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Floating Lemons
United Kingdom
I think of myself as a work-in-progress, an illustrator fascinated and curious about the magical in art, life and in the everyday objects all around us.
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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 6 days ago 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
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3: Freedraw Friday - Sheep It's Freedraw Friday, so no word prompt ... I decided to look through my photos and find something to draw, and here it is. A quick scribble, a splash of watercolour, some ink and it's a bit late in the day but I made it.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2017 at Floating Lemons
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2: Fidget Spinnner Today the word prompt from SketchDaily is fidget spinner. Of course I've never even seen one never mind used it, so had to google away, after which I used imaginative creative license to doodle the above sketch. I do see the possibilities of a pattern evolving here... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2017 at Floating Lemons
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1: Psychedelic I have a bit of a confession to make ... I haven't created any new art since my dog Bella died in July, of a hereditary bone cancer. Instead I buried myself in the setting up of my business here in the UK, writing a business plan, working... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2017 at Floating Lemons
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Floral Splashes by Floating Lemons Available from 1- 8 November 2017 UPDATE: The Floral Splashes colouring page is no longer available as a free printable but if you’d like to colour it in, it’s now up as a printable to download over at Floating Lemons Colour at Etsy: http://etsy.me/2ADgFRt .... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2017 at Floating Lemons
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DOWNLOAD Bat Cat Halloween by Floating Lemons Available from 1 - 8 October 2017 UPDATE: The Bat Cat Halloween colouring page is no longer available as a free printable but if you’d like to colour it in, it’s now up as a printable to download over at: Bat Cat Halloween... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2017 at Floating Lemons
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UPDATE: The Perky Petals colouring page is no longer available as a free printable but if you’d like to colour it in, it’s now up as a printable to download over at Floating Lemons at Etsy: Printable Perky Petals Colouring Page on Etsy. FREE PRINTABLE COLOURING PAGE: Perky Petals. Available... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2017 at Floating Lemons
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Every once in a while I have to take a break from 'work', however much I enjoy it ... to just have fun and splash around with paint and ink. I used to be far too much of a perfectionist but in the last couple of years I've been taught... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2017 at Floating Lemons
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FREE PRINTABLE (July 1st - 8th 2017) UPDATE: The Happy Hibiscus colouring page is no longer available as a free printable. A new one will be available the first week of August so please check back then. Cheers! My Happy Hibiscus pages are available for you to download for free... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2017 at Floating Lemons
Thank you so much Maina!
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In Singapore and Malaysia, Eid is more commonly known as "Hari Raya Aidilfitri" and we wish each other Selamat Hari Raya. So of course, at the very last minute, I decided to draw a colouring page that included the hibiscus or the Bunga Raya, the national flower of Malaysia. I've... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2017 at Floating Lemons