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Tarka the Otter; a small love story

  When I was a child we had few books in my house.We used the library. My reading was slow, very behind my age, until I caught the trick of it. One Saturday I took my pocket money to W … Continue reading

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Auction lots no 7: a woman of quiet subversion.

The Lost Words took two and a bit years to make, from idea to publication. While I was illustrating The Lost Words another book of mine was in the making. With Lost Words I worked with Robert Macfarlane. He wrote, … Continue reading

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Small fragile things

In the time between now and the finishing of The Lost Words I have been, odd times, here and there, gilding stones and placing them into the landscape. Sometimes by the sea, sometimes in streams, one in a castle. Here … Continue reading

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Auction no 6: something different.

These days I don’t tend to keep books. I pass them on. I like them to be living in the hands of readers rather than slumbering on my shelves. Over Christmas I joined in the mass read of The Dark … Continue reading

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Auction no5: Finch. Teasel.

This is the fifth piece I am going to auction off, a fragment of things from my studio. It’s a curious way to tidy up. Still, to be honest there’s not much tidying being done. Some packing and posting, hardly … Continue reading

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More than home from home

As the new year rolls in, and it becomes time to reflect on the old all I can think is, wow. What a year that was. The beginning was hard, hard, pushing to meet the deadline, shape and craft The … Continue reading

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Auction no4: Teasel Finch in Search of a Charm

This is the fourth piece I am going to auction off, a fragment of things from my studio. It’s a curious way to tidy up. Still, to be honest there’s not much tidying being done. Some packing and posting, hardly … Continue reading

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Auction item no 3: The gold soul of a finch in search of a charm.

This is the third piece I am going to auction off, a fragment of things from my studio. It’s a curious way to tidy up. But to be honest there’s not much tidying being done. To bid, please place a … Continue reading

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Auction no 2: Gold finch

Over the next few days I am going to auction off some fragments of things from my studio. It’s a curious way to tidy up. To bid, please place a comment on this posting. If you win the auction I … Continue reading

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An auction, of gold finches

Over the next few days I am going to auction off some fragments of things from my studio. To bid, please place a comment on this posting. If you win the auction I will ask you to donate the money … Continue reading

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