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.

Time, in days and weeks and months

Working away so hard on The Lost Words and hope that soon I will be able to show something of the books. In the meantime there are 38┬ácalendars at Help Musicians, needing homes. So, I thought I would help them … Continue reading

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Souls

Terry Pratchett built a world where lives had ‘lifetimes’. These were like hour glasses, but bigger. When the sand ran through, death came to collect you. My aunt lost her voice in old age. It made me think that perhaps … Continue reading

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The in-between time

Two days, beside each other, and yet they could not be more different, though both began with waking, reading, walking. But first I was tucked in bed, wrapped in cashmere and a warm, dreaming pup. Soft light met us at … Continue reading

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A Silence Like Intimacy

I painted her in 2002, at least I think it was then. I was emerging from a dark place, the break up of my marriage. I was seeing the world again as the beautiful place that it is, and I … Continue reading

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A small Christmas Present from Graffeg.

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Wish List. From 25th Nov 2010

Going to clear a space and get the type writer out again. I write differently with a type writer.     Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Share on … Continue reading

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The Winter Queen and Her Fox Lover.

On closer inspection it became obvious. The fox had not been dancing alone. The Queen of Winter, who loved him so, had frozen the pond especially to dance with her russet darling. In a moment of careless abandon she discarded … Continue reading

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Being an author/illustrator

Don’t get me wrong. I feel lucky to be able to paint and write for a living. It is only possible because people buy my books, paintings and prints. When I was a child I was told that I couldn’t … Continue reading

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A week of leopards and windows.

Home in my studio again. This week has been one of sending off artwork, walking with dogs, raising money for charity, stirring a big pot of trouble, reading, reviews, thinking, and signing books in Llandeilo. In Eve’s Toyshop the window … Continue reading

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List

I have done some of the things on my list today. The walk on the beach was filled with light and water and cold and the wind. At home I made a gold soul of a skylark. And I heard … Continue reading

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