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a glimpse of dragons

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This year, I am continuing to gather my various poems into categories for publication. I intend to publish three books of poetry in the ‘a glimpse of…’ series.

So far, I have published ‘a glimpse of water fall,’ a collection of poems about waterfalls and the way lives can sometimes take a ‘downwards’ turn. In 2012, the manuscript for a glimpse of waterfall won Honorable Mention in the Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick’s competition for the Alfred G. Bailey Prize.

Next year, I will publish ‘a glimpse of sickle moon,’ poems journeying through the various seasons of the year. In 2020, the manuscript for a glimpse of sickle moon won Third Prize in the Bailey competition.

Later this fall, I will publish ‘a glimpse of dragons.’ This poetry collection is about the mysterious events in my life that take imaginative reasoning to understand. The title comes from the idea, in the Dark Ages, that unexplainable celestial events were the actions of dragon-kind.

I have gathered six types of poems into this collection and I illustrate many of the poems.

1. those ordinary things in my life that seem imbued with magic;

2. my ‘observations’ of dragons;

3. unexplainable events in my life that would fall into the category of ghost stories;

4. my encounters with magical people;

5. poems about my deep appreciation of sky and the awe that accompanies trying to understand the reality of space;

6. a tribute to the crow, an animal I feel kin to, and the dark women I associate with crow-kind.

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The poetry book ‘a glimpse of dragons’ will be published by kdp and available in paperback on Amazon in December. The book will also be available from Westminster Books in Fredericton.

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Take care in these days of pandemic,

all my best,

Jane

Written by jane tims

November 10, 2021 at 2:07 pm

watching you …

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A couple of years ago, I did a set of five small acrylic paintings to reflect my love of mythical dragons.

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Dragons can be nasty creatures. They hoard gold, breathe fire and frighten the villagers. But they have a good side. They provide hours of entertainment, they helped explain comets in the skies for centuries and they have soulful eyes!

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Just to say, there is some good in every situation.

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All my best,

Jane

Written by jane tims

March 18, 2020 at 7:00 am

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Here’s looking at you!

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Just finished a new series of paintings for my son’s store Meta GameZ at 98 Regent Street in Fredericton. The store specializes in Magic the Gathering and other games for those who love fantasy worlds. Dragons are a favorite theme, so here are five dragon eyes, looking at you. Hope you can stop in at the store and have a look at the originals! All are 10″ by 10″, acrylic, gallery edges.

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November 30, 2015 'yellow dragon eye' Jane Tims

November 30, 2015 ‘yellow dragon eye’ Jane Tims

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November 30, 2015 'blue dragon eye' Jane Tims

November 30, 2015 ‘blue dragon eye’ Jane Tims

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November 30, 2015 'purple dragon eye' Jane Tims

November 30, 2015 ‘purple dragon eye’ Jane Tims

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November 30, 2015 'red dragon eye' Jane Tims

November 30, 2015 ‘red dragon eye’ Jane Tims

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November 30, 2015 'green dragon eye' Jane Tims

November 30, 2015 ‘green dragon eye’ Jane Tims

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Copyright 2015 Jane Tims

Written by jane tims

December 7, 2015 at 7:00 am

watching for dragons – on paper

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As you will know if you follow this Blog, I have been learning to work with watercolors this summer.  So far, I have painted from views associated with my virtual adventures in France and England.  But today, almost against my will, two dragons popped out on the paper.  They are also determined to appear in this post, so here they are, along with a dragon I did in soluble colored pencil back in May.

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May 2013 ‘dragon #1’ Jane Tims

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July 20, 2013 ‘dragon #2’ Jane Tims

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July 20, 2013 ‘dragon #3’ Jane Tims

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Copyright  2013  Jane Tims

Written by jane tims

July 31, 2013 at 7:04 am

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