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.

Something About My Bear

Let me tell you something, something about my bear. I have been wanting to gather a collection of images of people with their bears, with a few words about them. To begin I thought I would find my bear. Last … Continue reading

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A Long Walk With The White Cat

Beautiful days at the end of summer are too good to waste. We walked out of the door into the sunshine. The White Cat had been waiting. So quick to become a creature of habit, he knew I would walk … Continue reading

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Two paintings

These paintings are for Karin, Queen of the Weasels, Mother of Mary, Grand Ring-Mistress of the Mad Circus of Celestine. Emily loves her Wren¬†and The Two Chokliteers.     Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook … Continue reading

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Autumn, light, sky, sea and land.

In the night it rained. A fierce rain that fell fast and furious from a dark sky. For days it has been dry and the land is parched and the soil a hard drum. The sound of rain falling in … Continue reading

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Why the Big Paws?

Next Wednesday ( 24th Sept 4-7.30) at Solva Woollen Mill I will be launching two books. One is Something About a Bear, written and illustrated by me, published by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books. The other is Cat Walk, written by … Continue reading

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New beginnings: thinking aloud.

Feathers and flight. Watercolour, gold leaf. Raven, chough, jay, jay, magpie, magpie, crow? Rook? raven, jay. If you find a fallen feather, please think of me. ( For where to send and what see this: Feathered.) Blog this! Bookmark on … Continue reading

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Walking with The White Cat for lions.

On 21st September at Mathry Hall in Pembrokeshire Johnny Flynn will be playing at a gig to raise money for the Global White Lion Protection Trust. (Lots of small pieces of beautiful Pembrokeshire in this film.) Here Jerome Flynn speaks … Continue reading

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Chasing words with The White Cat.

With the launch of Cat Walk almost here the time has come to start working on Cat Talk. So, to clear the head this morning I went for a walk and because only The White Cat came we walked a … Continue reading

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Meeting Fitz.

Recently I had the great good fortune to walk with wolves and Robin Hobb and Jane Johnson. We talked a little, about writing and birds, feathers and wolves, Alaska and books. Robin found a jay’s feather that I want to … Continue reading

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Listen…. and the rocks will tell you stories. Here, where white feathers mark the spot. Stand and open ears and heart. Now all that is left is white bone and ragged feather. Once these were two swans. She gathered up … Continue reading

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