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Go Big or Go Home

I recently escaped to Byron Bay for a week, an attended an art class with the fabulous Julie Fei-Fan Balzer, hosted by Jane Davenport at The Nest, Jane’s amazing home in Byron Bay. I had been counting down the days til this class and let me tell you, I was not disappointed!

Julie invited me to lunch on the Friday before class and it was wonderful to get to know her (though I feel like I already knew her thanks to my stalker tendencies lol). We had some seriously delicious food and great conversation. Certainly a highlight of my week away.

As I said earlier, the class was held at The Nest, Jane Davenport’s home. It was such a lovely place to create, out on the deck, and we were spoiled rotten with lush meals and the best coffee I have ever tasted. We were also lucky enough to get a peek inside Jane’s personal studio. Holy amazeballs.

Class was just flat out amazing. I’ve taken many of Julie’s online classes, but to learn from her in person was a whole new experience and I loved every minute of it. Julie is hilarious, incredibly kind, and such a generous soul. She took the time to answer every question, shared her immense knowledge, and made us all laugh. She was sweet enough to sketch one of her signature faces in my journal, and even doodled on a mug I had bought as a souvenir! Can you say fangirl moment??

All in all, I cannot say enough good things about the experience. From Julie’s awesome class, to Jane & Gus and their wonderful hospitality – I loved and appreciated it all.

Have you attended any in person classes? Were you as blown away as I was? Id love to hear about it.

Happy arting!

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2 thoughts on “Go Big or Go Home

  1. That looks and sounds to have been a fantastic getaway with inspirational people. Julie and Jane create some amazing things and both seem to radiate enthusiasm and joy so I can only imagine how infectious that atmosphere was in person. I’m really glad you had this experience.

  2. What an amazing experience!! I too have lovingly “stalked” Julie since 2013 and she is coming to my town in the fall and I am beside myself, this makes me even more giddy with excitement! I found your blog thru Julie and enjoy it as well … thanks for sharing! What a great community.

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