Wednesday, January 23, 2013



Saturday 16March & Sunday 17March

To be taught by German based and world renowned artist Nathalie Kalbach.
Nathalie is invited to teach the world over and holds her workshops in English language.

Check out her website

 • Saturday – 14.00-18.00 1. Yawp PanPastel ArtJournal Class (4 hours)

Are you ready to dive into art journaling? Let’s sound a barbaric YAWP over the roof tops of the world and get ready for a lot of creative freedom. Nathalie Kalbach will teach you how to create your own easy to create art journal using wonderful PanPastels. Learn mixing, blending, painting and drawing with those soft pastels. Learn how to get stunning results with different resist techniques and fun stamping tricks using embossing powders and other paint media. You can easily apply all of the learned techniques to later projects whether it be art journals, mixed media and even scrapbooking projects. Looking forward to yawp along with you in this 4 hour long class.

• Sunday - 09.00-13.00 2. ÜBer*Media Acrylic Paint Art Journal Class (4 hours)

In this workshop you learn how to use Acrylic Paints in your Art Journal. This class shows all kinds of possibilities using Acrylic Paints with different media. We will start with the basics then make our way up to more advanced techniques. Everything will be taught in an art journal. Nathalie Kalbach will share with you her favorites, whether it is how to build up interesting backgrounds, resist techniques or incorporating other paint media for stunning layers. She will share with you why she’s doing things a certain way, how she got the initial idea, and what works and what doesn’t seem to work. Join the über-fun in this class!

• Sunday – 14.00-18.00 3. Season Canvas (4 hours)

In this Workshop, you will create a stunning and unique canvas that will be a wonderful home décor item. Learn how to create dimension and texture with tissue paper, items of daily life, acrylic paint, lace, burlap, and gesso. Learn how to reveal the interesting and eye catching texture with acrylic paints and acrylic inks and add some fun stamping techniques on top. We will be adding lots of layers and dimension to make this a spring, summer, fall or winter canvas… just as you like. All the techniques learned can easily be applied to future projects.

Prices are 45EUR per person per workshop.
e-mail me at to book your spot - spaces are very limited!!!
so don't hesitate too long ;-)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

a dream came true

Phoenix and I went to Paris to see Billy Corgan perform an acoustic set as part of the book signing for "Chants Magnetiques" a book he co-wrote with french author Claire Fercak.

What an amazing experience this was, truly unforgettable and magical. Billy was so warm and kind - we will never forget this evening.

the videos from that evening can be seen here
Billy Corgan videos

Sunday, September 19, 2010

New Photo site for Ze KahihikoloTribe

As I have exceeded my Flickr free account capacity I have created a new shutterfly account Site URL: KAHIHIKOLOTRIBE e-mail me for the password - or if you are already my friend on facebook find it there ;-)

enjoy our updates

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

new home, new routines

So the move is still fresh in my mind - I am reminded by the new-ness living in the new home on a daily basis by the numerous unpacked boxes still present. Funny enough though I don't seem to be missing any essential items for our day to day lives. It does feel a bit like Christmas when we come across something unexpected and it makes me smile.
New routines are developing too, so far so good - my daily commute is less than half of what it used to be and this includes dropping baby off with his lovely 'day-mom' in the morning.
Phoenix seems to be adjusting well to the new school, even though he already encountered some run-ins with some not so nice kids - mainly girls which are from now on referred to as 'tussies'. He likes his new teacher, which for a change seems to be one that actually does give a damn, a refreshing perspective.

that's all the update I have for now - more to come

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

please be patient

Hi all

This moving process is taking the last bit of energy out of me. I am almost done ;-) seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Anybody waiting for e-mails or packages from me - hang in there. It will all be taken care of, just please bear with me - be patient. xoxo

Hi an Alle

Dieser Umzug raubt mich der letzten Energie - aber ich habs fast geschafft. Ich sehe das Licht am Ende des Tunnels. Wer noch auf e-mails oder Post von mir wartet bitte habt noch etwas Geduld, ich kaempfe mich noch durch mein Chaos. Vielen Dank fuer euer Verstaendnis. LG

Monday, March 1, 2010

and the RAKs go to ....

Bettina / Kreatina



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Schoenen Montag noch - Happy Monday

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Creative CHORE

PHOENIXISMS are the silly,wacky funny stuff Phoenix comes up with

at age 6

Journaling :
Phoenix has 1 Chore - Feed the dogs - the other day I heard NEO whining and checked up on him - he was pacing back and forth between the 2 bowls I asked Phoenix 'What is this?' "I GAVE THEM A HAPPY MEAL LIKE AT MCDONALDS"

Saturday, February 13, 2010

clean up and moving = RAKS in the making

For those who don't know this yet - I am moving and packing and sorting and stuff - soooooooooooooooo I am making a give away pile - which means some lucky people will be able to win RAKs packed with random goodies. Let me know what kind of things you like - i.e. what colors/patterns/embellishments and the sorts.

I will select 3 winners on March 1st - so you got some time to get your comments in here spread the word ;-)I have loads of wonderful stuff in my stash...

Da ich am umziehen bin - sortieren, packen etc - hat sich ein Haufen Zeugs in meinem Studio in der Verschenken Box angesammelt, das heisst ihr koennt RAKs gewinnen - sagt mir in eueren Kommentaren was fuer material euch am besten gefaellt z.B. farben,motive,embellishments und so weiter. Ich werde am 1 Maerz 3 Gewinner auslosen - also habt ihr noch Zeit zu kommentieren - weitersagen erlaubt ;-) ich hab massenweise Material zu verschenken...

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

cheer up card

The card reads - HI I BELIEVE I NEED TO CHEER YOU UP - I made this for a friend who was going through a rough time and was a bit down. On the inside a silly picture of me and the words - HA MADE YOU SMILE !

Sunday, February 7, 2010

meeting Mr Holtz

On Saturday I went on a field trip to Duesseldorf Bettypepper to meet the master himself TIM I am now proud owner of a signed copy of his new book COMPENDIUM of CURIOUSITIES

He is truly one of the nicest people out there - thanks for the great experience and the continued inspiration throughout the years.