight. 🙌 #whatjuliemade #artjournaleveryday
Day one of class with #BettyBusby — learning a wide variety of #surfacedesign techniques! 👏 This is a combination of #sunprinting and surface embellishment with markers and a @marabucreativeusa #fashionliner. Having a great time. Can’t wait for day two! (Check my insta stories for more pics and videos of class. Click on my face to see my story!)
#marabucolors #quilt #artquilt #nautilus #paint #fabricpaint #embellishment #whatjuliemade
“I hope I never get tired of the night sky, of thunderstorms, of watching cream make galaxies in my coffee. I hope I never grow to be someone who can no longer see the small beautiful things.” (Unknown) Tonight I stopped and stood in the parking lot staring at the sky. Close to midnight, there was very little noise. Just the hum of some A/C units and a sprinkler in the distance. The moon was crazy bright and the sky was packed with worm eaten clouds. A feeling of tranquility swept over me. #natureispowerful #tranquility #nightsky
Playing with hand carved stamps in my #artjournal. But now I think I’m seeing things. Anyone else see a nose in the paint? Near the eye stamp? #doyouseewhatisee #ghost
Exploring some abstract painting today. Trying to push myself to try different things. 👍 #lifelonglearner #abstractart #whatjuliemade
Last night I was lucky enough to attend an event at the #moakleycourthouse in Boston. They have five fantastic #NormanRockwell paintings on display, including the one you see here. The event featured former CIA director #JohnBrennan. He spoke about many things, but one recurring theme was the power and importance of America’s diversity and our need for civil discourse. I believe in the power of kindness. #dountoothers
Really loved the #LouiseBourgeois exhibit at #MoMA. I wouldn’t say that everything was beautiful. But I would say that it was packed with ideas and brimming with intelligence and I even laughed out loud while reading some of her text. (The man next to me laughed out loud about 10 seconds later. I guess he was a slower reader. 😜) Definitely worth a visit if you’re in #NYC. #julielovesart #modernart
Progress. 🙌 Artistic growth isn’t a straight and steady climb. At least not for me. For me, it always comes in fits and starts. Usually after a long period of frustration. During the frustration period self doubt becomes rampant and then one day...🎉 Progress. Today feels like a progress day. 💪 #mixedmediaonpaper #whatjuliemade