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Walk, paint, think.

  Morning of blue sky, walking with cats. Thinking or peregrines. Words. Later, painting. A wish and a hope. Swift wings, warm blood, life and death. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit … Continue reading

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Found, working.

Purse found, lurking in a darkened corner. Working on peregrine, first flights. Soon, freedom. Later. Still thinking about gilding. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Share on technorati Tumblr … Continue reading

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Library cards, with owls.

Three more cards for library authority. Three more to do. These are owls because owls are symbols of wisdom. They carry keys because library cards are keys to kingdoms of knowledge. The white owl is Hedwig, as a tribute to … Continue reading

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A typical day.

The day began with 30 minutes reading of the third of Robin Hobb’s Liveships. Wonderful. Book, in bed and coffee, with cats. And this, because i am working on cover art, is work. Then time to prep prints, because my … Continue reading

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Snow Leopard

Each time I have visited independent bookshops, galleries there has always been a demand for my books in hardback, especially The Snow Leopard. When I first began illustrating books there was a received ‘wisdom’, or should I say folly, that … Continue reading

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Come for a walk, down to the Sea, with Me and Mary and Little P

And Little P said, “Let’s go to the sea.” And Mary said “Please, can we?” And I said yes. So Me and Little P and Mary went down to the sea to see. It was cold at the sea so … Continue reading

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November, Pembrokeshire. Music.

The day had been frustrating, wet, cold. Not enough work done. Visit to the vet with sick cat. Worry. And on top of it all we were going out. One of those rain washed evenings when you want to stay … Continue reading

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10 000 miles, bookshops and friends

Over the past couple of years I have travelled approximately 10 000 miles around the UK working in galleries and independent bookshops. I have been told wonderful stories and met amazing people. Now it is time for me to stay … Continue reading

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For sale. One van. With dragons.

She’s travelled far, was born in 1998. Underneath the wrap she is red, an old Coca Cola delivery van. Before she was mine Ffion drove her. Once she was shiny bright. Now she’s for sale. I have driven from west … Continue reading

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All the Bears in the Wild Wide World Tour 2014# Week two, part 1:Swans

From Tiverton we drove to Slimbridge, where the van came to rest in a beautiful farm b&b. We had to wait a while and Mr Stenham found what we thought was a quiet country pub, The Old Badger. 6pm, Friday … Continue reading

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