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Happy Thanksgiving!

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in General Announcements

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I am grateful to have you – thank you from my heart. Have a wonderful day!

 

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  • Nancy Sapp

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    I enjoy all your posts! Thanks for sharing your talents with us all.

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Around The World Blog Hop

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in General Announcements

Last week my wonderful and creative friend Joe Rotella (who also takes care of me at CHA and sees to that I am actually eating my lunch there – and that EVERY year- LOL) invited me to join an Around the World Blog Hop  and so I will answer 4 questions he left me with :)

 

1. What are you working on right now?

mmmhh – LOL. I am working on a couple projects at the moment which I cannot really talk about …they are all making me super excited …and I cannot wait to share with you :) But …besides that…I have on my desk right now something I prepared and tested for a project I planned to do tonight at a class I am taking at the Museum of Modern Art.

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I created a face stencil – hand drawn and then used Julie’s Scan N Cut Machine. I will use it tonight to imitate my version of a Roy Lichtenstein copy…well…lol- let’s see ;)

2. How does my work differ from offers?

Oh Brother….what a question – LOL. I think my main difference is that I totally dive into my favorite art media and try to understand every single bit of them to make them my friends and to communicate with them during my creating part. Now that makes me sound like a weird person…but then on the other hand…here you go…I am weird ;)

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3. Why do I create?

It sounds cliche, I know- but because I have to. It wasn’t always that way but creating art made me a more complete person.

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I am calmer and more relaxed and happier when I created art. I get cranky when I have days where I cannot create – actually I am a bit cranky right now because a lot of the things I am working on right now have to be done at the computer.

4. How does my creative process work?

It starts with a slight idea and the urge to get started. Then I start creating. I do not let the picture in my head ruin my creating flow …I let the happenings guide me – going back and forth between control and happy accidents. It is a long process but I love it. Here is a piece that I am doing it with right now – it is not finished yet.

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Of course I should keep the around the world blog hop- chain going…but because I totally forgot about it and I stink…I am probably the bad person who interrupts the chain. I am also just a human being…But maybe the two I list right here will pick it up – in any event their blogs are fun to check out :)

I always love to see what Marsha in the Netherlands is up to and as we are already in the Netherlands…also my friend Birgit Koopsen :)

And with this…I am off …I told you I was cranky, right? I gotta create at least for a couple minutes now – LOL.

Have a gorgeous day

 

 

Nat

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  • Birgit Koopsen

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    Yeah!! Love it! Loved to read your answers and I will happily participate! I will do it this week! So I need to tag 2 people to keep it going?

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Awesome- LOL- Yes- two peeps :) Have a wonderful day girl!

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  • Laura Strack

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    Maybe you forgot to do it because you haven’t eaten a proper lunch? This is a fun Hop and so cool to see what everyone is working on. Take care of yourself. We need you!

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      LOL- when at home I get fed by my husband- snigger ;) Thank you Laura! have a gorgeous Thanksgiving week!

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  • Marjie Kemper

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    So fun to see that gorgeous WIP – wonder what you will do with it tonight!

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As Easy as 1-2-3 Background² Art Journal Page

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Journal

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A couple days ago I showed a tutorial on how to create an easy background in your art journal 

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and I promised to show what I would do with the result later. I just added a bit of stamping over both pages to tie it together, added the image , painted it with markers and then added the journaling. It was a quick but liberating art journal spread.

Here are the supplies that I used after I created the initial background:

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I hope you liked seeing the transition :) Have a wonderful day

 

 

 

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