Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A Day with Julie Balzer :0)

Yesterday, I hung out with the FABULOUS Julie Balzer! She was in town for the 2011 CREATE Chicago Mixed Media Retreat workshops by Cloth Paper Scissors and Quilting Arts this past weekend. Thanks to Hurricane Irene, Julie ened up with an extra day in Chicago so off to The Art Institute of Chicago! I was thrilled that we could hook up and spend some time being inspired!

First we checked out The Modern Wing which was newest part of the Institute (open May 2009). VERY COOL!! Good timing too - they had a one-hour tour of the wing so we tagged along a bit before going off on our own.

Vater Staat by Thomas Schutte
Translates to "father state"
We had lunch at the Terzo Piano At The Art Institute of Chicago which has a wonderful view of the surrounding areas including Lake Michigan! Very relaxing lunch :0)

And right outside of the restaurant, look what we came across! WOW~! Had to get a picture of Julie with this wonderful FUN art!

Restless Rainbow by Pae White

Such an ARTful gal to hang out with! Thanks, Julie, for all the information and ideas to inspire me with. And speaking of information, please visit Julie's blog post on her adventures at the Institute!

I hope you have a safe trip back home!
MargieH xo

P.S. I'll be PM'ing you with pictures soon!


cbshai said...

how fun!!!! I love that restless rainbow.

Lynn said...

WOW! It sounds like you guys had a blast!!! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog!!!

Tracy said...

Sounds like a perfect day to me.
That art museum sounds wonderful

Ursula said...

that is an awesome and perfect photo of Julie and the 'art'. Sounds like a fabulous day!

hilde janbroers said...

great photos!!! love them!

milkcan said...

It was super fun hanging out with you! Thanks for everything!

Jenn Borjeson said...

Margie, that is so cool! Sounds like you had a great time! :)