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September 21, 2013


Jeannie McGehee

Beautiful artist, beautiful pages & beautiful book...seems like all is well now and the creative you is back...with cooler weather, you will be back in your studio and the stress of the past few months will fall away...Hugs, Jeannie


Art heals in it's own special, majikal way ~

Hugs ~~~


It can be hard to explain these feelings, and have them understood by those who aren't kindred, but I do understand just how you are feeling, Karla. Life can come at us, so fast sometimes, and the best we can do is go with the flow. Pay attention to your breathing. Sometimes when I'm experiencing stressful times, I catch myself holding my breath.
My sister says she sees such a difference in me when I'm making things. I used to do that a lot, believe it or not, LOL. I hope you will continue to find time for making your art. Try hard. If you continue to feel depressed though, please see your doctor.

Lots of love to you,


It's tough, isn't it, when everything crashes and life just takes over... We haven't had your life and experiences this summer, but we have had our own, some more challenging, some less. Probably most all of mine are less... but still...

I just spent a five days with a friend making art. We went up north and I went into production mode, but also did a few experiments, watched some art video tutorials... it was tremendously healing.

One day at a time, my friend. That's all any of us can do when it gets tough. But share, talk, let people help if you need it. Anyone would.


Your journal pages are beautiful!!


Knowing what we need...

And then, doing it...


Gentle hugs,

Laura S

Oh Karla, I wish I had a class to offer YOU. That is what I do when I am feeling low...I sign up for a creative class!! Most recently, it was Your Dress Form Tutorial that made my heart smile! I laughed and learned all that same time. You are truly a gifted artist and I am grateful that you share your talents. I can't thank you enough.
Hugs, Laura

Mitzi Curi

It feels so good to create something! I hope you have plenty of time this fall to keep going....


So much to learn and dream on every single visit! I actually forgot I used to be artistic. It has been so long... I think it is hard to be artsy and not messy... And it's hard to be messy in
Moms house... But gotta be true to our souls. I love the charms! And thank you so much for the tutorial.

Nancy Thompson

Hi Karla,
It's neen a rough summer for me too....accidents...family issues....doggie health problems. Sometimes I feel so down and out. The grandkids help....and recently art has helped too. So I sure understand your feelings and hope things will even out for you and yours. I just signed up for a class called Soul Comfort, by Melody Ross.....would that be something you might enjoy? Check out her web page.
Take care,
Nancy Thompson

Yvonne Welty

Difficult times must be making the rounds lately. Sometimes it's just what you need to kno that others are in the same boat as you. My son will know Oct. 1st if his microbiology lab will be closed or not. Makes for tense times. As a mom you just want to fix it but you can't fix everything just be around to be supportive. Doing arty things does help you feel better. I know that from experience.

Linda P.

How sweet of Beth to give you one of her handcrafted journals! Thank you for sharing some of it with us.

I am so very sorry for all the challenges you have faced this summer. It started out in a very lovely way, though, with Birdsong, and I am thankful for that. I know there was a LOT of work involved in the preparations, though, so I hope you were still able to enjoy it yourself! It was the most wonderful experiences for me, Karla.

I pray that you are on the other side of at least most of the things that caused such distress over the last few months. I love that you are sharing some creative projects here because it shows me that you are finding time for that again!

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About Karla Nathan

Creating Art Journals

Mini Dress Form Workshop

  • Learn how to make a mini dress form, and get tips on how to embellish your creation. This class comes with ideas, videos, instructions and ephemera images to download and print.

Wire Bird Cage Cloche Workshop Button

  • Learn a simple trick to make these cute cages and cloches in different sizes, complete with fairy image download and instructions too

Birdsong FIVE

Romantic Gothic Ghosts

  • An orange free Halloween tutorial

Romantic White Christmas E-Zine

  • Creative projects and ideas for a lovely holiday season
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