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Artist Quote of the Week – Henri Matisse

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Artist Quotes / Artist Inspiration

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  • Barb

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    All artists quotes mean more to those are really and truly have great talent like you and can understand the meaning of the quotes.
    Sending you this. I enjoy him so much. Amazing talent.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4tsoU3KlBg
    Thanks for sharing

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Stroll Through The Hood – August 2015

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Stroll Through The Hood

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What a beautiful summer this is  – perfect to stroll through the hood :)

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Graffiti by Emilio Florentine – love the energy!

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Pedestrian Area down town – someone started painting those ugly planters – YES . so much better and making me really happy!

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Beautiful window display by one of my favorite stores in Jersey City – Beekman Lane . It’s even prettier from inside with the light coming through the glassware into the store !

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Loved the colors of the boarded windows against the brick – would love to have  a studio in this building.

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Another awesome brick house – I love the details of the the windows and around the window as well as the alcove.

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Not sure what this frame around a porch is called in english – but look at the gorgeous cut outs – super inspiring as a pattern for an Art Journal Spread.

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Loving the colors, the lines, the font, the face – everything – about this by Christina Angelina aka @starfightera

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And for the first time while waiting for my trainer in our community room of the building I realized these awesome textures -loving the brick, copper, wood, ceramic and textile mixture and the color scheme is speaking to me for fall.

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Since I am a sucker for sunflowers, this makes me happy. I love those little community garden oases all over Jersey City.

Hope you enjoyed the stroll through the hood this month – until next time!

Nat

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  • Kathy P

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    Wow—living here would be such a delight! A feast for the eyes everywhere you look! Thanks for sharing, Nat—Jersey City is now on my bucket list of places to see.

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      It is fun to live here- and if you are visiting the Big Apple a great place to stay as it is so close by and way cheaper.

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  • Sue Clarke

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    I especially love that first photo of the black and purple design.
    I always enjoy your strolls thru the neighborhood.

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Sue, glad you like the strolls! I love that black and purple design too – so striking!

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  • Roberta S

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    I love reading your posts because they are always so upbeat and positive. I am a country girl through and through, but I enjoy your insight into the beauty that can be found in an urban setting. I find street art to be totally amazing, and I love seeing all the buildings you find on your strolls. Thank you for showing us the beauty to be found in our older cities if only one is willing to make the effort to find it.

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Art Tapas – Bite Sized Tips for the Mixed Media Artist – Tip #2 Labeling

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Tapas

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Art Tapas are short videos (1- 3 mins) that will give some practical tips or advice about anything that is related to tools, art supplies or processes and any Mixed Media or Hobby Artist might appreciate. Lots of times these reflect some mistakes that I made along my journey, so to speak, things that I learned the hard way and sometimes they are just some things that I would have loved to have known when I actually started in Mixed Media.

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Art Tapas – Bite Sized Tips for the Mixed Media Artist – #2 Labeling from Nathalie Kalbach on Vimeo.

I hope you enjoyed this Art Tapa –  and if you have questions that you would love to have answered in some of the Art Tapas videos- let me know and I might just cook one up for you to nibble on :)

Happy Creating !

 

Nat

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  • Linda on the Prairie

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    What an excellent idea! And my mess just goes on up my arms when I’m painting. Still trying to figure out how I got paint on the back of my knees last week!

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      LOL- I hear you on the mess 😉 I have probably not one single piece of clothing that does not have a spot of paint on it ..the paint on the back of the knees though, I still have to accomplish 😉

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  • Kathy P

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    Great labeling tip, Nat! And I’m so happy to read that I am not the only messy painter!

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