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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.

Made from time, plants, water.

Today I ground some pigment, Bideford black again, mixed with water from Dulverton leat and painted some hares. These are all for sale for the Crowdfunder in Devon. The pigment is so dark, and I am still trying to get … Continue reading

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Words and gold

This, then, is for sale for The Lost Words in Devon. £250, words and gold leaf. It’s a walk at Abermawr in early summer. It is made from Chinese paper, typed on my dad’s old typewriter, stitched, using an old … Continue reading

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When it seems the day has never dawned

I have not done today the things I meant to do. Dark and wet, cold and miserable, I begin to understand why swallows fly south before winter. This is no weather for owls. And although there is some comfort to … Continue reading

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Away from home.

I travelled, leaving behind a small flock of swallows souls waiting to be stitched. I stayed for a while in a small house where I drew, and wrote and thought and watched the birds. The small house was a harbour … Continue reading

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Read between the lines; learning the shape of home.

It’s the shape of a cat curl.   It’s a golden dog on a high hill. It’s a grey dog with mischief on its mind.   It’s a blue plate on a wall. It’s listening to wrens stitch the hedges … Continue reading

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Two Rivers, Otters and Rest

Far away from home, hiding in a beautiful house, over the last few days I have settled to work, although I find myself painting when I should be writing. I’ve hung a bird feeder in the garden and have been … Continue reading

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A soundscape of the natural world

Listen. Coming soon. It is beautifully crafted with sonic space and human voices. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Share on technorati Tumblr it Tweet about it Subscribe to … Continue reading

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Two days. And a lark. A Song of Ink and Water.

Days at home are precious. This is a short post, about two days, and about a book. Yesterday I took the dogs, walked through the woods and down to the sea. In this small part of the world where I … Continue reading

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665:14hours and 2 minutes:days like this

Comfort is so much what I turn to at the moment. I’ve a small book of grasses that I carry in my pocket, to learn the names of grass, and the comfort of books has always brought me peace. And … Continue reading

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An exhibition at Canwood Gallery

I have work in a mixed exhibition at The Canwood Gallery in Herefordshire. The exhibition is organised by St Michael’s Hospice an a percentage of the sale of all work goes to the hospice.  I have 12 pieces in the … Continue reading

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