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Clare Willcocks
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Art and craft lover!
Art and craft lover!

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Last year I saw an advert for a leather Midori-style traveler’s notebook workshop and I was so excited I booked it there and then, three months in advance! Stationery is my vice, particularly journals, so the workshop was right up my street. For over two…
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If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you may know that I’ve worked on two previous illustrated map commissions for canal boat hire company, Le Boat. They are maps of the Thames and the Canal du Midi, depicting the course of the river, the locks…
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I know the end of January is a little late to be talking New Year’s resolutions, but I need to get these out into the wide world to give me motivation to achieve them this year. I wrote them on New year’s day and am embarrassed to say that I’ve been a bit…
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I’m sat here with a cup of tea thinking it’s got very chilly all of a sudden and wondering where the last few weeks have gone! This morning it was dark outside at 7.30 and at the weekend there was a frost on the car – winter is here and I don’t like it.…
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In between commissions, trying to start Christmas shopping and one thing and another, I’ve not had any time to update my blog for a couple of weeks, but finally, I’ve got around to it! I really wanted to share this portrait of my son, the only picture…
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Over the past few weeks I’ve been working in my sketchbook a lot, so I thought I’d share some of my little paintings with you. Last week we went to stay in a little house called Captain’s Cottage in Filey. We’ve never been up to Yorkshire before and…
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I recently joined a local art group which is proving to be a great source of inspiration and motivation! You can read about my first visit in my post ‘I’ve got the watercolour bug‘. The theme for the last session I went to was ‘rainy day’. After pondering…
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At the end of September, my partner, Sam, and our little Munchkin took a trip to Cornwall for a week. We stayed in a lovely spacious cottage close to Helston, and spent our days exploring all the little coastal towns and villages on both the north and…
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My sketchbook obsession continues! The more experiments and drawings I fill it with, the more I love the process and the results.
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A lack of sensitivity to colour and a poor knowledge of colour theory has long been something which I feel has hindered my development in watercolour. I spend hours on instagram and Pinterest, poring over the work of other artists, with perfect blending…
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