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.

Spellsongs

January has come and gone, and life has been busy. Long days painting, home half of the time, and away with work the other half. And it has been wonderful to settle again to work. Over Christmas I worked with … Continue reading

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Living in the country, and Country Living

When I was first fledged from college I wandered the streets of London with my portfolio, looking for work. Appointments were made from phone boxes on street corners, as mobile phones were uncommon. One of my first clients was a … Continue reading

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Let me tell you of a small cat

Small in stature but loud in noise, he walks with The White Cat. Up the Green Lane he walks. With The Dog, Rosie, with The White Cat he walks. Side by side, brave in the world, seeking adventure, the small … Continue reading

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Eating your words

Last week, in Swindon, the Literacy Trust held a celebration of reading, writing, literacy. The Trust’s patron brought along a beautiful cake. Now, I know I should be talking about the importance of reading as an empowering tool for children, … Continue reading

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A Week in the Woods

The Lost Words exhibition has now moved and re-invented itself in the glorious setting of Nyman’s Gardens. Last weekend I travelled across England and Wales to sit in the gallery and paint and talk and sign books and goodness me … Continue reading

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Painting, Music, Words

When, in February of 2015, I wrote an email to Robert Macfarlane< I never imagined in my wildest wild dreams that in 2019, in January, I would find myself working with some of the finest people in the land. I’ve … Continue reading

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Beauty

Day began with walking at the beach where creatures drew patterns in the sand. Lines drawings of journeys. Later, coffee with a friend and I was reminded of some work that I keep seeing. First it was a giant sparrow … Continue reading

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The Lost Words and the Last Year

The last year has been a whirl of a year. Far too much away from home, not enough time spent painting, but when I did it was with a sharper focus, I think, and a stronger desire to learn and … Continue reading

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Take a Moment

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Turning otters into books

Because I can, and because it eases my soul to do so I’ve taken to ink again. These inky twisters are for sale for the library fund that will be held at Kenilworth bookshop for Paddox school.  Once upon a … Continue reading

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