Mindful, creative living.



I'm John.

Welcome to my blog.

I'm an independent, self-representing writer, photographer and artist. My writing has been published in magazines in the UK and Ireland as well as the internet.  The subjects I've covered include British, Irish and American history, people, cinema, writing, travel, music, and sport. (A list of some of my published work is under the 'publications' tab at the top of the page.)

I take photos for my own amusement, mostly,  but  some of my images have appeared in various magazines. You can see some of my photographs HERE.

I adore drawing and doodling and I take much inspiration from nature. I like flowing lines and patterns. My preferred medium is  ink, though I do enjoy throwing paint around, too. 

Some more details you might like to know. 

- I'm a voracious reader. 

- I tend not to watch television. 

- I meditate twice a day, every day. 

- I'm vegetarian. 

- I don't drink alcohol.

- I drink lots of green tea. 

- I try to live in harmony with the planet and I feel most at home when I'm around nature. 

- I hate shopping.

- I'm working on the minimalist thing.

- I believe life is for living and that we are here for a reason. Each of us just has to figure out what our individual purpose is.

- I don't like convention. To me, convention = average. I prefer awesome. Awesome = unconventional.

The aim of this blog is to awaken the unconscious, unearth the creativity that resides in us all, and to make the world a better place through creativity and mindful living. 
I hope you enjoy reading my posts, and will visit again soon.