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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
I have been busy. Way busy. My upstairs spot at Good Juju was not quite the right fit for me. Plus, my friends were downstairs and I wanted to be near them. Beth offered to share, but I am not... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Karla's Cottage
Here is a song I wrote for Ryan, with Music by Matt Pryor. Beth made the slide show. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Karla's Cottage
Mushrooms are not my fave. That said, I do love a tasty morel! Maybe it is the fleeting time frame, and treasure hunt aspect of them that make them so special. Well, that part is fun, but I think it’s... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2022 at Karla's Cottage
While our neighbors were out of town, we kept an eye on their five horses. It was a pleasant walk down the road to visit, so we thought we’d take the doodles. And yes, the dogs LOVED going there. Too... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2022 at Karla's Cottage
Did I mention our new peeps? They arrived on the day before Easter, and it was right after I got whacked in the head, so I was resting and still in bed. Rich walked in with a box shaped like... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2022 at Karla's Cottage
For Ryan’s 40th birthday, he wanted his apartment fixed up. He chose the paint colors and flooring, we got light fixtures and ripped out his bathroom to replace the shower, toilet and sink. There had been a kitchenette that he... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2022 at Karla's Cottage
Almost two years without our Ry. With his hidden strength beneath kind eyes That had seen cruelty But instead looked for peace. He had to change his reality To put his mind at ease. A lifetime of struggle a lifetime... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2022 at Karla's Cottage
I’ve been so busy getting ready for my first First Friday at the West Bottoms. Lots and lots of painting! And jewelry making. And sorting, tagging, cleaning, marking tending, wrapping, and more. My decision to set up there was kind... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2022 at Karla's Cottage
When Guncle Randy and I made our violin art in Florida, I really wasn’t sure where I would use mine. Then, when I got my new couch and was moving things around, I found that it fits just right above... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2022 at Karla's Cottage
I’m so excited to announce that I’ll be setting up my pretties at Good Juju, starting next Friday! It was a rather quick decision, and pretty bad timing because I’m dealing with the after effects of my doodle running joyfully... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2022 at Karla's Cottage
While in Florida, I found a never ending treasure trove of hearts on Walton Rocks beach near Ft Pierce. Some rocks, some shells, all eliciting squeals of joy from me. These were found in three trips. I had big plans... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2022 at Karla's Cottage
I am new to resin and a bit leery of it, but had something that needed a coat, so went for it. And because that stuff is NOT cheap, I didn’t want to waste any that might be leftover. There... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2022 at Karla's Cottage
At my Peeps Craft Day, I had a couple of little side projects to get done too. Once we finished our Easter pictures, we all turned to our own things. I made some labels for my various spray bottles in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2022 at Karla's Cottage
I was lucky enough to have not one but THREE craft days in one week! My friend, the stained glass artist has us over on Thursdays to do mosaics in her studio. Then I had some Peeps over for Easter... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2022 at Karla's Cottage
We had a little get together for a Peeps craft day at the cottage. Angie brought a cookie display that was so pretty, it had to immediately become the center piece for our luncheon. Sadly, three people had other things... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2022 at Karla's Cottage
I recently repainted the flowers on the shutters by my kitchen door. The “shutters” are actually parts of a byfold door, found at a garage sale that I took apart and painted to look old. Years ago, I added roses... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2022 at Karla's Cottage
I felt like adding some springtime to my house when I got back from Florida, even though it was cold here. Or maybe because it was cold here? Well, a bit of hoppiness warms things up, either way. Before we... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2022 at Karla's Cottage
Since it is almost Easter, how about if I show you pictures from…Valentine’s Day? Right before our never ending trip, I had friends over for a Galentine bruncheon and farewell for my pal, Karla who was moving away. I made... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2022 at Karla's Cottage
Our five week, meandering trip included 2 single and one four day visit to Guncleland, where the family pitched in and rebuilt some of the fencing. While guys were busy sawing and hammering, I took some time to clean up... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2022 at Karla's Cottage
These are pretty beat up, but I think they could be used to make some lovely Easter collages. Don’t you? Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2022 at Karla's Cottage
You have to love the beaches of St Augustine, and well, just everything about that city. Technically, I guess it was Butler Beach, a tad south of town. The dogs needed to be on leashes, which wasn’t quite as much... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2022 at Karla's Cottage
Our first beach stop on the never ending zig zag of a trip was Ft Pierce, which I’d never been to. I will have to admit that Ft Pierce isn’t high on my list of cities that I love in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2022 at Karla's Cottage
We had a whirlwind trip through Orlando. No, more than that, it was like a Kansas tornado going through! There wasn’t a lot of stopping to enjoy the flowers during our one day at the parks, but our evening before... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2022 at Karla's Cottage
We rented clear kayaks to float down Silver Springs with Terry and Dale, our adventure partners from last fall’s Marco Island trip. The river was magical. This is my view through the bottom of my boat. We got to see... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2022 at Karla's Cottage
As much as I enjoy our camper, I have to have something to do other than sit by a bonfire. So, I brought along some embroidery as a craft that didn’t take up much space and wasn’t messy. Embroidery, or... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2022 at Karla's Cottage