Friday, September 21, 2012

Gammer Gurton's Garland

Curious? i found this book and couldn't quite say no to it. it's another Winchelsea Book Fair find. small, slightly worn and is all about children's nursery rhymes. the illustrations are by T. Webster, R.A.  - jw  

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


sometimes when i paint i have a plan or an idea in this case i didn't. this painting i did by using my finger covered with a cloth and letting my mind wander... normally i don't paint flowers. -jw  

© copyright artwork by Jacqueline Williams. "Violets" on 5x7 canvas board.    

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Ted Hughes

i picked up this book from the Winchelsea Book Fair in England. i haven't read any of Ted Hughes poetry before. Don't know why really. when i saw the book i though why not for the one pound thirty pence it cost me it's a nice addition to my poetry collection. i found it kind of ironic because i brought Colossus and Other Poems by Sylvia Plath with me on my trip for reading material and there i find Hughes tucked away in Winchelsea.- JW 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

flowers and poetry

While traveling throughout England I would stop at a few quaint villages. I can't remember the name of the village or town... it may have been Faversham. Spotted a small used bookshop down a side street. Took a browse and found this palm size book. Tell The Wish Of Thy Heart In Flowers: Language and Poetry of Flowers; Milner and Sowerby 1860; top, side and bottom edge gold gilt. It's filled with interesting references of flowers and how they can be used in poetry and the poems inside are a treat. Not bad for £1! -JW