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Abstracts in Acrylic & Ink by Jodi Ohl

My wonderful friend Jodi Ohl wrote this inspiring book Abstracts in Acrylic & Ink and it is stuffed with loads of great techniques, tricks and inspiration. In Jodi’s own words it “is a book about learning how to unfold, learn, grow, expand, experiment and experience a dialogue with art.”

The artwork and step outs are beautifully photographed and definitely make you wanna go into your studio and play yourself.

I am super stoked that Jodi also asked me to contribute some of my paintings to her book as they represent some of the concepts she covers in her book.

Get yourself a copy or leave a comment on the bottom of this post for a chance to win one of the copies of the book I received. You can comment until January 28, 2017 midnight EST and I will pick one lucky winner randomly and announce the winner shortly after.

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  • Luz Marcano

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    Thanks for sharing information and the opportunity yo win the book. Any chance of visiting Western Massachusetts to teach?

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  • Genevieve Butler

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    I love Jodi’s concept of experiencing a dialogue with art! I think it’s a good way to approach an art journal page – rather than trying to complete a perfect piece of art from the outset, I’ll just say to myself “now I am going to have a dialogue with art” and see what happens!

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  • Andrea

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    I really love Jodi’s art! That would be so nice to win a copy of her book!

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  • Alisa

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    Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this book! I’m sure it is amazing!

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  • Lisa

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    This looks like a fantastic book! Congrats to Jodi and to you! :)
    I will be standing in So Cal, facing north and waving at you while you are in San Jose. :) So close, and yet too far to make it to a midweek class. Have fun!!

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  • Shelba

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    Would be over the moon to get Jodi’s book…thanks for the gives away.

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  • Linda Richards

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    Thank you for the awesome giveaway! I appreciate the videos too.

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  • Julie

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    Thank for spreading the inspiration around. I loved her Whimsical Characters video and would love to learn more about her and her art. Thank you, thank you!

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Julie – Congratulations. You were drawn as the winner! I will contact you via email- please send me your shipping addy via email so I can send the book out to you, nat

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      • Julie B

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        THANK YOU! I can’t wait to see your paintings in the book. I replied to your e-mail. EEK. Happy dance here.

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  • Rebecca Tilinski

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    I have Jodi’s book..and it is fabulous. My friend doesn’t have one, though, and I would love to give her a copy!

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  • Marlene

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    I have borrowed Jodi’s book from our library and loved it. It would be great to win a copy. Thank you.

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  • Margaret L

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    I would be thrilled to have Jodi’s book. I loved her video in CJS 2017.

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  • JUDY STAROSCIK

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    I would love the win Jodi Oh’s book. Always looking for new and different ideas to kick start my art journal pages.
    Thanks for the opportunity,
    JUDY Staroscik

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  • Jacqueline

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    Nathalie, I would love to win a copy of this book. I’m 65 and madly trying to catch up for the lost years when I didn’t realize I could make art! I read voraciously and see hints of the influences helping to grow my work 😃

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  • Linda

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    OH, I think that book belongs only bookshelf. Hoping to win one. Thanks for the chance. Love Jodi Ohl.

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  • Bea Savellano

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    I would love to have a copy of Jodi’s book. THanks for the opportunity…

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  • Susan Schultheis

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    Jodi is a wonderful and talented artist and you are no exception to be part of her new book!

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  • Kristen Powers

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    Two of may favorite people! Congratulations on being included in such a great project!

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  • Cindy Langston

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    Two of my most favorite artists in one book, how could it possibly get any better than that!! Congrats to both of you!!

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  • Jill

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    Great looking book, lots of things to play with.

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  • Jacqvz

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    I’d love to win the book, looks inspiring! :-)

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  • Rosie Grey

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    I’d love to win the book – thanks so much for the opportunity! 💕

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  • LOUISE KOSLOFSKY

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    I would love this as I am new to acrylic!

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  • Karen

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    I would LOVE to receive this book! It looks like so much fun!

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  • Jan White

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    I am excited to take some classes with Jodi Ohl next fall when she comes to Oklahoma. Would love to win her book

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  • Mary McVay

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    I love Jodi Ohl. I took notice of her years ago and then lost sight of her. So glad I found her again.

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MEH or …Published in Prima Art Zine

This layout was published in the My Prima Place idea art-zine Volume 8 . I used a photo from my fun photo shoot with Andreas Muhme a couple months ago. If you want to know what caused this Expression on my face – read my article “Definitely Not Germany’s Next Top Model

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The article was about the different uses of the Prima Distress Tool.

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I would say I distressed the heck out of those Prima Products- LOL ;)

Here is what I used in detail :

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Hope you have a non-meh day ;)

Nat

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  • Jackie

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    WOW Nat!
    Congrats for you! You sure are rockin the Art world! Loving everything you are doing and love the inspiration you are sending out!
    One more thing, I really do appreciate and Love the way you display your products used in a piece- thanks so much!
    hugs “)

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  • Laura Strack

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    This is a gorgeous canvas and so is the lady in the photo!

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  • Denise

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    This is a great layout. I just love everything about it. You are too cute in it. It looks like you are trying not to giggle

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I Got Glasses

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This layout was published last month in the Paperhaus Magazine and I had loads of fun doing it. The picture shows me with my new glasses…I guess my eyes are getting older- snigger

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I painted the background with Luminarte Silks and also stamped with bubble wrap after applying some of the Luminarte Silk on top- love the effect.  I also used my Circuit Stencil and a pencil and just traced through the stencil -I love the effect.

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The faux sewing I did with the Sew Easy Tool- which I love a lot- but always forget that I have it. You basically trace the stitching down and then I use a black journaling pen and just trace along- looks pretty real and makes it easy for some small stitching areas ;)

Here is all that I used

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Do you have glasses? I actually like mine- although it took me a long time getting used to them and I still get a bit dizzy when the light changes.

 

 

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  • Thea

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    And your glasses look beautifull. I also have glasses, since my teenage years. Tryed contact lenses, was oké for a while but now i weare my glasses every day. Can’t see without it. That means, when i’m behind my laptop and reading a book and too look in the far. Anyhow, it soots you well. Hope you had fun with Julie. :) Have a great week.

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Yes, I’ve been wearing glasses since third grade. I recently got progressive bifocals and it took me two weeks to get used to them. Each time I get a stronger lens it takes a week or so to get used to them. Those frames look good on you and the LO is quite fun. I really like the faux stitching.

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  • Chris Domino

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    Your new glasses are nice and really flatter your face. I have been wearing glasses since I was 7 years old… more years that I chose to share. I really enjoyed your layout too!

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  • Elina

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    Love this!
    I recognized your stencil right away and think the traced effect looks just amazing! Goes really well together with the stitched elements.
    :)

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  • petyvic@gmail.com

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    Those glasses make you very enigmatic… and also elegant!….
    When i started at 48 using them, i did not accept the change!…and was always putting them away!…but now i can not do anythi;ng without that “silly piece” on my face!… The layout reflects your feelings! love it!

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  • acs004@comcast.net

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    Forgot to tell you how much I love this layout. The colors reached right out to me….beautiful.

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  • acs004@comcast.net

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    (sigh) yes I have glasses, progressive bifocals (huge pain) and I long for the past days of my perfect 20/20 vision. The only time I dont have to wear them is when on the computer. I too had the dizziness but that goes away.
    Those frames look great on you. I love the shape.
    Funny story…. The last time I had to “upgrade” my lens I treated myself to new frames – transparent dark turquoise Jimmy Choo’s with rhinestones. They were a little pricey but were just crying to go home with me. As I was debating the cost vs. need, a customer in the optical store broke out her iPhone and calculated what those frames would cost me per day for 1 year and told me “honey, if they make you feel good, go for it…you deserve it”! The cost breakdown and her comment made so much sense to me, I bought them. Moral to this story….I will be wearing turquoise rhinestone Jimmy Choo glasses when I am 90 years old….but I’ll be a hot mamma at 90. ;) ROFLMAO

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      LOL- what a good idea to see if the price was worth it- and it is so true. If you wear them everyday !!! :)

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  • Johanne L.

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    Great layout. I have glasses but I have to change them. You look beautiful with yours. Thanks for sharing,

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  • zouzou

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    Je sais c’est un peu difficile de vivre parfois avec des lunettes! Mais
    soyez rassurée celles-ci vous vont vraiment très bien, elles sont tout à fait adaptées à votre visage. Je connais bien le casse tête de ce genre de choix. Amicalement, zouzou

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  • Carmen Lucero

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    You look fab with your glasses, Nat! I started wearing reading glasses when I turned 40. I now need reading and looking glasses! I’m 65!

    Happy walking without getting dizzy, this too shall pass!

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  • Susan

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    N, I know you are a busy lady, but are you going to respond to those who wanted to confirm their classes so they can get them from your new blog? thanks, sue

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Dear S, yes I do. In fact I replied to your email right away on July 2nd when I received it and I just forwarded to you again.You have your access. Please check and in the future the best bet would be to just email me directly, because comments are comments, and anything business related might just not get to me. Thank you, and have a wonderful sunday! Nat

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Blog Love: Primadonna-Blog and Toot

Habt Ihr den PrimaDonna Blog schon gesehen? Jeden Dienstag verraten wir Euch ein paar Tipps und Tricks und auch andere informative Neuigkeiten finden sich dort täglich. Einfach in die Blogroll einfügen :-)

Have you seen the PrimaDonna Blog already? Every Tuesday we will give you some tips and tricks and you will also find some news and interesting bits on the other days. Just add the blog to your blog roll :-)

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Und dann wollte ich Euch noch drei Layouts zeigen, die neben meinem Artikel in der August/September Ausgabe von Somerset Memories veröffentlich wurden.

And then I also wanted to show you 3 Layouts that are besides my article published in the August/September issue of Somerset Memories.

Ist es bei Euch auch plötzlich wieder wärmer geworden? Ich muß mal dringend unsere Terrassenpflanzen pflegen- sie schauen so traurig drein :-)

Is it also suddenly much warmer at your area? I have to take care of our roof terrace plants- they look so so sad :-)

  • Daphne

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    Heee…super layouts!
    I am actually thinking of a Somerset Memories subscription.

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  • Jen Davis

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    Wow Nat, super cool! Thanks for sharing!

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  • Vicki Chrisman

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    Those are FANTASTIC missy! Congrats again…and again.. and again! lol you are rock’n it girl!

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  • Barbara

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    I L*O*V*E*D this Somerset Mag. I read every little detail when I was on vacation this summer…….. Congrats again

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  • debby

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    Nat you always inspire me. These are great. I was playing with an not so new issue of Memories at AC Moores and lo and behold there you were. LOL I told everyone standing aroudn…”yep, I know here, un ha, yes I do.” LOL LOL

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  • Linda Rodriguez

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    Wow – beautiful projects; congrats on the pubs!! :)

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  • julie

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    Congrats on the mag pubs Missy Nat just love al of your stuff

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  • Karen Auld

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    Congrats

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  • Kim Sonksen

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    Yay – Du rockst Somerset wie keine Andere!!!! Wahnsinn

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  • merryheart2

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    Hello Natalie
    I love the layouts. It is warmer here today. Kinda nice.

    Congrats on the publish.

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  • maz

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    Wonderful- I must get hold of that magazine:)

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  • Sasha

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    Awesome boo .. Congrats

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  • Lisa Dorsey

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    Congratulations Nat. Beautiful layouts!

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  • Shawn

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    I haven’t seen it yet but heading over to look. Congrats that is awesome!!

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  • Cat

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    Congrats Nat….that is so awesome!

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  • Simone

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    Deine Layouts sind klasse!

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  • edleen

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    Congrats on being published! love love your layouts Nat :)

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Somerset Home and StreetArt

Schöne Post im Briefkasten – meine Ausgabe Somerset Home Vol. 3, 2008 in dem auch mein Willkommen-Canvas veröffentlicht wurde. So viele schöne Deko-Inspirationen- Wahnsinn.

I had some gorgeous mail in my mail box- the Somerset Home Vol. 3, 2008 edition. Love all the wonderful Home ideas inside and I’m really happy that my Welcome Canvas was published there too.

Wie Ihr wisst, stehe ich ja total auf Straßenkunst und habe mir vorgenommen auf dem Weg zur Arbeit jetzt häufiger mal meine Kamera mitzunehmen. Dieses Exemplar ist neu – und genial!

As you know I’m a total fan of street art and I decided to take my camera with me more often on my way to work. This piece is new and I so love it!

Hitzige Grüße – LOL – aus Hamburch.

Lovely greetings from super hot Hamburg :-)

  • heather

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    I have to see this. How fabulous.

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  • Debby

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    You’re everywhere. I love it. I’ll check out when I hit the bookstore up. Congrats!

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  • Cat

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    Congrats Nat…can’t wait to see you in print!! xox.

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  • Barbara

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    Congrast again Nat!!! I’ve never seen Somerset HOME!

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  • christiane

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    yeah, congrats again!! :D
    straasenkunst??? leider weniger hier an der ostsee zu finden!! :(

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  • tracy pratt

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    Awesome Nat!!!!!! Congrats:):)

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  • Daphne

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    Somerset / Stampington totally rules!!

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  • jana

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    sehr cool, dein canvas ist aber auch schön! ja, straßenkunst ist was feines, wenn es sich von der üblichen schmiererei abhebt…

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  • Karen Auld

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    Wow! Another great accomplishment to celebrate.

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  • scrappermimi

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    Congrats! That is awesome and your welcome canvas is gorgeous!

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  • Natasja

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    I need to get me that issue! Great street art!!

    xo
    Natas

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  • melina

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    wow Nat the street art is beautiful.. Wonderful news on the publication. Thank you for visiting my blog

    living creating & appreciating
    my blog

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  • mywiel

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    Herzlichen Glückwunsch zur Veröffentlichung ;)…
    Ja, vielleicht sollte ich auch mal meine Kamera einfach so mitnehmen und das künstlerische Treiben in Dresden festhalten *hmmm*

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  • Anke

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    Herzlichen Glückwunsch!!! Das ist ja super genial…;-)))
    Ich liebe Graffities auch!! Und die besten kommen immer wenn man ohne Kamera ist, ne..

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  • Aimee

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    love the canvas, congrats on being published! beautiful street art as well!!

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  • Linda Beeson

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    Gotta go find that Somerset! BIG congrats!

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  • Eeva

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    Oooh wow congratulations on beein published!!! I so love your canvas!

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  • Kim Sonksen

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    Wie jetzt – haste mir gar nicht erzaehlt dass Du in Somerset Home bist – was ein genialer Canvas.

    Und wie geil ist bitte die F-Turm Pinselei??? sowas schoenes machen die Leute hier bei uns gar nicht *schmoll*

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