Saturday, 21 December 2013

700 Inkhaven posts

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From where it all began on 7th June 2008........ a blissful night of sketching in the relentless rain beside the overflowing banks of Malham Tarn in the Yorkshire Dales. My very first Inkhaven post, "Like a runaway tattoo,"described wild times with an ink pen in my hand.

700 posts later, I can still recall the details of that dramatic night - ink on the run, mud on my boots, the taste of that rain as it ran down my face, the immensity of the sky and the lake and the land looming up all around us, the playfulness in those sketches - what were we thinking of?!! And linked to it always, the mix of nerves and excitement as I started out on a new writing adventure, not knowing where I was heading.

Sometimes, I still don't know where I'm heading! But I think that's a good thing.

Thank you to everyone who has read Inkhaven over the last 5 years, to all my lovely followers and to every single one of you who has commented on my posts. Special thanks go to those of you who've become blog buddies over the years. It truly wouldn't be possible to continue doing this without knowing that you are all out there CREATING NEW WORK in places near and far that I can only dream about.

The rain is battering against the windows. The wind sounds like an incoming surge tide. Everything in the garden has taken on a quirky lean. Bare branches scratch dancing lines against a metal sky. Might have to get my boots on soon.......