I’m so close to holding the 1st readable draft of Art of Climbing trees, but I could do with a smidgen of help for the ‘last’ grunt up towards the light!
Essentially I’m broke and I’ve damaged my knee, so raising money in the usual way is tricky. I came up with a kookie scheme to tide me over, AND more importantly to get this draft done before my 40th birthday in less than two weeks! (40? WHAT! Who did that to me? Just five years ago I was a boy climbing trees).
So, I’m selling World Piece… for as little as £3! Unbelievable! Incredible! Amazing! How does he do it?! WOW!
I’ve made a film explaining the idea, that I hope you’ll ENJOY, and SHARE…!
Here’s a direct link to the World Piece shop if you don’t have time but want ‘what you always wanted’.
I hope you like the idea…
Cooking a tree, radio show and book update: Art of Climbing (Trees)
It’s six years since I climbed my first tree for the book! Time certainly flies. One more year and all the cells in my body will have been swapped out, so they say. That guy who once climbed trees will be scattered to the four winds and a new guy will stand in his place, – holding a published book!
I made a special tree based cooking show film broadcast for the six year anniversary occasion celebration experience of the book writing festival perseverance initiation celebration. Click here or on the image to view.
I read some ‘rough’ extracts from the book for a radio show, due to be broadcast on 26th May at 11am here bcfmradio.com. You can hear it world wide. This will be the first outing of any of this book. Ahhhhg. You can hear it afterwards too by clicking SHOWS on the station website and choose SILVERSOUND, and the date of broadcast.
From the window of my latest writing garret I hear the waves that sound like a massive dog gently licking the harbour side. I’ve been invited to be artist in residence here in Kalvåg on the west coast of Norway, and as well as writing the book I’m dreaming up ideas for the village.
There’s an amazing supermarket bin just over the road where I get most of my food, and I’ve been eating like a working class aristocrat. I could feed a few households with the good food they dump. The other day I also found two dozen roses and a pot plant to brighten up my room with.
‘Art of Climbing (Trees)’ is getting closer to being ready enough to show people for feedback and publishing contracts (with a six figure deal etc).
I should be here for another five weeks, watching the moon slowly drag the tide in and out of the village, – if I don’t go mad with cabin fever. (See the film).
I hope this finds you well, and thanks again for the support…
PS. Richard St. Barbe Baker. Involved with, or inspired the planting of an estimated 26 billion trees. Inspires me.
D a r l i n g s !
I’ve been silent. There have been no rambling attempts to sell my project to you – I’m done with that for the time being.
This is just to say: THE BOOK IS COMING TOGETHER.
When a tree starts producing fruit – its energy goes that way rather than into the business of getting bigger. My energy is directed at writing, rather than into communicating with the world.
Crowd funding for an unwritten book was a bit like putting the cart just a tiny bit before the horse, and I was a little over optimistic as to how long it might take to turn a huge chaotic jumble of ideas into a smaller jumble of ideas worth reading. Having said that, apart from being inspired by the material I gathered during the tree project (the interviews, the diaries, the photos etc), – owing 100 people books is motivating. My ego is under threat.
If you are a crowd funder and still waiting for your copy – thank you for your patience! Please get in touch if there’s anything you’re wondering and I’ll see if I can prize myself away from the endeavour to respond. If you’re eager to support the project you can pre order a copy of the book here. If you’re a publisher and you’ve spotted the wave of tree climbing interest – The Art of Climbing Trees is on the hob, – the book smells like it might be good.
Here’s a little movie to explain where I’m at with your books! Thank you for your patience. If you like it… Please share.
You can still support the project by pre-ordering books and / or other goodies at www.uptreesbook.moonfruit.com
So I’m selling magic seeds and books!
I just love it – when I think about it. A 100m tall giant comes out of a 3mm space! Get magic presents and support the tree book project!
Get your seed kit Christmas gifts & support the book project!
Monkey Puzzle Seeds
Norwegian Spruce Seeds