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About weird paths, art, rejection and on keeping on going

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Video

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Connie from 21 Secrets recorded a fun conversation with me with some fun questions about my journey as an artist, about my art itself, persistence, and how to deal with rejection and there is no shame , and other things … I had a great time – I always love when questions make you think and realize things for yourself.

Here is the interview it is about 45 mins long (boy yes…I have a lot to say – LOL)  – hope you enjoy it :)

21 SECRETS Conversations with Nat Kalbach from Connie Solera on Vimeo.

Thanks Connie for having this fun conversation and also for having me for the 21 Secrets Spring Workshop.

Nat

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  • Joi@RR

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    This was wonderful Nat. I did/have 21 Secrets and of course… as always… you were/are one of my favorite teachers. GREAT interview – so fun – enjoyed it so much that I was sad that it ended so quickly (well it seemed quick!!!). j.

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Thank you so much Joi :) So glad you enjoy the 21 Secrets workshop !

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In My Own World – Liquitex Video

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Video

A couple weeks ago Liquitex sent in a little video crew to film me in my studio – and here is the final Brand Ambassador video in my own world :)

It was a lot of fun and I am so fortunate to work with a company like Liquitex that supports me in so many ways! Thank you so much Adam, Sara and Jenna for making me look kind of ok and for editing my accent out ( just kidding 😉 )

I am so happy I quit my paralegal job and became a full time artist!

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It has been a bumpy road at times but there was never a time I regret my decision!

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Self doubts and fears come up all the time- but it is nothing that cannot be healed with a good old painting session in the studio.

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Thank you for your support all these years from the bottom of my heart! Your comments and emails encouraged me over the years to go this road! I am a very happy camper today :)

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With Love!

 

 

Nat

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  • Kathy Gledsdale

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    A great film and what a fantastic light room you have to paint in. Your work really rocks.

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  • Brenda

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    Love how you have displayed your lovely artwork around your studio. Beautiful view to be inspired by.

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  • Kathryn

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    Nat;
    I am also soooooo glad that you have become a full time artist! I find your message to be so inspirational and totally agree that any bad day can be improved with a little time creating.
    Thank you
    Kathryn

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  • julie m

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    So happy for you.

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    cindykl2006

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    This is so awesome Nathalie! I am so happy for you!

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  • JoAnn

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    Wonderful video – very inspirational.

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  • Rebecca Buchanan

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    Bravo Nathalie! You are an inspiration.

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  • Gayle Kush

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    Wonderful video. Congratulations on following your dreams and making them come true.

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  • Chris

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    How awesome that you found art as a passion and as a career! I believe everyone has a creative part of them and you just have to find it and nurture it. You go girl!

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  • Deborah A. Pierro

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    Hi Nat. Wonderful video and great art studio. I love your honesty and humility. I’m so happy that you are following your artful bliss!

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    JackiePN

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    Loved your video Nat!! So glad that you followed your true calling- it is best to ignore those critics!
    Your studio photos are so full of inspiration and the picture of you is awesome! Merry Christmas to you! xo

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      thank you so much Jackie! Merry Christmas to you too!

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Bamboo Sketching Pen and Liquitex Acrylic Ink – A Match in Heaven

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Liquitex Ink, Tutorial Video

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I love Liquitex Acrylic Inks for their wonderful colors, high and fine pigmentation and their versatility. I use them for staining raw canvas, painting, stamping and sketching and I love to use them with a Bamboo Sketching Pen- especially to handwrite journaling or quotes in my art journals. A couple of you have asked me how I use the Bamboo Sketching Pen with the Inks and so I thought I show you in a quick video how easy you can use those two supplies. You will see they are a match in heaven .

Liquitex Ink and Bamboo Sketching Pen from Nathalie Kalbach on Vimeo.

I did forget to mention in the video that some of the pens of an indent that is called inkwell- where some of the ink can accumulate and gives a bit more writing time in between dipping. The dipping pen I used in the video has a tiny inkwell- which can be almost neglected. So if you have a bigger one- dipping right into the jar is a good idea 😉

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Please note: I am an official Brand Ambassador for Liquitex, but all my ideas are my own and the opinions, comments and my love for their products are genuine!

Have a wonderful day

 

Nat

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  • Nurse Ratchet

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    LOVE my Liquitex Inks….thanks for the demo!!

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  • Petrin Diaz

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    I inherited mine from my son E (Graphic Designer) and never have used it.! Now i am anxious to start with my “new toy”!…Really inspiring video! TFS, Nat!

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Glad you like it :) Cannot wait to hear from you when you used it. Thank you Petrin!

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  • Jackie P Neal

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    Thanks so much for the video,Nat! And your smile is awesome-nothing like an idiot! you silly!

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  • Madeline Rains

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    Love the look of this. I smile all the time too. Probably belying my sadness or other emotions. But they say that a smile can actually change the way you’re feeling.

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Thank you Madeline! I totally believe in the magic of a smile 😉

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  • Sue Clarke

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    I like the drawing of you and the lady “swinging” in the book.
    Thanks for the video as it is so much easier to understand videos than just the written instructions.

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  • Laura S

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    Great instructions for a cool looking tool! Sometimes it is good to get back to the very basics. I’m a little curious as to the history of the bamboo pen. Is it an ancient tool? It must provide an organic feel when being used. Thanks for the Vid, Nat. You rock!!

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      I like the feel of it Laura :) As about the history I am no expert on it but I have a feeling it has been around for a long time especially in Asia.

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  • Marjie Kemper

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    I didn’t even know about bamboo pens – thanks for the video tute, Nat!

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