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Why the Big Paws?

Next Wednesday ( 24th Sept 4-7.30) at Solva Woollen Mill I will be launching two books. One is Something About a Bear, written and illustrated by me, published by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books. The other is Cat Walk, written by … Continue reading

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New beginnings: thinking aloud.

Feathers and flight. Watercolour, gold leaf. Raven, chough, jay, jay, magpie, magpie, crow? Rook? raven, jay. If you find a fallen feather, please think of me. ( For where to send and what see this: Feathered.) Blog this! Bookmark on … Continue reading

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Walking with The White Cat for lions.

On 21st September at Mathry Hall in Pembrokeshire Johnny Flynn will be playing at a gig to raise money for the Global White Lion Protection Trust. (Lots of small pieces of beautiful Pembrokeshire in this film.) Here Jerome Flynn speaks … Continue reading

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Chasing words with The White Cat.

With the launch of Cat Walk almost here the time has come to start working on Cat Talk. So, to clear the head this morning I went for a walk and because only The White Cat came we walked a … Continue reading

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Meeting Fitz.

Recently I had the great good fortune to walk with wolves and Robin Hobb and Jane Johnson. We talked a little, about writing and birds, feathers and wolves, Alaska and books. Robin found a jay’s feather that I want to … Continue reading

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Listen….

Listen…. and the rocks will tell you stories. Here, where white feathers mark the spot. Stand and open ears and heart. Now all that is left is white bone and ragged feather. Once these were two swans. She gathered up … Continue reading

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Back to work

Too much time traveling about, too much time promoting new books, not enough time painting. Time to change that. Picking up the brush it felt like a stranger. Time to change that too. The next few months will be swans … Continue reading

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Working late

Evening swim to relax became work when I saw feathers floating on the skin of the sea. The photographs were all taken from beneath the ceiling of the sea, looking up towards evening light. Later, with friends, we ate ¬†supper … Continue reading

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Finding the silence…

in water… playing with paper boats. Watching the fall of light through water on my arm. Trying to catch the waves. Finding the silence in walking. The air is summer warm, the land is quiet. I am walking, feather brained. … Continue reading

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Feathered thoughts.

In the sky a dark hole, the shape of a raven. On the beach, earth, air and water combined. On a rock, a fragile feather caught in seaweed. In the garden, true jewels on fennel flowers. Water. If you find … Continue reading

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