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Reviews, and a quiet mind.

Something About a Bear is on the shortlist for the Greenaway 2016. You can see a film of me talking about the book at the Greenaway site, read reviews from children of this and the other books on the list … Continue reading

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Rooted in Nature; creative writing course

I found the words for The Ice Bear while watching ravens fly. The idea and words for I am Cat came whilst watching cats sleeping and dreaming. The day before yesterday I found a dark story of a black for … Continue reading

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Yesterday. Today.

Yesterday I worked too long at my computer, went to Solva Woollen Mill to sign some books and ended up selling more books than I usually do at a book signing, to very happy customers. Then I walked at St … Continue reading

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Stories at Sea: Nicola Davies and Jackie Morris

As an artist and illustrator I have always thought of myself as self-employed. Reading The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver this morning ( always a good way to begin a day, reading for 30 minutes) I learned that as artists and writers … Continue reading

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The Winter Gathering: Help Musicians 2016

It began in 2000. No, it began the year before when I was asked to design a card for what was The Musicians Benevolent Fund, but I was too busy with other work, didn’t have time. So they came back … Continue reading

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Lines in the sand

An idea came. Not all drawings need to be on paper. I went to the beach to draw a chair in the sand for #3000chairs. I drew fast, not worrying what it looked like. Then I drew another, further up … Continue reading

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Drawing a chair

Over the last few days there has been a growing creative protest which started in Abergavenny when Nicola Davies wrote a story. No. It stated in The House of Commons, when our government voted against accepting 3000 unaccompanied children to … Continue reading

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Inside and outside

Down the beach today a small war was taking place on a table top. All day while the sun shone I had worked on this year’s Help Musicians Christmas card. When this is done the book is finished. I can … Continue reading

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Empty Chairs.

Yesterday my friend Nicola Davies asked if she could read something to me. I said yes. I love it when she calls and reads to me. I still remember the first time I heard her read The Promise. I was … Continue reading

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Empty Chairs

When your friend emails and asks if they can read you something, something that is a rough first draft, and that friend is Nicola Davies you know you are in for a treat. Nic face-timed me. I was doodling a … Continue reading

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