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February 16, 2014



Beautiful tribute to your Mother and family. The iris story is very dear. You are truly inspiring Karla. My Dad's birthday would be Wednesday. I'll have to post his picture. I love seeing vintage family photos.


You look like your pretty Mommy!
What a nice way to honor your mom, she is smiling at you from heaven!
I love that you painted her casket, it was beautiful.
hugs, karen....

bobbie h

Please consider yourself very hugged!

Tami Hacker

Hope you were able to find some Irises. Sweet memories and dedication. My mom's favorite flower was an Iris too. Heartfelt Hugs, Tami


What a sweet remembrance of your mother. She would love it that you and your sissies get together as often as you do, and continue her creative legacy.

Pam Ballard

Awe sweet post. I lost my mom a year ago. I miss her so so much. They say the pain gets better with time. Still waiting for that. You do amazing work with your paint..


A sweet reminder to show love everyday if we are lucky enough to have our mom or dad with us.


I love that you added a loving touch to the casket! I'm lucky to have my Mum and Dad living right up the street and my MIL 2 doors down the street. It was perfect when the boys were young - no one ever became a bother - they were always there to lend a hand.

Enjoy your memories.


Terri Gordon

Hi Karla, What a beautiful tribute to your Mom, I lost my Mom last March and I am not looking forward to her one year anniversary, it has been such a rough year. Your Iris painting on her casket is so special, I am sure she was thrilled from above. Have a wonderful week. Hugs, Terri

Gloria McAllister-Roop

Karla...my mom's favorite flower was the iris also. She has been gone for 17 years now. This was a lovely remembrance of your mom.
Gloria in Virginia

Yvonne Welty

What a sweet last thing to do for your mother! I dread the day that I lose mine. She will be 90 this May and I'm planning a big ole party for her. Mothers are irreplaceable!


Sending you a hug.....what a beautiful post. How lovely you were able to do something so precious to be able to paint her favorite flowers for her. I see your face in that last dreamy photo of her. How old is she in that photo? Were you able to find some iris at the florist?

Nancy Thompson

Hi Karla....I miss my mom a big bunch too...I still have some of the yellow iris plants that I dug up from her garden. I treasure seeing them bloom each year. I also have part of her pink peony bush...also a treasure to me.
I see so much of your mom in Sugar Wings... in the last pretty photo of your mom.
Nancy Thompson


I know what you mean about missing your mom -- mine died when I was 25 and there isn't a day I don't think about her and know how excited she'd be that I'm carrying on her creative tradition. I love how you painted the casket. Lovely!


So sweet to have those lovely memories Karla. Blessings to you!!


Oh my what a beautiful thing....to paint your mom's casket.
I can see how much you loved her in that final gift to her.
BTW you look so much like your mom..how wonderful.
My dad died 9 years ago and I still miss him every day. Big Hugs!

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About Karla Nathan

Creating Art Journals

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