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Art and Storytelling in St. Louis

Art and Storytelling in St. Louis

Art that's personal As a general rule we don’t celebrate most holidays and birthdays. However, Dez passed a mile marker in age this last fall, and we found the perfect way to experience their birthday without all the fanfare. We found out about this artist who put...

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Johnnie’s Spiritual Evolution

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...

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Braindump 24: Broken Foot and Zines!

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...

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Have Zines Will Travel

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.

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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.

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Mini-Braindump Outside Wichita

Mini-Braindump Outside Wichita

On our recent road trip to Dallas, I managed to record this mini-braindump. We were at the Belle Plaines Rest Stop outside of Wichita, KS. It was a really nice place to stop and stretch, take in the views and find interesting pieces of traveling art.

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On the Road: Dallas to Topeka

On the Road: Dallas to Topeka

Recently we traveled to Dallas, Texas for a conference, and a well-needed vacation. It was a great trip, and while I brought along the camera, I didn’t really record anything until we were heading home. For me it was about the experience, being with people I hadn’t seen in quite awhile, and meeting new people.

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Zines are here!

Zines are here!

Over the last couple of years, I’ve rediscovered a long time passion: Zines! A while back a friend was making them, and through our conversations, drew me in. Her flair was converting old Live Journal blog posts into zines, and then bad goth poetry. She then introduced me to Charissa Lucille, the creator of the Fem Static Zine and owner of Wasted Ink Zine Distro (WIZD).

This introduction led me to create my first zine: Please don’t call me a Lesbian, I’m a Freak. I traded most of them at my first zine fair, and then other people bought copies.

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New Year, More Zines

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.

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