What I’m Doing Now
Last Updated – 2018年14月12日
I’ve stopped doing freelance work and devote all my time to creative and artistic practice in my Tokyo studio. Right now these are my only commmitments.
2018 – The Year of Simple
I write every morning for around two hours. The bulk of this finds its way into blogposts on this site, which are my gift to my creative friends and everyone who is trying to give voice to their artistic dreams.
Some of the writing time is going into an as yet unnamed longform writing project.
A recent new project is the Seventeen Trees Podcast which explores the intersections between creative living, simplicity, and reconnecting with nature.
I have a zine called modularity, which explores the idea of piecing together our lives in the same way music-makers piece together modular synthesisers. The first edition is available here and the second edition will be released in early September.
Evidence Based Living
As part of a personal creative health project I’m actively journaling everyday, asking daily questions, tracking my sleep patterns and generally using data to help me reflect upon my habits and increase the time I have to focus on the work and values that matter.
Twitter GoodReads And Instagram
The Digital Age is not turning out the way many of us had hoped and I’ve radically scaled back the time and effort I put into social media. Right now I use Twitter to explain the way my ideas interact with cultural trends, GoodReads to share what I’ve been reading, and Instagram to explain why I make photos and what captures my visual imagination, and Instagram stories to document my daily creative habits.
I only do email on Mondays and Fridays.
The core of my commercial work right now is visual art in the form of photographs, photovisual art, graphic prints, and mixed media visual art. You can see available works in my shop.
No activity is more central to my creative journey or personal identity than musical expression. I am now making music in the studio every week.
Food, as one of life’s essential pleasures, is an essential part of healthy, sustainable living, and as one of the most rewarding creative pursuits. I cook at least two, if not all three of my daily meals at home.
Father, Son & Lover
Family is a cornerstone of my life and I’m committed to vibrant, vivacious, & vulnerable relationships with the small number of people I hew close to in life.
It’s not quite the Bond Villain lair of my dreams, but I’ve managed to build an isolated ski cottage by a river, in the Japanese Alps.
December – The Month of Order
For this month my whole focus is on ending the year in an orderly and organised way.
Why Is This Page Here?
Inspired by Derek Sivers I created this page to make myself accountable for the most important projects in my life and by extension to make clear the things I won’t be doing, in order to have the time and focus on the important stuff.
Moreover, inspired by Cal Newport I’m committed to Deep Work, the kind that requires a lot of concentration and unplugging from everyday communication. And, inspired by Mike Vardy I have been rethinking the way I craft my time and manage my productivity.