Hello, I’m Michael
I’m and artist, podcaster and tea drinker (not necessarily in that order!). Back at the end of the 1990s I was diagnosed with ME/CFS, a chronic illness that severely limits how much I can do each day.
Over the years I’ve learnt a lot about living the best life I possibly can by accepting what I can’t change and working with what I can. I have built a successful creative career and am continuing to learn how to combine that with a gentle and fulfilling life.
A Gentle Daily Practice
My daily life includes a regular twenty minute work session that I can get to on all but my very worst days. Four days a week I encourage you to join me in my studio and work alongside me for this session during my podcast, One Thing Today.
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One Thing Today
The Creative Circle
Would you like to spend the next twelve months with me taking small creative steps, building your creative life and learning to live a gentler life?
I’ve set up the Creative Circle for people who crave companionship and support on their creative journey and who know it’s possible (but might not quite know how) to live a gentler life.
Based around my own daily creative practice of setting a timer each day and settling down to twenty minutes of creative work, the Creative Circle offers encouragement, companionship and support to a small number of people.
Most months, during my rest week, I aim to write and send out a short email letter called the Go Gently Letter.
My regular monthly weeks off are a time for rest and reflection and writing the letters feels like a good thing to do during these quiet times. In the letter I share a little about my ongoing journey to live gently and create gently and in doing so I hope to inspire you to take small steps to do the same.
Sign up for the letters and you’ll also gain free access to the Go Gently Library, a growing repository of resources to help you learn to live and create gently.
Go Gently Letter & Library
Very very enjoyable. A nice companion even when your days happen to be mostly horizontal.
It’s like working alongside an encouraging friend.