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Wayfaring with Kruse

Susan Kruse is one of the first people we thought of when making a list of "people we know who make art using walking in the Midlands". Her work is multifaceted and always fascinating and I'm delighted to see she's revamped her blog, titling it Wayfaring: On walking, magic and the landscape of Britain.

Two new posts appeared recently:

All Shall Be Well

I was at the beginning of a long walk, an adventure that had no fixed time to it. I only knew that I wanted to stay 'out,' in the world and away from my usual life for several weeks. It felt right to take some time to contemplate my journey in the home of a woman who had chosen to go the other way; inward rather than outward.

The Midnight Emperors

People get confused between ravens and crows, but once you have seen (and heard) ravens, they are unmistakable. Crows are smaller, with a flapping flight that looks as if it takes some effort; head on, their wing tips curve up in a distinctive arc. Ravens however, are Emperors; lifting off and away with a graceful, soaring flight, they soar more than they flap and are masters of the air. Ravens will fold their wings and fall through the air, flipping onto their backs and rolling before snapping out those great wings and lifting up again, an action that seems to be executed for the sheer joy of it.

Definitely one to add to your "walking blogs" feeds.