Books & Courses

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Courses


Get One Thing Done

If you’re someone who finds themselves surrounded by unfinished creative projects, then my new course, Get One Thing Done could be for you.

Through daily emails and audio prompts, sent over the period of two weeks, you’ll be lead through the process of picking a manageable creative project and gently encouraged to work on it to completion.

Price: $20 (FREE for Sustainably Creative members)

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Drawing Our Lives

Drawing Our Lives is a new course written to accompany my latest book, Drawing Your Life.

Both the book and the course encourage you to build a sustainable drawing habit, one that I hope will help you to see and appreciate life’s small joys a little more.

The course runs for four weeks (though you can take as long as you like to work through the material) and features daily drawing missions together with audio and video lessons and encouragement from me.

Price: $40 (FREE for Sustainably Creative members)

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Get The One Thing a Day Habit

A week of exercises, videos and audio prompts to help you begin to develop the One Thing a Day habit.

This mini course is designed to fit into your usual day-to-day life and aims to help you make just a little time each day to develop the habit of working little and often on a creative project (and looking after yourself in the process).

The course costs $30.00 (FREE for Sustainably Creative members)

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Get Sustainably Creative

A five part course taught via email (study alone at your own pace or work one-to-one coaching with me).

Making use of the five Sustainably Creative tools outlined in my book, Sustainable Creativity, Get Sustainably Creative will lead you through a gentle process of reflection and planning so that you can begin to put together a work plan that will help you begin to live a sustainably creative life.

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Books


Drawing Your Life

Drawing Your LifePublished by Pergiee/Penguin in March 2013, Drawing Your Life is a book that encourages you to build a regular drawing habit by noticing and recording the small things around you.

I hope it will also encourage you to appreciate your life just a little bit more.


The Beany #1: Tenth Anniversary Full-Colour Edition

The Beany #1: Tenth Anniversary Full-Colour EditionTen years ago I published the first issue of my little illustrated journal The Beany. Now it has been republished, this time in full colour.

Follow my drawing adventures as I hunt for the perfect pen and come to terms with the need to lead a more sustainable life after being diagnosed with ME/CFS.

Available from Amazon as a pocket-sized paperback and for Kindle.

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The Beany #2: In which Michael finds out that life doesn’t always go to plan, but that there’s always tea and drawing

The Beany #2The second issue of The Beany, reprinted in colour for the first time.

Follow my drawing adventures as I learn that life doesn’t always go to plan, but that there’s always tea and drawing to help make things a little easier.

Available from Amazon as a pocket-sized paperback and for Kindle.

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The Beany #3: In which Michael travels from Snowdon to Barcelona via Scotland, drinks plenty of tea and draws a bit…

The Beany #3The third issue of The Beany, reprinted in colour for the first time.

Follow my drawing adventures as I climb a mountain (by train), dream of wintering on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne and search Barcelona for the perfect cup of hot chocolate.

Available from Amazon as a pocket-sized paperback and for Kindle.

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Getting Your Important Work Done

Getting Your Important Work DoneWritten over the period of a year Getting Your Important Work Done is a collection of essays, originally published fortnightly in my microMagazine of the same name, edited and collected together in one volume to encourage, inspire, and reassure anyone who wants to discover and get on with their own Important Work.

Find out more here or order a copy below.

Price: $15.00 $5.00 (FREE for Sustainably Creative members)

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Sustainable Creativity

Sustainable Creativity 2.0Sustainable Creativity is about learning to use whatever energy you have available, however limited it may be, to maintain a creative life (or even livelihood).

You can download a sample of the book or take a look through the first four chapters here.

Price: $15.00 $5.00 (FREE for Sustainably Creative members)

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Start to Draw Your Life

Start to Draw Your LifeA primer for people interested in starting to record their lives in pen and ink. It has recently been released as an ebook. Find out how to get hold of a copy here.

Alternatively, if you’d like a paper copy, there are still one or two of the limited edition version left and you can also download and make your own copy for free here.


The Beany

The Beany #4My hand-drawn journal. Issue #4, in glorious colour, has just been released as an instantly downloadable ebook.

Take a look at The Beany on the iPad.

Price: $4.95 (FREE for Sustainably Creative members)

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Other Books


75 Ways to Draw More A little inspiration for people who would like to draw more. The limited edition version has sold out, but you can still download and make your own copy for free here.

The Unconventional Guide to Art and Money Chris Guillebeau’s excellent guide to making money and art. The package contains an interview I did for Chris in spring 2010.

Gentle motivation from five of my favourite books A few of the books I dip into when I’m in need of a little inspiration and gentle motivation (and the ones that make great deckchair companions).