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Sail-eared earth-surfer

Too many ideas and not enough time, so I decided to breathe easy with another drawing while thoughts are gathered. I’ve so many things happening over the next few weeks, with new prints arriving, book launches, Edinburgh Festival with James … Continue reading

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Listen

Busy. Trying to settle to work and get out of my own way. Frustrated by how little time I spend at the drawing board, because there are so many things to do, but, stopped in my tracks by this the … Continue reading

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The Names of the Hare; or The Wind and the Hare.

It has taken far too long to get this far, as life gets in the way now and again and Robin had a brief hospital visit and Pi had to go to the vets. Both patients are doing well. Trying … Continue reading

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Building Bridges of Colour not Walls of Mistrust

During a short holiday break, where internet access was joyfully reduced, on the occasions when a signal was achieved I discovered a disturbing story. The artist, Ehsan Abdollahi, who had been booked to speak at Edinburgh International Book Festival had … Continue reading

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Back to basics

Hare with a new moon. Gold leaf and pencil. Stones, with gold leaf. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Share on technorati Tumblr it Tweet about it Subscribe to … Continue reading

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Goldfinch

This is heading to Robert Macfarlane. He, I hope, will write a goldfinch, across the stem of the teasel. Then it will begin an adventure.   I love the remnants of gold. Often these are the pieces of my work … Continue reading

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Somethings beautiful

    My friend Astrid makes things from wood. She made my front door, my garden gate. She also made my favourite spoon. Nervous that the spoon might be eaten by a dog, should I be careless with my precious, … Continue reading

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Cultural Appropriation

The phrase ‘cultural appropriation’ rears its head every now and again. It’s understandable in some ways. Publishing has been for years a very white, very middle class industry, and the gatekeepers of publishing often reflect the world they know. There … Continue reading

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Out of the woods: Christmas card for Help Musicians

Every year, for eighteen years, I have produced a card for Help Musicians. As each year passes it becomes more difficult, but this year’s image came in like a blast of vision. I’d spent a very hard year working on … Continue reading

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Dreams and reality

For the first time in a long time I’ve been swimming in the sea. This desire for salt water came partly from walking with daughter, Hannah, of Slightly Salty Yoga fame. More though, it came as a desire to wash … Continue reading

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