Saturday, December 19, 2009

New Beginnings



Chaos on my table, chaos in my head. Wanting to find time and space to draw. The world begins to take on the appearance of a pencil drawing as sharp winter light falls on wind twisted trees, making all things monochrome in light and shadow. Only when drawing do I find peace of mind.
So, time to make early new year resolutions. The first, to get a new sketch book and draw something, write something, every day. The second, to finish Ice Bear, stop letting life get in the way of painting, take time back into my own hands and meet the deadline for the next book. 
It is out of these two thoughts that the title for this new blogs has grown. 
Yesterday I saw a small flock of lapwings, beautiful white against dark smudged sky. 


 

22 comments:

  1. You shouldn't be creating art you shoud be a writer.

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  2. Love the new look for the blog! As always you are an inspiration to me!

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  3. I would love to see you sell a few words I have written, John, for as much as you can sell one of my drawings!

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  4. Great to see the new blog up and running, looking forward to seeing an unread post pop up in my reader!

    Good luck with your plans for the New Year.

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  5. How lovely, you can definitely paint beautiful pictures with words too. I can see those lapwings.

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  6. You are gifted in so many ways.. your art, your writing and your photography!! So glad you now have your own blog... Adore the ginger cats and your home is an absolute delight... a home of my dreams which you so eloquently bring to life, so much so I can feel the heat of those flames in your gorgeous wood burner. Love your walks and the magnificent pictures of the surrounding landscape.... its going to be so exciting to follow your new blog!!
    Love Jane xxx

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  7. It's a good blog title and a lovely header.

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  8. Yes, it is good to see this blog come into being.
    But remember, it is just a blog. The new drawing/writing journal is, for you, probably far more important!
    And I've wanted to ask - did Pixie manage to clinch a deal with her publisher?

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  9. Happy to see you opened your own blog Jackie. Thank you to share with us your words and drawings.
    Wish you a merry Christmas too.

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  10. Yes indeed, Pixie has an offer on her book and I will be working with her on that one when the Ice Bear is finished, if it ever is! Still waiting for a contract though. Sometimes the wheels of publishing move even slower than me trying to meet a deadline.

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  11. I think that you create considerable beauty from your "chaos" and a house renovation going on over your head has to make for a chaotic mind as well.
    So glad your fire is warm while the wind shrieks outside.

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  12. beautiful drawing on the banner.

    Merry Christmas Jackie and all the cats and dogs too!

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  13. Congratulations on your new endevour. I look forward to reading more. Writing and drawing go together.
    Kat

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  14. Congratulations on your new blog. I agree with John, your writing is very worthy of publication. Your cats -- and dogs -- make me pause to sigh when I see their pictures.

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  15. Loved your previous journal, but am happy for the bonus of comments/ interaction here. Visiting you and the Gingers in your magical world is always a bright spot in my day. Maurice looks magnificent -- glad he's doing better!

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  16. I LOVE your tiger kitty, I have one very similar and I just love him to death. Is yours the one who brings the decapitated rats?? :)

    Jannie -- the roving commenter. :)

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  17. Fabulous to be able to see your new blog over here. I have been following the journal on your website for a long time now, but it's great to be able to leave a comment - I feel less like a stalker now!

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  18. Congrats on your new journal blog, Jackie! Am very much looking forward to your posts!

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to All!

    NAL

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  19. The new blog looks great!
    I hope you enjoy making it as much as we all enjoy reading it!
    I love your images and words...
    Happy Christmas!

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  20. Jackie, Maurice looks so beautiful and happy. Congratulations on the new blog format - I'd sign on as a follower, but the software doesn't like me!

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