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Floating Lemons
United Kingdom
I think of myself as a work-in-progress, an illustrator fascinated with the magical in art, life and the everyday objects all around us.
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I've actually managed to keep up with daily painting for the last 12 days. Miracle. Let's hope this continues as I'm enjoying this new exploration. The mornings normally begin with my having absolutely no idea of what I'm going to paint -- which is highly scary. Today I looked out... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2018 at Floating Lemons
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I decided yesterday to split the sketchbook page into smaller rectangles and paint in those, just for a change. Did a little watering can, and then today painted some raindrops ... just because. And yes, I had fun. Might have to paint more today. This time I used Schmincke watercolours... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2018 at Floating Lemons
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A quick and simple one today. I'd intended the background wash darker, and almost applied another layer but decided against it. The tree outlines are more subtle against the paler colours and I quite liked it that way. I might still try a darker version one day but for now... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2018 at Floating Lemons
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Something a lilttle different today. Not sure if it's a prep sketch or finished, but I've gotten quite fond of it. Painted specifically for a friend of mine who has gone through an exhausting and painful physical ordeal; one of the things that kept her going was imagining herself curled-up,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2018 at Floating Lemons
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Just painting anything that comes to mind ... I can see that this is going to turn out pretty messy in the days to come and that there will be many many 'failures'. Then again, even those that don't pass my perfectionist inner editor make a difference and mean something,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2018 at Floating Lemons
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Full confession folks ... I'm going through a bit of an identity crisis at the moment. If there's such a thing as 'a bit' when it comes to seeing life and work in a completely different, new and fresh way! It started off as a rebranding process when I felt... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2018 at Floating Lemons
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Happy Mother's Day! I was a bit stuck with the colours in this little painting, but was saved by a friend who came over and told me her favourite colours were a combination of deep blue and orange ... well thank you Victoria! So here's a Happy Mother's Day to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2018 at Floating Lemons
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Woodland Fun Duvet Cover My Woodland Fun illustration was originally painted in watercolour with kids in mind, for one of my MATS (Make Art That Sells) classes, but upon rediscovering it in the dark, dusty depths of my computer files, I decided that the kid within me really loved it.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2018 at Floating Lemons Treats
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Flip-through of Quirky Botanicals by Colouring+ with Prue A lovely review of my Quirky Botanicals Colouring Book can be found over at Colouring+ with Prue, a wonderful blog for colouring enthusiasts that "reviews colouring books for adults and keeps you up-to-date with both new colouring book and picturebook releases." She... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2018 at Floating Lemons Color
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I have no idea of where this came from. A huge planning and organisational thing is going on here behind the scenes and it of course includes that daily painting habit that has been eluding me for some time now, and this just emerged when I picked the brushes up,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2018 at Floating Lemons
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Fabulous 40 black red fully customisable Birthday Invitation This typography design was hand-drawn for my little sister's 40th birthday some years back! It has since become one of my most popular and best-selling designs, so when I had the chance to finally create a collection of party goods I jumped... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2018 at Floating Lemons Treats
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Didn't find the time to finish up my drawing and subsequent rushed colouring-in of the Hearts Mandala that I've been working on ... but decided to post the progress so far, to wish everyone a Happy Valentine's Day! It was originally drawn in a sketchbook with my Staedtler pens, then... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2018 at Floating Lemons Color
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I'm woefully behind with the Daily Painting Challenge -- I forget how much else I have to do! But that's ok, I fit it in whenever I can, and whenever I need to just zone out and relax. So here's my latest pattern, chevron, and I went for some earthy... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2018 at Floating Lemons
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Magic of Love Carry-All Pouches by Floating Lemons for Society6 I love pouches, have far too many of my own ... and I really like the ones from Society6, especially when they have my designs on them! Here's a nice set for Valentine's Day, with my original, hand-drawn text design... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2018 at Floating Lemons Treats
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For some odd reason mandalas have been floating around in the corners of my mind and insisting on being drawn out. There are now 3 sketched out -- and this one, which I'm calling 'Direction' has finally been cleaned up. The process of colouring in is normally thoroughly therapeutic but... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2018 at Floating Lemons Color
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Rooster border Birthday Party Invitation by Floating Lemons for Zazzle Had to share this lovely large sale of fully customisable invitations, The King of the Roost. My coloured pencil illustration of the rooster is well liked (yay), and also sells very well on its 'sister' invitation, Queen of the Roost,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2018 at Floating Lemons Treats
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Well, it hasn't exactly been 'daily' but I've managed better than expected to keep up with the challenge with Lisa Congdon over at CreativeBug. Still have lot of catching up to do as am behind by a few days but meanwhile I'm enjoying dabbling without too much pressure while I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2018 at Floating Lemons
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I've been looking through older illustrations and designs, and as Valentine's Day is just around the corner (yes, it is!) my Loving You Is Easy typography design and accompanying hearts pattern seemed just the right thing to pick for today's throwback post. I shall now place it on more of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2018 at Floating Lemons
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I started drawing over a decade ago (my first blog post was in 2006!) with a daily challenge, and kept that up for over a year until I moved from Australia to France and found myself stretched for time. Since then I've tried starting daily/monthly challenges but always seem to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2018 at Floating Lemons
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A Christmas Bag by Floating Lemons Available as a free printable for the whole of December 2017. To download, click: HERE It's time for my final free printable of 2017! Well, a teeny bit late because, as always, things took a bit longer than I expected: I published the colouring... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2017 at Floating Lemons Color
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Quirky Botanicals at Amazon USA Quirky Botanicals at Amazon UK It's published! I'm hugely pleased to say that my Quirky Botanicals and Friends colouring book is now up for sale at Amazon world-wide. How wonderful is that? For more news, click HERE. I'm now blogging colouring pages exclusively over at... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 29, 2017 at Floating Lemons
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It's published! I'm hugely pleased to say that my Quirky Botanicals and Friends colouring book is now up for sale at Amazon world-wide. How wonderful is that? It's been a long journey and a huge learning process, with lenghty pauses as real life became too distracting -- I had to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2017 at Floating Lemons Color
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5: Sleeping Puppy & 6: Old Fashioned TV Didn't have time to do any drawing on Sunday, so made up for it by doing two today! Here are the sketches for the SketchDaily prompts: sleeping puppy and old fashioned TV. I used Derwent, Faber-Castell and Stabilo watercolour pencils, in a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2017 at Floating Lemons
Thank you so much! I haven't drawn for ages so hugely appreciate your comment, I need the motivation ... and I'm beginning to rediscover the fun in just playing with pens and paint.
Toggle Commented Nov 5, 2017 on SketchDaily 4 Deer at Floating Lemons
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4: Deer SketchDaily prompt for the day is deer, so I sketched a baby one, a fawn, loosely based on an image I found on the internet, by Warren Photographic. Drawn in my Daler-Rowney sketchbook using a Staedtler pencils, a dip pen and Winsor and Newton non-waterproof liquid indian ink,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2017 at Floating Lemons