Friday, August 20, 2010

(Mocha mmmhmm)
Went to Las Paletas and to our surprise we received free Popsicles. Honor System. 
However, it is no Mary's Paleteria in Abilene, TX. Oh, Mary, oh oh oh... how I miss your mouth watering strawberries n' cream or your melon drinks. YUM!

Nathan and I spent the later part of the day in Nashville. I was having withdraws and craved the bustling side of Tennessee. It's no Chicago or Dallas but it will have to do. I love Nashville and it's one of the Top 5 cities I would like to move to, no matter what age I'm at. 

Top 5 Cities
1. Chicago 
2. Dallas
3. Nashville
4. St. Augustine 
5. Denver

After going to the Centennial Park for about an hour of taking pictures of geese, pigeons, and random things. We left to find Las Paletas. After being satisfied with our popsicles we drove around some more and I continued to take pictures. Next we plan to go to a sounds game. This will make up for us missing the Cubs game while we were in Chicago last year. I'm so excited. This game will be giving out t-shirt to the first 2,000 people that show up. Insert excitement here! 

I can't wait till I can replace my tire and fix any other minor details to my car and I can frequent Nashville on a more regular basis. Because there really isn't anything to do in Murfreesboro. Maybe, new things have popped up but have no interest to venture. 

On another note. I made my first and not the last meat loaf! It was so good and I was very surprised that it was sooo good. I have this app. on my phone that allows me to read different newspapers from across the country and one just happens to be from Chicago. I had been thinking about attempting to make meat loaf and one day the recipe popped up.

I even bought the yellow dish for this special event. 

I'm pleased to saw that August has been a fun filled event. Minus the days trapped in the apartment when it's 110 heat index or rainy days or just not wanting to venture out at all. It's been fun.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

alive. well. ashamed.

So, I'm back on track && I'm about to make JoZoara my office like so many other people who need wi-fi. I'm embarrassed and I who the winner of my first giveaway an apology. Everything fell apart when my laptop broke. Along with that the weather has kept me indoors most of the time. Tennessee weather is the worst. I always feel like I've gained extra pounds once the humid touches my skin. 

Maybe blogging really isn't for me. I'm lazy, I procrastinate too much. Sometimes I think it would be fun to talk about clothing, art, and creative things I do. Then when I loss touch with the interwebz and go to work or visit friends I realize I never have time for this kind of thing. Then again there is this pull that has a hold on me. So, here I sit, on my balcony of the third floor apartment wondering "Can I really keep this up? Is there a point?" I think I'm just to scatter brained now to even keep up with myself. Meaning I over crowd my brain with to many things to do. 

Of course I am proud of myself, I have stayed off the computer for just about a month. Detaching myself, not on purpose, from online. No withdraws what so ever.

Here's a video.

at heaven's door from Karen Satterfield on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Alas! Last Week Sucked.

Yes, last week was dreadful. Why? Well, my dear lap top fell off my bed after I got up to make a pot of coffee. Of course having it on the bed was not a wise choice but I always have there, best place for wi-fi.

Anyway, it might be sometime before I start posting videos, pictures, and etc. I'm kind of bummed about it. I hope my warranty covers it, will it? Le sigh...

Thursday, July 15, 2010

And the winner is.....

(drum roll)

Deepti P. from diptea-esque-ish!

Congrats! I will be sending you an e-mail shortly! :)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A finished painting

I finished this painting sometime last night sometime before Nathan came home. I kept staring at the empty white face long enough. It was taunting me to dare to finish it, waiting to look over that wall. What is over that wall? I'm not sure, my own troubles and fears? Perhaps there is hope on the other side. The dead vines that sprawl up the wall have seemed to have attempted to get a pick but have failed. However this creature with a fresh face see's with curiosity. There also seems to be some concern but never fear something new might not be so bad.

The Art Institute of Tennessee keep calling me. I haven't answered it since Nathan and I were sitting at Discount Tire in Abilene. I'm kind of busy right now, getting a tire put on. Can we talk later?

I received a broacher the other day. Woulda. Coulda, Shoulda. You have the rough idea. We'll help you put it all together.

How? School seems so far away right now. What grants can I get or scholarships? It all seems grim.

Maybe I could talk with someone. Perhaps go to school there but it's so far away. Nashville is 30 miles from my home. Grr.

Don't forget! Tomorrow is the last to enter for my giveaway! ENTER HERE

Monday, July 12, 2010

one day there will be endless road

Breezing Thoughts from Karen Satterfield on Vimeo.

I love creating videos as much as I love painting and photography. There is just something about placing clips together and finding the right music to fit the mood.

Also don't forget! Only three days left till the giveaway ends. ENTER HERE

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Saturday Special: Yann Tiersen- Comptine D'un Autre Ete, L'apres-Midi

Ian y las luces bonitas from Karen Satterfield on Vimeo.

I have created my own music video. I hop you enjoy.

Friday, July 9, 2010

tell time to stop

Holy cow, I've been uber busy with two days of babysitting and working my little heart (not out). Next week will be killer, as in hours. Big Ballin! I'm happy I can finally save. Pay my bills.

Anyway, I wish I could chit chat some more but I have guest coming very soon and we shall be hitting the town for a bit.

Don't forget about my giveaway going on! 6 days left to enter!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4tof July!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Satuday Special: Johnny Cash - Rusty Cage & Hurt

I love the song Rusty Cage by Soundgarden and I feel like Johnny Cash owns it now when he did a cover of it. I love Cash period and when he did Nine Inch Nails Hurt I didn't know what to think. I never really liked the song really and when he covered it, it blew my mind hole. I think up until today I started to like it. I'm that way with a song I don't like by a band I love. I will hate a song for a few years and then love it. I think I prefer Johnny Cashes version better. However I'm a NIN fan forever, I'm happy to say, that it's now a Johnny Cash song.

Johnny Cash - Hurt from kakofoni on Vimeo.

explore my thoughts

This is a current painting that I have been working on. I'm letting the face dry because I used oil paint to smooth over parts of the board. It had a few dips in it that did not look so nice.  I'm pretty excited about this piece. I'm hoping to sell it so that I may have a cutie named Picasso living with me soon. I can see myself selling it instead of getting attached to it.I am very hopeful about starting my own business and getting the gears turning. 

My passion is on fire.

Friday, July 2, 2010

running down the meadow

I have come to the conclusion that my curiosity is killing me and I have started to read Twilight. It does not help that I work in a retail store that sells the merchandise and that I hear about how different the books are from the movies. So, I'm half way threw the book and after watching the first film I can see a big difference. I'm such a prude.


sorry for the bad grammar i was in a hurry. i edited the miss printed first sentence.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Hey It's my 200th Post!

With that I would like to do a giveaway!!

I have a pretty shell that I picked up somewhere along the way during my travels. I would like for some random person to be chosen to have it!

I need:

-Any random fact about you

(This giveaway is open to any part of the country)

Ends July 15


I was thinking and just a week giveaway didn't seem long enough and anyone from any part of this globe can enter!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Saturday Special: James Gang singing Walk Away

Friday, June 25, 2010

bunch of pulp

PULP ART BOOK COMMERCIAL from Neil Krug on Vimeo


A bunch of really creative pictures put together to sell at a pretty cost. The Indian ones are my favorite. 

so the tides roll

I love watching low humidity clouds fly across the sky while dark storm clouds loom ahead. The temperature drops and it feels so good to be outside. Standing there waiting for the rain to arrive and touch my skin as the wind blows threw my hair. I close my eyes and feel relaxed. Looking to the right I see the rain pouring down and steadily making it's way toward me. As it pours I feel the troubles wash away. Invisible arms wrap around me and the assurance that everything will be okay. Then the door opened, my creativity flew in. I painted all day today, my mind racing with how to spread the paint. It's exciting to feel the urge to hold paint brushes in my hand and transfer what I'm seeing in my mind onto scrap wood. Amazing.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Saturday Special: Band of Skulls- Friends

It's ridiculously hot in Tennessee this year and especially since my driver side window stopped working today. Of all things, really. I have had no A/C since 08 because I had my heater core replaced and just haven't put freon back in. However I can no because another problem come up with a pipe leaking Anti-Freeze like no one's business. Let's see, the problems with my car are endless. I must, must, must, buy new tires. I just wish, for once, I could have a job that takes care of me, and I can support myself. It's hard working so little and trying to make a few hundreds stretch for two weeks.

I would like to sell that Dalmatian painting. Save that money towards a better car/truck. Jeep Wrangler. :)

Dallas Wonderland

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Lemon Drops

"The stars at night are big and bright 
Deep in the heart of Texas 
The prairie sky is wide and high 
Deep in the heart of Texas 
The sage in bloom is like perfume 
Deep in the heart of Texas 
Reminds me of the one that I love 
Deep in the heart of Texas"

Unedited Texas pictures

Wind Turbines 

ACU and the beautiful campus

On ACU campus, Jacob's Dream

I really enjoyed visiting Abilene and Dallas. They are full of character and I just wanted to walk all over both with my camera. When we left Abilene we headed back to Dallas and explored a little bit. We toured the 6th Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and gazed at the grassy knoll. Elm Street is marked with two X's on the road to mark where the Motorcade was under fire, it gives you this kind of chill when you look at them. Many conspiracy theories are brought up when you walk down that street.

After the museum and the wonderful experience I gained, we headed out. I have many car photography pictures when we entered and excited Dallas. This great city has me wanting to live there so bad.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Twice As nice

Texas steak is better than Tennessee steak, unless you grill it at home. Joe Allen's has some of the best and man, I was in heaven for a brief moment in time. I hope to go back and eat more steak some day from Abilene.

Abilene reminds something straight from the 1950s or Norman Rockwell painting. Which, I am a Rockwell fan. Everything opens early and closes about 2PM, the downtown area at least. As told by someone, it's better to visit than live here. Well, I'm rather tired from our long trip from Abilene to Texarkana. Maps do not do the great state of Texas justice. I'm used to maps from home that it doesn't really seem so far. More in a few days.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Saturday Special: JJ - Ecstasy

Friday, June 11, 2010

On the Road Update

Good Morning! I am in Rockwall, Texas, until the tires are balanced. Nathan is out finding a place that can help my moms poor car. We were 97 miles from Dallas when we hit some rough weather and the car started to feel different. Then we heard this strange noise that we though was from a tractor trailer. It turned out it wasn't and when we pulled over, the tire on the back right side was flat! Ack! So, we got the spare tire out, but could find the size tire iron. Turns out my mom has a "key" for her tire and if that key was not in there, well, we would be kind of lost. In short a State Trooper called a tow man and this nice gentle man came out changed our tire and only charged $20 dollars. He also had to call another man to get a four-way because the tire iron in my mom's care was the wrong size. Crazy. I did not take pictures of the flat but I did when we got a few miles to another town so we could go to Autozone.

This is the patch Nathan put on the tire. By the way, they work! So does the little thing that looks like a radio. It fills the tire with air in 8 1/2 mins!

He looks so hot working on a car. :)

However, when we got back on the interstate the car was wobbling, more like vibrating. More later, gotta get things together and check out.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

I'm 23 and aging with grace

happy birthday to moi. 23 today. i think i feel light headed.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Oh la la

Ray Bans: Mom's, Scarf: Sugarees 

Top Necklace: Mom's Onyx, Bottom Necklace: Gift from my grandmother

Things I'm taking...

besides clothes, shoes, lap top, and camera.

-Sketch pad
- Zen for Christians: a beginner's guide by Kim Boykin
-Natural Witchery: Intuitive, Personal & Pratical Magick by Ellen Dugan ( I'm open minded, no need to judge)
- The Secert Language of Dreams: A Visual Key to Dreams and Their Meanings by David Fontana
- Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger
- Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger
- Literature and Society by Pamela J. Annas and Robert C. Rosen
- Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs by Scott Cunningham

Of course I may have to trim these all down. I just like having choices. Just like my very large suit case filled with clothing. I will not make the silly mistake of not being without my suit case with wheels.

I do need suggestions to a few books. I'm even, sigh, open to the Twilight Saga.  I can't believe I said that and I work a store that sells the merch. I should know a little more about it so that I can relate to the customers. That and I'm curious. I just feel that the books have been made into this crazy marketing tool. Has anyone ever watch Josie and the Pussy Cat Dolls from 2001? Were music become this crazy way of having people go with the latest trends? That's how I see it with this Justin Bieber fellow also. It almost makes me sick, well it does make me sick. I hear these crazy stories from parents who say that girls aren't allowed to speak his name in schools. Coo-coo.

Speaking of work, I gotta run some errands before I head in. Fin.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Random Thought

Everyday, women like myself have to be reminded that 'we are gorgeous for who we are.' To stand tall and not have the media or other people put us down because we simply do not look right. That's how I have always felt. This world can be hard and cruel yet beauty is all over. Beauty is what you make of things. Beauty has endless meaning.

This is a painting I finished up sometime last year. It started in 2009 when I was trying to figure out what I had to become. Trying to found new ground and land right. However I'm still trying to find balance. This painting has too many meanings to name out but it is about me. The blue feet, I think anyone could guess, is cold feet. The paper is coals that are on fire. Those two symbols equal being uneasy with life. I have this painting by the front door to remind me to try and land on two feet while walking out to the world. The world is a cruel and a loving place.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Muse me

Art Journal Technique | Woodcut Mimic from The One Minute Muse on Vimeo.

I thought instead of a music video today I would post The One Minute Muse. This is something I used to do with ESP kids when I worked with them. I also taught these to children when I wanted to be an art teacher. It's fun and magical!

Texas Bound

It has been settled! We chill on my birthday and leave the day after, early. After talking about it, leaving on the 9th seemed like a pretty cool idea, however I would have to sleep for most of my birthday! So I figured we can sleep and be well rested for the next day and leave bright and earlier. I think before the sun comes up. Leave west for Texas. Sadly we have to go threw Arkansas. I wonder if  I-30 going into Little Rock is still under construction? Hmm.

I counted the change jar and we have saved $33.57! I know there is more change around here and of course there is like 3.97 in pennies. I always need like a few more it seems to round it out. I found a $.2.00 Wal-Mart gift card under the bed, so maybe they could contribute. I'm just so excited!

I'm so excited to be taking a road trip again with my better half and enjoying a nice weekend and part of a week with him. Tis going to be fun, fun, fun!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

freedom awaits us

Oh man, oh man. I can not wait for this trip and I can not wait till my birthday. It's just another year to age with grace but birthdays are a milestones to living! I feel people should always be happy that they lived such a crazy/happy/ whatever year. Besides Thanksgiving, birthdays are my favorite.

I thought I would share some things I found while I thrifted my money away.

A little Avon owl that had Moonwind Cream Sachet in it.

A very belated birthday gift to Nathan. An Avon bottle that Wild Country Aftershave in it. Still kind of smelled good.

A pretty shirt I wish I bought but sadly did not.

A shirt I did buy and feels so nice on my skin.

My mother got me started on Avon bottles a few years back. She has a 98yr old friend who to give me a kitten bottle and ever since that gift I've been hooked. If I can find it I'll do a show and tell.  I even found some chess pieces and I'm hoping to complete the set. There were two more at the thrift store but I really didn't want to spend anymore money. I think I'll look back on my bad habits one day to my weakness at thrift stores and laugh at myself. Ones persons give aways are soon to be my treasures and so on.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Happy Birthday Lovely Lady

"To put it bluntly, I seem to have a whole superstructure with no foundation. But I'm working on the foundation."
Marilyn Monroe 

O, Time
Be Kind
Help this weary being
To forget what is sad to remember
Loose my loneliness,
Ease my mind,
While you eat my flesh.

-Marilyn Monroe 

June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962

I collected these pictures over a period of time and have forgotten the links. I did however Googled Norma Jean Marilyn Monroe together and came up with these images. The ones with her reading I typed in Marilyn Monroe reading.

She was an amazing woman with a kind gentle spirit. May she rest in peace.

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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