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.

Otters for books

It’s like a curious trade. I paint otters to sell, and the money becomes books that are given to schools, to green the classrooms and act as a catalyst for learning natural literacy. I’m working on three things at the … Continue reading

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Selling time….

I will sell you my morning memories, and the gold soul of a sea-smoothed beach stone. £250 for The Lost Words for Nottinghamshire. Email me to secure, as this is an original piece. Made from time, memories, white gold transfer … Continue reading

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A most exciting thing

Just the most exciting thing. And I would write more but I’ve so much work to do. So, have a look at this, Spellsongs. Browse the website for more. I’m so very excited. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this … Continue reading

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Four Otters for Lincolnshire

The first, below, painted with Japanese ink, brought back fro me by Katherine Rundell who writes wonderful books, painted on Khadi Paper. £250 (sold) The second, stamped with 26 otters of the alphabet spells ‘love & hope’ and is £65. … Continue reading

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Reading in gardens

Next weekend it’s open gardens in St Davids. I will be reading in Ty Uchaf, Treleddyd fawr, from The Lost Words and Mrs Noah’s Garden ( unpublished) as well as talking about writing, painting. I may ink an otter or … Continue reading

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Finding Balance no 2: Things that are beautiful

Some days are filled with thought. And much like other days. At Aber Mawr I gilded two stones, one large, left standing, below the tide line.    The second was smaller, placed at the crossing, where people look down at … Continue reading

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Stitching souls and a different way to blog

Yesterday I took the dogs to Aber Bach. In my bag I carried white gold leaf, a dog tooth burnisher, an old brush and some gold sizing. At the beach I found a stone. Someone had balanced it on a … Continue reading

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On the Way to the Foxes Wedding it Began to Snow

Each year I paint a Christmas card for Help Musicians. The Quiet Music of Gently Falling Snow began as cards painted over about seventeen years, and became a book. This year’s card is late as I have had so many … Continue reading

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Small Giants for Yorkshire.

Last night I stayed up too late playing with ink. I had found a small stick of old ink in my new /old paintbox, and in the afternoon painted two otters, one of which sold, and the other was reserved, … Continue reading

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What happens when I take time off

I’ve loved the music of Karine Polwart for a long time. She had been in touch with both Nicola Davies and myself, and offered us tickets for her amazing show, Wind Resistance. She had also sent me a copy of … Continue reading

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