Welcome to my creative corner of the web

Firstly, let me introduce myself. I'm Clare, from Devon in England and I am an art and craft addict! I love any form of creating things from paper maché to knitting, from drawing and painting to sewing. In my opinion the best feeling in the world is that of finishing a project and being pleased with the end result. For that reason I have decided to set up this blog as a sort of diary for you all to follow my creative (and not so creative!) endeavors.

I would love to read your comments and suggestions for future projects.

So, I'll start with a few pics of what I've been up to over the last few days. My boyfriend Sam and I are in Borneo at the moment, after travelling around a lot of Asia. I've started a comic strip 'diary' to document each day (although how long I'll keep it up is anyone's guess!)

One day in Kuala Lumpur

I saw a lady on a bus reading a comic book and thought it would be a great, creative way to keep a journal and nice to look back on in future. Let me know your thoughts!

Ribbon Stayyz
Our last day in peninsula Malaysia

Off to Sarawak, Borneo

 We took a short flight to Kuching in the region of Sarawak in Borneo.

Kuala Lumpur to Kuching
We flew from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching in Sarawak, Borneo

 A meeting with primates

After reading many positive reviews online about the Semenggoh Nature Reserve we decided to pay it a visit. It's home to many rehabilitated Orangutans which were great fun to watch, despite the park being very touristy!

day trip to Semenggoh Nature Reserve
Afternoon in Semenggoh Nature Reserve watching orangutans
 followed by a huge seafood feast at Top Spot food court.

A very cultural day 

This morning we had every intention on going on a strenuous jungle hike, but our plans were scuppered when we missed the bus while buying water for the walk. Instead, we visited some museums and an art gallery in Kuching, which proved to be a very pleasant way of spending the afternoon. As always happens when looking at other peoples art, it got my creative juices flowing and I just regret having nothing but a pencil and ink pen with me!

Kuching Art Museum
Kuching Art Museum

Kuching museum
Kuching Museum

Kuching Museum
Kuching Museum

There was also a small aquarium with some very pretty fish! We particularly liked some orange specimens which appeared to have no tails!

Kuching aquarium
Heart shaped fish with no tails!

Kuching aquarium
Pretty silver fish with deep black eyes.

My Journal

I have an addiction to Pinterest. There, I said it. I can't help myself; I sit for hours browsing other peoples amazing creations when really I should be making my own! Anyway, it's also a great source of inspiration and there are SO many ideas that I want to try when I'm back home and have all my craft bits and bobs around me.

I came across the idea of art journaling so thought I'd give it a go. Having a bit of a stationary obsession as well, I resisted the urge to use a beautiful notebook given to me by a friend until this trip so I'd have some lovely memories to fill it with. Here's a quick peek inside...



So, that concludes my first post. I hope you enjoyed it, I'm off to get some drawing in before dinner! Don't forget to leave me your comments and ideas! Ciao for now.
Clare Willcocks: Welcome to my creative corner of the web

Monday, 13 May 2013

Welcome to my creative corner of the web

Firstly, let me introduce myself. I'm Clare, from Devon in England and I am an art and craft addict! I love any form of creating things from paper maché to knitting, from drawing and painting to sewing. In my opinion the best feeling in the world is that of finishing a project and being pleased with the end result. For that reason I have decided to set up this blog as a sort of diary for you all to follow my creative (and not so creative!) endeavors.

I would love to read your comments and suggestions for future projects.

So, I'll start with a few pics of what I've been up to over the last few days. My boyfriend Sam and I are in Borneo at the moment, after travelling around a lot of Asia. I've started a comic strip 'diary' to document each day (although how long I'll keep it up is anyone's guess!)

One day in Kuala Lumpur

I saw a lady on a bus reading a comic book and thought it would be a great, creative way to keep a journal and nice to look back on in future. Let me know your thoughts!

Ribbon Stayyz
Our last day in peninsula Malaysia

Off to Sarawak, Borneo

 We took a short flight to Kuching in the region of Sarawak in Borneo.

Kuala Lumpur to Kuching
We flew from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching in Sarawak, Borneo

 A meeting with primates

After reading many positive reviews online about the Semenggoh Nature Reserve we decided to pay it a visit. It's home to many rehabilitated Orangutans which were great fun to watch, despite the park being very touristy!

day trip to Semenggoh Nature Reserve
Afternoon in Semenggoh Nature Reserve watching orangutans
 followed by a huge seafood feast at Top Spot food court.

A very cultural day 

This morning we had every intention on going on a strenuous jungle hike, but our plans were scuppered when we missed the bus while buying water for the walk. Instead, we visited some museums and an art gallery in Kuching, which proved to be a very pleasant way of spending the afternoon. As always happens when looking at other peoples art, it got my creative juices flowing and I just regret having nothing but a pencil and ink pen with me!

Kuching Art Museum
Kuching Art Museum

Kuching museum
Kuching Museum

Kuching Museum
Kuching Museum

There was also a small aquarium with some very pretty fish! We particularly liked some orange specimens which appeared to have no tails!

Kuching aquarium
Heart shaped fish with no tails!

Kuching aquarium
Pretty silver fish with deep black eyes.

My Journal

I have an addiction to Pinterest. There, I said it. I can't help myself; I sit for hours browsing other peoples amazing creations when really I should be making my own! Anyway, it's also a great source of inspiration and there are SO many ideas that I want to try when I'm back home and have all my craft bits and bobs around me.

I came across the idea of art journaling so thought I'd give it a go. Having a bit of a stationary obsession as well, I resisted the urge to use a beautiful notebook given to me by a friend until this trip so I'd have some lovely memories to fill it with. Here's a quick peek inside...



So, that concludes my first post. I hope you enjoyed it, I'm off to get some drawing in before dinner! Don't forget to leave me your comments and ideas! Ciao for now.

8 Comments:

At 14 May 2013 at 10:40 , Blogger Liz said...

Claire i love this idea for remembering your days, you need to start again to capture where you have already been. You have such an amazing talent and just like your mum i love the way you tell the story, love Liz, look forward to some more, keep them posted xxx

 
At 14 May 2013 at 11:11 , Blogger Fiddly Fingers said...

Fascinating to read what you've been up to. I love the way you have achieved the likeness for you and Sam in your comic strip! Can't wait to find out how you explore your ideas due to your unfortunate condition POD (Pinterest Obsessive Disorder)!!! I'm sure you are not alone so please, don't suffer in silence, share your obsession with us :)

 
At 14 May 2013 at 20:16 , Blogger Clare Willcocks said...

Thank you for your comments! I'm very excited about this blogging business!

 
At 15 May 2013 at 04:38 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Guys,
Good effort on the blogging. The photos and drawings are excellent. I know how long comics take from doing story boards in Media at School. Looks like you guys do a lot of eating lol! It would be cool if you could add some more random funny scenes! I'm looking forward to your guys return and beating Sam again at squash :)
George

 
At 16 May 2013 at 09:04 , Blogger Clare Willcocks said...

Thanks George! I'll try my best with the funny scenes :) Looking forward to seeing you guys too, not long now!

 
At 12 June 2013 at 12:07 , Blogger Robin from highpointcircle.blogspot said...

Oh my goodness I am now obsessed with your blog and totally honored that you even found my crude little doodles, but so happy to have met up with you. I will think of you when I think about giving up on blogging because I do love meeting people from all over. You are quite an adventurer--never stop!

 
At 12 June 2013 at 12:08 , Blogger Robin from highpointcircle.blogspot said...

Also, if you ever make it to Kansas, stop by!

 
At 19 June 2013 at 17:47 , Blogger MMm.. said...

Ah.. Devon--one of my favourite places in teh entire world! I used to live in KL when very young and my mother's lived there three diff times between England and the US. LOL.

 

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