Destination unknown, but I have a compass: Day 1 challenge

Destination unknown, and emergent I’m sailing to an island. Not a specific area. But I’ll know it when I see it. Because I can describe its features. What am I seeking? Fine sand, crystal waters, glorious sunshine…? Well, that’d be nice, but no, I’m sailing to: Autonomy Focus Joy When I see those, I know […]

Weeknotes: Designing better lives by mining the multiverse 🖌️

What am I excited about today? What are 3 things I did well today? starting & ending each day by reflecting on these questions I’m really proud of myself for: Giving myself time to rest, read & think this weekend. Reading An Unkindness of Ghosts By Rivers Solomon, which a friend recommended to me, and […]

Weeknotes: Nurturing courage & compassion: How to be on creative retreat 🎥🖌️

There are 3 themes in these weeknotes, coming live to you from my retreat: Creativity, with courage, compassion & curiosity Retreat, being on one, well, no, being on 2 simultaneously Thinking: Where’s my head at? Notes on asynchronous collaboration & ADHD ➡ What’s my relationship to my creativity? And how is it? And what about […]

Weeknotes: What’s your creative process? Here, I’ll show you mine… 🎥🖌️

How I learned to reflect every day, after months of false starts I love hearing about folks’ creative process/es, and I want to share mine more. Practising. My creative process is… Stopping and starting Jumping from drawing on my tablet, to auto-transcribing a vlog, to synching the drawing to the cloud and downloading it to […]

Weeknotes: How to practise resting without guilt, and stop overworking 🎥

Stuff I’m grateful I did this week Embarked on a 3 month retreat in daily life with Jaya Ashmore Family Constellations (BIPOC only) by Meenadchi, a modality for ancestral healing descended from Zulu medicine New Suns festival by the Barbican, a feminist literary festival returns to explore the legacy of science-fiction author Octavia Butler and […]

Weeknotes: Joy of unshoulding on retreat. Birdsong, rest & sleep 🎥

Oof, it’s taken ages to get these weeknotes out — well, three days late, but it feels like so much has changed in that time. I’ve changed! The world has changed! But, like, that’s always the case, so let’s not worry about that, and instead, let’s just hit the ‘Publish’ button before it gets any […]

Weeknotes: Addicted to overwork meets how to do nothing

Hey folks, I’m on a virtual retreat of unscheduling, or un-should-ing, so I took a break from publishing extracts from my “artist’s way companion”. Back later this week. In the meantime, here are some musings from earlier. 5 things for which I’m grateful Deep rest meditation retreats  Snacks  Stationery—now able to sort a bunch of […]

Weeknotes: What is liberating? Is it possible to be free?

Musing about freedom and freelancing, including curiosity, following joy and asking for help. Blessed by wisdom from many sources. What does it mean to be free? And is it possible? What does it mean to choose freedom when still socially oppressed? How can I be free? And reduce violence in this moment? And practise compassion […]

Kid’s party for one, kicking insomnia, and other artist dates

A brief interlude, a slight pivot, a little detour to explore how morning pages and artist dates interact with each other to be generative and life-changing. Here’s my story of how they worked together to end the insomnia that dominated my January. And how they brought me great sleep in a fun and playful way […]

Weeknotes: Courage over fear and process over product

It’s playtime: Developing a growth mindset meets generative over productive. In other words, process over product and embracing courage. Creative rest and energy are my watchwords. In other words, it’s time to play! Things I learned the week ending 7th Feb Well, this whole entry is about stuff I’m learning this week… Maybe to summarise […]