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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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I hope you enjoy the book as much as I do!
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Oops, we almost missed out on joining in on Karen Valentine's annual Studio Tour. Ya know, you snooze, you lose, right? But I checked her site and it looks like I can still add myself to the list. And I... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Karla's Cottage
She always has to have her head poked in to see anything that could be going on without her shes very curious, which probably means shes pretty smart.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on In the breezeway at Karla's Cottage
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They actually seem to be friends now, Kimberly. And Dorothy has been put in charge of barking at cats, so I think she feels pretty tough.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on In the breezeway at Karla's Cottage
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I dont think she realizes she is a big galoot.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on In the breezeway at Karla's Cottage
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The breezeway of our home connects the main (old) house to the addition with my studio, my husband's office, and our son's apartment. It is the room that every one sees, the central entrance to all areas of the house.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Karla's Cottage
Well there were quite a few with them closed too!
Toggle Commented Jul 14, 2016 on A trip to Crown Center at Karla's Cottage
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Sugarwings and I had a blast at Crown Center this week. We took in some theater. And dabbled in art. Our Madagascar tickets were only $12 each, and Kaleidoscope is free. So was the interactive Mr. Potato Head exhibit. Even... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2016 at Karla's Cottage
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Dorothy is happy to be back and to resume her role as blog model. This chair has been needing a new seat for, well, way, way too long. It is Sugarwings' seat at the dining table, and she tends to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2016 at Karla's Cottage
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Dorothy Rosebud left us months ago, due to her phobias of the momma cat and Honey's playful puppyhood, that both left her trembling in fear. And crying out. Sometimes, she would get a glimpse of Honey and start shrieking. That... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2016 at Karla's Cottage
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Here are a couple of pieces I am tinkering with to use in the new room we are building. The one in the back is a heavy, Victorian door, or at least a partial door (laying on its side here).... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2016 at Karla's Cottage
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I hope you are having a wonderful holiday! Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2016 at Karla's Cottage
Not if you saw my stitching up close, Bobbie! Or cared if sleeves were inside out or not. But it is a beautiful design, I love the idea that Lorrie had.
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If I can do this, anyone can. I am not a patient, or even very good seamstress. But sometimes I need something and that do-it-yourselfer attitude kicks in, or I simply see a piece and feel like I have to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2016 at Karla's Cottage
Thanks, please wish us luck, Lorraine. I hope it all comes out well and worth it!
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Thank you, Terri! Your husband is right. Unless youre a flipper, which we sure arent. Weve been her over 25 years and have no plans to leave here.
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I hope to see you again here, too, Sharon!
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Thanks, Yvonne! I have actually attended Downton themed art events, and am using my journal as a scrap book for those photos. But some pages are just for creating something pretty, which is always nice to have.
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Things are coming along with the new room. There it is on the right, without the siding and door yet. This is the view from the road. Our cottage started out as a tiny, 4 room shack almost 100 years... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2016 at Karla's Cottage
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Our trip to Orlando started with a drive to Cocoa Beach. Years ago, we started going there because it was the closest ocean access to Disney. Now, we go because we really like staying at the La Quinta by the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2016 at Karla's Cottage
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Not only did the Farewell to Downton swap artists spend time making lovely pages for our books, and entrust me to compile their works into journals, they sent along presents with the packages. Which is beyond kind hearted. I do... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2016 at Karla's Cottage
Yes, Disney sure has kept up to date with new characters for the newer generations, Jane. Also, i think it is something about their design that never misses a detail and frames every angle you look toward that gives it that feel.
Toggle Commented Jun 20, 2016 on Disneyworld vs Universal at Karla's Cottage
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Last week was the worst imaginable for the city of Orlando. So much tragedy, so much heart ache. But that town is such a well oiled machine of tourism, filled with professionals, that we probably saw less of what was... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2016 at Karla's Cottage
When you say that you are stuck in the 70s, Lori, does that mean you love the colors and want to stay forever, or that you are in a rut and hope to get out? If you are hoping to change, keep that in mind when picking your glaze tones, make sure they will go well with your do over.
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