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.

The Language of Liquid #2

Day began with waking to the call of a curlew, winter on wings, piping in the day. Day began with posting something off, a proposal, for something new, which may happen, but might not. Then walking the hounds. Beautiful horses, … Continue reading

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Time, ink, courage and breathe.

First a thought, carried around all day, then a sketch, swift onto paper. Then calm, breathe, grind the ink with water, for fifteen minutes, setting the sand to run through the timer. Which reminds me, this. Listen to this.  Anyway, … Continue reading

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The Language of Liquid

Evening. Time settles, quiet in the heart, but outside a storm builds. The day was spent inside, working steadily, irritated that even when away from the computer and emails the phone rang, and rang. But work was done, real work, … Continue reading

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Otters, ink, progress; the shape of an otter.

I wanted to gather a romp of otters to see if I was finding the shape of an otter more or less easily. I’ve been practicing with fluid ink, because when I do events I want to be able to … Continue reading

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Without Water

As the world became a little warmer frozen piped burst, and here in Treleddyd fawr it was as if the tiger ad come to tea and drunk ‘all the water in the taps’. Friday evening, I think it was, the … Continue reading

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Conjuring owls

Suffolk Wildlife Trust have a campaign to get a copy of The Lost Words into schools in Suffolk and Norfolk. To support them Robert and I worked on a new piece that will be printed and pasted into the front … Continue reading

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A Survey

In clearing space in my studio, yesterday I found a small notebook. It has a couple of stories in, and something else. I guess I must have been a bit fed up at the time. Perhaps with publishers, who when … Continue reading

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Otter’s Stone Was Smoothed by the Salt Sea

It’s a while now since I worked on a book. I decided when I had finished The Lost Words that I was done with deadlines, would take some time out. But somehow I seem to have loads of work to … Continue reading

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Inking, otter

This week I tidied up my studio and painted an otter while a film crew watched. Tidying up the studio was the hardest of these tasks. This otter is for sale, but this time, just for sale. Painted for Wales … Continue reading

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From Scotland to Cornwall

Not long after the 6th October 2017, when The Lost Words was first published Jane Beaton took it into her head to fundraise to get a book into every school in Scotland. She achieved her target and then exceeded it. … Continue reading

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