stories and illustration

Daughters of Thyme

Much to my pleasure, I was asked by a friend, Jane Keenan to produce a cover for this book written by herself and two other poets. They met whilst on an Open University Course, and made this lovely book of poems, with subjects that branch out from the personal to ramifications in the wider world. For anyone wanting to see more about the book, the Daughters of Time site is at

I hand-painted the lettering, as until I do Musical Bears, which will probably be later in the year, I am too mean to get the Adobe programme for laying lettering over text, to present to printers. However, I think with this book the hand-painted lettering does fit the feeling of the book, so I may do the same thing with the cover for Musical Bears. The imagery on the lilac strip is actually taken from a sprig of thyme taken from a pot just outside the Tardis, my octagonal, dark blue studio at the end of the garden.

January 2, 2023 - Posted by | Art, Illustration, Painting, Uncategorized | , , , , , ,


  1. Lovely, Cara!

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    Comment by Tokens of Companionship | January 2, 2023 | Reply

  2. It’s nice to see you posting again. I took a break from posting in November and December, but hope to start again soon. Happy New Year!

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    Comment by Tokens of Companionship | January 2, 2023 | Reply

  3. And a Happy New Year to you, Brad, and I look forward to your posts. 2023 has been strange, let’s hope the strangeness sorts itself out somehow x

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    Comment by Cara Lockhart Smith | January 2, 2023 | Reply

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