October 29, 2011
To celebrate our 5th anniversary, Cocoa Daisy is so excited to bring you our exclusive tote, designed by one of our favorite artists, Julie Fei-Fan Balzer! Bursting with Julie’s signature whimsy and color and sporting our own Miss Lilybird, this 100% cotton canvas tote measures 15″ x 15″, the perfect size for housing your Cocoa Daisy kits when you need to create on the go. It’s also great for showing your Cocoa Daisy spirit while out on the town.
The bag is $15 and available to subscribers right now and to the general public on November 1st. Check it out in the Store.
Julie Fei-Fan Balzer is a self-taught mixed media collage artist and avid scrapbooker. She has been making art for as long as she can remember and loves the process of creating. “I believe that mistakes are creative 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.”
Julie has been published in many magazines including Cloth Paper Scissors, Quilting Arts, Creating Keepsakes, Better Homes & Gardens’ Scrapbooks Etc., Memory Makers, Scrapbook Trends, Somerset Memories, Somerset Digital, scrapbooking m.m. (Sweden), Scrapbooking & Beyond, Simple Scrapbooks, Histories de Pages (France), books by Leisure Arts, F&W Publications, and Quarry (upcoming), as well as multiple e-zines.
Julie is currently the co-host of Scrapbook Soup TV (PBS) and has appeared several times on Quilting Arts TV (PBS) and hosted the “Artist to Artist” segment on Scrapbook Memories TV (PBS). She will also be appearing on the upcoming season of Crafting at The Spotted Canary (PBS). Julie’s hour long instructional DVD “Collage Fast & Furious” was released in July 2010 by Interweave. She will have two more hour long instructional DVDs released by Interweave in 2012.
Julie and her husband live in a tiny apartment with a big art studio in the middle of New York City.
Julie blogs her art adventures at www.balzerdesigns.typepad.com. Follow her Twitter feed at http://twitter.com/BalzerDesigns.
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