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.

Footpath, flowers, tea and small acts of kindness

On Sunday I will travel to London, stay in a hotel, sleep in the city. On Monday I will go to The British Library for the Greenaway and Carnegie awards. The Greenaway and Carnegie are two of the top awards … Continue reading

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Pronghorned eelhounds

In medieval times there was a rare species of eelhound, bred for its hunting instinct, swift running, keen sight. Indeed they were a member of what is now known as ‘sight-hounds’. The breed came from two hounds found living wild … Continue reading

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Yesterday, the sea. Today, the land.

Yesterday I escaped my studio for the sea. Today, while I waited for paint to dry, I walked to the top of the hill with Rosie and Ivy. And the green lane is overgrown with flowers and stonecrop clings to … Continue reading

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Falcon Boats

I’ve worked hard this week, my goal being to complete two books and take the morning off this morning. I’d booked a boat trip with Falcon Boats, off shore, out to where the Celtic Deep begins, in the hope of … Continue reading

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One Thursday morning at Hay Festival

The flowers at Hay Festival are always beautiful. This year there were banners with words from Shakespeare dotted around the site, made by students from Hereford College of Art. We had gone to watch King of the Sky, written by … Continue reading

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Land, sea, sky….

…and a dog with a stick. 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 the comments on this post Tell a … Continue reading

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Just Giving: Time, money, love.

If you are lucky ¬†you meet some remarkable people in your life. I met Robin in 2002. He just walked in to my friend’s house. Sarah and I were having a cup of tea while our children were at an … Continue reading

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Reviews, and a quiet mind.

Something About a Bear is on the shortlist for the Greenaway 2016. You can see a film of me talking about the book at the Greenaway site, read reviews from children of this and the other books on the list … Continue reading

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Rooted in Nature; creative writing course

I found the words for The Ice Bear while watching ravens fly. The idea and words for I am Cat came whilst watching cats sleeping and dreaming. The day before yesterday I found a dark story of a black for … Continue reading

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Yesterday. Today.

Yesterday I worked too long at my computer, went to Solva Woollen Mill to sign some books and ended up selling more books than I usually do at a book signing, to very happy customers. Then I walked at St … Continue reading

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