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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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When I decided to host our event, I was up on a ladder, painting my studio a soft, blush pink, infused with gobs of glitter. I didn’t have any projects in mind, but I was so entranced picturing the space filled with laughing, happy Peeps, overflowing with Christmas creativity, I... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at A Snow Bird's Song- Birdsong 7
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Local Shopping Here is some shopping info that might be helpful for you while you are in the area: KANSAS CITY http://www.rivermarketantiquemall.com/ Downtown KC- 3 floors, variety of prices and goods. I usually find an armful here. http://local.yahoo.com/details?id=17899815&stx=sentimental+journey+antiques&csz=Olathe+KS South west of town off of hwy 7- decent size, kind of... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at A Snow Bird's Song- Birdsong 7
Directions to the Cottage My address is 1754 E 1200 Rd. But you WILL NOT see a 1200 rd sign- it is Kasold Drive! Sometimes, a GPS will take you to 1200 rd, south of town. We are NORTH of Lawrence, please double check the directions your GPS provides and... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at A Snow Bird's Song- Birdsong 7
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A List of Local Hotels You can see the hotels here: I would check online to make sure the prices are accurate, and the amounts change by dates too, so these might not be the prices for the days of our event. I have highlighted in pink to let you... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at A Snow Bird's Song- Birdsong 7
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Our previous, holiday themed Birdsong was so much fun, I just have to do it again! What is better than mingling with creative friends at the prettiest, most magical time of the year? We will be getting an early start on holiday decor by kicking off the season during Veteran's... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Bird Song
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Our previous, holiday themed Birdsong was so much fun, I just have to do it again! What could be more fun than mingling and jingling with creative friends at the prettiest, most magical time of the year? We will be... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Karla's Cottage
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She is a darling sprite, isn’t she? Here is what Karen has to say about her: Welcome Fall with Felicity the Flower Fairy! Mounted on a vintage shaker and posed in a shimmering rose bloom with her flower wand, Felicity... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Karla's Cottage
Thank you so much for joining us at our special gathering! On this blog, you will find info about supply lists, swaps, directions, and more. Please check the category list to the right to find what you are looking for. I will be adding posts regularly as our party approaches. Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2019 at A Snow Bird's Song- Birdsong 7
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Khya just finished her second session at Vango Mobile Arts in Lawrence. It's an organization that gives back to the community by helping youth through artwork. They actually hire kids as employees and teach them about work habits, regular paychecks,... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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Before heading to Universal Studios to hit my head, we hung out with royalty at Artist Point in the Wilderness Lodge. I'd never been to this restaurant before, but now it is my favorite place to go! We were lucky... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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What are the odds that when I was in Georgia for the art event, and then spending some time at the Guncles, that my sis, Terry would just so happen to be in Orlando visiting from Utah with her hubby?... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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It seems like I take a lot of pictures. I simply cannot resist capturing special moments. This person seems to show up in many of them.... See what I mean? There are also many, many, random photos from around the... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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We have survived a rough winter, and the dogs are appreciating having the windows open as much as I am. Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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When Karen came to visit me last week, she brought along gifts from our friend, Julie. When we first saw these, we thought they were perfume bottles, then were corrected by Julie. They are actually oil lamps But to both... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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Although Easter has passed, I still have more to show you from the holiday. I thought I'd tell you how we created Guncle Randy's bunny hat. We started with a magnificent, pink, wool top hat. Which would have been great... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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While in Florida, I helped my baby bro complete his crown for a masked ball coming up on mid-summer’s eve. Terry is making his costume, and he has been working on a “crowning glory” to top it off. While hanging... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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Remember the egg carton swap I was a part of at Once Upon an Easter? Here is the creation I received from my “secret” partner, Lorraine. She said she figured out that I was her intended giftee, and personalized her... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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While in Jekyll Island, Georgia, Guncle Randy and I made a quick trip to the beach on our way back to Jax and Guncleland. The Easter workshop had been so jam packed with fun activities that we hadn’t had a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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Jenn Hayslip’s bunny bash was every bit as special as I knew it would be. It was great to catch up with old friends... Meet some new friends... Learn some entertaining tricks.. Attend a tea party with my baby bro...... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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In the last few years, I’ve been lucky enough to see Guncleland at Christmas and Halloween. This is my first trip there for the burst of Springtime that blooms in their home. It is adorable! I think the key word... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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When I was planning the workshop with my buddy Karen, I made up lots of sample paintings to figure out which I wanted to use for the class. Sadly, we had to cancel our class! I used the paintings to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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If you have ever seen my blog, you know that I kinda like Disneyworld..... And that if I am anywhere near it, I try to weasel my way into a visit. So yep, while I am in Florida visiting Guncles... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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If you hadn't seen the title, would you know this was an egg carton? It is a six pack size, and I packed on the foof, layer after layer after layer to camouflage it and try change its look for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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Today is the day that I am teaching my shadow box project in Jekyll Island, GA. I had so much fun getting examples ready for the class! And you know me... it was hard to stop. This is how they... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2019 at Karla's Cottage