Scrapbook Soup host Julie Fei-Fan Balzer is a self-taught mixed-media artist and avid scrapbooker. She 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, and Simple Scrapbooks, Histories de Pages (France); books by Leisure Arts, F&W Publications, and Quarry; and multiple e-zines. She has appeared several times on the public television series Quilting Arts and hosted the “Artist to Artist” segment on Scrapbook Memories/i> (the precursor to Scrapbook Soup).
Julie’s hour-long instructional DVD, Collage Fast & Furious, was released in July 2010 by Interweave.
Julie lives 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.