Where Fresh Meets Salt

Writing today at Aberbach, then Abereiddi for a while. I placed a stone again, where fresh meets salt and watched some people walk past, not see, some people walk past, stop, pick it up and replace.

The other that I had placed here had gone. Loved the way the lines echo the light in the water.

Looking back through old photos, in 2008 I was playing with gold leaf on beach stone. This one lived in my garden for a while, where it was frosted in December.

Found a thin hagstone on the beach at Abereiddi. Perfect for gilding.


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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3 Responses to Where Fresh Meets Salt

  1. Rags says:

    Hi Jackie,
    I am a hand bookbinder and journal keeper from Colorado, USA. I’ve been fascinated by your posts about the labyrinth rocks and have embarked on such an interesting journey to learn more about labyrinths, as well as working to draw them in my journals. Thanks for sharing your wonderful practice about leaving “found” objects for the wide awake. I love it.
    Kindest regards,
    if you’re interested, you can see some of my images here at my blog shared with my husband (primitivestate.net)

    • Jackie says:

      Beautiful. Thank you.
      I must settle my head back into some. I am not settled at the moment. Struggling with words. Needing to do things. Wanting to do others and doing nothing in between.

      • Rags says:

        The world is so full of wonders and challenges – in this day of electronic stimulation it is increasingly hard for me to focus. I find that it makes it hard for me to read AND to write. The only thing that helps me is to go outside and walk – or to find a nice lizard rock and lay on my back with my eyes closed. Once that orange sunlight shines through my closed lids I can relax, feel the solid rock under my spine and really focus on the sounds around me.

        I am anxiously awaiting the book that you and Robert Macfarlane worked on together. The only way to write (for me) is to read – I’ve read all of Macfarlane’s books. And I’ve bought and read yours too. Illustrated children’s books make my heart smile! Thanks for everything wonderful that you are!

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