This is 's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following 's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
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**
Recent Activity
We had the best time, Jeanie, very enchanting for us.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Kansas Sunflowers at Karla's Cottage
1 reply
Me too, Linda. I thought about making a sunflower fairy on the ground too, but they were so much better on the stems, looking down and smiling at us!
Toggle Commented yesterday on Kansas Sunflowers at Karla's Cottage
1 reply
Thanks, Erica. It was a bit cloudy that day, and I had to add some light and brighten it up, I was worried that the photos wouldnt turn out very good, but thank goodness for photo editing!
Toggle Commented yesterday on Kansas Sunflowers at Karla's Cottage
1 reply
Its majestic. I hope she gets to see it, Maggie!
Toggle Commented yesterday on Kansas Sunflowers at Karla's Cottage
1 reply
I still smile about the sunflowers too!
Toggle Commented yesterday on Kansas Sunflowers at Karla's Cottage
1 reply
And prettier than cornfields!
Toggle Commented yesterday on Kansas Sunflowers at Karla's Cottage
1 reply
Contact me first, Janet and Ill let you know if they are in bloom. It is a short window of time between bloom and harvest.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Kansas Sunflowers at Karla's Cottage
1 reply
Thanks, Kathy, Im so glad to know you like the tutorial! Ive got more to add to it too.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Kansas Sunflowers at Karla's Cottage
1 reply
Image
Outside of Lawrence, halfway to Tonganoxie, there is a sea of gold, stretching out as far as the eye can see. I've lived in this town for over 20 years and this was my first visit there. How could I... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Karla's Cottage
18
Image
On Friday, I took a day off to go to KC and do some shopping, I mean, help Beth set up her booth at the Old Summit Antique show. Her booth is always the best deal in town. Great stuff,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Karla's Cottage
Oh cool, thanks for letting me know about the article! I cant wait to see it!
1 reply
Heck, Id have been happy with a dollar EACH!
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Hat Whispering in Kansas at Karla's Cottage
1 reply
Cry hole was spot on!
1 reply
Image
Wow, it has been exciting for me to see how many of you love to make journals as much as I do! Thanks for the purchases of the tutorial! On Saturday, I added another book to the class, it is... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Karla's Cottage
I always lean toward light and bright, Sara.
1 reply
Oh, and sometimes I use paint and ink pads too. I dont care which papers I use them on, I use varieties of papers in the books.
1 reply
Liz, this tutorial is more for creating the covers and different things to use to make the covers. There are some tips on interior pages and doodle sheets to color as well as ideas on how to freehand doodle pages yourself. But it does focus mostly on the structural part of making covers for a romantically inspired book. As far as markers, Coptic or is it copic? Pens are hard to beat. If you get them, be sure and buy the blender too. I do use regular markers too, and always accompany them with an opaque white, ink pen. You can add highlights and bring out details after youve colored in with markers. I also add sparkle with gelly roll stardust glitter pens in clear, as well as with other glitter and metallic pens. Its good to have a fine point black marker to touch up with too.
1 reply
No, not at all, Janet. It is all done in blog form, with a post for each segment. They are all posted and ready to go, for you to read at your leisure or to refer back to in a couple years from now if youd like.
1 reply
Image
In this class, you will learn how to build a basic art journal from scratch, using card stock, canvas, and chipboard. I'll be offering a no sew and a couple of stitching options too. After you learn how to make... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at Karla's Cottage
Yes, it is an apron of mine that wraps around her all the way like a gown.
Toggle Commented Sep 5, 2014 on Hat Whispering in Kansas at Karla's Cottage
1 reply
I saw a lot of too high prices here too, was lucky to find these!
Toggle Commented Sep 5, 2014 on Hat Whispering in Kansas at Karla's Cottage
1 reply
Yep, three bucks, Linda! I was giddy. That little girl was so happy to help with the flowers and the jewelry, that it left a pile of junk jewels out on the table for her and she is still working on them every time we go to the studio.
Toggle Commented Sep 4, 2014 on Hat Whispering in Kansas at Karla's Cottage
1 reply
Image
At last week's flea mkt, I hit the jackpot on millinery blooms. At a booth of mostly linens and doilies, Beth found a pile of flowers, and picked a few out. I nervously stood by, hoping there were be some... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Karla's Cottage
11