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.

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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#authors4refugees

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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The Quiet Music of Gently Falling Snow and creativity

It took seventeen years to make The Quiet Music of Gently Falling Snow. The words are woven around images I painted for Help Musicians, for their Christmas cards over those years. The book is the first in a series of … Continue reading

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New books in The Mill

This is just to let you know that the latest books have arrived at Solva Woollen Mill, well ahead of schedule. Rather than keep them until the book launch we have decided to release them into the wild. So, if … Continue reading

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I, π.

I, π, live by the sea. Coloured like the sunshine, golden rocks and lichen, honey, that is what I am, I, π. I, π, was born on a farm on the side of a hill, a long way away, but … Continue reading

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