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Winding Down The Year: Best Nine of Instagram 2015

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Photos

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According to #bestnine2015 these are my most liked photos of 2015 on instagram. I loved seeing this.

Top Row – left to right: 1. Julie while we prepare our Australia Workshop, 2. Bags I had printed with one of my paintings, 3. My self bound new Art Journal

Middle Row – left to right: 4. Painting of the Stanley Theatre in Jersey City, 5. The 2Β Tallest Painting in Progress, 6. Water tower Painting and Water towers – kinda geeking out here πŸ˜‰

Bottom Row – left to right: 7. Art Journal Spread in Progress, 8. Shipping some of my paintings to a show, 9. Playing with a baster in my art journal

If you want to do this too on your instagram account just go here toΒ http://2015bestnine.com/Β – be patient -it takes a long time until it loads- and don’t go to the other stuff they pop up- that was a little bit annoying- but in the end – it is fun to see the collage πŸ™‚

Have a wonderful day

 

Nat

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  • Seth

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    Great to see these 9 pics Nat. And thanks for the link. I found my best nine. And, as you said, had to deal with a zillion pop-ups. But worth it in the end.

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  • Joi@RR

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    Wow – this is so neat – and true to you… colorful!!! Love the theater and your WIP of two talls is FAB. But my fav is still the water tower – I have loved that one from day one. It just has such character and such incredible colors. Those mini water towers are perfect to go with it too! This was a great treat.. Thanks bunches for a WONDERFUL 2015 from N*Studio and YOU dear Nat…. looking forward to another “HAPPY NEW YEAR” with you and your art work!!!! Hugs. j.

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Stroll Through The Hood – November 2015

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Stroll Through The Hood

I traveled most of this month but still had some fun time strolling through my hood. It is unusually warm for November and so sitting outside and getting happy doggies jump onto your lap and greeting you is something that can happen. The pic makes me laugh- you can barely see where the dog starts and ends πŸ˜‰

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A lot of new street art was happening during November- here is a work in progress by Shepard Fairey again. I guess he likes J.C. πŸ™‚

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And here is another one in progress- I will try to make sure to post pictures of the finished work next month.

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Below is a fun pigs in space graffiti by my friend Sam Pullin aka Bed Bugs in Love – love it! I also often say “if pigs could fly” …

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Mana Contemporary had an Open Studio day – perfect time to goof around there with some friends …sorry but …cannot take everything art related too serious πŸ˜‰

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In front of Mana was this awesome new mural by How and Nosm

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And last – this made me crack up when I was crossing the street and looked up – by @sean9lugoΒ – super fun!

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I love that there is so much street art is happening in Jersey City – it makes me excited to walk around everyday even if it is for normal errands like going to the supermarket and keeping an eye open if there is something new happening that might inspire me.

Hope you liked the stroll!

Have a gorgeous week

Nat

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Love the stroll as usual!

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  • Leadonna Fritts

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    Love your strolls! You certainly live in a cool area. It must be inspiring for you to just walk to a local market. Do you come home in the mood to create some art of your own?

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      thank you Lea! Yes- I often come home and cannot wait to get into the studio to try out something that was inspired by my stroll.

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  • Jenny Petricek

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    Great views of what looks like a very artistic city! Love the murals!

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Thank you Jenny- yes there are heaps of artists here – lots of fun πŸ™‚

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  • Barb J

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    I really enjoy your “stroll through the hood” pictures. Jersey always has something going on with art. You picked the perfect place to live.

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Awe- thank you Barb- yes it certainly wasn’t a bad choice πŸ™‚

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  • Joi@RR

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    Loved this post. Of course, the pics of you always make me smile because you are smiling/laughing in most of them!! But these were really fun with the doggie and silly friends! I have never seen this type of artwork in person – out in the world – so I can only imagine how it must look when you are standing near it. Personally – I so love seeing the world thru your eyes Nat. Seems like I have traveled miles with you and love it all. Love the bear and she is in orange – my fav!!! But these are all just so intriguing to me. Thanks bunches for sharing. j.

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  • Karen D

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    I really enjoy seeing your neighbourhood, would love to have so much street art around for inspiration. I live in a seaside area in NSW, Australia, lots of sea, sand and trees, but not much street art. A few years ago my husband and I went down to Sydney to a little island that was once a ship building facility and nowadays they use the area and all the old buildings for some art festivals. The one I am thinking of was called “Outpost”, and they had the most wonderful collection of street artists displaying their work, it was amazing. There was talk of it being an bi-annual event, but unfortunately I haven’t seen it advertised again. You may still be able to see a record of it on the web if you google “Outpost at Cockatoo Island”.
    But thanks for sharing all the cool art in your neighbourhood.

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Stroll Through The Hood – October 2015

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Stroll Through The Hood

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This golden month was filled yet again with lot’s of bicycle trips. I will for sure miss those little rides in the colder months but let’s see what was inspiring and fun in October!

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Bam Β – a really cool new mural surfaced near Mana Contemporary done by Shepard Fairey – amazeballs!

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And there he was with the mayor and some other peeps early in the morning when we took our bikes to see the mural. We had no idea he was there and that was quite cool …I did not say hi though … I am having art crushes and then get like super shy …and think he probably really doesn’t need a person jumping like a 3 year old telling him “love your stuff, so cool ” hence nothing more intelligent went through my mind at the moment πŸ˜‰

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Another bike ride – almost out of J.C.

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flying by a mural by Li-Hill

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Mural by Sue One.

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I tawt I taw a puddy cat πŸ˜‰ Β – this one is by Jerkface

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Another weekend we spent a couple hours at the Secret Beach – where you have a fantastic view of Lady Liberty and you are pretty much alone …

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I am still fascinated by horseshoe crabs – this one is a mini baby horseshoe crab- it was smaller than the palm of my hand.

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I love the pattern here!

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yes yes- I am obsessed with the lady liberty- but also loved the natural colors and textures.

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The Secret Swamp – gorgeous colors right now

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And it was just so beautiful and peaceful – again crazy if you think you are a stone throw away from the busiest city in the U.S.A

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Now this crab shell totally spoke “Yoda-Face-Asleep” to me- tell me what you see πŸ™‚

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And with this hidden path photo I wish you a wonderful day! Hope you enjoyed the stroll through my hood this month!

Nat

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  • Kathy P

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    I so enjoy the view through your lens, Nat! Wonderful perspectives, beautiful composition. I MUST take a drive up to see this artsy city you call home! And I enjoyed seeing the horseshoe crabs—-I grew up on the southeastern CT shore and these babies were everywhere! I actually saw Cirious George in yours here! Thanks for starting met Saturday off with a smile.

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Not sure if I would have come up with Yoda on my own, but I do see a face for sure. It continues to amaze me that you have such a view of Lady Liberty and you don’t even live in NYC. Love that first mural and how the brick gives it such a perfect texture (goes along with the strong lady).

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  • HΓ©lΓ¨ne

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    Hi Nat, I really enjoy reading your posts and especially the stroll through the Hood! From out there in Paris it Vives me great insight on NY & NJ. Sometime I’ll come and see it all by myself. Big hugs from an old fan of yours

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    Andrene

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    Love your monthly strolls and seeing the murals. I’m certain they so much more impressive in real life! Shepard Fairey is from my hometown (Charleston SC) and he did some beautiful work here back in 2014. And absolutely Yoda!!! You nailed it πŸ˜‰

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  • Cindy L

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    First of all, how totally awesome to come across that new Shepard Fairey mural, then to see him there in person…wow!! I would have been completely tongue tied like you…lol. I continue to be completely in love and impressed with street art and would have been swooning at the sight of the artist..ha ha! Thanks for sharing as always!!

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  • Gunvor

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    I do love your strolls and to see through your camera lens. This time I really enjoyed the beach photoes – there is something about beaches “off season” that I love. I can see the Yoda face when you mention it, but for me it was a Teenage mutant ninja turtle on the Shell …

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