Author Archives: Jackie

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.

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 … Continue reading

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Auction item no 3: The gold soul of a finch in search of a charm.

This is the third piece I am going to auction off, a fragment of things from my studio. It’s a curious way to tidy up. But to be honest there’s not much tidying being done. To bid, please place a … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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An auction, of gold finches

Over the next few days I am going to auction off some fragments of things from my studio. To bid, please place a comment on this posting. If you win the auction I will ask you to donate the money … Continue reading

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Lark, hope, fundraising

Almost on the day that The Lost Words was launched, the most extraordinary project took seed. Jane, in Scotland, decided that the book needs to be in every primary school in Scotland and that she was going to do something … Continue reading

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The further adventures of The Lost Words and other books.

Words will be added later. For now, here’s a photo essay of parts of the last two weeks, from Pembrokeshire to London, to Ennerdale and beyond, then home. In the Natural History Museum, I signed stock for Sarah who runs … Continue reading

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Too busy for my own good

I think I have travelled another 2000 miles, to the Lake District, to Hay, where the snow had settled on the hills. The past two months have been movement and learning, and now I ned to paint. In all the … Continue reading

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2158 miles: bookshops, exhibitions, friends, landscape and time.

Sitting here now in my studio it’s hard to remember some of the last month. It seems like no time at all has passed, and yet I have travelled 2158 mile, and more to be back where I started. The … Continue reading

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Be Wild Er.

Get a cup of tea, sit back, and listen to Mr Macfarlane talking about The Lost Words. When I was a child there were more sparrows, blackbirds, thrushes. This book is a song of protest in words and paint, a … Continue reading

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Learning

As a book moves out into shops, into the hands of readers, I feel I am learning. I’m a single parent. When my children were young I found it so difficult when books were published and along with the book … Continue reading

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