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Claire Powell  ✏️ Children’s book illustrator for people all SiZEs! 📖 NEW BOOK OCTOPANTS OUT NOW 🤟🏻 Agent: Clare Wallace ~ Darley Anderson 🏡 London is home

If you’ve seen a lot of empty chair drawings recently it’s because an amazing charity auction, #3000chairs is happening in @foylesforbooks London, Sep 3rd to raise money for #helprefugeesuk 👍🏻 Here’s my chair. Event details on the Foyles website. Go along if you can, you might even leave with a little piece of chair art!
#3000chairsproject #childrefugees #helprefugees #walkerbooks #artdonation #charityauction #illustrated #illustratorslife #foyles #raisingawareness #charityevents #londonevent #raisemoney #fundraisingevent #chooselove #thedaythewarcame #artforpeace #helpthoseinneed @thebooksniffer @nicolakidsbooks

Started work early today to beat the heat! Here’s a little process video of happy dancing villagers 👯‍♀️👯‍♀️

Who doesn’t love a good floor mosaic! Couldn’t resist stopping yesterday, when I saw this one in the entrance of a menswear shop in Blackheath. I think I blocked the entrance whilst I took the pic - oops!

Will be in my happy place today, starting final art for a chapter book!
Bucket of tea ✔️
Radio4 (my attempt to educate myself) ✔️
Dangerously sharp pencils ✔️
Phone on silent (don’t call me) ✔️
Ready. Get. Set. GO!

Blimey, woken up this morning and it’s almost bobble hat weather! The affects of global warming are pretty scary 🙈

Did you know, there are only 151 days left until Christmas! Meaning you don’t have long to buy the fabulous new Kes Gray book I have illustrated called ‘The Night Before, The Night Before Christmas’ published by @hodderbooks. I’d buy it today if I were you 😜🎄

Right, that’s it! I’ve had enough. I’M TOO HOT. I want to be a fish wearing pants in the ocean where it’s nice and cool. Ok? Who’s with me?
Illustration from Octopants written by Suzy Senior, illustrated by yours truly. Out now!

Guys! I took the BEST workshop on Saturday with @colourtutor and now I’m OBSESSED with colour palettes to the point of delirium.
I was never taught colour theory in school and it’s always been somewhat of a mystery to me. Not any more! Julie’s workshop teaches you how to mix every colour from just 3 primaries - mind blowing!
If you want to learn more about colour go check her out. The day is jam packed with stuff, is in a beautiful location and you may even get a homemade scone 😜

Lots of work on this week so not much time for play but I woke up feeling inspired after a John Vernon Lord and Chris Riddell talk I saw last night so, here’s a quick doodle I did with my morning cuppa! Have a good day guys 🙌🏻

Getting ready for my first Octopants event this morning! Now, which pants shall I wear? 🐙

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