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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 used to do a lot of portrait sketches. This was one of the very first ones, a charcoal pencil drawing of my grandma (Dad's mom) when I was 16. These are colored pencil from a few years after the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Karla's Cottage
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Here is some shopping info that might be helpful for you on Thursday or Sunday while you are in the area: KANSAS CITY http://www.rivermarketantiquemall.com/ Downtown KC- 3 floors, variety of prices and goods. I usually find an armful here. http://www.missionroadantiquemall.com/default.aspx?act=imagegalleryalt.aspx&name=Mission+Road+Antique+Mall+Photos&menugroup=Home Kansas side of KC- 2 floors, very pretty. Beth has... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at A Snowbird's Song- BIRDSONG 6
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Our Mother's Day was a full one, with a cottage brimming with loved ones. Miss Tree's mom, aunt, grandma, and dad, along with my husband's brother and many of his family joined our regular bunch of kids and grand fairies,... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Karla's Cottage
Thanks, Yvonne. The things inside are mostly things that get used a lot. This piece has great storage with easy access!
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Thanks for the help in finding the pieces with me, Gail!
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Last First Friday when West Bottoms was in full swing, I spotted this wonderful hutch at Good Juju, and thought it would solve all of my storage issues in the kitchen. Still, I dismissed the idea, thinking I didn't really... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2017 at Karla's Cottage
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My husband has a new hobby. He has adopted a bee family, and added a hive in the field behind our "Food Forrest". I know little nada about bees, and was a bit worried when he didn't seem to either,... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2017 at Karla's Cottage
Kim, I’ve never been around a golden doodle, but every time I’m out and see a dog I think is just wonderful, I ask the owners and they say that is what it is. They just look so happy and loving, and cute! I’m excited to see how these babies grow up.
Toggle Commented May 11, 2017 on Puppeesh! at Karla's Cottage
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The babies arrived 6 days early and gave us a big surprise. All did well, and in a week since, they seem to have doubled in size! Goldendoodles sure grow a lot faster and bigger than Yorkies do... We thought... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2017 at Karla's Cottage
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This is the second, one hour class in my ornament workshop Saturday afternoon. Each little gift box will be covered in old paper, trimmed with velvet ribbon, vintage crepe paper, tinsel, and a rhinestone cluster. They are filled with glittering stars, a cloud, mica flakes and a tiny figurine. From... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2017 at A Snowbird's Song- BIRDSONG 6
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The Grand Fairies and I went on an adventure. The 3 of us flew to Orlando together and spent a couple of days at Disneyworld. I was impressed with how smoothly it all went, considering it was spring break time,... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2017 at Karla's Cottage
Thanks, Bobbie, I used to paint furniture all the time, and I miss doing it.
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Holly, that shape caught my eye right away, I was so pleased to see it at the estate sale!
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I love my "new" French side table! It started like this. $30 at an estate sale, good lines, ruined finish, missing a few bits of trim, but sturdy. The first thing I did was rough up the finish with a... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2017 at Karla's Cottage
That is probably how our wall will progress, Marilyn, more will be added as more photos need to go up. And yes, Ryan had a great idea about a banner!
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Not recently, thank goodness, since you haven’t been here to be our official chicken catcher in a while, Suzanne!
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Those guys are pretty cute.
Toggle Commented May 1, 2017 on Making friends? at Karla's Cottage
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Recently, I gave my husband's office a spiffing up. Rich travels a lot for business, but when not on the road, he works from the room above my studio. It is trimmed out in wood salvaged when we had to... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2017 at Karla's Cottage
Suzanne, its the most beautiful beach!
Toggle Commented May 1, 2017 on Framing solution at Karla's Cottage
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Thanks, Suzanne, its a little bit of vacation year round, I pass these as I walk to my studio each day.
Toggle Commented Apr 30, 2017 on Framing solution at Karla's Cottage
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Those floating frames do solve problems, Jeannie.
Toggle Commented Apr 30, 2017 on Framing solution at Karla's Cottage
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When I was in Florida, I painted these watercolors of our view of the beach from our condo. But when I got home, I wasn't sure what to do with them. They were not a standard size, to pop into... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2017 at Karla's Cottage
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On Friday afternoon, we will do my Sugarplum Fairy banner. Then, on Saturday we will make some ornies. I'll have two kits to walk you through, and if you finish early, you can delve into supplies I'll have out and make some other things too. I'd say my two kits... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at A Snowbird's Song- BIRDSONG 6
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$129 Hampton Inn Lawrence Ad 4.1 (56) · 3-star hotel Straightforward lodging with free Wi-Fi & hot breakfast, plus an indoor pool & a fitness center. Free Wi-FiFree breakfast Address: 2300 W 6th St, Lawrence, KS 66049 Phone: (785) 841-4994 (Very close to my home) $89 Comfort Inn & Suites... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at A Snowbird's Song- BIRDSONG 6
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This is a rare sight around here. All of our dogs aren't exactly friends. I've made a big effort to get them to form a pack after realizing that it was probably my own fault that they didn't get along.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at Karla's Cottage