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#CultureDeclares

A while back. Not so long ago. An email from my agent came, forwarded from Letters to the Earth. The request was for letters, to the earth, to be read at various venues, by people. Protest letters, love letters. Could … Continue reading

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Remembering Lark

I remember when the email came through with Lark, for The Lost Words. I remember reading it for that first time, sitting in an armchair by the window at Moundsey. I remember thinking, it was odd, because in a sense … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Anonymous Head Teacher

Dear Sir, In response to your recent letter to parents at you school where you state: Could I please point out that while listening to music might be your hobby, for many who work in the music industry it is … Continue reading

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1992

In 1992 I was living in Bath. At the time I was working as an illustrator and was lucky enough to include Amnesty International, Greenpeace and Oxfam amongst my clients. I worked with Oxfam to produce a calendar that was … Continue reading

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Hay Festival Foundation and an auction.

Last year at Hay Festival, live on stage, I painted an otter in river water and sumi ink. Robert Macfarlane had hand written the spell for otter on the paper, against gilded capital letters. You can watch last year’s event … Continue reading

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Talking books, mingling ashes.

While I was in Dulverton I made a podcast with Number Seven Dulverton. Not my first. There’s another coming soon from the wonderful Folk on Foot, so subscribe to their mailing list, and have a listen to the other sounds … Continue reading

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Questions and answers

Yesterday I was visited by the film team working on the Carnegie/Greenaway awards. The Lost Words was first nominated, then longlisted, and now shortlisted for the Greenaway. So wonderful. I’ve been shortlisted once before and it’s such an honour, for … Continue reading

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A romp, of ink

These otters are inked from river water and sumi ink. 25cms x 10. All sold now, for The Lost Words for Surrey at £300 each. Keep an eye out for more. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend … Continue reading

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Moon, tide, gold, stone, words.

At the beach the tide is peeled so far back to leave an expanse of sand, and we walked in places where human feet can walk only a few times a year. I carried 3 stones from home, fresh gilded, … Continue reading

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Where the sea carves the rock into pools for water to rest

Today began with walking on the beach. Here where the sea meets the land. Here, where time and tide have carried sand, moved it to expose rocks smoothed by sea and stone. I walked to see if the Porlock stone … Continue reading

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