Slowly Learning … or Art Journal Page

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Acrylicpaints, Art Journal, Backgrounds

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“Slowly learning that there cannot be a constant go go go….

there needs to be stops in order to be able to harvest more!”

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An art journal is a good source for reminding yourself on some things….I might have to revisit LOL. If you have been in one of my recent classes you have seen the beginning of many of my art pages – I often demo in my art journal certain techniques and then turn those pages later into a finished spread. I should do a before and after picture session to show you :)

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Love the color combo here – green, dark purple, pink and yellow.

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what is your favorite color combination lately?

Have a great day

Nat

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  • Sue Clarke

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    That crackle stencil is on my wish list at Stencil Girl. Love the texture that it gives. I’ve been using a lime green, purple and golden rod color combo a bit here.

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  • Jackie N

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    Nat, what a fabulous spread! I absolute love the message and your color combo is out of this world Delish!! Thanks for bringing it home! Hugs

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  • Amante del Papel

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    Fantastic page!

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Arabesque or…One more new Stencil with StencilGirl Products

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Journal, Backgrounds, Stencils and Masks

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Ready for one more new stencil? My new 9×12 inch Arabesque Stencil that I designed for StencilGirl Products is in the house :)

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I love background stencils- and I wanted one that is swirly but also a bit grungy…and this is what I came up with.

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I had lot’s of fun turning this into a little spanish themed art journal page while teaching in Madrid :)

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huge hugs

Nat

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  • Laura Strack

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    I think this one is my favorite! Love how you gave it a Spanish flair with a pretty Senorita!! Thanks for the stencil Hop. It was so fun :)

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  • m

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    I love background stencils and yours is really great to give depth to your page. Great colour combo too!

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  • Gunvor

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    Oh, I really love the swirly background stencil! And your art piece is stunning, as always. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  • Kirsten Alicia

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    LOVE this stencil, it’s going on my wish list right now. And that is a gorgeous page.

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  • Gerd Andersson

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    Love this stencil and your page is so beautiful!

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  • Jean A Marmo

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    OOHHH — I need this one!! LOVE the page you did!

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  • Corrine

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    Looks great on this spread Nathalie…..Your gal has just the right outfit too. xox

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  • Cat Graves

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    Great stencil,,,another must have!!

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  • Marjie Kemper

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    Love it! A certain something arrived in my mail today, too. Grinning and eager to go!

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Inspired by Shane Koyczan or…for the bullied and beautiful

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Journal, Backgrounds, Inspirational Video

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I saw this TED talk by Shane Koyczan. I think it is amazing. Shane Koyczan makes spoken-word poetry and music. This video is powerful and touching!

From “To This Day”

“…and if you can’t see anything beautiful about yourself
get a better mirror
look a little closer
stare a little longer
because there’s something inside you
that made you keep trying
despite everyone who told you to quit…”

And he said something else on his website which I loved so much that it inspired me to this art journal page.

“Don’t let your luggage define your travels, each life unravels differently.”

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So true!

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Thank you Shane for this amazing inspiration and for being such an enrichment and encouragement to other people’s life through your art!

Have a wonderful day!
huge hugs
Nat

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  • muriel

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    How I love your page, the colours, the building and what inspired you. Thanks for the link to the talk. I came upon TED two years ago and was so pleased I did; they have such great talks by amazing people.

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  • Michelle Guest

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    I just listened to his ted talk… It is very good… Your art is beautiful!

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  • Sue Clarke

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    I continue to love the TED videos that you post Nat. The woman on this page just grabs me. Maybe I can relate to her doing the dishes. Wonderful and different from what you usually share with your fans.

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  • Martha Richardson

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    TFS…I needed THAT message today! Love the page…but…it’s the quote that really grabs me <3

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