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Karla's Cottage · 1d ago

Mermaid craft day (and a redo that helps a little bit at least)

For the last couple of years, Tami has been inviting a group of local ladies who met and became buddies at Birdsong, over for craftdays themed for the season. She goes ALL OUT, way, way out,...
Karla's Cottage · 4d ago

Hooked on floating frames and another Wyoming painting

Our last night in Wyoming was a little drizzly at dusk, and the cloudy sunset made for some soft, stunning tones. Of course, I had to do a painting from the photo I took from the roof of the house!!!...
Karla's Cottage · 1w ago

Labels for the honey jars, and steps to an acrylic dog portrait

It was important to my husband to have special labels for his honey jars. So he asked the family to make some for him. The grand fairies did some drawings, I painted our dog, Honey, and we used a mix...
Karla's Cottage · 1W ago

3 decades plus a couple of years

32 years? Those seemed to zip by. We celebrated on Thursday, kind of low key, but nice. We went to a favorite restaurant for happy hour, then came home and watched Ozark on Netflix. Hey, whe...
Karla's Cottage · 1W ago

A Circus performance in Wyoming

My kids brought their rig to the family reunion in Wyoming, and not only put on a show, they gave lessons to cousins at the party too. Watching all the little kids up there giving it a try w...
Karla's Cottage · 2W ago

The Colorado painting is hung

The painting that I did of Colorado doesn't exactly match the rest of my house, with its bright colored wildflowers and red rocks. But it was a sentimental piece for me and I realized that it was a similar size...
Karla's Cottage · 2W ago

A Family Reunion and Birthday Bash

My husband's mom turned 85 in July and we all gathered at a lake house in Wyoming, generou...
Karla's Cottage · 2W ago

Harvesting the honey

This spring, my husband started a new hobby. He is now a beekeeper. It made me a bit nervous due to the investment to set it up and our total lack of knowledge and skills. I might have been less...
Karla's Cottage · 3W ago

A Colorado painting

Mountain scenery is so inspiring that I have done nothing but paint since I have been home...
Karla's Cottage · 4W ago

An Angel for Joan

Last month, my husband's mother came very close to death. Members of the family raced across country to be by her side as she was lost in an unresponsive state, having one major seizure afte...