The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop

Inspired by the Scottish initiative to raise money to put The Lost Words in every school in Scotland Hereward Corbett has decided to see if the same can be done for Gloucestershire.

When The Lost Words was born on 6th October 2017, within days, I spent a day with Hereward in a school in Bristol, my very first experience of working in a school with the book. In the evening we did an event in the most beautiful church near Tetbury. Early days. The school in Bristol had purchased a copy for their library, by the end of the day they had purchased 14 copies, one for each class.

Hereward has set up a crowd funder. To show my support I have just spent the happiest of times in conversation with paper and ink. I’m struggling to find time to paint at the moment. There seem to be so many other things that need doing, and so many letters coming from schools about Tell me a Dragon, and interviews, and I struggle to find those quiet moments to just think, draw, paint.

Anyway, otter.

Made from ink and water. Thinking it needs a flash of gold, but maybe just a labyrinth on the stone?

This one is for sale for £1000 and all of the money will go direct to the crowdfunder

Also, I still have small and fragile pieces of gold leaf from stones. You can read more about these here. In the past I have asked people to contribute £32 to the Scottish Crowd funder and leave a comment here if you would like one.

This time I ask if you might do the same to the Gloucestershire crowdfunder.

Leave a comment and I will email you to ask for your address.

Otter is now sold. They do seem to swim quickly to their natural habitat of other people’s walls. If you would like a small and fragile thing leave a comment, and I will email instructions..

Thank you. Please share.



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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7 Responses to The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop

  1. Elizabeth Boulton says:

    This is just wonderful. Well done Jackie (and not just for the small matter of the book). I’m as you know already a new fan. I would like a ‘small and fragile thing’ please. Liz

  2. Laramie Gwilliam says:

    Fabulous. I loved meeting you in Beverston church and the Lost Words

    I would love a fragile thing please.

  3. Bernie Bell says:

    Did you put a maze on the stone? That would be groovy.
    And, Jackie, – TAKE TIME – MAKE TIME.
    Friend Jeanne, is an artist. She hadn’t been painting, for a while, as she was letting other things, crowd out her time. She’s now aiming to paint again, having provided herself with a place to do so, where folk won’t disturb her – hopefully!
    Jeanne has something in her, or working through her, which expresses in her painting. Folk have something in them, which express in different ways. If it doesn’t express, I honestly believe that isn’t good of the person’s well-being. I will now stop wittering at you, and send you off to shut the door, turn the phone off, and the computer off and everything off, except ……YOU!

  4. Katherine Alker says:

    Hello Jackie. I would like a small and fragile beautiful golden thing please. Thank you. K

  5. clanews says:

    Hi Jackie,If the angel dog is still for sale I would like her/him please. I grew up in Gloucestershire and hope to return within the next few years, so this feels important and I love your work. Thank you!

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