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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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Sugarwings keeps a ladder under the mulberry trees for the whole berry season, for easy access when she needs a snack. What on earth is better for a kid than running in the clover fields with puppies and climbing trees... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Karla's Cottage
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I am honored to have Lesa Dailey teaching a class here for A Snowbird's Song in November. She has her example created and sent me this sneak peek. Oooooh, those angel wings on that bird!!! When I create mine (Yep,... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Karla's Cottage
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While Guncle Randy was here, pet butlering and then hanging out in the studio with me, we had a room full of pups, along with one grand fairy. She saw us taking photos of pups (and being a bit of... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Karla's Cottage
Id love to keep the whole pack!
Toggle Commented Jun 16, 2017 on The golden doodles at 5 weeks at Karla's Cottage
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Well, we knew that Lesa would blow us away, and yes, she sure did. What an elegant bird she has designed for us!! I'm thrilled. Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2017 at A Snowbird's Song- BIRDSONG 6
I need to be strong....
Toggle Commented Jun 15, 2017 on The golden doodles at 5 weeks at Karla's Cottage
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Arent they, Francy!? I love them all so much.
Toggle Commented Jun 14, 2017 on The golden doodles at 5 weeks at Karla's Cottage
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Oh my goodness, we are enamoured with the puppies! As their time with us gets shorter and shorter, I get more and more worried about how we will all react with them leaving. See what I mean? Such cuteness. And... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at Karla's Cottage
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The Steve Miller concert and Sacred Circus acts were cancelled due to monsoons, but the weather didn't dampen our whole weekend. By Sunday morning the rain was gone, and we ventured out of the little trailer we'd tucked ourselves away... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2017 at Karla's Cottage
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The studio had kinda gotten away from me. It hadn't had a deep cleaning in a while. And most of the furniture had been in the same spots for years. Some of it needed a shuffling, because I was bringing... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2017 at Karla's Cottage
Those pups do eat up a day!
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Deciding to have pups is a major commitment of time. We had a window of time where we had no travel plans, the weather was warm, and it was ideal for babies, and we decided to go for it. Then,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2017 at Karla's Cottage
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Can you have enough of these little storage chests? I sure don't think so, I'm more than slightly obsessed, they are all around my studio. I have directions on how I recreate them here. The ones covered in gorgeous, old... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 at Karla's Cottage
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The pups now can find their way out of the whelping box. But couldn't get back in when they wanted to nap. My husband built the box with a cut out segment for Honey to step in and out of,... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2017 at Karla's Cottage
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This year, I had quite a birthday. It was such a jam packed week of celebrating, that I've probably used up my quota of birthday fun for the next few years. Seems like there was one special thing after another,... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2017 at Karla's Cottage
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When pups hit 3 hits, it is time to start weaning them, to give the mom a break. Feeding those growing, always hungry, furballs can wear her down. So, I mixed up some formula, dipped my finger into it, and... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2017 at Karla's Cottage
We are totally smitten!
Toggle Commented May 24, 2017 on Puppeesh! at Karla's Cottage
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Our girls were in a wonderful show recently, based on Oz, and titled Cyclone. Avahni was a Poppy. Kia was a flying monkey. They are part of an ariel troupe in KC, this is the first performance of it that... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2017 at Karla's Cottage
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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 May 21, 2017 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 May 19, 2017 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 May 18, 2017 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