Creative JumpStart

A Visual Interview with …Jimmy Leslie

In this series artists answer in visual form to a brief questionnaire. Meet New Jersey Artist and Resident Artist for Winsor & Newton and Liquitex Artist Materials Jimmy Leslie and see how he answered the questions with his fun sketches.

A Visual Interview with Jimmy Leslie from Nathalie Kalbach on Vimeo.

Jimmy is one of the teachers of Creative JumpStart 2017 along with 26 other artists – read more about this Mixed Media Online Class and sign up here.

Hope you enjoyed this visual interview- more are to come :)

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  • Denise

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    I am loving these visual interviews, how fun.

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Yeah – so glad you like them Denise :) There are more coming !

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      • Denise

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        Yay these and your journal posts are my treats! Can’t wait for jump

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  • JoAnn

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    Nice way to get to know the CJS artists!!

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A Visual Interview with … Andrew Borloz

In this series artists answer in visual form to a brief questionnaire.

Meet New Jersey Artist and Educator Andrew Borloz and see how he answered questions with photos, sketches and graphics.

A Visual Interview with Andrew Borloz from Nathalie Kalbach on Vimeo.

Andrew is one of the teachers of Creative JumpStart 2017 along with 26 other artists – read more about this Mixed Media Online Class and sign up here.

Hope you enjoyed this first visual interview- more are to come :)

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  • Rita

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    I enjoyed the interview. Very original way to do it and it gave me insight into approaching things. Thank you. Looking forward to CJ2017.

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Happy you liked the interview Rita and looking forward to jumping with you in 2017!

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  • JoAnn

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    Loved it – very creative!!! Can’t wait till January 1 and, by the way, I am telling everyone I can how wonderful CJS is!!!

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      So glad you liked it JoAnn- the next one is coming Saturday. They are so much fun to put together. And ohhh thank you so much- you are the sweetest. I am so happy to have you back!!!

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      • JoAnn

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        I have taken two of Andrew’s classes – he is awesome!

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        • Andrew

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          Aw, JoAnn, thanks so much for the nice compliment and looking forward to “seeing” you in my on-line class in January!

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Creative JumpStart 2017 AND CYBER MONDAY SALE

I’m excited to announce Creative Jumpstart 2017 (CJS17)! Yes, we’re back and ready to inspire you in January and beyond! This year’s theme is “Mix, Match, and Master .”

What’s CJS you ask? Let me tell you! CJS is a one-of-a-kind community event to jumpstart your creativity. Throughout January 2017, you’ll get 27 downloadable videos by 27 professional mixed media artists. You’ll be exposed to new techniques and styles and you’ll have the opportunity to interact with a worldwide community of creative-minded participants.

Right now, between Monday November 28th and Tuesday November 29th at 11:59pm EST, we are offering CJS17 for only $40 USD – 20% off the list price. Register today for this special Cyber Monday deal! Beginning November 30th, CJS17 will be $45 through December 31st, and $50 thereafter.

 

So what are you waiting for? Sign up for CJS17 here!

So can this Cyber Monday get any better???? YESSSS- it can ….how about a 20% Cyber Monday Coupon Code on all physical products like Stamps, Stencils and DVD’s. Don’t forget to stock up on everything you need for your holiday shopping and projects.

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Use the coupon code CYBERNAT20 when you check out.

Hope you join us for CJS17 and have fun shopping :)

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  • Anne

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    Hi,

    Roughly how long is each video? For example are they about ten minutes or an hour?
    Thanks

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Hi Anne – each video is between 10-15 minutes long. Nat

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CJS 2016 – Texture Explorations

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Today is my day on Creative JumpStart with some Texture Explorations in an extra bonus long video showing my whole thinking and creating process for this canvas:

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It has been such a blast and the community is so much fun! Loving all the projects everyone is sharing based on the Creative JumpStart videos! I am so sad that the live event is ending tomorrow. But no worries- if you still need to catch up – you have time until November to watch the videos and also download them. AND you if you haven’t signed up – you can still sign up here and do the same :)

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Sign up NOW! Six more days until Creative JumpStart 2016 starts!

Have you signed up for Creative JumpStart 2016 yet? Get your creative groove and mojo back with 24 artists and 25 inspiring downloadable videos – Art in Translation – during the month of January! Check out who is part of CJS2016 this year:

And the best thing? Right now it is on SALE: You get 25 videos for just $45 (USD) for a limited time if you sign up before December 31, 2015 at 11:59 pm (EST)! After December 31st, 2015 it will be 50 USD. Sign up here!

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Don’t forget: On Sale now for 45USD!!!

It is going to be a lot of fun and super inspiring! It will give you a huge kick with inspirational ideas, tutorials and insights into other artists’ work! Make 2016 your art year!!!

We are looking forward seeing you January 1st, 2016!

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  • Maude Leake

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    I signed up when you first offered this thru Julie’s site. I got charged, but did not get anything else saying I was set. I may of put wrong e-mail address on the paypal. My credit card was charged.

    Can you help???

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Maude, I actually emailed you three times, and the email bounced, so I think you did indeed provide a faulty address. I am going to email you right now again to the email I see here and hope you receive it. If you see this comment and have still not received anything, can you check your spam folder, and if not there- can you contact me directly? Thank you! I got you and we get you in :)

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Creative JumpStart 2016 – 5th Editon!!!

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I’m officially announcing Creative JumpStart (CJS) 2016! This is our 5th year. I am so excited!!! . If you’re not familiar with CJS, it’s a one-of-a-kind online event to kick your creativity into high gear in January 2016.

Learn techniques, discover new materials, and connect with artists and crafters.

Throughout January participants get 25 downloadable videos from 24 featured artists.  You heard right – DOWNLOADABLE  which is a big change from recent years.

See yourself who the artists aka JumpStarters are for this year:

You get 25 videos for just $45 (USD) for a limited time if you sign up before December 31, 2015 at 11:59 pm (EST)! After December 31st, 2015 it will be 50 USD.

But wait – it gets better: as my valued reader, you’ll get $5 extra off today. Just use this coupon code during checkout:

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*This is a limited offer valid from 10:00 am Dec 4, 2015 to 11:59 pm EST on Dec 11, 2015.

So what are you waiting for? Sign up here, and apply the coupon code during check out process!

I hope to see you at CJS 2016!

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  • Lisa Flaherty

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    Hooray!! So excited for this edition of CJS, Nat!! Thank you so much!!

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  • Gloria J Zucaro

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    I just paid with PayPal. Is there any other kind of registration? How will I know when we are starting? Will I get a supplies list ahead of time?
    Thanks, Gloria

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      HI Gloria, no worries, give me a couple hours to get you into the database. You won’t get lost and be able to access soon – but there was a glitch in the website, which I am fixing right now.

      thank you for your patience and sorry for the website troubles!
      Nat

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  • Rebecca Buchanan

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    Hi Nathalie! I just paid for CJS 2016 but I think I got too much discount. PayPal gave me a receipt for only $40 payment. Very nice, but I want to pay you the correct amount which I believe should be $45 with the earlybird discount. Let me know how to get you the extra $5. Thank you for doing this again. So excited that everything is downloadable this year. Thank you thank you.

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  • Jenny Petricek

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    Looks like a wonderful event, Nathalie! I’m going to check it out!

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  • Jacqvz

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    Looking forward to it! :-)

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Reminder – CJS 2015 Access

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Make sure to watch all videos until then if you haven’t yet! And a lot of you have asked if there will be a new edition of CJS in 2016 …well …you know, it would be the 5th edition, so what do you think? ;) All good things come in 5s …don’t they? (I know, I know…that is not quite how the saying goes…but hey ;) )

have a wonderful day!

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Creative JumpStart Meetups in 3 Countries

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This post just makes me so happy and giddy  :)

For Creative JumpStart I had joined together with some stores to organize official Creative JumpStart Meet-Ups. And how cool is that – stores from three different countries participated:  in the USA, Canada and The Netherlands. Everyone participating was a Jumper and had signed up for Creative JumpStart 2015 online and the stores provided materials and space to indulge in one of the projects or techniques shown in Creative JumpStart 2015 on a certain day. Here are some fun impressions from those CJS Meet Ups around the globe :)

Creative JumpStart Meet Up at Bizzy B’s in Toronto, Canada

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Creative JumpStart Meet Up at REVolution in The Netherlands

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Creative JumpStart Meet Ups (Jan+Feb) at Everything Scrapbook and Stamps in Florida, USA

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There will be actually a third Creative JumpStart MeetUp at Everything Scrapbook and Stamps on March 21st!

I think this is truly amazing that people around the world are being connected through an online event like Creative JumpStart, create together and even make new friends :) BTW- if you missed out on Creative JumpStart online…you can still sign up & read more about it here.

Wouldn’t it be awesome if there was some day some kind of huge CJS event worldwide ?  Like a tourbus with all 21 artists doing Mixed Media Retreats based on CJS – LOL- that is one crazy idea ;) Well…one can dream right? ;) Have an awesome weekend!

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  • Sue Clarke

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    That is awesome and yes, you gotta dream and some of them even come true! This one just might.

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  • Joi@RR

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    YEAH – soooo exciting. BEST workshop online! So happy that CJS continues on. Wonderful news. Loved the pictures too. Thanks so much for sharing Nat. BIG Woooooo Whoooooo!!! Xj

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Are You Ready For Creative JumpStart 2015? – Infos etc.

Have you signed up yet for Creative JumpStart 2015?

If not- don’t miss it – it is going to be awesome and lots of Mixed Media Creative Fun! And did you know that if you signed up for Creative JumpStart 2015 that you can access the welcome page and explore a bit more about it? Here are some helpful videos for either of you

Want to hear a little bit more about Creative Jumpstart ?

JumpStarter Joe Rotella and I are are chatting about CJS: What it is, The theme 2015, How Joe feels about Creative Jumpstart, Why I ask artists AND crafters …and some more

 

Signed up and need help to navigate and access to Creative JumpStart?

It is easy to navigate Creative JumpStart – and you can already access the Welcome Page once you signed up (if you are unsure if you signed up already because you didn’t get the Order Confirmation (check your spam folder) – this is a great way to find out !)

Want to know how to sign up for CJS and how it works?

A little helper- as I know sometimes signing up for stuff online is a bit new to some of you

 

Need Help? FAQs – videos, log in etc.

If you have a question on how to log in, or about the videos etc. your best bet is to check the Need-Help Page first! Most of your questions will be probably answered there already!

So….are you ready? Or what are you waiting for? Starting January 1st  – we Jump :) 

Have a gorgeous day!

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  • tape

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    The only acrylic media I have is acrylic paint in tubes. Can I still jump?

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      yes you can – you might not be able to do all jumpstarts, but you will learn a lot about other acrylic media and can then decide which you might want to purchase in the future to make your acrylic paints go further :)

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  • Jackie P Neal

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    Nat- I last minute shared CJS over on my Google community- told the gals- you have been inspiring me for years!! Best wishes my friend! xoxo

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  • Vicki

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    I signed up because JackieP. Told me too :) I watch Joe on Tuesday nights with Terri Sproul…

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