Sunday, February 22, 2009

a flame

Donna is a creative abstract painter and along with her collages she speaks in various ways. i think i have found a person that best describes how i love to paint. i just randomly found her on google search by typing in abstract painting and this piece above my text come out to me.

she is inspired by books and poetry-- i am inspired by books and music but never the less kind of the same. like myself she is self taught, no one to help her paint, all on her own. i think that's the best way to figure out what your style is when painting, let the brush move you in a sense.

this lady is pretty awesome and she is worth checking out. her name is the link.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


on the june the 9th thru june the 18th i will be out of town. nathan& i are taking a wedding road trip- texas to chicago. IL. i'm extremly excited because i have not visited 8 states in 9 days. so this adds to my excitment. anyway, i'm planning flea market stops& beach fronts in texas. we shall be camping& exploring.

i think this will add a whole new meaning to the life of karen.

to add to this, nathan& i will be dating a year in march. can you believe it, a year? it's amazing how much we have been threw this past year. i'm stoked& blessed. anyway, i'm doing som research so i'm gonna get back to it. just wanted to let whoever reads this that i'm going to have a great summer spending my birthday out on the the open road.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

praise the LORD!

Green Day Gives Fans a Breakdown on New Album - February 10th, 2009

Green Day is finally revealing some details about their eighth studio album, 21st Century Breakdown, which is set to be released this May. Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong gave USA Today a taste of what can be expected:

"[After 2004's American Idiot,] we asked, 'how much more ambitious can we be?' We could take a sideways step or go back to our roots. We chose to move forward....It's about reflecting what's been happening the past three years and putting it to melody with some bold statements."

But the biggest statement of this highly-anticipated album can be found within the track "March of the Dogs," which apparently criticizes religious hypocrisy. Armstrong defends:

"I have nothing against religion. It's about preying on people's blind faith. I'm all for spirituality. There's nothing more spiritual than rock 'n' roll."

Blink 182 Announce Comeback at Last Night's Grammys - February 9th, 2009

It's been rumored, but now it's official! Yes, Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge and Travis Barker of Blink 182 have kissed and made-up, so they will be reforming for a new album and tour. Here's the statement the guys posted on their website:

"To put it simply, we're back. We mean, really back. Picking up where we left off and then some. In the studio writing and recording a new album. Preparing to tour the world yet again. Friendships reformed. 17 years deep in our legacy."

also, limp bizkit is coming back after 8yrs of a hiatus. in your face scene kids, 90s& early 2000 is making a come back!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

st. valentine

He was a patron saint, shrouded in mystery& he is placed in feburary because it's been long known for romance. it contains traditions from both Christian and Roman tradition. but, who is this saint, why is it on this day, that most people hate, the card companies picked this person& made it love fest?

there are two different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, both were martyred.

a myth or legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the 3rd cent. Rome. Emperor Claudius II thought it best that single men made better soldiers then the ones with wives& families. Marriage was outlawed for young men- potential soldiers. Walentine saw this as injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and performed marriages for young couples in secert. very romeo& juliet, no?

When Valentine's actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be pit to death.

Other stories are how he was killed or helping Christians escape the harsh life in Roman prisons, the were often beaten or tortured. On one account, he was thought to send the first 'valentine' greeting himself. in prison, he fell in love with a young girl- might have been the jailor's daughter- came to visit him often. before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her letter signed 'From your Valentine', which is still used today.

all the information on St. Valentine is amazing& i think instead of making it this huge card company money marker, it should be about making sweet love letter's to the person you love. or what i did, make something.

i'm not much for recieving gifts like teddy bears or jewelery. i'm all about exressing my love but not on one day. i do it every day.

enjoy your day.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


i hear you knocking violently on the roof
your winds go threw my ears like music
the darken room brings comfort
a comfort i haven't felt before

i wrote my first poem in 9yrs

Thursday, February 5, 2009


meet darla, my 5 month old, german shepherd mix puppy. thank you petco& your kind workers.
updates later, nathans about to take me home. g'nite...

I never question what to do, it tells me what to do. The photographs make themselves with my help. ~Ruth Bernhard
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