Born in Canberra, raised in the waves of the south coast of NSW, I took my DIY influences from skateboarding and scarcity. Boredom was a part of life, only later did I realise it's an illusion, there's always something going on. In December 2014 I took the leap and left Bankwest. I'm now running a few businesses in the intersection of art, design and people. It's amazingly energising.
Know-it-alls. I might be one of them. I know a lot about learning.
Music. I find it slow to learn. Especially lyrics.
Sometimes to get to the next island you need to lose sight of the shore.
My daughter. I learn from her every day and she occasionally reflects my own behaviours and makes me a better person.
Career? What's that? My backup career is my skillset.
Moods, waves and contact improvisation
That would depend on the person and their needs. Maybe tying straw bales which I learnt when making my straw-bale studio (did you notice I managed to throw that in oh so casually). It's a great knot, it's really tight and easy to undo, perfect for every occasion. Besides knots are kind of a lost skill.
Batman on a showground ride. I guess i kind of ruined it for you.
Michael’s CreativeMornings activity
Mr Bingo 37 Things I Have Learnt
Paul McAleer Creative Magic
May-Li Khoe Connecting the Unexpected
R. Anthony Harris Transforming Regular Richmond into Weird RVA
Sean Devereaux Why is love important when we create?
The Made Shop Longer! Harder! Stupider!
Palma Michel Palma Michel
Jennifer Tough Take a risk & go find an adventure
Linda Eliasen This is Fine
Adam Fletcher Honey, We Shrunk Your Job – The Future of Work
Erika Hall "Stop Writing For the Web"
Nora McInerny Purmort Timing Is Nothing At All
Make, make, make, make, make. Release very, very little. And the little that gets released passes this test of quality, passes the test of excellence.
If you're not having fun here, you're doing it wrong. This whole space, everything we're doing here--money doesn't matter; time doesn't matter--art matters. Creating matters.
Those distractions--when you see them completely eliminated, and what you can make from that? Off the charts. Totally different world.
Andi Teran Author, Ana of California
Heather Hardison The Hardest Part is Starting
How to Vector Custom Lettering
Abigail Crompton Third Drawer Down
We’re not trying to please everybody. Sometimes doing good work means polarising the audience.