Auction no4: Teasel Finch in Search of a Charm

This is the fourth piece I am going to auction off, a fragment of things from my studio. It’s a curious way to tidy up. Still, to be honest there’s not much tidying being done. Some packing and posting, hardly enough painting.

To bid, please place a comment on this posting. This one is going to be closed in just 24 hours from now I think, unless I am out walking the dogs. Sorry if the process is a bit ramshackled.

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.

In the past few days Penguin have thrown their support mightily behind Jane’s project by massively reducing the price of the books for her. This will now enable her to place a book not just in every Primary School in Scotland, but also into Secondary and Special Schools.

The third piece to be auctioned is this: Two pictures of the same piece in different lights.

This one is made up from 3 pieces of transfer leaf, 8cms sq each, and is the gold soul of a finch in search of a charm.

All bids must be in pounds sterling. I am happy to post anywhere in the country.

Lovely mention of Jane’s initiative in Guardian today from Patrick Barkham

Starting price for this one is £100

THIS AUCTION IS NOW CLOSED.

 

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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9 Responses to Auction no4: Teasel Finch in Search of a Charm

  1. Zena Kamash says:

    I’ll start the bidding at £100

  2. Bethan says:

    Syniad da! I love finches and teazles. £125

  3. Chris Wordsworth says:

    I have a signed Goldfinch print from Number 7. This would compliment it perfectly. £150

  4. Bernie Bell says:

    Re. realizing that you’ve put your clothes on inside out – again. It’s when you find yourself attempting to put your trousers on, over your head, that you can start to worry! Yes, I did that, recently. Heigh-ho.

  5. Debbie says:

    Hi Jackie
    I’ve been reading your blog for a while and just wanted to stop by to say ‘thank you’. Thank you for being an inspiration to me, for your beautiful work and also for letting us know the industry pitfalls in something as simple as buying from Amazon. I’ve recently enrolled to go back to college as a mature student in the hopes of becoming an illustrator. I can’t tell you how much your work means to me.

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