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Creative JumpStart Interviews with Rae, Mary Beth, Mystele, and Sandra

The final batch of interviews is in!!! Here are your Creative JumpStart Artists chatting about art, life, and so much more :)

“Jumping with” is an interview series that I like to do to showcase some of the CJS artists. Each year we always have some new faces or folks that I haven’t spoken with in a while and it’s a fun way for us to get to know the artists a little more before January. Grab a cup of coffee, sit back, relax and enjoy a few interviews with some very talented people.

You can learn more about Rae here:

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You can learn more about Mary Beth here:

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You can learn more about Mystele here:

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You can learn more about Sandra here:

   

Early Bird pricing for Creative JumpStart 2019 is available for just a couple more days!!! Don’t delay, sign up now and get ready for 2019 to be a year where you JumpStart YOUR Creativity. The workshop begins on January 1st and you can sign up TODAY for just $50:

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Book Review: Paint , Play, Explore by Rae Missigman

My friend Rae Missigman sent me her new book Paint, Play, Explore – Expressive Mark-Making Techniques in Mixed Media and I couldn’t wait to dig into it.

I wasn’t disappointed – Rae’s love for mark making and finding all kinds of tools and ways to inspire you to make your own mark in your artwork is contagious.

I was inspired by her idea of creating marks on fabric and I couldn’t wait to get into my studio to do this myself.

I cute a piece of this beautiful fabric which I had hoarded for ever and used a brayer to add some color on top of it to reveal the pattern and texture of the fabric even more

Using a rigger brush I added some marks as lines playing

I used the same colors to paint a grungy background into my art journal.

Then I grabbed my Embroidery Stamp Set as well as a purple ink pad

and added some stamped marks to the art journal but also on top of the fabric

Then I grabbed some embroidery thread and a needle

and added some cross stitches and french knots as marks to the fabric

I cut out circles out of the fabric and added a blanket stitch around the big one and then glued them down onto the art journal

I love how they tie in with the design of the background but still create their own little focal point

I added journaling and some hand drawn marks with a pencil and white woody

And there it is the finished Art Journal page inspired by Rae’s book – full of marks

Paint, Play, Explore oozes of gorgeous colorful and energizing photos and Rae shows in four chapters her favorite mark making tools, what kind of marks, artwork and projects.It is a wonderful inspiring book – Rae definitely left a mark with her wonderful book – Paint, Play, Explore.

Go and get it to leave your mark in your artwork as well!

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  • Gill

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    Hi Nat,
    I just wanted to tell you how much I love your Star Fish stamp. It is my favourite background detail stamp.
    Thank you. Gill

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Awe- thank you so much Gill – I love the Star Fish stamp too and it makes me happy that others love it too :)

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  • Rae Missigman

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    Oh Nat I’m so thrilled that you enjoyed the book. Thank you so much for the kind words. It makes my heart happy. Your work is always so inspiring and your spin on this technique is awesome. Thank you so much for sharing with all of us! Can’t wait to see what you create next. Xx Rae

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Thank you so much Rae- your book is so awesome!!! you are amazing- Loves!!!

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Artful Adventures in Mixed Media – Interview with Rae Missigman

Rae Missigman 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

  • Mark Making
  • Free Motion Stitching
  • Signing your work
  • Zoning in
  • Rae’s Artwork in the Book
  • Nonsense and Dr. Seuss
  • Elves :)

Artful Adventures in Mixed Media Interview with Rae Missigman 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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  • Rae Missigman

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    this made me laugh. again. such a dork on camera I am – oh well it was fun none the less! Keep up all the amazing work you do Nat – you are an inspiration to us all! xo Rae

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      you are the cutest- you made me laugh so hard …well…it is cut out ;) Thank you for your time – love ya!!!! Nat

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A Visual Interview with Rae Missigman

Meet my friend , media artist Rae Missigman. See what her secret talent is, what makes her smile and how she starts her creative day!

A Visual Interview with Rae Missigman from Nathalie Kalbach on Vimeo.

Rae is one of the teachers of Creative JumpStart 2017 along with 26 other artists – read more about this Mixed Media Online Class and sign up here. It is not too late to join us!

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