Letters About Adam

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110 / New Shoots

On creative bereavement and new beginnings - plus some important announcements about this newsletter.


105 / Noticing What You Notice

Trusting that something is interesting simply because you find it interesting…a radical act of self-love.


103 / Curiosity And Courage

A challenging question to begin your new year.


099 / Space

An urgent message for whoever needs to hear it.


098 / March 26th, 2013

I realised there was something that I really wanted to do…and then carried on doing other things — for eight years!


097 / Portrait Of A Year

I drew myself every week for a year - and now I see myself transformed.


095 / Fill More Sketchbooks!

A new year is a perfect time to start a new daily sketchbook habit. Here’s some more advice on how to make it work.


082 / More Advice On Filling Sketchbooks

I’ve finished three sketchbooks and I have learned a lot about building a sketchbook habit. This letter’s full of practical advice!


081 / Do It On Purpose

Did I actually choose the life I’m living? Some thoughts on intentional living, with help from Dolly Parton.


080 / Hair!

Two very different approaches to facing your fears.


074 / Fuck Fish

Why do I suddenly give up on something right when things seem on the verge of taking off?


073 / Solitary Refinement

As the lockdown continues, I’ve been thinking about what things from this period of self-isolation I want to keep.


066 / The Grief In Our Lungs

The world locks down, we are left with little choice but to sit alone with our pain. Some thoughts on grief.


064 / We're The Extras

I don’t know about you, but I feel insignificant in the face of extraordinary events.


063 / Eating Toilet Paper for Coronavirus

This week I made a satirical video for The New York Times about this new coronavirus thing.


058 / A Kind of Aliveness I Live For

A crucial distinction for all artists - you don’t think in order to draw, you draw in order to think.


057 / Endings

My life has a lot of endings in it right now. Some reflections on the passing of Kobe Bryant.


049 / A Story About The Universe

I believe that when you move towards your dreams, the universe will move with you. I see evidence of this everywhere.


048 / The Future Of This Letter

My year-long experiment is nearly over, and so I need to ask you - what should I do next?


046 / Residency

Artists residencies are a great way to find focus - but you don’t have to wait to be invited to one!


043 / Hobbies Update

I’m nervous about this letter - I’m letting you see my first attempts at drawing real life models.


039 / September 29th 2009

Reflecting on a decade of being a freelance filmmaker and journalist - and an update from the Emmy Awards!


038 / Jaron Lanier Fixes The Internet

Months in production, a new three-part series I have made with technologist Jaron Lanier is about to publish!


034 / The Ever Moving Mountain

Why artists can never settle on a single idea - creativity wants expansion!


032 / Hobbies

How I have denied myself a hobby for most of my life - until this summer.


027 / I Don't Know How To Be Older Than This

How I lost my way and some advice for creative folk in their 30s.


026 / Your Questions, Answered

A Q&A session with Third Something Readers - I answer questions about filmmaking and my creative process.


023 / A Vague Haze of Malaise

I’ve been feeling depressed lately and I wonder if it’s connected to how much time I make for myself to create.


022 / Looking and Seeing

Here’s a useful exercise in using drawing as a form of meditation and awareness. Try it out!


020 / You're Weird

Exceed algorithmic description - make art the computer cannot categorise!


019 / Five Miscellaneous Things

There’s a lot in this one! Poetry, filmmaking, graphic novels and visual storytelling - take your pick!


018 / Planned Improv

Notes on the balance between preparation and improv in the creative process, while shooting a film for The New York Times.


016 / Keep Hanging On, Kid

Remembering Lyra McKee, a fellow journeyman who lost her life too soon in Northern Ireland.


010 / Building A Body Of Work

You’re not just publishing into a never ending stream, you’re building a library of work


009 / Barbecues On The Titanic

On climate change and how stories create aesthetic emotion to comprehend what’s happening.


001 / Towards the door we never opened

Paris vs London and reflections of place and placelessness in the 21st century.