Have you met Nathalie Kalbach? She is an amazing artist with an infectious enthusiasm for life, art, paper crafts and mixed media. Nathalie is warm and sweet and always has a huge smile on her face. I love that her enthusiasm for life always shows up in her projects.
Nat’s style is really different from mine, and she is a self-described ‘mixed media’ junkie… so I was really interested to hear what she thought of my new line! We caught up at CHA, and I was able to show her through the whole collection, and I loved her excitement! She mentioned that she was writing for a Magazine in Germany—and wondered if I would be willing to send her home with a few samples…
I showed her my ‘vision’ for the Memory Files, and told her to come back at the end of the show and I’d set aside a few items to send her home with. During those 3 days, she came up with a plan and described it to me as a ‘travel-art-journal’ approach to the Memory Files.
I absolutely LOVE the journey as seen through her eyes, her camera and her words.
I like how she turned the first file folder (the cover) inside-out, to expose the bright blue color for the outside, and reserve the white/ledger paper for in inside, and easy-to-read for tons of journaling!
You can see that she used the map folder on the inside, and sewed the 2 folders together right down the middle to construct the simple ‘album’ Memory File. This gives a total 3 ‘spreads’ for documenting and photos.
I love the casual feel. It feels like a journal entry! I like how all the photos have a different feel, and personality that was created by applying different filters—which I am sure has meaning for Nat.
What a great use for a Memory File! I like that I really feel Nat took me along for the ride! THANK YOU so much Nathalie, for sharing your talent and your passion! You are AWESOME!