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Happy Thanksgiving!

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in General Announcements

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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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  • Dara Lynn

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    Happy Thanksgiving Nathalie:) Much love and gratitude to you and your husband all throughout the year!

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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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Kickstarter Campaign for Gentrification Exhibition

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in General Announcements

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‘gentrification’ is an audio-visual exhibition opening on January 10, 2015 at 313 Gallery in Jersey City, NJ and I am part of it :)

It is a show about the changing social and economic landscape of Jersey City. For the exhibit, Jersey City artists  use recorded audio interviews with locals as a basis for new work exploring the virtues and detriments of the inevitable ‘gentrification’ of Jersey City.

Of course in order for this show to be successful, we need audio equipment. In this KickStarter Campaign we ask for your support in order to make this happen. We need 650 Dollars. Here is the video with the pledge:

Any donations exceeding the goal will go towards creating an exhibition catalog. Any proceeds exceeding 1000$ will go towards a local charitable organization TBA.

Participating artists include:

Narciso Espiritu

Nathalie Kalbach

Norman Kirby

Gabriella Perez

Sam Pullin

Fabricio Suarez

Sarah Veloso

Olivia Wilber

It would be wonderful if this would work out – maybe you would like to add a little token to it :) I will keep you updated on the process of the painting and the exhibition itself – maybe you are in the area and want to come and see/hear it .

Thank you and have a gorgeous day

 

 

Nat

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Looks like an interesting experience to be a part of.

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