Yvie Johnson is creating stories, illustrations & photography adventures
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$13
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Hello my lovelies, thank you ever so much for exploring my Patreon page!

My name is Yvie Johnson, and I am a photographer, illustrator, creative & mindful adventurer, endurance athlete, and anthropological investigator (of the hobbyist/genealogist sort) with a passion for making a difference to your mental and physical health. You could call me a late bloomer, but sometimes it takes hard life lessons to put you back on the right spiritual path.



2016 was an epic year—not to use that term lightly. I was an unknown runner who decided to run the length of the UK twice (that's twice) as Fierce Mind: {strength through adventures}, 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 (2018) is set for more great adventures that continue to challenge the stigma of mental illness, whilst positively highlighting the wondrous, beautiful world that we all inhabit. Want to know more, just check out #Challenge5Alive.

Asking you to be a part of this journey makes the task much sweeter.



Lovely!

But what am I on about? Here is a 'simple' breakdown of what my work entails, it may go a long way towards explaining my square-peg vs round-hole conundrum of income-seeking opportunities. The term multipotentialite seems to fit the bill.

Should the work that I currently do or plan to undertake pique your interest, please consider becoming a patron and supporting me, it can be the equivalent of offering a brew once-a-month for my time and skills in return. I've set the reward structure intentionally low and open to anyone willing to dip their toe into the ring. I have been in the depths of financial despair myself and personally know the value of every penny.

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.

  • I am super curious with an ounce of noseyAn official investigator in my former career and an avid researcher by hobby, I am interested in people and why they do stuff. Developing a narrative that explores areas of purposeful interest through a series of workshops, downloadable content and a print magazine, including areas such as mental health, adventure, philanthropy, creative industries, 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, and I want to teach others how to make the most of their camera phones (I don't use anything more technical than that) so that their personal adventures can be easily captured and shared without a hefty photoshoot set up. Kudos to those who do that, by the way.

  • 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. 

  • Challenging the stigma of what having an illness looks like—Through creating adventures in rural, urban and wild places, that aren't easy, that will entail risk, that are multi-sport and/or endurance in nature, but in all will make great campfire and grandparent stories, and will hopefully set records and raise squillions for mental health charities and local projects. I create events that are designed to make an impact and to break down barriers.

  • Show reels of adventures and training tips—I love to share, my folks brought me up well, and as long as viewers don't mind occasionally seeing my goofy face as I gambol about the countryside, I absolutely love creating wee videos to entice people into training with handy hints, interesting views and sweet little ditties. Or I sometimes like to make rollercoaster drama clips that have people bawling their eyes out. Either way, an emotional result is a win!

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
  • Workshops to share the very best results of my experiences and let others stock up on their creative ammo
***
My intention since beginning in this role of creative & mindful adventurer was to give, give, and give some more, while also breaking down barriers and raising funds for mental health charities.
On the back of a personal plight of lived experience of managing bipolar disorder and motherhood, experiencing burnout whilst trying to develop four different creative businesses as a start up, it has also become an opportunity to embrace sharing what I love above most things (except my little family, of course): creating content that will inspire and help you to make peace with yourselves, to motivate you, and to inform you on your journey through life.
***
Being what feels like a female pariah because I'm too young/old, too educated/not qualified, with a mental illness label swinging from the bridge of my nose warding off any attempt to settle down with a 'real' job, I want o put my stake in the ground and say "that is my history". I am grateful for it though, it was 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.

This is where I extend my cupped hands and draw your imagination to the dramatic scene in Oliver Twist: I'm asking for your support, if you can afford it, so that I can also give more. I love coffee, I'd be happy to share the price of a brew with you in exchange for promoting your endeavours across the stratosphere (have I used that word already?), and if you are willing, and able, to offer anything more, then I can give you unbridled access to my content, illustrations and photography, and more, in return for keeping me out of the red. The deal here is that I'm doing this journey anyway, but doing it with others makes it all the more worthwhile.

I feel very fortunate to have the incredible support and love of readers like you, who recognise that unity helps to bring the message to the world.
After all, people and places interest me and are wonderful sources of fuel for my passions of discovery and creativity, this feels like a win however it goes.


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
Rewards
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...


- Your name will be added to the founding members on the TRIBE page


- You will be the first to gain access to the drafts of my upcoming book Fierce Mind


- Gain access to Patron Only content uploaded to the page

Team Moel Famau
$5 or more per month 3 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


- Be interviewed and become a featured TRIBE member on the website

Team Llandegla Forest
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
For $10 (a cinema date) per month, receive all of the previous rewards PLUS


- Be the first to access high-quality downloads of a selection of my adventure photos and illustrations


- New desktop wallpapers each month


- A limited edition illustrated necktube sent on your birthday, or 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


- Be included in the credit pages of the Fierce Mind book


- 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

Team Ben Nevis
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
For $50 per month you will receive all of the previous rewards PLUS


- A surprise goodie bag on your birthday


- Become the first to access the Creative & Mindful Adventure Planner downloadable


- Connect with me via Skype, or if you're local, in person so I can buy YOU coffee/tea, to discuss ideas for planning your next creative adventures

Goals
$13 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, and I am a photographer, illustrator, creative & mindful adventurer, endurance athlete, and anthropological investigator (of the hobbyist/genealogist sort) with a passion for making a difference to your mental and physical health. You could call me a late bloomer, but sometimes it takes hard life lessons to put you back on the right spiritual path.



2016 was an epic year—not to use that term lightly. I was an unknown runner who decided to run the length of the UK twice (that's twice) as Fierce Mind: {strength through adventures}, 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 (2018) is set for more great adventures that continue to challenge the stigma of mental illness, whilst positively highlighting the wondrous, beautiful world that we all inhabit. Want to know more, just check out #Challenge5Alive.

Asking you to be a part of this journey makes the task much sweeter.



Lovely!

But what am I on about? Here is a 'simple' breakdown of what my work entails, it may go a long way towards explaining my square-peg vs round-hole conundrum of income-seeking opportunities. The term multipotentialite seems to fit the bill.

Should the work that I currently do or plan to undertake pique your interest, please consider becoming a patron and supporting me, it can be the equivalent of offering a brew once-a-month for my time and skills in return. I've set the reward structure intentionally low and open to anyone willing to dip their toe into the ring. I have been in the depths of financial despair myself and personally know the value of every penny.

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.

  • I am super curious with an ounce of noseyAn official investigator in my former career and an avid researcher by hobby, I am interested in people and why they do stuff. Developing a narrative that explores areas of purposeful interest through a series of workshops, downloadable content and a print magazine, including areas such as mental health, adventure, philanthropy, creative industries, 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, and I want to teach others how to make the most of their camera phones (I don't use anything more technical than that) so that their personal adventures can be easily captured and shared without a hefty photoshoot set up. Kudos to those who do that, by the way.

  • 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. 

  • Challenging the stigma of what having an illness looks like—Through creating adventures in rural, urban and wild places, that aren't easy, that will entail risk, that are multi-sport and/or endurance in nature, but in all will make great campfire and grandparent stories, and will hopefully set records and raise squillions for mental health charities and local projects. I create events that are designed to make an impact and to break down barriers.

  • Show reels of adventures and training tips—I love to share, my folks brought me up well, and as long as viewers don't mind occasionally seeing my goofy face as I gambol about the countryside, I absolutely love creating wee videos to entice people into training with handy hints, interesting views and sweet little ditties. Or I sometimes like to make rollercoaster drama clips that have people bawling their eyes out. Either way, an emotional result is a win!

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
  • Workshops to share the very best results of my experiences and let others stock up on their creative ammo
***
My intention since beginning in this role of creative & mindful adventurer was to give, give, and give some more, while also breaking down barriers and raising funds for mental health charities.
On the back of a personal plight of lived experience of managing bipolar disorder and motherhood, experiencing burnout whilst trying to develop four different creative businesses as a start up, it has also become an opportunity to embrace sharing what I love above most things (except my little family, of course): creating content that will inspire and help you to make peace with yourselves, to motivate you, and to inform you on your journey through life.
***
Being what feels like a female pariah because I'm too young/old, too educated/not qualified, with a mental illness label swinging from the bridge of my nose warding off any attempt to settle down with a 'real' job, I want o put my stake in the ground and say "that is my history". I am grateful for it though, it was 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.

This is where I extend my cupped hands and draw your imagination to the dramatic scene in Oliver Twist: I'm asking for your support, if you can afford it, so that I can also give more. I love coffee, I'd be happy to share the price of a brew with you in exchange for promoting your endeavours across the stratosphere (have I used that word already?), and if you are willing, and able, to offer anything more, then I can give you unbridled access to my content, illustrations and photography, and more, in return for keeping me out of the red. The deal here is that I'm doing this journey anyway, but doing it with others makes it all the more worthwhile.

I feel very fortunate to have the incredible support and love of readers like you, who recognise that unity helps to bring the message to the world.
After all, people and places interest me and are wonderful sources of fuel for my passions of discovery and creativity, this feels like a win however it goes.


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

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Rewards
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...


- Your name will be added to the founding members on the TRIBE page


- You will be the first to gain access to the drafts of my upcoming book Fierce Mind


- Gain access to Patron Only content uploaded to the page

Team Moel Famau
$5 or more per month 3 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


- Be interviewed and become a featured TRIBE member on the website

Team Llandegla Forest
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
For $10 (a cinema date) per month, receive all of the previous rewards PLUS


- Be the first to access high-quality downloads of a selection of my adventure photos and illustrations


- New desktop wallpapers each month


- A limited edition illustrated necktube sent on your birthday, or 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


- Be included in the credit pages of the Fierce Mind book


- 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

Team Ben Nevis
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
For $50 per month you will receive all of the previous rewards PLUS


- A surprise goodie bag on your birthday


- Become the first to access the Creative & Mindful Adventure Planner downloadable


- Connect with me via Skype, or if you're local, in person so I can buy YOU coffee/tea, to discuss ideas for planning your next creative adventures