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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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Our trip to Orlando started with a drive to Cocoa Beach. Years ago, we started going there because it was the closest ocean access to Disney. Now, we go because we really like staying at the La Quinta by the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Karla's Cottage
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Not only did the Farewell to Downton swap artists spend time making lovely pages for our books, and entrust me to compile their works into journals, they sent along presents with the packages. Which is beyond kind hearted. I do... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Karla's Cottage
Yes, Disney sure has kept up to date with new characters for the newer generations, Jane. Also, i think it is something about their design that never misses a detail and frames every angle you look toward that gives it that feel.
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Disneyworld vs Universal at Karla's Cottage
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Last week was the worst imaginable for the city of Orlando. So much tragedy, so much heart ache. But that town is such a well oiled machine of tourism, filled with professionals, that we probably saw less of what was... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Karla's Cottage
When you say that you are stuck in the 70s, Lori, does that mean you love the colors and want to stay forever, or that you are in a rut and hope to get out? If you are hoping to change, keep that in mind when picking your glaze tones, make sure they will go well with your do over.
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Id use an oil based primer to seal knotty pine,Cathy.
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Its a beautiful show, Linda. You should give it a try.
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Those pages are so pretty, even my goof up cant mess with them, they look great!
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Janice, I used to email photos from my iPhone to myself then download and save them to my pc. My trouble with these are are little different with the Mac. Hopefully, now that the books are done and my vacation is over, I can sit down in front of it and get this whole mess sorted out. And I bought a new camera, so I need to get my mind around how that works too! Good luck with your issues.
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Well, isn't this embarrassing??? It seems that I have NO IDEA how to turn the pictures around. I have been plagued with a streak of problems and this is just the latest. Everything around us seems to be falling apart,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2016 at Karla's Cottage
Right now Im in Florida. I can check when I get back. Sorry yours has not arrived. All were mailed by Thursday so it could be there tomorrow.
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Yvonne, I am thrilled with the response we are getting about the books! And thank you for being a part of it.
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The Farewell to Downton Art Journals were very feminine, so I wanted to do a special one for Guncle Randy. I went with dark olive velvet and vintage gold trim. The tie is brown velvet ribbon, and the book still... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2016 at Karla's Cottage
I was so pleased!
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It has begun! All of the pages are sorted, and the books are being built. And I am once again, blown away by the beauty that came in the mail to my cottage. See what I mean? I'll show a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2016 at Karla's Cottage
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I can’t imagine moving again at this point in my life. Best of luck to you, Sandy. Yes, it is always worth the hassle to move on, move up, improve. But dang, it is a lot to live through at the time!
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Its always hard to live thru, but so worth it. Good luck with the lake house, Yvonne, that sounds delightful!
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Kansas has been extra rainy this spring. Which, after years of draught, I shouldn't complain about and won't. Well, maybe not much. Just a little. The mud has held up our remodel a bit. I should be more like Sugarwings,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2016 at Karla's Cottage
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I'd rainbowed-up the Hippy Chick's graduation photo so much with PicMonkey that I couldn't find the ideal frame to match it. She loves all things sparkly and rainbow, and those were both requirements to match the glowing picture of her.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2016 at Karla's Cottage
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My sister and Randy both joined in the journal swap, but for work reasons, did not have a chance to make pages yet, so had to drop out of the main trading. We will be exchanging sets later on when... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2016 at Karla's Cottage
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Last spring, Sugarwings and I created a fairy garden in a pot outside my studio's back door. Sadly, Honey loved it even more than we did, and dug the whole thing out. She has a thing for flower pots, and... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2016 at Karla's Cottage
Well, we do live in a glitter world here at the cottage!
Toggle Commented May 27, 2016 on A spa day for Dewdrop? at Karla's Cottage
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Its like waiting for December 25th around here right now, Laurie!
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While I was out in the garden, Sugarwings was playing King of the Hill on the mound of remodeling dirt while Dewdrop was supposedly napping. At least, that was the plan. I came up from the garden to find this... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2016 at Karla's Cottage