Conjuring owls

Suffolk Wildlife Trust have a campaign to get a copy of The Lost Words into schools in Suffolk and Norfolk. To support them Robert and I worked on a new piece that will be printed and pasted into the front of each book.

And while I was painting the owl I filmed the process, speeded up.

I also painted a feather and the Trust will make a bookmark from the feather for each child in school. The artwork for the feather will be won by someone who donates to the appeal, and here’s the link for that.
The film is curiously meditative. I’ve watched it a few times to try and see how I paint.

I love these pieces where Robert writes on my paintings, and love so much that he is drawing words.

To be read aloud, albeit in a hush-winged way.

About Jackie

I am an artist and writer. I live in a small house by the sea in Wales where I write, paint, walk and watch and dream of bears and whales. I love to read, have a wish for wings and prefer the company of animals to that of humans, though at times I can be quite friendly. I am learning how to work with wood engraving tools and hoping to show that you can teach an old dog new tricks.
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2 Responses to Conjuring owls

  1. Bernie Bell says:

    Yes – that’s exactly how it is. The bird of prey swoops or hovers over – and everything – STOPS.
    You can almost hear their little hearts beating, down there in the grass.
    Such words of strength – Mr. MacFarlane, such words!

  2. Anne Plowright says:

    I love watching you paint Jackie! No doubt I will watch this several times more! Yes very relaxing! I love Roberts words next to the Owl. Will there be copies of this available at some point or is it just for the Trust?
    Thank you, enjoyed this very much!

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