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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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My son grew some in front of his farm, along the road this year and they looked great too. Mine didn’t do as well as I’d hoped, but it was a rough year. I’m glad you had success with your sunflowers!
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While Guncle Randy was here, I took him sightseeing, Kansas Style. I am not a native Kansan, but have embraced it as my home. And I adore the endless vistas of fields of sunflowers in the late summer, or pumpkins... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at Karla's Cottage
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While Karen, Regina, and Randy were here from Florida, we got together at the Cottage for some flow painting. I showed them how to make an ocean scene. And we made some book covers. They all got messy with me,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Karla's Cottage
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There are a couple more pour paint canvas books with witchy themes in the Bootique now. This one has the outside covers in flow paint with a witch I've cut from an old photograph and spooky-foofed up. The inside covers... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Karla's Cottage
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I've been making more art journal kits. Here is the info about this one: This 5-1/2 x 9" book is completely hand made from top to bottom, using only the GOOD STUFF. I've painted a canvas with and acrylic paint... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2018 at Karla's Cottage
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Yep, I'm still paint pouring. And still making books. This one is Wicked Green. I thought I'd turn them into Halloween art journals. So, I gathered up some vintage black lace and millinery, cut up some pages, and tied them... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2018 at Karla's Cottage
Chickens can be wonderful to have around! Good luck to your ladies in their new home.
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Foofy, gorgeous, girly, Karen, is also an avid hunter and outdoors woman. She turkey hunts at Rawhide Camp Outfitters It is in a beautiful setting, on a bluff overlooking a bend in the Missouri River. And it just so happens... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2018 at Karla's Cottage
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Any place I go with Guncle Randy, he makes friends. He has always been so charming and interested in people that they are irresistibly drawn to him. At the Sparks Flea Market he was visiting his brand new best friends... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2018 at Karla's Cottage
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My flow paint obsession is still in full force, and I used some of the run off paints to make a cell phone cover. After a long, HOT, summer of drought, we had some much needed rains. And all of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2018 at Karla's Cottage
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Sugarwings hosted her 12th birthday party at her family's Kismet Farm. She, her sister, and I set up the cake table, and I brought a few of my things to use, as well as a stack of paper butterflies I'd... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2018 at Karla's Cottage
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My son and his family now have a 13 acre home in the woods, and I think Sugarwings loves it out there more than anyone. So, when it was time to plan a party for her 12th birthday, this is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2018 at Karla's Cottage
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Sugarwings wanted some gifts to give to her birthday party attendees, and I wanted to make something special for a gathering I am attending this week, so we saved the drippings from our last day of painting to make some... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2018 at Karla's Cottage
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Sugarwings has been busy making pour paintings with me, and wanted to decorate her room with them. She was turning TWELVE and I figured she was old enough to make her own choices for her bedroom. She loves magical creatures,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2018 at Karla's Cottage
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This summer has been HOT. And DRY. And things were looking brown. It has almost been too hot to do much boating. But here it is, mid August, and we get unexpectedly, lovely weather, with some more mild temps, then... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2018 at Karla's Cottage
Lake time with the littles is about as good as it gets. I’m glad you liked your journal, Yvonne, thanks again! Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone
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Somehow, summer is gone. Well, not the heat, and August is still here, but Sugarwings has started JR HIGH and Dewdrop has headed to NC to attend school there and be with her mom. We tried to jam as much... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2018 at Karla's Cottage
Thank you for your order, Kat! How nice of you. I hate to miss Kim’s next big, bash, they are always amazing. But I’ll be teaching at Jenn Hayslip’s wonderful gathering and it is hard to do two cross country trips so close for me. I saw that Kim only had a few spots left and was very tempted. You know that it will be great! Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone
Toggle Commented Aug 16, 2018 on Mini Art Journal and kits at Karla's Cottage
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This summer, I have been utterly hooked on "fluid painting." Some, I have turned into doodles, some became oceans, or roses, and some I made with a more traditional pouring style. Recently, I've also used the technique on book covers.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2018 at Karla's Cottage
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I've been on a book kick lately and have a towering stack of them on my desk now. Many have fluid paint covers This one has velvet and lace This mini book is covered in flocked wallpaper. This started as... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2018 at Karla's Cottage
I’ve never taken the pirate ship, that sounds fun. Yep, the kids would love it. Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone
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Yesterday, we had a visit from a couple of Honey’s pups. This gentle giant is Pup, and yes, he is twice the size of his sis, Sugar! The other guest, Wolfie, isn’t exactly a petite flower, himself, but still isn’t... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2018 at Karla's Cottage
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Today is our 33rd wedding anniversary! Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2018 at Karla's Cottage
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I know, not my best fairy so far, but I had every bit as much fun making it as any of the others! (Although I am a little sad about the dark, heavy wing that the poor thing has. I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2018 at Karla's Cottage