Dragon Boat

This piece of work was begun about two years ago and has sat brooding and unfinished in a corner of my studio for all that time. You see, I had books to do, six in all, and then The Lost Words, and deadlines were tight on all of the books and I had no time to paint the strangeness that dwells in my dreaming mind. Until now.

For I have given myself a Sabbatical from books, after twenty five years of working from contract to contract. For a while I will wander where I will, drawing hares, painting, writing and thinking.

Love the gold remnant from the Sail-Eared Earth Surfer.

And I have been gilding more stones, to leave in the landscape.

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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8 Responses to Dragon Boat

  1. Moves me this one.
    Thank you for sharing

  2. Stuart Hill says:

    Truly a boat of dreams, Jackie. Glad you’ve set sail in it again.

  3. Bernie Bell says:

    “The strangeness that dwells in my dreaming mind.” – Oh, yes!
    Is this going to become a card, Jackie? If so – please – how do I buy them?

    bigbears cuddle – smallbears snuggle.

    Lady Jackaloupe.

    And the boat – a paddling dragon.

    “In the mind of man,
    Is a woman,
    In the mind of a woman,
    Is a man,
    Who knows what wonders roam
    In the mind of a child.” – or a Jackie.

    I think Marc Bolan said that.

  4. Bernie Bell says:

    HURRAH! I’ve just pre-ordered ‘The Lost Words’ from “Lovely” Anna at the Solva Woollen Mill.
    smallbear tapping claws in anticipation…………..

  5. Cathrine says:

    I’d love (!) to review an proof of The Lost Words for my site.
    See examples of book reiews upper right hand corner.

    I honestly I don’t think I can wait until October for this beauty.

  6. Bernie Bell says:

    Me again – I was looking at the ‘tweety’ things down the side of your page, and saw the one about people who collect pebbles – If I haven’t mentioned ‘Conversations with Magic Stones’ by Mark Edmonds, Antonia Thomas, Hugo Anderson-Whymark and Ann Clarke – I’m mentioning it now!!!! It’s a must, for all stone-mad folk.
    It can probably be ordered from Tam’s bookshop, Stromness, Orkney.
    I’m going to send some links, as a taster – if I work it right………….

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