Thinking about trees, chasing words, following stones.

Today, on the hill, chasing words for The Woodland Trust. I’m on stage with Tobias Jones and Zaffar Kunial for The Woodland Trust at Hay Festival. The event is sold out but we will be signing books afterwards, in the festival bookshop or on the Woodland Trust stand, I’m unsure of which.

On Saturday 27, 10-4, Sunday from 2-4  and Monday 10-4 I will be at Booths Bookshop as artist in residence, for Hay Festival, painting, gilding, talking about painting, and reading to anyone who asks. Come if you can. The bookshop is beautiful. It might be worth you ringing ahead to order books as they’ve taken some stock, but not a massive amount and I would hate people to be disappointed if they want signed books. And PLEASE, don’t be shy. If there’s something specific you want to talk to me about then drop me a line via email, so that I can make sure I will be there ( there will be lunch breaks,, and I may need to rest as I’ve not been well. For example, Kenji Lim is coming as he wants to see how I apply the gold leaf, so I’ll be doing some gilding while he is there. Happy to talk to student’s, children, adults, and will stop painting and read to you if that’s what you want. This is a unique chance for you to talk with me face to face. So don’t be shy.

And I will be reading Heartwood on the Woodland Trust stand on Tuesday 30th May, in the morning. Not sure of the time yet.

Meanwhile today I have been visiting trees, searching for words, soaking up sunshine and finding that one of the labyrinth stones remains in situ, a gift to a tree. It’s been there for a short while now. Love this tree, that clings to the rock, shaped by the wind.


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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1 Response to Thinking about trees, chasing words, following stones.

  1. Anna says:

    I wish I could make it to the Festival…
    I love that the tree has it’s own special gift and talisman.
    Have you read ‘How I became a tree’ by Sumana Roy. An amazing book on trees and life. I’m currently absorbed in it…

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