On my recent research travels to Wiltshire and Somerset, I visited my beautiful friend, Joanne May, a very dear kin creative spirit and a brilliantly talented artist. Do visit her fabulous blog. We spent an enchanting afternoon together, catching up on several lifetimes and gently gliding through the stillness of nature’s domain, listening to the sapient lament of graveyard guardians. What a blissful time we creative soul sisters shared.
Here we are, looking for inter-dimensional rabbit holes and our fairy friends.
Moments spent with creative individuals are inspiring and nurturing, and provide a refreshing break from the challenges and usual isolation of writing. I value the contact I have with everyone, whether we communicate face-to-face, via cyberspace or through some other medium. There’s nothing quite like a get-together, though, sharing the same space under the same stretch of sky.
Apart from spending a magical time with Jo May, I also recently enjoyed an informal literary lunch with two fabulous authors, Elizabeth Ashworth and Mary Sharratt, at Whalley Abbey in my home county of Lancashire. Next week, I’m looking forward to being in the presence of another bright array of creative individuals at a special red carpet event. And, as the year continues to turn, more gatherings and adventures with creative kin are on the breeze, which certainly balances what is set to be a challenging schedule of writing.
So, as the journey continues, I’d like to thank you all for your sparkling presence. Whether we have physically met or not, we are all connected, and what a joy it is to be travelling with you.