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Stroll Through the Hood – July 2016

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Stroll Through The Hood

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It’s been a while since I have posted pictures of a Stroll Through the Hood – so I figured- it is about time again πŸ™‚ Strolls through my hood get me out of my studio, they help me unstuck and often I get inspired by what I see and have new ideas to create something.

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I am in full summer mode right now- we are taking a lot of bicycle trips and here is a favorite spot in Liberty State Park just a couple minutes from our house with an amazing view of Manhattan- yeah New Yorkers, take that, we have the best view πŸ˜‰

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New and colorful graffiti getting up on Columbus Ave.

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Beautiful afternoon at the Jersey City Jazz Festival in the park in the Heights -again an amazing view.

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The historic Ellis Island Immigration train station in Liberty State Park is open again. The already very fragile building took a big hit from Hurricane Sandy, and was closed off for past couple years. I so wish there was a way to have markets and other fun stuff going on there.

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Jersey City Β LGBT Vigil for the victims in Orlando. Love is Love!

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Love this colorful and fun mural I saw while exploring some different streets of the city.

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Another bike ride- another view – Jersey City, Empire State Building, Word Trade Center …not too shabby πŸ™‚

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4th July in the park – it was such a beautiful day…until we were about to eat on the deck with our friends and wait for the fireworks…and it started pouring Β – oh well – LOL- we still had fun!

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Love this by Sean9luo – “Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him…”

Hope you liked the little stroll through the hood- until the next time . Have a gorgeous day

Nat

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  • Sue Clarke

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    I just love your strolls. Can’t you just feel the people move through the train station? You have an awesome NYC view for sure. Enjoy your summer Nat!

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      HA I know exactly what you mean about the people moving through the station – must have been such an emotionally loaden place too – you just arrived, you have no clue what to expect and lot’s of hope!
      Enjoy your summer as well sue!!!

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  • Kathy P

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    Your strolls are always so fun. I always get a different reality of that area through your photos—so beautiful. And the artistic talent is awesome! Thanks for sharing with us, Nat.

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Glad you enjoy them Kathy !!!And yes- the artistic talent in this area is nuts!

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  • Sandy

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    Hi Nat,
    I live in MA and come to NYC often. I would love the address’s for the art you showed in today’s post. Most wonderfully if you would privately email me? And any additional addresses you know of with wonderful street art that only a local would know. If and when you would like to come to MA I live 4 miles from the Plimouth Rock! I would love to show you around!

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Bill, glad you liked it! I will try to post more of it in the next months – I need to get back into the habit πŸ™‚

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  • Joi @RR

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    Heheheh – I know this is crazy Nat but when I think of you taking a stroll in the HOOD – I envision all in black in hoodie/high tops – carrying a weapon and looking mean!!!!!!!!!! Soooooooooo…. I am thrilled to see such wonderful photos of things going on in the hood. Your visits are a delight. Thanks so much for sharing and squelching my fears πŸ™‚ Xj.

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  • Kandace Thomas

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    I love Jersey City. We always stay there when visiting the NYC area. Thanks for sharing the gorgeous views.

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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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