Auction no 2: Gold finch

Over the next few days I am going to auction off some fragments of things from my studio. It’s a curious way to tidy up.

To bid, please place a comment on this posting.

If you win the auction I will ask you to donate the money directly to Jane’s amazing initiative to place a copy of The Lost Words in every primary school in Scotland.

Hope to have some great news about this in next couple of days.

The second piece to be auctioned is this:

Four pieces of transfer paper on which resides the soul of a finch in flight. She was originally going to be part of the cover for The Lost Words, but ideas moved on.

Fragile things, but framed they can look quite lovely.



About Jackie

I am an artist and writer. I live in a small house by the sea in Wales where I write, paint, walk and watch and dream of bears and whales. I love to read, have a wish for wings and prefer the company of animals to that of humans, though at times I can be quite friendly. I am learning how to work with wood engraving tools and hoping to show that you can teach an old dog new tricks.
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22 Responses to Auction no 2: Gold finch

  1. Katherine Rundell says:

    This looks beautiful. Can I start the bidding at £50?

  2. Jude Bodenham says:

    Jackie, I’d love to bid and donate. Jane’s initiative is wonderful.
    All the best of wishes,

  3. Jane Edwards says:

    Oooh how lovely! So fragile. I’ll bid £60 – keep it going Jackie and Jane x

  4. Anna b hatchett says:

    Ms. Jackie – would love to increase current auction price to 100 British pounds. Please forgive my American font. Thank you for your thoughtful art.

  5. Tamsin Rosewell says:

    I’ll bid £75

  6. Annie Gunner Logan says:

    What a beautiful thing. Every morning a charm of goldfinches visit my white birch. I would love to hang this in the room where I sit to look at them. I would like to bid £125. Thanks!

  7. Annie Gunner Logan says:

    PS The birch, the finches and I all live in Edinburgh, and I would love to support this fantastic project x

  8. Tamsin Rosewell says:

    I’ll go to £125 – because we need the Golden souls of all creatures xx

  9. Nick G says:

    Love the Lost Words book. We just gave our treasured copy to a friend for her 50th and she says it’s her favourite present. Can I bid 200 pounds please. Love goldfinches too. .

  10. Annie Gunner Logan says:


    • Jackie says:

      There’s a bid of £200 above you, Annie.
      I will leave the auction open for another hour.

      • Annie Gunner Logan says:

        Yes, I didn’t see that until I refreshed the page! Jackie, can you tell me what size this is, so that I can visualise it in the room? Thanks

        • Jackie says:

          Tiny. The gold squares are only 8cms sq. There are 4 of them here. It’s a fragile thing.
          I can write behind it so that there are words too, but am never sure how to stick them together. That said, I have seen them framed and they look beautiful, strange, delicate. You can put them shiney side round but I prefer the dull side, with the gold facing inwards.

          • Annie Gunner Logan says:

            Thanks! At least a dozen goldfinches came back to my birch just as it was losing the sun (Edinburgh was gorgeous today, big blue sky and white frost). They were making a lot of noise and I think they were trying to tell me something…I will go to £225, so we can get more of these precious books into Scottish schools x

  11. Jackie says:

    This auction is now closed. Annie, I will email you to get your address. If you would make your payment direct to the crowd funder at that would be great. My email is

  12. Nick G says:

    Can I bid 250 if not too late please.

    • Jackie says:

      Sorry Nick, too late. But just about to start another one. And you can start the bidding at £250, but maybe working your way towards that might be better.

  13. Nick G says:

    Oh sorry. I see I am too late. Apologies. Are there more things coming up for sale ?

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