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Wednesday, 8 August 2018

This Blog Is Changing

It’s been a while since my last post. The school holidays are always a busy time for me, and they go by so quickly that I like to spend as many moments with the family as I can.We spent a few days at the seaside. It was a relaxing time and it provided me with an opportunity to mull over a few things.

I hope all my readers are keeping well and I hope you’ll bear with me until the end of this post.

There’s not that much to get through,  but I guess I’d better get on with it.

Why This Blog is changing.

This blog began life as a place where I could display my art and as a vehicle for that, it has worked well. However, I have many passions in life such as reading, writing, photography, meditation, vegetarianism, the outdoors and my inner journey. I find it difficult to separate my passions because they are so intertwined, and with that in mind and after many hours consideration I have decided to expand this blog to include all of my interests. This decision has not come easy; it goes against  the ‘law’ of blogging which states it is better to stick with one topic, but this is what my intuition is telling me I must do.

Who am I to argue?

Life is a journey.

Life is a journey.  It is a road with no end. 

When I started drawing, little did I know where it would lead? Drawing was my form of meditation, and making marks on paper has led me to examine my inner self more and more. I have read numerous books, I meditate daily and I have become more aware of who I am and, perhaps more importantly, who I am not.

I am not the mind conditioned person I was just a few years ago.

Awareness is my main objective now. And the more aware I become, the more conscious I am of how imprisoned I was (and still can be on occasions), by my ego and its attachment to materialism and materiality. As a result, I have made many changes to my situation, which I will be writing about in future posts. I have discovered a sense of freedom that I have not enjoyed since childhood and I am loving every minute of it. Again, more about that in future posts, too.  

I have also learnt to trust my intuition more, take a risk, and see where it leads. So from now on visitors here will find information on a host of subjects, which interest me and which I hope will interest you, too.

I’ll still be posting my artwork, but I’ll also be writing articles on my many interests, adding links to stuff I like and which I hope will be useful to my readers.

 It should be fun No more ‘should be’s.’ It will be fun. It will be awesome.



  1. Have fun with your new ideas! Hugs, Valerie

  2. I think I will be dropping by more often now!

  3. John I have enjoyed this post, getting to know you a bit. I will be around as well so post on. Please do post your art because I love seeing. I hope you come by to visit me as well. Have a wonderful weekend.

    1. Hi, Nicole. Thank you for commenting. Glad you enjoyed reading this post; the first of many. And you needn't worry, I'll still be posting my art and visiting your blog regularly too.