Being on holiday

On the way to ‘being on holiday’ we called in at Booth’s Bookshop in Hay, to sign books and pick up a painting.

And then we wove our way to a place near Cradley, a beautiful place with a view of a willow tree, duck, and distant wooded hills where buzzards call and overhead, high, high in the sky, swifts scream with the delights of hunting and flying.

I seem to think that holiday is a time for sleeping…. but also I have pitched an idea for a  book to my agent, painted some otters, written a blog post, or two, if you count this one, and, well, given myself some time to pull otters out of my head with a brush and some ink.

Below is a small giant, £150, 10x25cms,  a questioning hunt for a small fish.

Below, two small giants, 10x25cms, in an infinity spell, £200.

And below, large, flirting otters, 105x 75cms, with dark sumi ink, a love spell at £2000.

Inking otters is a curious meditation that brings me peace of mind.

And on Tuesday, on my holiday, I will be in Blue Ginger near Cradley, with Nicola Davies, talking about books. Almost full, now, as there is supper also, but still a few tickets available. Sue has a set of the premium Lost Words prints for sale.

More of the holiday soon. I’m almost certain there will be drawings of ducks at some point.

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.
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1 Response to Being on holiday

  1. Bernie Bell says:

    The otter, lying back under the drooping herbiage, is just right.
    Wind in the Willows.

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