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.

Badges

And I said, “What have you got there, Mary?” And Mary said, “Badges.” “I like badges,” I said. “I know,” said Mary. “There’ll be some more soon. Then I will tell you what we will do with them.” Hmmmm.. I … Continue reading

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Where the White Cat Walks in Sunshine.

¬†Outside, blue sky, blackthorn blossom. The White Cat went walking. I was half way up the hill before I realised he was following. Or maybe he had crept out from the hedge where he hunted, thinking to leave the mice … Continue reading

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Hats off for sunshine

“I take my hat off to you, that’s a mighty fine view.” “Are you sure that’s your hat, Little P?” “Erm, no. I think it’s another panda’s hat.” “Well, how could that happen?” “You know how it is with pandas. … Continue reading

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Looking for Spring

And so it was that we went looking for Spring, me and Leopard and Little P. It was a strange day. Warm, but the sky seemed low and heavy, pewter grey. The sea was calm as a whisper. First we … Continue reading

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What Mary Said

Mary was very excited. She gathered together All The Bears in the World to tell them the news. It seemed that Something About a Bear had been shortlisted for an award. The English Association 4-11 Picture Book Award. “This is … Continue reading

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Fool’s Quest

Yesterday saw the ‘cover reveal’ for Robin Hobb’s next novel to be published in August by Voyageur in the UK. This is the first time I have produced a cover for Robin Hobb without having read the book. Such a … Continue reading

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Easter: Painting Hare and Her Egg

Over Easter I have been painting. And while I have been painting I have been running a time lapse film. Hoping to join it all together with music, but it’s interesting for me to watch to see how I paint. … Continue reading

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Auction no 2: For Hare Preservation Trust

Still tidying my studio. I found these.   They are proofs for the notecards produced by Frances Lincoln. You can buy the cards here: Solva Woollen Mill, along with signed copies of books, jigsaws, postcards¬†( there are new postcards)etc. My … Continue reading

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Living in a Fairytale World; Mister Finch

I first found Mister Finch through facebook. Curious textile sculptures of moths and hares began to appear in my facebook feed as I was painting Song of the Golden Hare. I looked closer, found his website, was drawn back time … Continue reading

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Counting Rooks: the first answer.

A few weeks ago Davina and Chris came to visit from Number Seven. I was still tangled in swans. I’m free now and treading water, in between books. While they were here they visited my studio and took away prints … Continue reading

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