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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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That is good to hear, Jeannie. I wasnt sure how authentic it was.
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The cartoon character mobbing was really hilarious. And there is so much to see and do in the area that I really loved going to NY, Gretchen! How lucky you are to live in such an exciting place.
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Well, that is not a photo you'd expect to see on my blog, is it? Nope, not like me at all. I travelled with my husband to Long Island to visit the Hamlet club, where the crew there had done... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Karla's Cottage
It was delightful, thanks, Lois!
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Keep Shining at Karla's Cottage
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Ill have details soon, Judy and will send you a message to let you know, thanks.
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While walking from Disney Springs to our hotel last week, I spotted what looked like my name in the sidewalk. It was dark out, so I turned on my phone flashlight. Yep, Karla, and spelled correctly. The next day, in... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Karla's Cottage
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In the last few years, I've started a tradition of making a sea shell fairy to leave behind as a thank you to every beach that I visit. Usually,in the days I that I spend along the water, I keep... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at Karla's Cottage
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My Florida trip was not only a much appreciated break from the cold, Kansas winter, it was a family get together, a chance to explore all the theme parks with two life time experts in all things Disney, and I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at Karla's Cottage
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Before I set off for Florida sunshine, the family came over to have a painting day in the studio. Miss Tree has a new nephew and her sister wanted a room full of paintings of trees done by her family.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2016 at Karla's Cottage
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There were sooooo many highlights of my trip, but one of the most lovely was the special treatment that the guncles always offer to their guests. When you visit them, you feel treasured. Randy set up his garden tent with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2016 at Karla's Cottage
I sure do, Lois. Im back now and certainly missing that Florida sunshine!
Toggle Commented Jan 23, 2016 on Kansas is too cold at Karla's Cottage
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We did, Linda. Terry sent Randy FIVE giant boxes of craft supplies from destashing and we had a hay day making things with them!
Toggle Commented Jan 20, 2016 on Kansas is too cold at Karla's Cottage
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As I wrote this before I left on my trip to Florida, we had a major cold spell. Our pipes didn't freeze up over night, but only because I know the drill. When temps plunge into single digits, the curtain... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2016 at Karla's Cottage
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For such a homebody as I am, I sure travel a lot. And I do love making art journals. Usually, I take one with me to work on while I'm on my explorations, but this book is a special request... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2016 at Karla's Cottage
I got lucky and found that chair at a garage sale for a dollar, Linda. Very lucky!
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Thank you for all of the kind messages about my art journal post. Right now I am away for a bit, spending some time with Guncles, then with Terry. I'll be helping her with a writer's retreat, then exploring Disney... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2016 at Karla's Cottage
Well, come on out and take a shower, Bobbie!
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Yes, two curtain rods, Suzanne. And I feel like I should find a smaller one that fits better, but this is fine for now.
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Thank, Jen it is such a tiny room I feel like I can never get good pictures, so am glad to hear that the highlights show up ok.
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Last February, I repainted and did a mini redo on the guest bathroom, after Dewdrop asked me to paint it pink for her. Of course, I like pink too, so was happy to do it. The tub is original to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2016 at Karla's Cottage
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Circus skill training is such a unique and interesting thing for kids to do. I hope your little one can continue, catiean.
Toggle Commented Jan 9, 2016 on Cirque de Lawrence at Karla's Cottage
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Our small town has a circus school, and our Miss Tree teaches there. Her girls are star pupils and when there is a student performance, we are first in line to get tickets. I've enjoyed every one that I've been... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2016 at Karla's Cottage
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I know it is the New Year (already???!!) Well, at least I am trying to convince myself that, yes, Christmas is over, 2016 has arrived, and it is time to get back to normal. Hmmm, if I could just figure... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2016 at Karla's Cottage
That is kind of you, Yvonne. But a lot of the book is just layering pretty supplies and adding photos. I think the pages look nice because of the sweet grand fairies!
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I do spend time on the journals, Claudia. Mostly because when I start, I fill two or three! Its hard to let go. But the pages themselves stay pretty simple and it goes fast. Sometimes I cover all the pages with something pretty, the go back and add photos and memorabilia wherever it fits. Happy New Year right back at you!
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