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.

Time and tide

At the end of the beach the light was so beautiful, the stone so sculpted by time, tide and weather, that I walked back to the van to get my phone to take photos so that I could share. I … Continue reading

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The Space Between the Fox and the Hare; or, a Curious Love Story

Momentarily, in between books, a painting escaped, requested by Patrick Rothfuss to add to his range of things on the World Builders website. The Name of the Wind and Wise Man’s fear are a wonderful epic tale. I wait patiently … Continue reading

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The End.

Endpapers are my favourite part of any book. They are the theatre curtains that rise as you open the book and close at the end of reading. They are free from type, and they can make the space in a … Continue reading

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The Black Pearl.

Yesterday Ffion drove me to Swansea to collect new van. She’s Pearl Black ( at the moment). This morning I sat at the beach after walking, and wrote in her. I think she looks like a builder’s funeral chariot. Ivy … Continue reading

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Financial advice from an artist.

When you go to the bank to agree a loan for purchase of new vehicle, always be sure to wear; Bear’s ears from Spirit Hoods. Because bears are wise.  A silver hare from Maria at Little feathers Gallery, for courage.3. … Continue reading

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Nine Years

It’s not that I didn’t love her. We travelled so far together. It’s just that there comes a time when things change, one or other moves on. We met some time ago when she was with someone else. I still … Continue reading

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Waterlog

Walking. It has rained so much that I have lost the habit, spending time trying to get to my desk. I have to write. I need to think. One more painting to do then another book finished. But the land … Continue reading

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More about time

The 2016 calendar from Graffeg has almost sold out but it is still possible to get hold of one. In the time before Christmas, when I could only pick away at an hour here, an hour there I found myself … Continue reading

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How to make a happy new year.

A conversation with a friend made me realise something. He asked how things were going and I said I was frustrated because life was getting in the way of painting. He said, “You are lucky. Some people work to live. … Continue reading

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Time

Away from work for too long, and not sure why, but now I strive to return to normality. So, first, a walk to the beach, with time to think. I have been indoors too much. It has rained and rained. … Continue reading

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