Stroll Through The Hood

Stroll Through the Hood – October 2017

Time for a Stroll Through the Hood . Strolls through my hood get me out of my studio, they help me unstuck and often I get inspired by what I see and to get new ideas to create something. It is part of my philosophy about Artful Adventures in Mixed Media – which is the subject of my book. Here are some photos that I gathered in the last couple weeks.

Love the fall – we did a lot of bicycle rides the last couple weeks – the views from Liberty State Park never cease to amaze me.

Secret Beach is open again – it is closed as a bird sanctuary during the summer months.

When you drive through this you really forget you are in a city :)

Little carving on the way that made me smile.

A lot of horseshoe crabs again-this one is so light – I wonder if the dark color comes when they are out of the water longer?

From the pier in front of Liberty Train Station – the pier is still damaged from Hurricane Sandy.

And after a day in the studio another beautiful view in this glowing light.

There are also a ton of Monarchs flying around in the park right now – it is amazing. They are so beautiful.

Lucky us: my friends and I got a seat in the busy path on the way home – never a dull moment in the path ;)

And the last night warm enough to have a spontaneous stoop hangout with our friends -It is a typical thing to do in the neighborhood – I love this so much. I know many people think that cities are super anonymous but we are living in a really fun area and we are super lucky that a lot of our friends live in walking distance.

An art installation in front of City Hall for the Jersey City Art and Studio tour, which sadly I had to miss this year because I went to the U.K to teach.

And watching beautiful sunsets with unreal clouds on our decks. What a great inspiring month it was – I hope yours was amazing as well!

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  • JoAnn

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    What a wonderful Stroll Through the Hood – loved it all.

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      thanks for joining JoAnn- have a wonderful weekend!

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Stroll Through The Hood – July 2015

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WoW it has been a while since I took you on a Stroll Through The Hood. Time to show some of the photos that inspired me while walking around in my neighborhood :)

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love this new mural at the Turnpike down right before the Holland Tunnel – this area needs a bit more color anyway!

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This skunk made me laugh in an alley way

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and this made me laugh even harder – Nice ….

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this …nice lines- but oh man- might be one of the craziest examples of awesome cable maintenance in the States.

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ooops- looksie – someone finally finds it safe to join us on the terrace after 1 1/2 years …

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Love the view from the Marina at Liberty State Park – never seen so many boats in there than on Independence Day

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4th of July Party at Liberty State Park

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Goat at Liberty State Park …probably waiting for the ferry home after the grass chewing shift

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Riding the bike through the Liberty State Park offers so many different amazing views. An amazing and totally underrated Park!

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That’s how we do street signs yo! Take that!

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Chasing for Love Fence Art.

Hope you liked the little stroll :) have a gorgeous day!

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  • JackieP Neal

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    Nat!!
    So glad you have strolled again!! heehee
    Love love love when you do this and I love even more the paintings that you create from your strolls!!
    Who the heck brought a goat to the park- haahaaa How fun!! And after seeing your fur baby on the terrace- omgosh! It has been a year and a half already since you arrived? time sure has flown!!
    Thank you for sharing your take on the “hood” I always love to see through your eyes! xo

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Hi Jackie,
      lol there are actually 10 goats in the park and they are supposed to be good and cheap lawn mowers..but alas apparently they like to hang on benches rather then chew on grass ;) Thanks for your visit and comment- have a gorgeous day
      Nat

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  • Joi@RR

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    Wow – should I be thinking that going on a stroll thru the hood is a brave thing to do Nat? Dear me… that’s whats in the back of my mind!! BUT… I must say – I love these pictures. Of course the skunk and the goat totally made me laugh!!! But every picture was sooooo enlightening and wonderful. Needless to say – I have never been anywhere that looked like that. What a great surprise this was to see. Thank you so much for yet another wonderful trip with you sweet girl. Hugs. j.

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      LOL- no worries Joi- it is a safe neighbor hood here – it is a just urban and a bit gritty at times :) thank you for taking the trip with me :) hugs back, Nat

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  • Sue Clarke

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    I haven’t seen fence art and that one is so clever!
    I love your strolls and that you share then with your fans.
    Glad to see that the cat is now enjoying the terrace.

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Sue, I love the fence art too- it is fun and it starts popping up all over the place.

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  • Stephanie

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    NIce pix – love the LV car. Your kitty is very cute

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  • SAM

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    n’–i adore your blogs–please take a photo trip down to South Jersey–i grew up in poultry land–YES, on a chicken farm–i would love to see what it looks like now–around Vineland and the nearby shore area–Atlantic City for “shore”–thanks for bringing back the crazy times for teens especially !!! love to see your photo shoots– you are one of the best—SAM

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Sam- it is on my list to go down the shore :) Hopefully soon and I will make to show pictures

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