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Trying to learn Finnish or … Europe Tour is coming up!

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Workshop Schedule

I cannot believe I am leaving for my little Europe tour already in  1 1/2 weeks. I am so excited.

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All the paints are shipped and waiting for us (thanks to Liquitex for all the help!!!), a new suitcase is ordered after the last one broke on the trip to Oklahoma and I am starting to think of the temperatures in the different places I will be …from super hot to …maybe a bit cold 😉

First stop will be Madrid, Spain on May 30th for Cuchy and my 4th Art Mesa Mixed Media Event !

There are still some spots available- so if you are in the area :) – Sign up and join us!

Then I will stop over in Germany for a couple days to visit my loved ones in my old home :) I am so looking forward to see my peeps and I have a whole list of what I want to eat and where I want to go and…oh wait..I only have 3 days…mhhh !

Next stop is Turku, Finland June 6&7 for Matka Luovuuteen together with my friend Birgit Koopsen.

There are only 2 more seats available- so if you are in the area- come and join us!

After Finland I will spent some time with Birgit in her home in The Netherlands …we have creative fun plans! Maybe instead of just chatting we will actually even paint together- we will see 😉
And last but not least a stop in Ede, The Netherlands on June 13&14 for the De Craftorij Retreat 2015


There are still a couple seats left and you can sign up for Saturday, Sunday or both days!

Working on getting everything ready on time – and trying to learn some new words ….like:

  • Leikkuualusta askarteluveitsen kanssa käytettäväksi

This means Cutting Mat in Finnish …I think I will fail this language …off to learn Cutting Mat in Dutch and Spanish – maybe I am better there – I am sure I will make a fool of myself trying – LOL

DOEI (that means Bye in Dutch …one of the few words I know!) – have a gorgeous day!

 

Nat

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  • michelle ward

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    Sounds like a whirlwind adventure!! I’m green with envy you are going to Finland! Can’t wait to read about upon your return. Safe travels!

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  • lynda howells

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    oh wish you were coming to London .. maybe next time? I have a spare bed!!x lynda

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      I would love to come to London for workshops-! thank you Lynda!

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  • Joi@RR

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    Oh myyyy Nat – I would never have the courage to do what you are doing even if I were as fit as a fiddle as in my younger years! I’m such a home body! But… I totally admire you for going and know – without a doubt – that everyone is looking forward to you arriving and teaching and hugging. IT WILL ALL BE SUPER FINE in every way. I will be thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers. HAVE FUN… and bring back lots of pictures!!! Can’t wait to see them. j.

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Thank you Joi! you are the sweetest and I will post a lot of photos – promised :)

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Raw Canvas Staining

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Mixed Media Workshop, Workshops

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Lately I am addicted to Raw Canvas Staining and painting. Something about this raw material just draws me in.

You might have noticed – I am not the only one :) You can spot the trend of paint stained material on a lot of clothes and home decor items this season. And some of this- you can just make yourself and have an individuell look – here I made my own pillow cases which fit exactly to our living room style and color wise!

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I love the texture and layers you can archive through layering acrylic inks, soft body acrylic paints and markers and I love the versatility of what you can do with the stained raw canvas later on. You can stretch the canvas yourself on stretcher bars and hang it up, you can sew something, you can work on raw canvas totes, purses, aprons, you can use the stained canvas for your art journal covers, as elements in your mixed media collage, patches …you name it …endless possibilities.

I taught my Raw Canvas Class in March in Toronto and we had heaps of fun – exploring different techniques and possibilities and then having each of the student create a pillow case so that they had something to bring home as a finished project.

I will teach this Raw  Canvas Staining class again this month on May 16 at The InkPad in NYC. The location is the Westbeth Community Center – so we have lots of space!

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I will show you how to apply the medium and how to use it so that it works, I will bring Liquitex Acrylic Inks, Paints, and Markers and more for you to work with. We will play with patterns, mark making, stamping, mono printing and stenciling. I will bring lot’s of extra raw canvas for you to play with and if you want you can bring a pillow case or a canvas tote or bring muslin as a different fabric – to create a finished project at the end of the class and create something with the newly learned skills and knowledge. I promise I throw in some extra thick german accent and some jokes  😉 and ….on a more serious note- loads of extra tips and tricks :)

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You find more infos and details as well as the supply list and sign up info here at  The InkPad. There are still a couple seats open.

I hope to see you there!

 

Nat

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  • stephanie

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    looks like a great class, wish I was closer!

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What is an Art Journal? or … When the Why is clear the How is easy!

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Journal, Workshops

Art Journal …What is this thing? Let me try to explain in this video in my thick dscherman accent 😉

I art journal for different reasons:

  • to try out now techniques or art supplies
  • to get me creatively into swing before I paint
  • to get emotions and thoughts visually out
  • to try something that I will later apply in one form or the other on a canvas

So an art journal for me is a safe creative playground 😉

Now that you know

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or in other words, now that you know You are the Boss of your Art Journal …wouldn’t you wanna try it out? Come and join me for my new Art Journaling Online Class starting tomorrow – May 1st, 2015 – Art Journaling Demystified 

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This class is for everyone who wants to start art journaling and wants to learn the basics on how to do this. Find more information and the sign up here!

And I would love to hear, if you do art journaling – what is the art journal is for you?

Have a gorgeous day

Nat

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