A Letter to Love

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

A letter to love

You have cradled me under dusky skies,
You enveloped me in grass nests and unmade beds
Struck me still and propelled me through
Melted time and dragged days
Filled me up with life and banished me to darkened caves
Threaded truth and lies into unseen webs
You tested my steps and made me walk
Paralyzed my thoughts

You have been my treasure hunt, my narrative, my downfall
You watched wet cheeks and muffled dreams
Hopes made and cut and left to bleed
You are a shift, a confrontation, a dizzying ride
Life standing bravely by my side
You made hot palms and messy nights
Drew soft lips and hard words
Wrote music that doesn’t shift, that must be heard
You danced a secret, a pulse in between

You made scars and breaks and opened eyes
Stepped with bare feet, grounding
You have never been Disney
You’re are a rhythm, a magic, a beat
A lie, a honesty
There is a tattoo of you in me
You saw feet touching in the night
You killed me and then gave me flight
You were silent in the most empty of times

You are my life, in blood and breath and tears
You have strengthened me
Locked me up and set me free.


Monday, March 13th, 2017

I made this short film about a bat on a road trip from Hervey Bay to Sydney. It is about embracing the strange and the unknown. Thanks to Kelsey Major for her performance and Grace Huie Robins for her amazing musical composition.

Bat Film from Jenny Boat on Vimeo.

Modigliani – Drawing and thinkings of drawings.

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

I made a series of drawings and short words directly inspired by and drawn from the masterful work of Modigliani. I spent the day at the Estorick Collection studying his life full drawings of the human form.






Emily’s Walking Book Club.

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

I have designed a poster for Emily’s Walking Book Club which is held each month at Daunt books.

The ramblers enjoy a walk and a talk about a chosen book. You can listen in on radio 4

Emily's Walking Book Club.


At the bottom of it all – A poem by Jenny Boat.

Friday, September 26th, 2014


Ah the Marvellous Summer.

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014


Pottery with my Aunt.

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014


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Throwing a pot.


Window Painting at the Coffee Jar – Camden.

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Here are some pictures of the illustrations I made for the window of The Coffee Jar in Camden.








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