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A tale of two books

Today I received my first copy of The Wild Swans. It is always a strange feeling when you first hold in your hands a finished book that you have, with your publisher, created. There is something about this one that … Continue reading

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Fool’s Quest by Robin Hobb; a review?

It came, at last. The weight of the book in my hands was satisfying. The finish on the cover, the design, beautiful. I was nervous as I approached the pages. Now, on page 494, I rip myself away from between … Continue reading

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Influence, copying, time, distance #2

So where did the cheetahs come from? My studio is stuffed with things ( including cobwebs- tidying up a bit today while paint dries, I realised I need to tidy up a lot). I have pictures stuck everywhere, cards I … Continue reading

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Influence, copying, time and distance.

I am working on three new books at the moment. One is a delight to play with, a book of numbers. One Cheetah, One Cherry. It’s a little anarchic, but not in the flow of the numbers ( 1-10) but … Continue reading

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Something to share

A box arrived. Mary and Little P and Leopard opened. Inside they found cards. They decided that it is traditional that they show the cards to people. So, here they are. Mary and Leopard and Little P said that cards … Continue reading

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The Names of the Hare

On Friday I travelled to Cirencester to do an event at The New Brewery. The event coincided with The Names of the Hare exhibition, a wonderful show by many artists who use the hare to inspire work. The show was … Continue reading

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Hunting with dogs

Morning walk, hunting with dogs. Today we were hunting hut circles, porpoise, heather, harebells, ¬†and sunshine. We found the porpoise rising beneath the white birds. Like us they were hunting too, but both gannet and porpoise were hunting fish. The … Continue reading

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Cards

There is something wonderful about having a new range of cards available after years of working in books. For years I tried to get Frances Lincoln to make cards from my books, or a calendar. Eventually I was given back … Continue reading

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Taking action.

It was brought to my attention recently that a company called Wallpart.com were selling my images online. They do not have and never have had my permission to do this. Not only do they have my work, almost 1000 pieces, … Continue reading

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Bear’s wings

Polar bear found a dusty butterfly on the windowsill of his home. The colours were still bright, but this was a butterfly that had woken too early in winter. He looked at the fragile wings, understanding for the first time … Continue reading

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