A place to leave a trace of things

Focusing on the work of artists, literary & visual


All  posts arranged & composed by Michael Johnson


I also post at the Wind & the Stones

I keep a visual art portfolio online at MichaelJohnson.studio

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  1. Hi ..by the way i love your new small square…clouds. Beautiful colors. cannot imagine the time and detail you put in. Lovely. Hey you might enjoy this artist. His work reminds me of yours. http://www.speronewestwater.com/exhibitions/emil-lukas/installations

    People look for their passions. But often the passions find you.

    How does your passion find you? When you are good at something, you get passionate about it. That’s it.

    • Thanks so much for your comment. I just spent some time exploring Emil Lukas on the link you provided, his work is amazing! I’m flattered that you find a similarity between his work and mine. In watching the video, I could really relate to him as a person, and as an artist. I also admire his approach and his art. Many thanks for sharing, I will be sure to keep him on my radar.

      I agree with what you say about passion, to be capable of living passionately often feels like being filled with a force that finds you, or that enters you from the outside. Though I would venture to say that one’s capability of living passionately can be strengthened; finding a vehicle for passion is a way to exercise it. But one can also simply engage with life on a day to day basis with passion, believe that they are capable of creating change, either in themselves, or in another.

      Thanks again for your comment, always nice to have an exchange

  2. Thank you for following my blog. Look forward to sharing more with you, and reading more of your posts. Checked out your portfolio site. Really like your grid series, both on an aesthetic and intellectual level. xoxo Anais

  3. Thanks for following The Immortal Jukebox Michael. I hope you have found lots to entertain you and perhaps made some discoveries. If you haven’t visited for some time check it out again! Good luck with your fascinating blog. Regards Thom.

  4. Hi there Michael, Just dropping by to tell you that I nominated you for a Sunshine Award. You can check it out at the end of this post. http://wp.me/p60vo-4eI Best wishes! Aquileana ⭐

  5. Mark G.

    Thank you for your summary of K’s “Concept of Anxiety.”

    Your contribution is especially timely given the trending conversations regarding “anxiety disorder.”

    I’m looking forward to reading your posts, since they have enduring value.

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