Yvie Johnson is creating stories, illustrations & photography
2
patrons
$9
per month
Hello my lovelies, thank you ever so much for exploring my Patreon page!

My name is Yvie Johnson. I've worn out several career titles over the years, but today it's time to be brutally frank with who I am and what I have to offer.

I am a photographer, illustrator, creative & mindful adventurer, and anthropological investigator (of the genealogist sort) who manages both Bipolar Disorder and ME/CFS.

I am naturally upbeat (though I really do have my phases of fear and paranoia) with a passion for making a difference to your mental and physical health. I'm mostly bed bound, but that just means I'm easy to find and always home for the kids. Lots of wins.

Look, a picture of when I used to be fit and strong and ran up mountains.


In 2016 I was an unknown runner who decided to run the length of the UK twice (that's twice) as Fierce Mind—solo, mostly self- or un-supported, and on a shoe-string budget—in order to fight for the cause of those managing their mental illness and feeling the stigma.

It was a first in the record books for this route on foot by a human, the Guinness World Record application is a hefty job still to be completed, but the challenge was completed in a total of 79 actual running days out of 95 days away from home. It taught me that people genuinely care about great causes, great adventures, and altruism is a gift that we can give to ourselves.
It certainly restored my faith in humanity.

This year (2019) is a restart of expectations of myself. Falling ill at the start of 2018 meant I didn't know what I was doing with myself, what I could do, or what I wanted to aim for. I realise that having my creativity at my fingertips means I can still do what I love, albeit from my bed. 

Asking you to be a part of this journey is no easy feat, this is a big task.
Should the work that I currently do or plan to undertake pique your interest, please consider becoming a patron and supporting me.

Here's the score:
  • I love to write stories—I am on a journey, this one is to write stories to fuel future adventurers and dreamers, to warm hearts, to pepper their lives with drama and intrigue, to make people snort out their coffee, or at the very least make them smile. I have two books in the pipeline, one deals with adventures with coffee, and the second recounts setting a new world record whilst managing bipolar disorder (A Tale of Two Ends).
  • I am super curious with an ounce of noseyI am interested in people and why they do stuff. Developing a narrative that explores areas of purposeful interest through a collection of downloadable content and a print magazine, including areas such as mental health, adventure, philanthropy, creative industries, disability, anthropology, meditation, and more, much more. It lets me peek into what makes humans tick.
  • Photography is my mindful therapyTaking photographs keeps my sanity in check. 
  • Drawing Pen & Ink illustrations is an extension of my narrativeA simply complex creative at heart, being able to draw illustrations gives an edge, and a voice, to those who cannot say what they mean with pomp and flair. Some days, I just want to illustrate my feelings and ping those messages across the stratosphere. 

These are what I am already doing, but what I want to explore further will include:


  • Podcasts to further entertain my curious brain
  • Downloadables/Printables to get creative juices flowing, dreamers-a-doing and fingers doodling
  • Online Workshops to share the very best results of my experiences and let others stock up on their creative ammo
***
Being what feels like a female pariah because I'm too young/old, too educated/not qualified, with mental illness and chronic illness labels swinging from the bridge of my nose warding off any attempt to settle down with a 'real' job, I want to put my stake in the ground and say "that is my story". I am grateful for it though, it is one that brought me to right here, via the road to something like hell. But I can live with that because it has made me more determined to create with passion and adventure with love. (Too cliché?)

I feel very fortunate to have the incredible support and love of readers like you, who recognise that unity helps to bring our best message out to the world.


Now, thanks to finally discovering Patreon via a lovely podcaster who showcases women in adventure, I hope you will enjoy perusing the sights, sounds and senses of the world through this particular, imperfect, slightly misshapen lens.
For the price of a brew each month, it might just be worth it!
Namaste x
Tiers
Team Moel Arthur
$1 or more per month 0 patrons

THANK YOU for your support for becoming a patron in the campaign to promote mental and physical wellbeing. For $1 per month...


- You will be the first to gain access to the drafts of my upcoming book A Tale of Two Ends


- Gain access to Patron Only content uploaded to the page

Team Moel Famau
$5 or more per month 2 patrons

For $5 (that's us sharing a cup of joe) each month, enjoy all of the first rewards PLUS


- Connect with me to promote your story and mission on my website and social media outlets with shout outs along your journey


Team Llandegla Forest
$10 or more per month 0 patrons

For $10 (a cinema date) per month, receive all of the previous rewards PLUS


- New desktop wallpapers each month


- A personalised illustrated vector art or sketch sent on the anniversary of your becoming a patron!

Team Snowdon
$20 or more per month 0 patrons

For $20 per month, you will receive all of the previous rewards PLUS


- Become the muse for a unique set of product illustrations including your own personal quotes and favourite messages to share with the world


- Join me for a Live Chat and AMA (Ask Me Anything)


- Discover sketches, photography and behind-the-scenes footage of my videos of my work, interviews and adventures

Goals
$9 of $15 per month
"People are capable at anytime in their lives of doing what they dream of."—Paulo Coehlo

We're on a roll! Your support with £11 coming in each month will be enough to cover some basics:
  • covering my annual website domain name and email subscription to keep my professional online presence
  • covering my annual Wordpress subscription which is linked to my website domain
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Hello my lovelies, thank you ever so much for exploring my Patreon page!

My name is Yvie Johnson. I've worn out several career titles over the years, but today it's time to be brutally frank with who I am and what I have to offer.

I am a photographer, illustrator, creative & mindful adventurer, and anthropological investigator (of the genealogist sort) who manages both Bipolar Disorder and ME/CFS.

I am naturally upbeat (though I really do have my phases of fear and paranoia) with a passion for making a difference to your mental and physical health. I'm mostly bed bound, but that just means I'm easy to find and always home for the kids. Lots of wins.

Look, a picture of when I used to be fit and strong and ran up mountains.


In 2016 I was an unknown runner who decided to run the length of the UK twice (that's twice) as Fierce Mind—solo, mostly self- or un-supported, and on a shoe-string budget—in order to fight for the cause of those managing their mental illness and feeling the stigma.

It was a first in the record books for this route on foot by a human, the Guinness World Record application is a hefty job still to be completed, but the challenge was completed in a total of 79 actual running days out of 95 days away from home. It taught me that people genuinely care about great causes, great adventures, and altruism is a gift that we can give to ourselves.
It certainly restored my faith in humanity.

This year (2019) is a restart of expectations of myself. Falling ill at the start of 2018 meant I didn't know what I was doing with myself, what I could do, or what I wanted to aim for. I realise that having my creativity at my fingertips means I can still do what I love, albeit from my bed. 

Asking you to be a part of this journey is no easy feat, this is a big task.
Should the work that I currently do or plan to undertake pique your interest, please consider becoming a patron and supporting me.

Here's the score:
  • I love to write stories—I am on a journey, this one is to write stories to fuel future adventurers and dreamers, to warm hearts, to pepper their lives with drama and intrigue, to make people snort out their coffee, or at the very least make them smile. I have two books in the pipeline, one deals with adventures with coffee, and the second recounts setting a new world record whilst managing bipolar disorder (A Tale of Two Ends).
  • I am super curious with an ounce of noseyI am interested in people and why they do stuff. Developing a narrative that explores areas of purposeful interest through a collection of downloadable content and a print magazine, including areas such as mental health, adventure, philanthropy, creative industries, disability, anthropology, meditation, and more, much more. It lets me peek into what makes humans tick.
  • Photography is my mindful therapyTaking photographs keeps my sanity in check. 
  • Drawing Pen & Ink illustrations is an extension of my narrativeA simply complex creative at heart, being able to draw illustrations gives an edge, and a voice, to those who cannot say what they mean with pomp and flair. Some days, I just want to illustrate my feelings and ping those messages across the stratosphere. 

These are what I am already doing, but what I want to explore further will include:


  • Podcasts to further entertain my curious brain
  • Downloadables/Printables to get creative juices flowing, dreamers-a-doing and fingers doodling
  • Online Workshops to share the very best results of my experiences and let others stock up on their creative ammo
***
Being what feels like a female pariah because I'm too young/old, too educated/not qualified, with mental illness and chronic illness labels swinging from the bridge of my nose warding off any attempt to settle down with a 'real' job, I want to put my stake in the ground and say "that is my story". I am grateful for it though, it is one that brought me to right here, via the road to something like hell. But I can live with that because it has made me more determined to create with passion and adventure with love. (Too cliché?)

I feel very fortunate to have the incredible support and love of readers like you, who recognise that unity helps to bring our best message out to the world.


Now, thanks to finally discovering Patreon via a lovely podcaster who showcases women in adventure, I hope you will enjoy perusing the sights, sounds and senses of the world through this particular, imperfect, slightly misshapen lens.
For the price of a brew each month, it might just be worth it!
Namaste x

Recent posts by Yvie Johnson

Tiers
Team Moel Arthur
$1 or more per month 0 patrons

THANK YOU for your support for becoming a patron in the campaign to promote mental and physical wellbeing. For $1 per month...


- You will be the first to gain access to the drafts of my upcoming book A Tale of Two Ends


- Gain access to Patron Only content uploaded to the page

Team Moel Famau
$5 or more per month 2 patrons

For $5 (that's us sharing a cup of joe) each month, enjoy all of the first rewards PLUS


- Connect with me to promote your story and mission on my website and social media outlets with shout outs along your journey


Team Llandegla Forest
$10 or more per month 0 patrons

For $10 (a cinema date) per month, receive all of the previous rewards PLUS


- New desktop wallpapers each month


- A personalised illustrated vector art or sketch sent on the anniversary of your becoming a patron!

Team Snowdon
$20 or more per month 0 patrons

For $20 per month, you will receive all of the previous rewards PLUS


- Become the muse for a unique set of product illustrations including your own personal quotes and favourite messages to share with the world


- Join me for a Live Chat and AMA (Ask Me Anything)


- Discover sketches, photography and behind-the-scenes footage of my videos of my work, interviews and adventures