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- Artique, Tetbury. A small piece of India in the Cotswold Hills.
- Bears: 30 years of painting them.
- Book List.
- A Hole in the Sky
- East of the Sun, West of the Moon: in between the lines.
- How the Whale Became by Ted Hughes
- I am Cat: Walking through dreams.
- Mrs Noah’s Pockets
- One Cheetah, One Cherry
- Something About a Bear.
- Song of the Golden Hare
- The Cat and the Fiddle
- The Lost Words; A spell of words by Robert MacFarlane.
- The Newborn Child
- The Quiet Music of Gently Falling Snow
- The Wild Swans
- Walking with Cats ( Working title)
- What’s all the paperboat stuff about? Or: Living with a Playful Heart.
- Books in their natural habitat.
- Day of the Desk.
- Dragons in Torquay Museum
- Exhibitions and Festivals etc.
- Fishing in a river a thousand miles away.
- Mary Bear and Friends.
- My paintings in their natural habitat
- The Brides of Rollrock Island by Margo Lanagan.
- The House of Golden Dreams.
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Gremlins ate my blog post. This week I have been working on One Cheetah, One Cherry. I have been painting elephants and tigers and changing swans into pandas and owls into weasels. In between it all there was a random … Continue reading
History should teach us that no one has ever won a war. The war on terror is a powerful act of stupidity. This passage from Pillars of Light by Jane Johnson says so much. Vengeance is not justice. Vengeance is … Continue reading
It seems that November is #picturebookmonth. As a maker of picture books it is always good to know these things. As such I have decided to do a few posts on picture books, and have decided to begin with my … Continue reading
The last few weeks have been very difficult. The work has been difficult too. I have been ‘resting’ in the work for the counting book I am doing. Next on the drawing board should be owls, so I have gathered … Continue reading
When you work so hard on a book, weave into it thoughts, ideas, people, spend a year illustrating it then send it out into the world the waiting for what happens next can be a little agonising. Will it sink … Continue reading
With Halloween approaching I find the way this festival has been warped towards the dark, the ugly, unpleasant. I love the wild hunt, All Souls and the night of the Spirits, but in a way that celebrates the beauty of … Continue reading
Something else happened whilst on the walk with the White Cat, the Gray Dog and my father’s stick. This: As we walked up the hill the horses were curious. Dogs they had see. But what was this white creature. The … Continue reading
After a day of working I gathered the Gray Dog and a walking stick, dog lead and whistle, crochet, hook and pattern and headed up the hill, searching for peace of mind. The stick is new, to me, but old. … Continue reading
Today is a day to use a word wisely. For now, I think this, and all that lies behind it is my favourite poem. The Summer Day Who made the world? Who made the swan, and the black bear? Who … Continue reading