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.

Dark desk

So much to do, means working late, although I still had time to take Ivy out walking, up the hill and down the beach. The last few days have involved doing battle with a double paged spread. Third time lucky-ish, … Continue reading

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Inside. Outside.

Today. Walked dogs. Finished swans, watched by creatures. Eleven. With crowns. Outside Pembrokeshire is looking so beautiful. I need to stay inside to paint. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with … Continue reading

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Walking with the White Cat: Pawprints

We woke to a morning of frosted grass and blue sky. With too much to do and deadlines looming the weather was too good to waste so we called Ffion to see if she and the Eelhound wanted to walk … Continue reading

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Menagerie: Let me introduce you to the Fillyjonk.

At the beginning of this working week I seem to find myself in a house with five cats, three of them miniature leopards, one old dog who is getting a little forgetful and now a Fillyjonk. Oh my. I hope … Continue reading

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Wisdom from a 12 year old.

Another letter for Cardiff library. With so many libraries threatened with closure I think we should all write to our libraries and our councillors, so that the libraries know we value them and the councillors understand that they might not … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Violin: It’s the twists that make the pattern beautiful.

The Devil’s Violin, one of the very best British storytelling teams combining music and story in an evening that will take you away from where you are, paint pictures so that they dance in your mind’s eye, weave you in … Continue reading

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Haverfordwest Library: ‘temporarily relocated.’

A library, the heart of a town. At one time libraries held archives on local history, easily accessible. At one time Haverfordwest had a library with a gallery space attached. The building also housed the school libraries book collection.¬†Haverfordwest is … Continue reading

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Feathered. Tentative steps.

In November of this year I am having an exhibition with Catherine Hyde in The Lighthouse Gallery in Penzance. The show is to be called ‘Feathered’ and part of my work there spins around a story. I have asked people … Continue reading

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Love letter to libraries: no , From Karin

It was suggested that Cathy Cassidy and I make templates so that people can easily write letters in support of the libraries in Cardiff, Liverpool and beyond. I think that the weight of letters can be powerful. But what we … Continue reading

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The Future of Libraries.

Last year I visited Cardiff Central Library for a meeting with librarians and publishers to present and showcase future books. I was supposed to be ‘selling’ Something About a Bear” in 5 minutes, but found myself instead saying thank you … Continue reading

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