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- Artique, Tetbury. A small piece of India in the Cotswold Hills.
- Bears: 30 years of painting them.
- Book List.
- A Hole in the Sky
- East of the Sun, West of the Moon: in between the lines.
- How the Whale Became by Ted Hughes
- I am Cat: Walking through dreams.
- One Cheetah, One Cherry
- Something About a Bear.
- Song of the Golden Hare
- The Cat and the Fiddle
- The Wild Swans
- Walking with Cats ( Working title)
- What’s all the paperboat stuff about? Or: Living with a Playful Heart.
- Books in their natural habitat.
- Day of the Desk.
- Dragons in Torquay Museum
- Exhibitions and Festivals etc.
- Fishing in a river a thousand miles away.
- Mary Bear and Friends.
- My paintings in their natural habitat
- The Brides of Rollrock Island by Margo Lanagan.
- The House of Golden Dreams.
Author Archives: Jackie
First I looked at the small bear. I wandered around for a whole day, searching for words, trying to creep up on them unawares. I found some, then decided there were too many and there could be less and less … Continue reading
This morning I turned the page. There was nothing there. I was at the end of the book. And the trouble with Robin Hobb’s books is that you don’t so much read them as live them. Finished. Over. One more … Continue reading
Today I received my first copy of The Wild Swans. It is always a strange feeling when you first hold in your hands a finished book that you have, with your publisher, created. There is something about this one that … Continue reading
It came, at last. The weight of the book in my hands was satisfying. The finish on the cover, the design, beautiful. I was nervous as I approached the pages. Now, on page 494, I rip myself away from between … Continue reading
So where did the cheetahs come from? My studio is stuffed with things ( including cobwebs- tidying up a bit today while paint dries, I realised I need to tidy up a lot). I have pictures stuck everywhere, cards I … Continue reading
I am working on three new books at the moment. One is a delight to play with, a book of numbers. One Cheetah, One Cherry. It’s a little anarchic, but not in the flow of the numbers ( 1-10) but … Continue reading
A box arrived. Mary and Little P and Leopard opened. Inside they found cards. They decided that it is traditional that they show the cards to people. So, here they are. Mary and Leopard and Little P said that cards … Continue reading
On Friday I travelled to Cirencester to do an event at The New Brewery. The event coincided with The Names of the Hare exhibition, a wonderful show by many artists who use the hare to inspire work. The show was … Continue reading
Morning walk, hunting with dogs. Today we were hunting hut circles, porpoise, heather, harebells, and sunshine. We found the porpoise rising beneath the white birds. Like us they were hunting too, but both gannet and porpoise were hunting fish. The … Continue reading