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.

Let me tell you something……

…something about a bear. Something About a Bear is my next book, due to be published in late September. It is where Mary was born, so I decided to read it to Mary, in my studio, while I was waiting … Continue reading

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Beneath the ceiling of the sea

We walked to the sea through fields hot and scented with clover. And the sea lazy lapped the shore. Cool water, no swell, clear. I walked out from the land. The cliffs splintered the sea’s surface with golden glows, reflected. … Continue reading

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A day off, then back to the drawing board.

On Wednesday I went on a course, in a wood. A spoon making, bush knife course. A day off. First there was a talk about knife safety, then sharp instruments were handed around and different cuts were learnt. Snacks happened, … Continue reading

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If…..

If, while out walking, you find a feather on your path and feel inclined to do so, would you please send it to me. I need to make some wings for someone so that he might fly.Please send all feathers … Continue reading

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Library Cards

I was asked last year to work on designing twelve library cards for four London library authorities. Despite being far too busy I said yes. Who wouldn’t. Twelve credit card sized images. Twelve small keys that unlock a whole world … Continue reading

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Morning, sea-salt calling.

Waking to early morning slant of light. Sea-salt calling. Coffee, reading, then slip away to the edge of the land. A sea so blue. I walk in and cool water welcomes my fractured mind. Light splinters in the dancing ripples. … Continue reading

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Art in Action 2014

What is Art in Action? Hard work. Beauty. Meeting people. Making connections. Learning. Art.     Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Share on technorati Tumblr it Tweet about … Continue reading

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Fool’s Assassin by Robin Hobb

I made this, for Robin Hobb, with the help of Natasha Bardon, Emma Coode, Jane Johnson and Dominic Forbes. Harper Collins dress fantasy Fiction in beautiful clothing making brilliant reads beautifully covetous.   Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this … Continue reading

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Reading Agency Author of the Month

Thank you The Reading Agency for choosing me as their Author of the Month. 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 … Continue reading

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17th -21st July: Art in Action

Next week I will be packing and traveling to Art in Action. For anyone who doesn’t know it, hasn’t been it is THE most amazing feast of beauty and art. Here’s links to a few past ones. 2009 2010 2012 … Continue reading

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