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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**
Recent Activity
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It has been a while since I have had a vending spot at an art event, and I am very much looking forward to the one at Once Upon An Easter. The theme has sent me down a rabbit hole... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Karla's Cottage
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What a perfect way to welcome springtime! I made pastel, floral, Easter banners all morning. This one has a Charlotte bunny. And some sparkly jewels. Lots of Good Stuff was put to good use on it. Afterwards, Ryan and I... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Karla's Cottage
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Between getting ready for Once Upon An Easter and prepping the kits to send to Georgia, I’ve taken some breaks to work on the watercolor journals for the class at the cottage on Saturday, April 20th. Each is a small,... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Karla's Cottage
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Our trip to Ft Lauderdale was excellent. The hotel was at the beach and within walking distance to shops and great food. Sugarwings liked to stop to browse on our way to dinner each night, and couldn't bypass anything this... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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This is my buddy from my weekend at the Cozy Castle. Queen Satine, is as gentle and sweet as she is glamorous. I felt as queenly as Satine looks the whole time I was with Karen. From the very first... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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Last fall, when I visited Disney World with my sisters, I was surprised to bump into my husband’s uncle and his family. This year, we had a similar co-inky-dink, by finding out through FB posts that a nephew was there... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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During my many segmented trip to Florida, Sugarwings and I spent some time at Disney while my husband took off with buddies for a Guys’ Golfing Getaway. And we made the most of every moment. We were up extra early... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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Well, it’s almost Spring, and in the meantime, while waiting for flowers to bloom and save me from the horrors of winter, I’ve surrounded myself with flowers indoors. Besides a tiny bit of online shopping for the quilt and shams... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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Registration is open for our Springtime class at the cottage, with Karen Hillman and myself. I will be showing you how to use watercolor markers to create sweet, little images in your art journals or to frame. And speaking of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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I just adored my time at the Cozy Castle with Karen Hillman and her guests! So much so, that I needed more time with this fabulous, stylish lady and I invited here to come to see me and teach a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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A while back, one of my old, wallpaper covered cabinets apart. This one was meant for shoes, it had slanted shelves with a bar on them that held the heels in place. The outer shell became a case to stack... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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When I bought new recliners for the living room, I opened a Pottery Barn charge card that gave me cash back to spend in the store. Pottery Barn isn’t my typical shopping venue. I’m pretty cheap on the frugal side,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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There is something about this time of year that makes me want to redo and spruce up my home. Is it just that I miss the sparkle of Christmas? Or that everything is so gray and dingy outside, and I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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I’m using my mini work trip to teach a couple of pretty projects at the Cozy Castle as the perfect excuse for a Florida vacation. Sugarwings and her Pop Pop are joining me tonight for a trip down the coast... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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The ladies who came to A Lovebird’s Song were generous in gifting each other and me, too. My pal, Carol made this holiday banner and it is ideal above my work table. There were so many caring and kind, gifts,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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As I was petting Twinkle recently, a torn, dried up leaf, in the shape of a heart, fell off of her. I love finding unexpected, accidental hearts. Thank you, Tinks! Of course I’ll be your Valentine. Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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After spending so much time on spiffing up the studio for A Lovebird's Song, I kind of called it in for the rest of the house. I added vintage candy boxes to white flower pots that were already on the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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And who wouldn’t love shopping there? Beth, The Other Karla, and I went to the Old West Bottoms to shop during the February show. As we’d expected, there were valentines galore. With a mix of hand crafted items, salvage, restored... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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My talented pal, Maggie Raguse (and Birdsong Peep), has once again, designed some adorable shopping bags for Kroger. In our area, Dillons stores are the local Kroger franchise. If you are looking for one of these cuties, look up what... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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While getting ready for A Lovebird's Song, I did a full on, happy new year, delve into the corners, serious cleaning. I even washed and changed the curtains. And rearranged some of the storage cabinets. I went so far as... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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As always, I got a bit carried away with the theme for the party.... Hearts, EVERYWHERE! The freshly baked rolls were baked in heart shaped muffin tins. As were the cupcakes. But it wasn't all that clear unless you looked... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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I had the BEST day! My studio is always more fun when I fill it with my Peeps. And all of the creativity that flows from them. I provide kits that contain everything needed to finish the projects as I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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My friend, Beth, gives me cool stuff she finds at estate sales. A while back, I got this domed piece from her, and tucked it away, not sure what I’d be using it for. When my studio got a deep... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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Recently, Sugarwings has been creating with a glue gun, for hours, every time she comes over. She makes a lot of things with it, some odd, some cool, but these? I was impressed. The translucent glue makes a delicate looking... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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TheOtherKarla, Beth, and I had a fun afternoon at the Old West Bottoms antique district. I didn't buy anything, but Karla, who isn't a junker found a few things. Even without buying much, we still had lots of laughs and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2019 at Karla's Cottage