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.

Just Giving: Time, money, love.

If you are lucky ¬†you meet some remarkable people in your life. I met Robin in 2002. He just walked in to my friend’s house. Sarah and I were having a cup of tea while our children were at an … Continue reading

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Reviews, and a quiet mind.

Something About a Bear is on the shortlist for the Greenaway 2016. You can see a film of me talking about the book at the Greenaway site, read reviews from children of this and the other books on the list … Continue reading

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Rooted in Nature; creative writing course

I found the words for The Ice Bear while watching ravens fly. The idea and words for I am Cat came whilst watching cats sleeping and dreaming. The day before yesterday I found a dark story of a black for … Continue reading

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Yesterday. Today.

Yesterday I worked too long at my computer, went to Solva Woollen Mill to sign some books and ended up selling more books than I usually do at a book signing, to very happy customers. Then I walked at St … Continue reading

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Stories at Sea: Nicola Davies and Jackie Morris

As an artist and illustrator I have always thought of myself as self-employed. Reading The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver¬†this morning ( always a good way to begin a day, reading for 30 minutes) I learned that as artists and writers … Continue reading

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The Winter Gathering: Help Musicians 2016

It began in 2000. No, it began the year before when I was asked to design a card for what was The Musicians Benevolent Fund, but I was too busy with other work, didn’t have time. So they came back … Continue reading

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Lines in the sand

An idea came. Not all drawings need to be on paper. I went to the beach to draw a chair in the sand for #3000chairs. I drew fast, not worrying what it looked like. Then I drew another, further up … Continue reading

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Drawing a chair

Over the last few days there has been a growing creative protest which started in Abergavenny when Nicola Davies wrote a story. No. It stated in The House of Commons, when our government voted against accepting 3000 unaccompanied children to … Continue reading

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Inside and outside

Down the beach today a small war was taking place on a table top. All day while the sun shone I had worked on this year’s Help Musicians Christmas card. When this is done the book is finished. I can … Continue reading

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Empty Chairs.

Yesterday my friend Nicola Davies asked if she could read something to me. I said yes. I love it when she calls and reads to me. I still remember the first time I heard her read The Promise. I was … Continue reading

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