n*Studio moves to the U.S. – CELEBRATION

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Online Workshops

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In exactly one week we will be arriving at our new home in the U.S. The n*Studio will be packed in the shipping container in the next days and I will be offline mostly. But don’t worry..I have scheduled some fun posts and there will be also a blog-hop coming up with another nice giveaway next week. And then just cross fingers that the phone company hooks us up quickly again in our new place .

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Lot’s of work lays already behind us – from cleaning out pantries, giving away and selling things that won’t fit into the container or are not allowed to be shipped to the U.S. or cannot work in the U.S., to cleaning bikes and shoes as no dirt allowed to be brought in, to lot’s of paperwork, getting the apartment here in shape and find a new renter. Our To-Do List got way smaller but this coming week will be totally insane, making sure the movers pack everything and properly, the labeling for customs , the cat getting a little ride to the vet for the health certificate,

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the good bye party tonight and other farewells, packing 6 suitcases  and a cat…well…LOL…let’s stop here …you get the picture and if not..follow me on instagram you will probably get some there ;)

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While we are sad to leave Hamburg and our family and friends here- we are VERY HAPPY and excited to move to Jersey City and our family and friends there. One of you said in one of the comments that she cannot at all understand why we move to the U.S. Well..you know when you have a multi-national marriage – one of you always has to leave the country and be further away from their loved ones…and after 15 years I think it is my task now and I am very content and well with it  and I cannot wait to work further on some really fun n*Studio projects there (wait and see) :) Home is where your heart is and my heart goes now to the U.S. plus…the world is so much smaller now…I see my family and friends already again in December and I tell you, if only half of the people come to visit us in the U.S. that said they would, we pretty much do not even feel we moved ;) …so that is not too bad ;)

So………………..let’s celebrate

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Thank You for celebrating with me !

Have a wonderful and creative day !

Nat

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Comments (30)

  • Jan B

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    Bon Voyage! Germany’s loss is our gain! Safe travels and hope to see you on this side sometime again…

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  • Kirsten Alicia

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    Morning Nat, good luck with everything, I hope it all goes without a hitch. And enjoy your leaving party tonight.

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  • muriel

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    Happy people make me happy. Your post is the first one I’ve read this morning and seeing how positive and happy you are was great! I wish you all the best for this last week and for your arrival in the US.

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  • Marg

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    Have a great trip. You will be closer to Canada and if feel like a trip to a great province, NL, contact me. Take care in your move

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  • Lizzie

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    Bon Voyage! Hope everything goes well.
    Take care

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  • Gunvor

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    Good luck with the last preparations and your move! I hope the phone company gets you back on line real fast – you’re one of my main sources of inspiration. I was soo sad the class in Stockholm last week end was canceled but I think I’ll comfort myself with an on line class. Now, to decide which one …

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  • Sally

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    Well, Nathalie — looks as if you are finally on your way. My daughter just very recently moved from Paris to Miami and is just starting to settle in. Some acclimatisation required! I’ll be going to see her in October, and then again (this time with my husband) for New Year! It IS quite a long way away . . . .
    I follow your blog with much pleasure, and look forward to lots of USA adventures and continued mixed media fun. You’ll be able to get up to lots of mischief with Julie, as she surely won’t be far away from you.
    Please tell Niles that I hope all goes fine for him — brush up his English so the neighbourhood cats, dogs, mice, etc., will all be able to understand what he’s saying to them!
    Safe journey — au revoir! Sally in France xo

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  • Michelle McCosh

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    Hope your move goes smoothly., It is always challenging to move to another country. ( I remember my international move so well) Better give Niles some space, he does not look happy.)

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      So far Niles is ok – the only furniture we didn’t touch yet is his little seater ;) he will be fine – he is a good cat and adjusts fast. The worst will be the flight but at least it is a direct flight. hugs
      nat

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  • Eeva Hall

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    You are so right about home is where your heart is. I so love my almost five years in Hamburg and would not trade them for anything. Now when I am back in Sweden but still a looong way frome home (400 km to my hometown) I miss Hamburg very much and whenever I visit there it feels like coming home again. The best part is that home is always just s flight away :). I am so Happy for you three.

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  • Sara Naumann

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    Hey Nathalie, it sounds like a really fun opportunity and a change of scenery is always inspiring! Niles will do just fine too–we moved a 16-year-old cat from Oregon to Amsterdam, it can be done! (More stressful for me than her, I think.) Best of luck to you and keep us posted!

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  • Madeline Rains

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    so happy for you! It will be great, once the stressful packing and moving part is over. My brother and his wife are in the exact same situation as you and your husband. It is time now for them to move to the US (they’ve been in AUS) but after nine months she still doesn’t have a visa! They’re really backed up apparently. I’m glad you didn’t have this issue. Hope I meet you one day here in the USA.

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  • Helen Hall

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    Best of luck! Jersey City is a great place to live. Very hip and edgy. Close to the Cake Boss in Hoboken too! I lived in a little studio when I was fresh out of college and working for Marvel Comics. The time of my life. I enjoy your blog and art.

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  • Sharon F., CA

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    Best to you and your family- especially Kitty. Welcome to the U.S.!! I hope you have a safe and smooyh move. Can’t wait to hear of your adventures.

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  • Nurse Ratchet

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    Even though you are technically not coming to Canada….I do say WELCOME to my side of the world….looking soooo forward to seeing you soon and more often my sweet LGL!!

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  • Andrene

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    Safe travels!!!

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  • Cathy Shackelford

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    Good luck with your move! I hope you learn to love the US as much as your home country! And If you travel to the St Louis Missouri area, I hope you do some classes!

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  • Jazzysofia

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    Good luck, and lots of creative happiness in your new home!

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  • Jackie

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    Wow Nat! such a positive and upbeat attitude!!! and yay! you will be only 1 state away from me!! Welcome to the USA! and I truly hope you find your new home as comfortable as your last! hugs and safe travels

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Safe travels and I hope that I may meet you in person now that you’ll be closer to NH. I’m sure that unpacking and setting up your new studio will be time consuming but fun in the long run. I love Niles’ ID.

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  • Marianne Johansson

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    Best of luck with your move and safe travels! Really loved reading your post, you seem very happy and content! Love the photo and ID of Niles :D

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  • Chantalyon

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    You make me smile and like you I think it’s wonderful to move!
    I laugh with Niles and his funny question looll……
    So good luck and bon voyage………

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  • Marjie Kemper

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    Hope it all goes as smoothly as can be! Welcome (very soon) to your new home!

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  • Seth

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    Good luck with the move Nathalie. See you on “this side” of the ocean!

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  • Sandi

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    Good luck

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  • Kirsten Reed

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    Good luck on the move! Having moved back and forth to Germany four times, I feel your pain! Lots to do!! I hope you settle in well in your new city and maybe we will get to meet at an art class or retreat one day!

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  • Geri Pate

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    Safe travels! I believe making any major move in life is, of course bittersweet. I have moved and traveled many times throughout my life all over the globe. I have found moving to be a very spiritual experience–leaving me to always be more grateful for where I just left and so appreciative for I am am moving to. Moving is an end and a beginning, with all the joys and stresses that accompany both. There is a book I recommend, it is one artist/woman’s trek of being filled with wanderlust and then settling down. The story is EXCELLENT and the ART is gorgeous! “WHEN WANDERERS CEASE TO ROAM,” is the name of the book by Vivian Swift. Good luck and God bless you on the move.

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  • Mila

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    I wish you all the best in your new stage. There is truth in the phrase “your home is where your heart”. A big hug will follow you wherever you go.

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  • Julie

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    I love that pic of you! I would say, “that is so Nat!” lol – and i don’t even know you!

    Welcome to your new home!

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