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That pile of crap would drive you nuts right? I know it will drive me nuts. It has sat on the other side of the drawers up the end of the hallway for years. The 2 owl boxes and odds and ends of motorcycle parts.

The problem is, the hallway is long, and goes nowhere except under the stairs. Thats a few metres past the drawers that you can fill with crap and never see, look at and deal with.

Thats a problem. We put stuff in there and it just sits, from now until evermore. That does not sit well with my minimalist values. So I dragged some of it out, dumped it near my desk where I have to look at it and I know its going to drive me mental looking at that mess until I either sort it, tidy it or Ebay it.

Now theres a life metaphor. It’s easy to ignore things we cannot see isn’t it? Family, friends, health issues, that squeak at the back of the car or a leaky tap.

If like me, you lean to the OCD side of cleaning up a mess, try putting whatever you are ignoring in front of you. Put it where you have to keep seeing it. A new tap next to your alarm clock. The mechanics card on to your dashboard. A photo of family by your desk.

*Opens Ebay app*

Clean Outs


I got to a point a few years ago where I found I had too much crap I did not use. My motivations for selling what I don’t use range from not wanting others to clean up my mess after I die to wanting to release money from stuff I have not used in years to get myself a new motorbike, mobile and laptop. The whole process is incredibly therapeutic.

I still need occasional clear outs. I still buy things, and stop using old things. Not a bad thing, consumerism culture is crap, but so is not having nice things.




Landscape made with Autodesk Sketchbook on Android.

Deer Spirit

Deer spirit character doodle, was for the @threadless mysticism theme #art #illustration #illustrator #draw #drawing #artwork #artstagram #instaart #artofinstagram #instaartist #artist #illust #illustragram #instadraw #character #charact

For the Threadless Mysticism theme. Inspired by the deer that kicked me while I was riding my motorbike. Owie!

Submitted to the competition where you can rate it here and added to my store.

White band

Simple wallpaper

My current Ubuntu wallpaper. Made in Gimp, free to download here.