Spill your heART

Spill your heART – Episode 4 and Upcoming

Did you join us for the latest episode of Spill your heART? If not, you can enjoy the recording below. In Episode 4 we tackled the topic: What’s the Point – Purpose vs Journey with my panel of artists: Marsha Valk, Gwen Lafleur, and Mystele Kirkeeng. In the episode we discuss our own artistic journeys and all the twists and turns they take, we share what we do with all the stuff we create, and we talk about how it feels to let go of certain pieces. Check it out:

Here’s an overview:

As artists we often get asked what is the purpose of creating our art. In this episode, Marsha ValkGwen LafleurMystele Kirkeeng and I share our perspectives on the importance of the journey of creating. We all agree – the process can be more important than the end result. Each of us takes a moment to describe our current journeys and they range from playful enjoyment, teaching, design assignments, or something personal. One thing is clear: the journey changes and develops over time and it is not a straight line.

We talk about what we do with it all when we are done (keep, sell, gift, or even toss), the burden of keeping things (both mentally and physically), and our storage methods and limitations. We share how letting stuff go can be hard for some, but for others this isn’t an issue. Sometimes things that represent an emotional journey can be especially hard to release until we have worked through that journey as well. When it comes to selling, who buys the work can be exciting and touching too and it adds to the story of the artwork, and connects us as human beings.

Finally we talk about maintaining focus on our art, juggling responsibilities, and stepping away when necessary.

Next Episode:

Coming Soon: This time I’m getting together with Tania Ahmed, Rachel Juanita Bellamy, and Rae Missigman for Episode 5: Studio Organization. Join us on Friday, June 25th at 12noon EDT. Register here today.

Let’s talk about Studio Organization! This is a topic that came up again and again in a recent survey I posted to my readers, so in this Spill your heART episode we’ll be tackling the issues you mentioned most. Join my panelists Tania AhmedRae Missigman, and Rachel Juanita Bellamy as we address the problems of studio organization, supply overload, and what to do when you’ve got stuff all over the place. We’ll discuss general organization including the pros and cons of keeping supplies visible and creating sections, and we’ll debate whether a tidy studio is a good studio or a messy one is the real deal. Big space / small space, shared space / dedicated space, in your home / offsite – it all informs how you organize and create.

Friday, June 25th at 12noon EDT – Register HERE to attend.

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Spill your heART – Episode 3 and Upcoming

Wow – did you catch the latest episode of Spill your heART? If not, you can enjoy the recording below. In Episode 3 we tackled the topic: Social Media – Taming the Beast with my stellar panel of artists: Jimmy Leslie, Iris Fritschi-Cussens, and Julie Fei-Fan Balzer. It was an informative but also super fun time to chat with these 3 professionals on their take.

Recap: In this Spill your heART webinar we talk about why we use social media, how we set boundaries, our own ways of dealing with comparison, the importance of meaningful interaction, and the question of authenticity. Hear 4 different perspectives on Social Media, and how we “Tame the Beast” as professionals, artists, business owners, and human beings.

Whenever you miss an episode or want to revisit, you can find recordings of past episodes and info about upcoming Spill your heART episodes here in the Community section of my website. To always have the latest news on webinars, be sure to sign up for my monthly newsletter here.

Next Episode:

Coming Soon: This time I’m getting together with Gwen Lafleur, Mystele Kirkeeng, and Marsha Valk to talk about why we make art with Episode 4: What’s the Point – Purpose vs Journey. Join us on Friday, May 28th at 12noon EDT. Register here today.

We will discuss What’s the Point – why are we making art? Are you creating for a purpose or is your goal to focus on the journey? Are you somewhere in between? Everybody creates for a different reason and as professional artists (and hobby artists too) that may include a blend of reasons. We’ll explore the why and then also the aftermath – what do you do with it all afterwards. Selling, personal collections, gifts, the closet, and the trash will all be on the table.

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Nat’s Community – Spill your heART Webinars & ArtCollab Zoomcasts

The Community tab on my website is your portal to Webinars and Zoomcasts – past, present, and future!

Catch up on all past episodes of Spill your heART HERE and don’t miss any of the insight and fun from our professional panelists.

Check out all my ArtCollab adventures with Sarah Matthews HERE, sign up for the next episode and watch previous episodes too :)


Join us tomorrow, Friday April 30th at 12noon EDT (NYC time) for the next LIVE Webinar episode of Spill your heART! Register here to attend. I’m super excited about this one as I think we all have different perspectives on Social Media and I know it will be very helpful to share more on this topic.

Episode 2: Social Media – Taming the Beast – Join artists Nat Kalbach, Julie Fei-Fan Balzer, Iris Fritschi-Cussens, and Jimmy Leslie as they discuss the ups and downs, ins and outs, and the good, bad, and ugly of using social media as artists. We’ll talk about balancing privacy and sharing, potential benefits and downsides, and how participating can change your practice. Metrics, negative comments, and thoughts on how to get started will also be touched on. Let’s hear some professional perspective on taming the social media beast!

 

Spill your heART – Once a month, you can join me and a panel of professionals to hear them sharing their personal stories and experiences in the arts. From past-life professions to finding time for art to discovering your creative style, each month we’ll be covering topics to motivate and inspire you to create and do what moves you.

You can catch up on past episodes HERE in the Community section of my website :)

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Spill your heART – Archives and Upcoming

Hosting my live webinar series Spill your heART each month has been a blast so far and I love seeing so many of you tuning in too! There is more to come, read on to register for the next one and for info on watching archived episodes.

Did you catch the latest episode with life coach and dear friend of mine Karen Auld? If not, be sure to watch the recording below. And you can always find those recordings and info about upcoming Spill your heART webinars here in the Community section of my website.

Check out Spill your heART #2 on the topic of Beginner’s Mind:

Recording of Episode 2: Beginner’s Mind – (Friday, March 26, 2021) – Nat Kalbach and Success Coach Karen Auld discuss a concept from Zen Buddhism, Shoshin, the Beginner’s Mind. Learn how to adopt a beginner’s mindset to unleash more creativity and fun in your art journey. Whether you make art for a living or just for fun, come explore how your thinking might be affecting your art.

 

Register for the next one HERE

Episode 3 is on Friday April 30th at 12noon EDT (NYC time)!!!

Social Media – Taming the Beast: Join artists Julie Fei-Fan Balzer, Iris Fritschi-Cussens, Jimmy Leslie and me as we discuss the ups and downs, ins and outs, and the good, bad, and ugly of using social media as artists. We’ll talk about balancing privacy and sharing, potential benefits and downsides, and how participating can change your practice. Metrics, negative comments, and thoughts on how to get started will also be touched on. Let’s hear some professional perspective on taming the social media beast!

Register HERE to attend – See you on April 30th!!!

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Spill your heART – Next Webinar Friday March 26

Join us Friday March 26th at 12noon EST for the next LIVE Webinar episode of Spill your heART! Register here to attend.

Spill your heART – Once a month, you can join me and a panel of professionals to hear them sharing their personal stories and experiences in the arts. From past-life professions to finding time for art to discovering your creative style, each month we’ll be covering topics to motivate and inspire you to create and do what moves you.

Episode 2: Beginner’s Mind – Join Nat and Karen as they discuss a concept from Zen Buddhism, Shoshin, the Beginner’s Mind.  Learn how to adopt a beginner’s mindset to unleash more creativity and fun in your art journey.  Whether you make art for a living or just for fun, come explore how your thinking might be affecting your art. Join in HERE.

Here is a little more about our special guest panelist:

Karen C. Auld is a coach, consultant, writer and inspirational speaker.  She is the WAIT Loss coach, specializing in BUT reductions.  As a corporate consultant, coach, and catalyst her mission is to help people get rid of their big BUTS and live their vision of excellence.  Karen teaches mindset and goal setting classes for entrepreneurs at colleges and via small business development centers.  Karen provides both individual and group coaching services to her clients and is a Certified Success Coach via Dr. Robert Holden. As a consultant she works with Fortune 500 corporations in the areas of management systems and environmental compliance.

Connect with Karen here: karenauld.com |  Facebook | InstagramLinkedIn

We hope you join us for this event – don’t forget to register early to secure you place in the webinar. Register here today.

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Spill your heART – New Webinar Friday Feb 26

Updated: Sign up to our newsletter HERE so you do not miss the next episode!

Next Episode:

Registration and more information coming soon! 


Watch Previous Episodes:

Recording of Episode 1: “I wasn’t always a Full-Time Artist” Friday, February 26th, 2021

I am excited to bring together three artists, Seth ApterCarolyn Dube, and Sarah Matthews, and myself to discuss this topic that many of you bring up in my workshops and on the blog. We will talk about our past careers, our path towards our dream and what tips we have for anyone who might think about becoming a Full-Time-Artist and even have the possibility for you to ask questions regarding this topic.

 

Spill your heART – Once a month, you can join me and a panel of professional artists to hear them sharing their personal stories and experiences in the arts. From past-life professions to finding time for art to discovering your creative style, each month we’ll be covering topics to motivate and inspire you to create and do what moves you.

 

 

 

Comments (6)

  • Naomi Swyers

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    Oh, I am so sorry I missed the live broadcast.
    Naomi

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Naomi- as you can see the recording is in this post and if you sign up for the newsletter you stay in the loop for new ones to come!

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  • Reni Grunhut

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    Hi Natalie, just watched the recording. thx so much for organising the talk it was very informative. Can I please have Sarah’s website would like to c some of her work. Looking forward to ur next talk. I have 1 question how long did it take to fined ur type of art from when u started how it evolved and where do u want to take it⁉️

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Reni- glad you enjoyed the recording. Sarah’s website is linked up as well as the others in the text for the episode on this post. I can only speak for myself as to where my art is going – it is an ever evolving process – my urban paintings started out with mere paintings of what I see to deeper exploration of the history of the neighborhood I painted, to talking to people who actually live in those neighborhoods and starting to incorporate this into my art in many different facets.

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  • Sarah Kelly

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    Hi,
    How do we view the recording? Will it be posted here?

    Thank you
    Sarah

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