All-Day Breakfast

All-Day Breakfast

An art journal experiment about creative expression

All-Day Breakfast

What began as a commitment to create something daily, turned into quite the strange journal of photography, illustration, and self-reflection. I called it all-day breakfast because it is one of my favourite things to see on a menu, but also because it is what you want whenever you want it: an eclectic mix of ingredients served up anytime you feel it's appropriate.

The purpose of the journal is to create for the sake of creation. I decided I would make 555 daily entries, roughly 18 months, before I could consider myself finished with it. The stress and constraints of this conceit, publishing something every day, became part of the creative process itself.

This entire (unfinished!) project has been a masterclass in letting go of perfection, fear, and self-doubt; of embracing spontaneity and the uniqueness of self-expression; of discipline and self-motivation. And of letting art just be art, without a commercial or nefarious purpose.

How to Read All-Day Breakfast

Think of it more like a magazine or art book—it's something you can just flip through until something grabs your interest. There is no through line, no over-arching theme, other than the evolution of the work itself. I hope you find something to enjoy.

The Top Twelve Most Popular Entries

1. Let your ideas die

2. Death Rides a Combine: How I Am Obsessed With Big Complicated Games

3. Post-Traumatic Bambi Disorder

4. How To Forge a Rhinocerus

5. Everyone needs a curator

6. Ken-doll hue

7. Daily Creation For People Making It Up As They Go Along

8. Lemon water—it's nothing and everything

9. “Self-help” is like teaching yourself every martial art at the same time

10. 30 quasi-relevant quotes about trees I just found by typing “quote”+ “trees” into Google image search

11. Premature articulation leads to dopamine depletion

12. This is an image of me as a coward