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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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For the last couple of years, Tami has been inviting a group of local ladies who met and became buddies at Birdsong, over for craftdays themed for the season. She goes ALL OUT, way, way out, on making us welcome.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Karla's Cottage
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Our last night in Wyoming was a little drizzly at dusk, and the cloudy sunset made for some soft, stunning tones. Of course, I had to do a painting from the photo I took from the roof of the house!!!... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Karla's Cottage
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It was important to my husband to have special labels for his honey jars. So he asked the family to make some for him. The grand fairies did some drawings, I painted our dog, Honey, and we used a mix... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2017 at Karla's Cottage
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32 years? Those seemed to zip by. We celebrated on Thursday, kind of low key, but nice. We went to a favorite restaurant for happy hour, then came home and watched Ozark on Netflix. Hey, when you get hooked on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2017 at Karla's Cottage
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My kids brought their rig to the family reunion in Wyoming, and not only put on a show, they gave lessons to cousins at the party too. Watching all the little kids up there giving it a try was cute... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2017 at Karla's Cottage
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The painting that I did of Colorado doesn't exactly match the rest of my house, with its bright colored wildflowers and red rocks. But it was a sentimental piece for me and I realized that it was a similar size... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2017 at Karla's Cottage
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My husband's mom turned 85 in July and we all gathered at a lake house in Wyoming, generously loaned to us by brothers of a family member. The home had beautiful views from every angle, some looked over the lake,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2017 at Karla's Cottage
Christmas Diorama Swap Hosted by Tami Hacker 2017 Karla’s Cottage Snowbird Bird Song #6 How the Swap works: This swap is an unpaired swap. To join this swap, please email Tami Hacker at shankful@kc.rr.com Please include in your email subject line: Christmas Diorama Swap. This provides a head count for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2017 at A Snowbird's Song- BIRDSONG 6
Thanks for the tip, Cheryl! That wax is tenacious.
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This spring, my husband started a new hobby. He is now a beekeeper. It made me a bit nervous due to the investment to set it up and our total lack of knowledge and skills. I might have been less... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2017 at Karla's Cottage
I saw your paintings, Jeanie and really liked the baby!
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Thanks, Yvonne, my style isn’t popular, I tend to like things prettier than most galleries around here do, so I just do it to entertain myself.
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Thank you, Linda, Colorado is filled with such beauty!
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Thank you, Marilyn, I am having trouble stopping, I just want to paint more right now. I have to get back to my work!
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Mountain scenery is so inspiring that I have done nothing but paint since I have been home. This one is a congloboration of something we drove by in Colorado, memories of another trip there, and the wildflowers we saw on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2017 at Karla's Cottage
I have another Swap for you, my Peeps! This one involves creating a hand made ornament of your choice. Please wrap it up, with your name on the inside, not the outside of the package, so that you can surprise the recipient. Sorta, secret Santa-ey. Place it under the Christmas... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2017 at A Snowbird's Song- BIRDSONG 6
Here is the info from Gail about her Altoid Tin Swap, please sign up in the comments. I would like to do an altered mini altoid tin necklace swap. I would like it to have an angel theme. Everyone can purchase an mini altoid tin or similar SMALL tin to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2017 at A Snowbird's Song- BIRDSONG 6
I sure hope you do, Sandy! Ive been an admirer of your work for a long time and would love to see you in person.
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Last month, my husband's mother came very close to death. Members of the family raced across country to be by her side as she was lost in an unresponsive state, having one major seizure after another. We were told not... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2017 at Karla's Cottage
Here is a short video of the puppies enjoying the chickens. Sitting by the fence and watching the birds was a favorite past time around here for these guys. This was at 8 weeks, back when they were still just... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2017 at Karla's Cottage
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It may look like I've done nothing but play with puppies for the last couple of months, but I've also been busy as a little Christmas Elf getting things ready for A Snowbird's Song in November. And I'm not the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2017 at Karla's Cottage
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Not only did I have a remarkable, and memorable time raising this litter of golden doodles, these dogs went to fantastic homes and very nice people. Hunter's family even gave me a gift for raising him! I was so surprised... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2017 at Karla's Cottage
Im planning on lots of goodies in November! We missed you on Saturday, Suzanne. Im glad we will see you in the fall.
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Ha, I might, Stacy! Years of collecting. Mostly from eBay tho.
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Recently, I cleaned out my wallpaper storage. It had gotten away from me, and honestly I couldn't even remember what I had or even find it if I did know what I was looking for. Plus, the rolls had been... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2017 at Karla's Cottage