Hello, I’m Michael
I’m an 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.
Very very enjoyable. A nice companion even when your days happen to be mostly horizontal.
It’s like working alongside an encouraging friend.