Saturday, June 29, 2013

What a CREATIVE Week...

Really...seriously...what a week. Finally several secrets I've had to keep to myself have been announced. Let me do a review ;)

Mon. 6/25
My last {of 3} June projects for FROG DOG STUDIO went up. I love this June Mixed Media Kit and I think there may be a few left!

Tues. 6/25
I've been asked to join The Whatevers Round 2 Creative Storytelling excited to be working with these creative souls! Round 2 will start on July do not want to miss this ;) Yup...that is our group shot we!

Thurs. 6/27
I did a guest blog post for Ronda Palazari {squeal} over at HELP ME RONDA blog while she is traveling. What an honor!

Sat. 6/29
It's official I've been asked to be a design team member for POSITIVELY ME by Julianna Hudgins. I'm really excited for this opportunity because I'm getting to use skills that I gained 2 decades ago.

Whew...glad to have all the secrets out!

Today is my one & only daughter, Caitlyn, birthday. She has been a constant source of joy & pride over the past 29 years. I don't know where the time has gone! Happy Birthday Cait!

I hope everyone has a great weekend and that you can get a few creative moments ;)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Whatevers Round 2...or You didn't really think it is over, did you?

I am SUPER EXCITED to be a part of this year long project...for many reasons. The biggest is I get to work with 4 artists that have inspired me...pushed me to be better at what I do...artists I respect not only for their art but also because of who they are!!! So let me present to you The Whatevers TWO.

Nahhhh - it is not over....there are so many more Whatevers out there...they need a story...and seriously it was way too much fun! We so enjoyed each other's story and also the amazing stories of those of you who participated..see...

Whatevers 2 from Nathalie Kalbach on Vimeo.

So welcome our friends Carmen Sanchez and Martha Richardson who will join us!

Here are all the details of what we are up to.

We will start with the first Whatever in Round 2 on July 15, 2013 - we hope you will join us then. And till then in case you don't know how the Whatevers work is short summary :)
The Whatevers – is a creative story telling project founded by Cat ScanlonVicki Chrisman and me in 2012.
Have you ever been to a flea market and then had this weird sensation of those faces from long ago times looking at you? Sometimes you find a little trace of the history on those photos, the name and city of the photographer, a scribbled note or year on the back of the photo…but that is it. There is no more ….Really…no more? They are forgotten as long as they have no name and no story…

Watch our intro video from 2012:
Here is how it works
  • Vicki, Cat, Cuchy (Carmen), Martha and I and I have made a one-year commitment to each other and picked twelve photos with Whatevers whom we will give a story.
  • Every month – if possible always on the 15th –  each of us will do a post with an individual story that goes along for us with the same photo.
  • If you want you can play along and we will have the photo for you to download and show us your version of The Whatevers. The photo will be posted at the end of our blogposts- not on Facebook!
  • There is no rules to the story itself- it can be funny, sad, uplifting, breathtaking- WHATEVER
  • There is no rules on the length or the form of the story- it can be a short sentence, an essay, a poem or a soap opera – WHATEVER
  • There is no rules on the artform you choose – it can be a scrapbook layout, an altered art project, an artjournal page – WHATEVER
  • Here is a rule though: if you take the photo you have to link back to us and show us your story.
  • These pictures are from our personal stash and are for personal use for you only! If you want to use them for a publication whether a book or magazine in print or digital form please ask for permission!
  • If you want to participate we’ll have a linky list for each Whatever Post.
  • You can also join our The Whatevers -Facebook Page
See you on July 15 with the first Whatever

I hope you will join in the fun!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Frog Dog Studio, Gauche Alchemy and Helmar...What Fun!

I'm busy...BUSY...BUSY! 
Let me share what I've been working on for this weeks DT blog posts!

First Up is FROG DOG STUDIO. I have a tutorial for creating an acrylic tag with Adirondack Alcohol Inks. Pop on over here to see the full blog post.

Next up...Gauche Alchemy & Helmar have joined together for the week! There are projects that will be unveiled each day over at Helmar Design Team blog. My projects will be posted this Fri. 6/21.

Don't forget Helmar's June Challenge.

Well that's my story and I'm sticking with it. I really do plan on blogging more often but I have so many secret things I'm working on and I can't share them yet!

Have a great start of the week.

Friday, June 7, 2013

New DT Blog Posts at Frog Dog Studio and Helmar

Oh I have been busy! Want to see what I've been working on?

I had so much fun creating this mini shrine! Not only did I get to use my favorite Helmar products but got to try 3 new manufacturers/products. I used the medium theatre  kit from Retro Art CafePaper Artsy Fresco Finish Paint in Mermaid and Stone Effect in Sand from Splash of Color.

A new mixed media kit is in town...Frog Dog Studio and I'm so fortunate to be one of the designers. This is my 1st of three projects using products from the June kit and also includes a tutorial. On this art journal page I used the Exclusive FDS Stencil and Twinkling H2Os Watercolor.

I also created a journal page for Helmar's June Challenge. Here's the challenge and here's all the information so you can join in the fun! 

My Helmar June Challenge

Jeesh... that doesn't look like the June Challenge you might say.
Here let's flip it....

Thanks for dropping buy...take a moment and visit Frog Dog Studio and Helmar blogs to see the complete information on each projectWell I'm off to start more creative's going to be a rainy one here in NC with the 1st of many tropical storms...go away TS ANDREA!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Frog Dog Studio JUNE Mixed Media Kit Reveal

Today the new Frog Dog Studio June kit is revealed...and it's a fun one!!! 
I had big fun playing with and designing projects with it 

Here's the FDS website for all the details:

Here's the FDS Blog:

You will find me on the FDS Blog on the following dates sharing my projects with tutorials!
June 7, 2013
June 14, 2013
June 24, 2013

Thanks for stopping by. Today is a farmer market day and open studio for Art Journaling down at Serenity Studio Arts for me!