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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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When I was a kid, finding a 4 leaf clover and learning how to do a back flip into the pool were two driving forces in my life. I'd sit in the yard for hours, fruitlessly searching through the patches... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Karla's Cottage
Yep, it is here, thanks, Virginia!!
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Oh my, sorry we missed out on communicating, Sherry. Yes please join in, I have extra books. Welcome!
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Arent they special, Jeannie? Thanks for being a part of it
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My previous swap books are special treasures that I love to look thru. I really appreciated the involvement of so many artists!
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This is what things have been looking like in my studio lately. Now, all the covers are done and ready for the pages that come in. A few boxes have already arrived, and I'm waiting to open them until I'm... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Karla's Cottage
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It is just gorgeous, I shouldnt stay away for so long, since it is very close to visit.
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Angie's castle in the sky at Karla's Cottage
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Beth and I recently spent an afternoon with Angie at her apartment on the Plaza. She has an enchanting place on the 8th floor within walking distance of the museum and overlooking the grand shopping district. Personally, I've never been... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Karla's Cottage
I loved the whole atmosphere, what a beautiful experience to be a part of!
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Extremely proud, Jan!
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I think that means it seals stains so you can paint over them, Erin.
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Ive been pleasantly surprised at her table setting skills. But Ive always known she is a skilled party planner!
Toggle Commented May 18, 2016 on A Mother's Day gathering at Karla's Cottage
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Ha, I do that ALL the time, if it isnt a combo of not seeing the tiny letter on the iphone good enough, it is some auto correct thing that changes what I tried to say.
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Sugarwings' mama is a full time RN, and working her way up into higher degrees until she reaches her goal of nurse midwife. She conquered another step of the journey this week as she graduated from KU's school of nursing.... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2016 at Karla's Cottage
Deborah, the girls sure make things lively around here. Im lucky as can be to have those two. And the big girls too, my son has brought some wonderful people into our family to complete our lives.
Toggle Commented May 17, 2016 on A Mother's Day gathering at Karla's Cottage
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Terri, you make such pretty things, that is a real compliment coming from you, thanks!
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I might just have to steal her rose petal idea and do it more often, it was pretty festive!
Toggle Commented May 16, 2016 on A Mother's Day gathering at Karla's Cottage
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I rarely get to JoAnns because we dont have one in Lawrence, but this sounds like it is worth a trip.
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Well, she was raised on throwing little parties with me, you are right, Rachael!
Toggle Commented May 16, 2016 on A Mother's Day gathering at Karla's Cottage
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Last Sunday was Mother's Day and we had a crowd coming over to celebrate with us. I'd planned on keeping it simple, and using paper plates outdoors. But Sugarwings was spending the day with me and she LOVES a special... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2016 at Karla's Cottage
You are not the only person who has asked about note cards. I should probably make some up!
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Thanks, Pallas. I rarely write in mine, although I do add photos and ticket stubs, and some sketching.
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Thanks, Grace, and Happy Birthday to you!
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You cant leave bonding primer as is, it has to be sealed. Your best bet is another coat of paint.
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This week, I made some time to do a few pages for the art journal swap. And of course, I used The Good Stuff! The era and the show is sooooo lush and luxe, that I had to use only... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2016 at Karla's Cottage