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.

Gilding the hawk.

This morning began with a desire to climb up a hill, and a realisation that going away for four weeks takes a lot of organisation. So, dropped van at the garage for a good check over and walked home. Pembrokeshire … Continue reading

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Little Leopard’s first walk.

Morning began with coffee and reading, and loving A Horse for Angel by Sarah Lean. Then, up the hill, the sky so blue, with Sarah Lean, to the very top , and Nick and Leopard came too. Spit checked to … Continue reading

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Mary and Leopard

Mary was feeling a little jealous. She knew that her sister had gone on holiday. She had packed her suitcase and gone away, a long long way away.   Post by Celestine and the Hare.   Mary said , “I … Continue reading

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Working on cat book, with help from cats

Putting together Catwalk is a little like herding cats. So many images, so many cats, so many memories. It makes me smile, it makes me sad. The cats, bless them, have been ‘helping’. I struggle with distractions, and blue sky … Continue reading

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Wide angles

Loving my wide angled lens almost as much as I am loving the sunshine. Come for a walk with me around Nine Wells and Tug Beach and back via the pond. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend … Continue reading

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Something of extraordinary beauty.

Walking today around Pothlliski and the light and sky and clouds were wonderful. On the way home I took Helen to the Goat Street Gallery, my favourite gallery in Pembrokeshire. I didn’t expect to find there this curious creature of … Continue reading

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Queen of the skies update.

So, here I am trying to work and Ffion phones again to say she’s going to fly the beauty. And the sun is shining, but I should be working on the Cat Walk book. And somehow in my heart I … Continue reading

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Walking in sunshine

Two days of walking in sunshine in beautiful Pembrokeshire. From Whitesands to Porth Melgan, from Treginnis around in a circle along Ramsey Sound, looking for and finding porpoise and so much more. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post … Continue reading

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What Mary and Leopard did today.

There are days when you work really hard, but all that you do comes out ugly and wrong. But you have do do it, to discover that it won’t work, and then try and move on with hope and make … Continue reading

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Friends

Nicola sent me a tweet. Something about coming to visit, if she managed to finish her book on bowhead whales. I hate being at the end of a book, and really hoped she would finish in time to be able … Continue reading

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