artists pursuing a nomadic life

An RV. A trailer converted into an art studio.

Two artists living as nomads.

That is our dream.

We are a married couple that expresses our artistic vision through a variety of media. Our work includes poetry, acrylic painting, photography, writing, collage, video, altered objects, spoken word, mixed media.

Wander around the site to see examples of our work, read about our travels, and watch as we take steps to turn our dream into a reality….

Diecast Poetry

Johnna M. Gale is a poet and spoken word artist currently residing in Phoenix, AZ.

Here you will find sample poetry, videos of spoken word performances, and copies of their poetry books.

Mx Art by D'Marie

D’Marie is a writer and artist currently residing in Phoenix, AZ.

Their preferred media include collage, photography, altered objects, and website design, generally preferring to mix media whenever possible to create a cohesive whole. A self-identified androgyne, D’Marie prefers they/them pronouns.

Artistic Vortex

Johnna’s artistic expression encompasses a range of media. Acrylics, photography, and pastels form a large percentage of their work. They also create mosaic, altered books, and mixed media pieces.


Our quest to find an RV and convert a trailer into a portable art studio begins with the lessons we’ve learned on road trips in our car. In our travels, we’ve found scenic byways to photograph (and enjoy) and quiet corners to make art with limited supplies.

Radically Reducing

We are in the process of radically reducing the amount of stuff we have.  Our goal is to de-clutter and shed on our way to a minimalist RV life. No storage unit allowed.


New Year, More Zines

Making something out of nothing:

Last September I tabled my first ZineCon in Kansas City, Missouri. I was excited because it took submitting an application and being accepted. I had left the Zine Community in Phoenix when we moved to the heartland and I was a little afraid I wouldn’t find the queers and the outcasts in a place where most of the country’s grain is grown.

the microphone

Rocking the Mic: Do it for the Hugz

One of my passions is reading/performing poetry, spoken word, the words I write. While delving into the culinary world took me away from the microphone, I’ve finally found my way back.

It’s been a slow re-entry, with an introduction into the modern world of zine life back in 2015, and after having a few pieces published in a Phoenix zine, I decided to step back into Poetry Open Mics.

Poetics in the Park

Poetics in the Park: Braindump #22

I celebrated National Poetry Month in April by recording and sharing “A Poem A Day” on YouTube. For the last few poems, I went out to a lake/park, just for a change of pace. I also decided to make a vlog out in nature.

a poem a day

30 Poems 30 Days: Creating a video poetry series

Recently I took part in National Poetry Month (April). For some poets, the idea behind NPM is to write a new poem a day and publish it on one of the many platforms available. I decided to take a different path. I made a video poem a day from the extensive collection I’ve written over the years and posted these videos on my YouTube channel. That meant creating 30 individual video poem, one for each day of the month.

#braindump by Johnna Gale

braindump #21: Creativity Imps and Self-care

I don’t know how your process works, but there are times when my brainwave activity kicks into superdrive and the ideas come, and there is an outpouring of art.

This happened a little over a week ago. I’m finally starting to decompress from all the activity, but I got some serious work done.

#braindump on zines

braindump #20: Tools For Artists and Zines

Over the last couple of years, I’ve been getting back into zine culture.

Zines have existed for a very long time. The recent history is traced back to the 1930’s and a way for science fiction writers and artists to put their work out in the public bypassing the publishers.

If you are interested in purchasing any of the art, including photographs, on this site or wish to contact us about holding a show, please use this form.

We are also interested in connecting with any artists, poets, etc., on upcoming travels.

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