Bears Get Crafty

 Jools Wilson is an artist and illustrator based in Wiltshire, England. She designs mugs, notebooks, greetings cards, tea towels, cushions, illustrated jewellery and more. Her characters are created from her sense of fun, left-brain and inky fingers.

I've always loved drawing. I studied 'A' Art and HND Fine Art as an adult and have been making and selling lino prints, drawings and paintings ever since. I've also illustrated a book of poetry, Astro Poetica by Dom Conlon (for sale here!) and have had illustrations published on the web and in 'Stew' magazine.

I started designing and making things when a friend suggested that one of my bears would look good as a brooch. This has grown into what you see here and I'm thoroughly enjoying finding new ways of applying of my art.

I'm also pleased that my friend, Dorklette, has created some characters for me to share as brooches, badges, mirrors, magnets and earrings.

I hope you get as much fun out of my characters as I do.

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