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Karla Nathan
Lawrence, KS
I am a Lawrence, Kansas artist with a love for anything vintage and pretty.
Interests: hobbies: **art (or is that a life force, not a hobby?)** gardening** watching way too much tv** floating around on lake clinton in our boat, especially in the moonlight** writing** collecting old wallpaper and millinery** playing with my little fairy girl, sugarwings** junking/auctions** redoing my home -over and over, it is a work in progress and i hope it never ends** talking (and sometimes singing -badly) to dorkies**
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Arent they great, Jeannie? I need more colors!!
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Not a fan of chalk paint at all. I do use it on small projects at my desk, but for large things I prime and use behr paint. And I agree, Jeannie, markers can be hard to blend. Layers help. You can also use cheap, kids washable markers and bland with a wet paint brush.
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Just adding a second layer will bring a lot of depth to a marker drawing!
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I've been working on a coloring page to add to the Book of Mysteries journal that I'm starting to build kits for (will let you know when those book kits are ready). When I finish a coloring page, I can't... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Karla's Cottage
Im pretty lucky to have them, Brenda!
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She adores having a party for her departures and arrivals. I think that softens the transition for her.
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Way, way too fast, Jane!
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We've had a nice, long visit with our tiniest fairy girl. But now, she is headed East to be with her momma. We've squeezed in lots of snuggles and hugs before it was time for her to leave. Sugarwings thought... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Karla's Cottage
Well, it isnt too early to start planning Halloween decor. A mud monster might be pretty cool, Kathy!
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August is full of fun around here. Sugarwings' birthday (with multiple parties), the Hippy Chick's birthday, our anniversary, plus trying to fit in a few more fun things before school starts up. Sugarwings' mommy always throws a special bash for... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Karla's Cottage
Thanks, Ruth. I like her too, even though she is far from perfect.
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It would be nice to see you here again, Terry! Some of our peeps will be at the class
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Thanks, Regina! Sent from my iPhone
Toggle Commented Aug 28, 2015 on Paper clay fairy at Karla's Cottage
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Seriously? I must be doing it wrong or using a different clay. When I sand, it tears out chunks. Sent from my iPhone
Toggle Commented Aug 28, 2015 on Paper clay fairy at Karla's Cottage
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I have a love/hate relationship with paper clay. On one hand, it is pretty easy to work with,and no trouble at all to finish, you simply let it air dry. But it is a bit more rustic/primitive than I like.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2015 at Karla's Cottage
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There is always yard work waiting, isnt there, Diane?
Toggle Commented Aug 27, 2015 on I love new gravel at Karla's Cottage
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Sometimes I think pavement would be so much easier, but I kinda like the look of gravel. And youre right, Jeannie, the girls adore playing in it.
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If only our gravel drive and walkways always looked this good! Too bad it is so costly to have fresh rocks delivered, or I'd do it every year. We usually keep it to every four years. Heck, for what we... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2015 at Karla's Cottage
That is a daily thing around here, Charlotte!
Toggle Commented Aug 23, 2015 on Crested Butte at Karla's Cottage
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For one thing, yorkies are usually just plain happy. I started calling mine 'dorkies' because they are often such silly, little, joyful dorks. Twinkle adores her buddy, Sugarwings, who she grew up with (both are now nine years old). Especially... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2015 at Karla's Cottage
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It's been fun around here lately. Lot's of Summer's End celebrating, getting ready for Back To School, plus Sugarwing's birthday. The grand fairies made cupcakes and we loaded up the family and spent a day at the pool for one... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2015 at Karla's Cottage
Yes, that was free hand, sorry Mary. But thanks for asking. It is very simple flowers, kind of daisy like, with vines? It is in my guest bathroom.
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Thanks, Yvonne. Sometimes I think Im just talking to myself. Which I do anyway, throughout the day...
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2015 on Around the cottage in August at Karla's Cottage
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Well, I dont always do things exactly the way instructions say, but it usually works out. Thanks, Cindy.
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