Gilding the hawk.

This morning began with a desire to climb up a hill, and a realisation that going away for four weeks takes a lot of organisation. So, dropped van at the garage for a good check over and walked home.

Pembrokeshire is still a quiet place. There were few cars on the road. My head is full of eagles, peregrines and plans.

In Pembrokeshire you don’t need a weather vane to know which way the wind blows. I have one anyway.

windblows std wrapped blackthorn path

Came home, where Glyn’s house was wrapped in blackthorn blossom and a small cat was waiting on the path. She was quickly joined by the boys.


Now I have two days left to paint peregrines in preparation for Easter weekend at Holkham Hall, where I will be working with Marilyn from the Norfolk Centre for the Children’s Book, write a book, pick up paintings, pack and my head is full of eagles. Something has to give.

I have a list, washing on the line, a good book to read and the sun is shining.

peregrine1 desk


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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5 Responses to Gilding the hawk.

  1. Larraine says:

    Stunning peregrines! Such amazing paintings. Oh to be able to capture the majesty and power of these birds, as you have done.

  2. Absolutely wonderful work. I am in awe.

  3. Gail says:

    I live in the midwest of the USA. I live vicariously through your photos. In my imgination, I am walking the hills and down at the sea. It is all so absolutely beautiful. I think I should get myself to Pembrookshire and possibly Wales.
    Your drawings, the wildlife, the roll of the land, and the waves – they are all like a dream.

  4. Rachel says:

    Just stumbled across your blog via another and delighted to have found it. Love love your work and so just wanted to say a hello from Cornwall! Was ridiculously excited to learn that you’ll be at the Fowey Family Festival in May, very much looking forward to it as I’ve loved sharing your books with my daughters, it’s so beautifully easy to slip away into dreamland when absorbed in your illustrations 🙂

  5. Donna Baker says:

    Looks like the perfect day.

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