Artistic Vortex

Artist’s Statement:

A vortex is defined as something that moves in the form of a spiral or column, like a tornado or when water goes down a drain. Whirls are bodies of water that swirl madly around to an unseeming end.

For me the image of the vortex represents tremendous flowing energy. I am constantly fascinated with the way in which a vortex works. Some say the Big Bang was just a great big vortex explosion. Our galaxies are spirals that are slowly turning and spinning in a vortex-like manner (though not as fast). And these designs show up in my work over and over again.

The Vortex represents the kind of energy that I use when I am in the creation process. I’m like a whirlwind, a storm that moves fast and leaves devastation in its wake. In my case usually some sort of art is born.

Johnnie’s Spiritual Evolution

About this video I was recording my regular braindump and during the editing process I realized that the video you see below was separate from the main braindump. So here is a little bit about my spiritual evolution. Spiritual Evolution Throughout my life I've gone...

Braindump 24: Broken Foot and Zines!

New vlog post Recently I went out to my favorite park and recorded a new #braindump. While I wish I could record and post at a more frequent rate, it's also good that I take my time and before spewing a bunch of words I might regret. Creative Challenge I hadn't...

Have Zines Will Travel

April found us in Nebraska at The Omaha Zine Fest, where zinesters of many types, sizes, and colors gathered to sell, share, and trade their personal creations.

I find these gatherings to be energizing and revitalizing. They help lay the seeds for the germination of new ideas.

More and More….Stuff!

The act of sorting in itself can be quite powerful. When you own a lot of stuff, items get overlooked, missed. Closets and cupboards contain can hold more than the memory. We found this to be true in our case so we created several videos highlighting this process. Part of becoming a minimalist is not having so much stuff you forget you have it.