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Jumping with… Jen Crossley…a CJS Interview Series

In this interview with Jen Crossley, we talk about Craft vs. Art, metal edging, junk stores, her love of cooking and the unlikely likely occurrence of poisonous spiders in Australia ;)

Jumping with… Jen Crossley…a CJS Interview Series from Nathalie Kalbach on Vimeo.

Jen is also sharing one of her favorite recipes with us:

1 Lge BBQ chicken cooked
1 small Brown onion
1 pkt Bacon
3/4 cup Chicken stock
1 cup Milk
3 Tablespoons Plain flour ( not self raising)
3 dessertspoons Butter

Topping:
3 tablespoons of butter
2 cups cornflakes

Break up the chicken into small pieces no bones. In a saucepan melt the butter then add the onion, add the bacon and cook until done, do not brown the bacon or onion. Next add flour – do not brown the flour. Cook for 2 minutes. Add chicken stock and milk, stir until this thickens then simmer for two minutes. You can add a bit more milk if the sauce is too thick. Mix in Chicken pieces then put it into a casserole dish.

Topping:
Melt the butter and the cornflakes together then spread on top of the chicken base. Bake in a oven on a medium heat till the cornflakes brown on the top.

Serve and enjoy!

You can download Jen’s recipe here: CJS18 Recipes Jen Crossley

I hope you enjoyed the interview- Jen’s video for CJS is shows such a cool technique! Come and join us for Creative Jumpstart 2018  and see yourself !

Comments (2)

  • JoAnn Campisi

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    Hi Nathalie,

    Just caught up with your last two interviews – enjoyed them both. It was so nice to get to meet the artist in advance of their tutorial – tomorrow!!! Yay!!!

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      so glad you liked the interviews- It was really fun to chat with them! Looking forward seeing you in the class room :)

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Jumping with…Kae Pea – a CJS Interview Series

It was so much fun to talk to Kae Pea, who is one of our teachers yet again for Creative JumpStart. Join us while we are chatting about unfinished art, how to find time for arting, how she finds inspiration for her stamp designs, cooking begrudgingly or not ;)

Jumping with…Kae Pea – a CJS Interview Series from Nathalie Kalbach on Vimeo.

I hope you enjoyed the interview- his video for CJS is full of techniques and ideas! Come and join us for Creative Jumpstart 2018  and see yourself !

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Jumping with…Joe Rotella – a CJS Interview Series

A lot of giggling in this video with my dear friend Joe Rotella, who is one of our teachers yet again for Creative JumpStart. Check out our,sometimes not so serious, talk about Automatons, Apprenticeship, Community and Instagram.

Jumping with…Joe Rotella – a CJS Interview Series from Nathalie Kalbach on Vimeo.

And Joe is also sharing with us a delicious Recipe

Pumpkin Chip Muffins

Makes 12 regular or 48 miniature.

1-2/3 c. whole wheat flour (white flour works well too)

1 c. sugar

1 tbsp. pumpkin pie spice

1 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. salt

2 lg. eggs

1 c. plain pumpkin (half of 1 lb. can)

1/2 c. (1 stick) melted butter

1/2 to 1 cup slivered or blanched almonds or flaked sweetened coconut

1 c. (6 oz.) chocolate chips

Mix dry ingredients in large bowl.

In another bowl whisk until well blended: eggs, pumpkin and butter.

Stir in almonds and chocolate chips.

Pour over dry ingredients and fold in until just moistened.

Grease muffin cups or use paper baking cups.

Bake at 350°Ffor 20 to 25 minutes.

Make 1 or 2 days ahead for best flavor

You can download Joe’s Recipe here:

CJS18 Recipes Joe Rotella

I hope you enjoyed the interview- his video for CJS is full of techniques and ideas! Come and join us for Creative Jumpstart 2018  and see yourself !

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Jumping with…Carolyn Dube – a CJS Interview Series

I hope you will enjoy and laugh as much watching this video as I had chatting and laughing with Carolyn Dube in my interview. We talked about food shopping, the question of purpose in art making, and how we would shake up with world of Matisse and Picasso.

Jumping with…Carolyn Dube – a CJS Interview Series from Nathalie Kalbach on Vimeo.

I hope you enjoyed the interview- her video for CJS is very inspiring! Come and join us for Creative Jumpstart 2018  and see yourself !

Comments (2)

  • JoAnn Campisi

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    Really enjoyed your interview with Carolyn. It is always interesting to learn a little bit about the artists that are part of CJS. Love her laid back approach to art. Definitely can relate to it. Is it January 1 yet??

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      so glad you enjoyed the interview JoAnn! wohooo- almost January :)

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Jumping with … Sandra Evertson – a CJS Interview Series

Super happy to have Sandra Evertson joining Creative Jumpstart 2018 as an instructor for the very first time. Sandra is a former model/actress turned artist, author, and collector and it was super interesting to talk with her. Check out my little interview with her:

Jumping with… Sandra Evertson – CJS Interview Series from Nathalie Kalbach on Vimeo.

As Sandra mentioned in the interview she also shares with you two of her most favorite recipes – I cannot wait to try them out myself- they sound delicious!

Serves 2

  • 1/2 lb sliced roast beef (Boarshead London Port)
  • 2 – 3 lemons
  • Extra Virgin Olive oil (match the amount of olive oil to the amount of lemon juice)
  • 1 tbl crushed red pepper flakes
  • Sea salt (3 pinches)
  • Spring Mix salad greens

In a bowl add olive oil, lemon juice, crushed red pepper flakes and salt.
Whisk until thoroughly blended.
Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour.
Slice roast beef into 1” cubes.
Place salad greens in large bowls, add roast beef on top, remove dressing from refrigerator and whisk again thoroughly to mix ingredients.
Add desired amount of dressing to salad. (I divide the dressing into 2 servings equally on both salads.)

Serves 2

  • 8 Roma tomatoes (ripe)
  • 2 bunches fresh basil
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 – 5 cloves fresh garlic
  • Parmesan cheese wedge
  • Ribbon pasta
  • Sea salt

Boil pasta in water with a pinch of salt.
Dice tomatoes in 1/2” pieces and place in a large mixing bowl.
Add approximately 1/2” cup olive oil (more or less to your taste) and a few pinches of salt.
Crush or mince garlic add to mixture.
Cut basil (leaves only) into strips, add to bowl. Mix together thoroughly.
Grate parmesan.
Drain pasta and place on large pasta plate, top pasta with tomato crudo mixture, garnish with lots of grated parmesan.

Enjoy!

*Note: If anyone makes these recipes, I’d love to hear how you liked them!!

Sandra

You can download the Delicious Mediterranean Roast Beef Salad here CJS18 Recipes Sandra Evertson 1

You can download the Pasta Crudo Recipe here CJS18 Recipes Sandra Evertson 2
I hope you enjoyed getting to know Sandra a little bit better .

Come and join us for Creative Jumpstart 2018 !

Comments (4)

  • JoAnn

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    How delightful the interview was. She is such a fun person and I am now anxious to check her out and look forward to her CJS project. Thank you so much for these chats with the artists in CJS – great way to learn more about them.

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Yeahh- so glad you like the interviews JoAnn! I know you will love her video for CJS! I am happy you are with us again <3

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Wonderful interview and of course I had to go and order some of Sandra’s items.
    Thanks Nat.

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Sue, so glad you liked the interview – her products are so beautiful and unique, I bet you will have a lot of fun with them!

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Jumping with … Tina Walker – a CJS Interview Series

This year I am super excited to have Tina Walker join Creative JumpStart 2018 as one of the 31 instructors. Her work is just stunning and if you are a follower of this blog you have seen her amazing work throughout her tenure as a Creative Squad Member for the n*Studio. Check out the little interview I did with her

Jumping with…Tina Walker a CJS Interview Series from Nathalie Kalbach on Vimeo.

Since the theme of Creative JumpStart 2018 is “Now We Are Cooking” , Tina also provided a recipe for you all

Strawberry Cake

  • Boxed Strawberry Cake Mix
  • Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Fresh Strawberries

Mix cake mix per instructions for a double layer cake.
Bake.
Frost when cool
Garnish with fresh strawberries.
Enjoy!
My art journal page was inspired by the strawberries, layers of cake and ‘frosting’ look. :)
-Tina

You can download Tina’s Strawberry Cake recipe as an pdf here: CJS18 Recipes Tina Walker

Hope you enjoyed getting to know Tina a little bit better .

Come and join us for  Creative JumpStart 2018!

Comments (4)

  • JoAnn

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    Enjoyed the interview and am pleased that I got to meet another one of your wonderful artist friends. I look forward to CJS2018 and Tina’s segment.

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      JoAnn, so happ you tuned into the interview and liked it! Woohoo for having you back for CJS! Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week!

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  • Jean Goza

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    Fun interview. Always interesting to find out more about the artist behind the art. Really excited to be part of another year of CJS. As always, thanks for putting it all together. You are amazing.

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Awe- Jean- so glad you enjoyed the interview! And thank you for your kind words- you are pretty amazing yourself!

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Artful Adventures – Interview with Mark Leibowitz

Mark Leibowitz is part of my book Artful Adventures in Mixed Media and I thought it would be interesting to hear more about him and some of his thoughts. Grab a seat and a cuppa and listen to this interesting conversation which I think you will enjoy. We are talking about things like

  • NYC Urban Sketchers
  • “Anywhere on earth there is a beautiful picture to be found”
  • Sketching People and the Fear of Sketching People
  • The Baggage we bring to creating
  • Why do we create
  • The connection between memory and art

Artful Adventures Interview with Mark Leibowitz from Nathalie Kalbach on Vimeo.

I hope you enjoyed the interview – I sure did – let us know what you think about some of the topics.

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BTW if you are in the NYC/NJ area – come to my book signing on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 at The Ink Pad in NYC !

You can order Artful Adventures in Mixed Media now

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  • Lou

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    I am sooo excited about Artful Adventures and I am positive it’s out of this world. I totally adore Nathalie and her kind and playful ways, not to mention her many giftings in mixed media. I think this book will teach and help me with many things, but I am especially excited about learning how to discover and expand on my own creativity. I have been stuck in the rut of merely replicating someone else’s backgrounds and ideas, and am anxious to find my own style in mixed media. Thank you Nathalie for your long awaited for book.

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Artful Adventures – Interview with Seth Apter

Seth Apter is part of my book Artful Adventures in Mixed Media and I thought it would be interesting to hear more about him and some of his thoughts. Grab a seat and a cuppa and listen to this interesting conversation which I think you will enjoy. We are talking about things like

  • Artful Adventure Dreams
  • Connecting with People
  • Massive Scary Street Sweepers
  • Collecting “Trash”
  • Organizing Found Objects
  • Seeking Out Inspiration from Peace and Stillness
  • Travel Journals
  • The ARTifacts Project
  • Ephemeral Discoveries

Artful Adventures in Mixed Media Interview with Seth Apter from Nathalie Kalbach on Vimeo.

I hope you enjoyed the interview – I sure did – let us know what you think about some of the topics.

You can order Artful Adventures in Mixed Media now

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Artful Adventures – Interview with Birgit Koopsen

Birgit Koopsen is part of my book Artful Adventures in Mixed Media and I thought it would be interesting to hear more about her and some of her thoughts. Grab a seat and a cuppa and listen to this interesting conversation which I think you will enjoy. We are talking about things like

  • Artful Adventures in Brooklyn
  • Challenge Surprises
  • How Inspiration Strikes
  • Treasures of Nature
  • Exploring a Theme in Depth
  • and some bloopers ;)

Artful Adventures in Mixed Media Interview with Birgit Koopsen from Nathalie Kalbach on Vimeo.

I hope you enjoyed the interview- let us know what you think about some of the topics.

You can Pre-Order Artful Adventures in Mixed Media now

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