Letters About Adam
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On creative bereavement and new beginnings - plus some important announcements about this newsletter.
Trusting that something is interesting simply because you find it interesting…a radical act of self-love.
I realised there was something that I really wanted to do…and then carried on doing other things — for eight years!
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.
I’ve finished three sketchbooks and I have learned a lot about building a sketchbook habit. This letter’s full of practical advice!
Did I actually choose the life I’m living? Some thoughts on intentional living, with help from Dolly Parton.
Why do I suddenly give up on something right when things seem on the verge of taking off?
As the lockdown continues, I’ve been thinking about what things from this period of self-isolation I want to keep.
The world locks down, we are left with little choice but to sit alone with our pain. Some thoughts on grief.
I don’t know about you, but I feel insignificant in the face of extraordinary events.
This week I made a satirical video for The New York Times about this new coronavirus thing.
A crucial distinction for all artists - you don’t think in order to draw, you draw in order to think.
My life has a lot of endings in it right now. Some reflections on the passing of Kobe Bryant.
I believe that when you move towards your dreams, the universe will move with you. I see evidence of this everywhere.
My year-long experiment is nearly over, and so I need to ask you - what should I do next?
Artists residencies are a great way to find focus - but you don’t have to wait to be invited to one!
I’m nervous about this letter - I’m letting you see my first attempts at drawing real life models.
Reflecting on a decade of being a freelance filmmaker and journalist - and an update from the Emmy Awards!
Months in production, a new three-part series I have made with technologist Jaron Lanier is about to publish!
Why artists can never settle on a single idea - creativity wants expansion!
How I lost my way and some advice for creative folk in their 30s.
A Q&A session with Third Something Readers - I answer questions about filmmaking and my creative process.
I’ve been feeling depressed lately and I wonder if it’s connected to how much time I make for myself to create.
Here’s a useful exercise in using drawing as a form of meditation and awareness. Try it out!
There’s a lot in this one! Poetry, filmmaking, graphic novels and visual storytelling - take your pick!
Notes on the balance between preparation and improv in the creative process, while shooting a film for The New York Times.
Remembering Lyra McKee, a fellow journeyman who lost her life too soon in Northern Ireland.
You’re not just publishing into a never ending stream, you’re building a library of work
On climate change and how stories create aesthetic emotion to comprehend what’s happening.
Paris vs London and reflections of place and placelessness in the 21st century.