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.

Christmas is coming…….

Christmas is coming and the year seems to be slipping through my fingers. The new Help Musicians card is available for purchase from Help Musicians ( I don’t sell the cards myself, sorry) Back at the studio table again after … Continue reading

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Tidying up can be dangerous

Tidying up and I found 2 proof sets, one for Tell me a dragon, with added dragons, one for One Cheetah, One Cherry. Into the auction they go… not as individual pages as the astonishing Fiona Dunbar has enough to … Continue reading

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Walking, thinking, working, home.

Walking this morning, the weather promising rain. Up the hill from Whitesands towards St Davids Head with π on a lead as I do not trust her on the cliffs. On the way three choughs flew overhead. At Porth Melgan … Continue reading

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Dulverton, Cirencester, Malvern. Or, What I Did on My Holiday.

And people ask me “Did you have a nice time on your holiday?” and I smile and say, “yes thank you.” No, I don’t. I say, ‘it wasn’t a holiday, but thank you, yes, I had a lovely time’ and … Continue reading

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Talking about books and other things

Thank you Robin, for recording the talk at Blue Ginger. Listen if you will, but get yourself a cup of tea and a cat first. Thank you Sue at Blue Ginger for hosting such a lovely event and making such … Continue reading

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Authors for Refugees are auctioning many, many things to raise money for those with nothing in our fractured world. I was asked to contribute something, a signed book, a sketch. I have chosen instead to open up my home. It … Continue reading

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Walking in the rain

Morning sun slanted through the trees. In the field to the side of the house 5 deer, hinds with a fawn cropped the grass. We walked, down through the wood as thunder rumbled. The light was bright, the leaf canopy … Continue reading

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Summer’s end.

Morning  sun on the weathervane, peace and a beautiful sky. A mist lay in the dips of the land and birds gathered on wires like music notes.      The light as we walked up the lane to the hill top was a soft … Continue reading

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Morning, evening, walking.

Morning was walking with Hannah, The White Cat, Rosie, Ivy and π, over the hill to look at the sea. Hannah is back from the first part of her yoga teacher training course with Cam Yoga, beginning to teach as … Continue reading

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Working hard

Over the past few weeks I have completed the first batch of work for The Lost Words. Working with Robert MacFarlane has been a joy. His emails fall into my inbox like jewels. The last, a photograph of illegible writing … Continue reading

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