The Crucible – Canvas

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I love living in this old Pencil Factory. There is always something new to discover when you walk around here. You see old chimneys, walkways that connect the buildings, old safes in the basement, screws and bolds, and traces of times long forgotten. Recently I found some old office chatter  publications from 1927  from the old factory in the Public Library. You wouldn’t believe the things they used to write about colleagues and bosses . Pretty Mean – I am glad that doing this in print is not acceptable anymore.

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I wish I could ask Mrs Heather about the red and white onions though…I have no idea what the wow-factor could possibly be.

Reading these things make me always wander off in my thoughts- all the stories that are part of these buildings. I find it fascinating.

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These and my own stories that I connect with those buildings go through my head while I am painting. It makes me feel connected with them.

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Here is a supply list of what I used in the painting:

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Wishing you a day that is filled with awesome stories :) 

 

Comments (7)

  • Maura

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    Great canvas! I’ve been enjoying seeing your paintings emerge. Now, those sayings you ran across? Whoa, those are something else!

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  • Deborah A. Pierro

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    Hi Nat–I absolutely love your paintings of buildings and cityscapes! This one is so good.

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Yes, I like to make up stories for the folks who used to be in an area where I am now. Beautiful canvas and the story-making reminds me of The Whatevers. Have a brilliant day:-)

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Sue, yes- I guess thinking about these stories is something I find very intriguing ;) You should write those stories you make up down, Sue, I bet they are good :)

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  • Jackie P Neal

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    Fabulous painting Nathalie! And I love the post! geesh- some people can be very rude indeed!
    What fun it must be to live in such a building- I envy you for your city life!! hugs Jackie

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Thank you Jackie. I know- insane about the gossip section. Don’t envy me about the city life- there is many things that are to be envied off living not in the city!

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