hello human show

Are you a creative later-bloomer building a slow burn, art based business? me too! sharing my experiences, resources and cautionary tales.

About the show

Welcome to hello human by me, tokyoterri.

I grew up in New York City, and I’ve been expat in Tokyo for decades.

Being Black American, a woman, a tool-loving techie, a life long learner, aa singer-songwriter, and a bunch of other things, I’m building a creative practice in the midst of working full time and living single.

I want to share my experience as an artist with you so that you can do, or not do, what I did, or didn’t.

So this weekly show (publishing on Tokyo Mondays), will have the books, essays, podcasts, courses, movies, people, places and things that help me to learn, to create and to publish.

If I did it wrong, I’ll tell you so you can avoid my mistakes.

If my action works, I’ll share that, too.

I hope I inspire you to move on up a little bit higher.

Thank you!



  • ep02: Lauren Shannon on Creative Consistency and How to Have Some

    September 14th, 2020  |  22 mins 6 secs
    art, baby boomer, creativity

    Lauren: "...somewhere along the line, I decided that my, I couldn't stop making lists, cause it's something I, when I get a new idea, I want to write it down.
    I want to do it. I'm excited about it. But I decided that the to-do list is aspirational. So it's not a required list of things that I have to do in this world, because at the end of the day, you do what you can do, right? So I've got this great list. I can dump everything on it. I can pull from it. I can cross things off.
    ...And when I write them down, I think they're all possible. I overestimate what I can get done every single day when I wake up.
    But the difference is when I get to the end of the day, I concentrate on the thing that I did get done, not on the things that I didn't get done..."

  • ep01: better late than never

    August 25th, 2020  |  5 mins 43 secs

    what is this podcast going to be about?

    I'm going to explore 3 questions about creativity:

    how does creativity fit into everyday life?
    how to maintain creative consistency?
    and who and are great creative inspirations?

  • ep00: hello human begins

    July 25th, 2020  |  2 mins 48 secs
    ep00, stories

    In hello human I'll interview awesome folks whose creative work I love and cook up motivation for you, especially if you're a late-blooming artist like me. I'll report on my own project results - like this one. Join me as we use the internet to build a creative practice and inspire our communities.