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September 21, 2015

So 10 years ago I had this dream about making this coat, it was a dream very unique to me but it's been very far from a solo project, journey or experience, it's been a massively collective experience in very many ways. From the dreamers who've contributed to their dreams that we can all relate to, and also in the actual physical creation of the coat, the dreamcoat is a huge collective collaboration.

This is how the first incarnation of the coat looked at Burning Man, 2005. I hand-stitched it together myself in the weeks before the festival. It was pretty shoddily done, I only expected to be using it for that festival. Little did I know. The first lot of dreams had been collected from frien...

September 9, 2015

I haven't done the last walk yet. There's a few reasons for that but mainly it's because the energy or inspiration for it hasn't come and it's pretty important to have those things for this. If I'm not feeling it, I can't respond to people and they won't respond to me.

Of course I put pressure on myself to do it - I'd made a promise, a commitment and it was a 'special one' (10 years since I started doing this), but pressure tends to have an adverse effect, it's kind of internal nagging, and nagging doesn't generally have a a feel-good/yeah-let's-do-it outcome. And I remembered the wisdom of this dream…watch out for the 'shoulds'…

So I'm going back to glorious spontaneity and the freedom of u...

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