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9077. New Canvases at Oopsy Daisy

I have two new canvases at Oopsy Daisy -

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9078. Portfolio Tips from Sanne Dufft, Europolitan Showcase Winner

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I’d met Sanne Dufft before at the Bologna Book Fair and was surprised when I saw her show up at the Europolitan Conference with her foot in a brace and limping on a crutch. She said that she almost canceled her trip because of her injury, but convinced herself that she had to attend. How […]

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9079. Bra Maker Spoofs Disney Musicals In New Commercial

Every woman dreams of finally finding the right bra, according to a Swiss lingerie manufacturer.

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9080. Things are coming along on this private comission! #watercolor...

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9081. Rough Animator App Lets You Animate On Your Tablet

An iOS/Android app for easy animating on the go.

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9082. May/June 2015 Spider Magazine cover!

POW! There it is... on my front porch when I got home from work today! The cover I did for Spider Magazine May/June 2015!
Get yourself a copy before it sells out! Woo Hoo!!!

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9083. Bruno Mars Uptown Funk Parody: Unread Book

Great song, great parody. Click the image to watch on Youtube (might want to make room to dance first):

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9084. Watch: Trailer for ‘Lion King’ Director Roger Allers’s New Film ‘The Prophet’

GKIDS will release the film in the U.S. in August.

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9085. Artist of the Day: Zac Gorman

Discover the work of Zac Gorman, Cartoon Brew's Artist of the Day!

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9086. Artist of the Day: Ville Kallio

Discover the work of Ville Kallio, Cartoon Brew's Artist of the Day!

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9087. Drink 'n' Draw part 2

Drawing what's right in front of you is often a good way to fill a journal page with a daily drawing. So this one was done sitting at the bar, drawing my husband's drink and the bottles behind the bar.

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9088. The Spirit Post

I’m working on a new project with Arik & Amelia Cardenas, who have come up with a fun and interactive book/activity concept to get kids thinking about giving back at Christmas time. They’ve just launched their Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for book printing etc. Check out their project page to hear an audio version of the story, read by someone with a really awesome voice that sounds like Dumbledore, and of course take a look at the cover painted by yours truly. If you donate $10 you can even snag yourself a copy!

The Spirit Post Cover Clip


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9089. RhyPiBoMo Week 5

My reading material from this week:

My favorite for the week is WHEREVER YOU GO by Pat Zietlow Miller illustrated by Eliza Wheeler. Love, love the illustrations!

Here is my poem for the Golden Quill Poetry contest:

I must sneak out, I must sneak out,
this kitty wants a walk about.
I’ll duck out when Dog comes in –
if I fail, I’ll try again.

Now I’m out, now I’m free!
I’m scared – it’s way too much for me!
I should be glad ... to my chagrin,
now I want to sneak back in!

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9090. Printable: Believe the Impossible



This is a fun one, and I do love the quote:

"Alice: This is Impossible.

Mad Hatter: Only if you Believe it is."

Enjoy it, no matter what you believe. As always, it's available as a free printable exclusively to subscribers of the Floating Lemons monthly newsletter. Click here to subscribe: Floating Lemons Newsletter.

Wishing you a week full of positive belief & energy. Cheers.



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9091. Illustration Friday : Wiggle

For this week's Illustration Friday prompt I decided to use one of my collages. I'm not sure the younger generation will get this 50's humor! Poor Nan.


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9092. A Bumper Urban Sketching Week

It was a funny old week, last week. Despite having lots on, I ended up doing almost as much sketching as working. 

It started last Saturday, with an Urban Sketchers Yorkshire outing, because it was the 47th Worldwide SketchCrawl Day. We spent the morning in one of my favourite places: the old General Cemetery. It's stuffed with the massive, crumbling tombs of the steel magnates and other wealthy types from the last 200 years, but it's also a veritable nature reserve and very beautiful, with lots of mature trees and wild flowers.

Luckily I had just about finished the painting above when it started to rain. We sheltered for a bit in the porch of the old church, then someone suggested a cup of coffee. We took a vote for what to do...

The local Wetherspoons proved the perfect venue for an early lunch, as there was space for about 20 of us to pull tables together. Irritatingly, the sunshine poured through the windows all the time we were in there and promptly dipped behind a cloud as soon as we left. Undeterred, we headed for venue no 2: the old Picture Palace on London Road, now a Sainsbury's:

We managed about 45 minutes I think, before it started spitting. We hovered, but it got worse. In the end we abandoned ship and walked to a local pub, the Cremorne. I put the colour into my sketch from memory...

...and then drew out of the pub window. I was fascinated by the density of the signage on the shop-fronts opposite. As I was working in the concertina book I made, I ran my 3 sketches from the day together, letting the view of the shops help join the other two together:

I think I'd better tell you about my other two sketch-outings next time as, after all that time off, I really do have to get on with some work!

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9093. Wiggle

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Finally some warm weather in NE MA! I think today might be a good day for a coast trip.

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9095. The Meissonier / Mackay Affair

A scandal about a displeased portrait client damaged the career of the most famous painter of his day, Ernest Meissonier (French 1815-1891), and ended with the portrait thrown onto a fire.

Ernest Meissonier, Self Portrait
Despite his celebrity and the vast sums paid for his work, Meissonier had painted few images of women, and few portrait likenesses. This commission came in the last decade of his life and at the pinnacle of his international success.

The sitter was Mrs. J. W. Mackay, of California. After seeing the portrait nearly finished, she rejected it, and at first her husband refused to pay for it. The price was vast for 1884, estimated between ten and twenty-five thousand dollars. Meissonier responded by vowing to keep the painting and he put it on exhibition, where the public would be the judge. 

In his view he had simply painted a picture that was too accurate. In her view he had made her look coarse, and made up like a painted doll.

"It seems that after Meissonier had painted the portrait, Mrs. Mackay criticised it a little and wanted it just a little more finished. It was not finished then when she went into the country, and she wrote him she would come up anytime he wanted to finish it."

"He never said a word, but finished the hands from a model of a big, coarse woman with ugly hands, and made the cheeks and lips powdered and painted frightfully, and left the neck yellow, just because he was so angry that she should dare to criticise such a great master as himself."

"Now Mrs. Mackay thought, with good reason I think, that she ought to have been the model to her own portrait, and that she could ask at least for a faint resemblance, especially as she would have to pay $15,000 for the picture."

"Without informing Mrs. Mackay as to his intentions or asking her consent, he simply sent the picture to the exhibition, where her friends saw it and told her of it. She wrote and asked for the picture, and at the close of the exhibition it was sent to her, with a bill."

"Mr. Mackay was so provoked that he wanted to make a fuss about it, but his friends persuaded him to pay it and say nothing more about it. This he did, and threw the picture in the fire. But on the same day Mr. Mackay left for America the papers: came out with the story, abusing Mrs. Mackay, and the French artists are to meet and have an indignation meeting that a canvas immortalized by Meissonier should be burned by a vulgar American."

The debate about who was in the right was taken up in all the papers on both sides of the Atlantic. An early writer about the incident said that "Meissonier, by the haughtiness of his manner, his artistic independence, and, most of all, by his unpardonable success, had been sowing dragons teeth for half a century. And now armed enemies sprang up, and sided with the woman from California. They made it an international episode: less excuses have involved nations in war in days agone....The tide of Meissonier's prosperity began to ebb: prospective buyers kept away; those who had given commissions canceled them."


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9096. fango

"Fango". El amor perruno, la sed de aventuras y sueños, la infancia...
Texto de Gonzalo MoureAla Delta serie verde, Edelvives.
"Fango". Dogs love, adventures, dreams and childhood.
Text of Gonzalo Moure. Ala Delta green series, Edelvives.

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9097. Sidewalk Flowers

A most gorgeous, wordless picture book about living in the present, 'Sidewalk Flowers', conceived by Jon Arno Lawson,  illustrated by Sidney Smith and published by House of Anansi/ Groundwoood Press, who describe the book as "an ode to the importance of small things, small people and small gestures"

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9098. Segrelles Exhibition in Spain

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An art museum in Valencia, Spain, has opened an exhibition called "The Labyrinth of Fantasy" about  the dreamlike paintings of José Segrelles (Spanish, 1885-1969—His name is sometimes written as "Josep Segrelles Albert").

Segrelles worked as an illustrator for The Illustrated London News, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Fortune, The American Weekly, and The New York Times. He lived in New York between 1929 and 1935.

The exhibition features more than a hundred watercolors, oils, and pen-and-ink pictures, as well as copies of the magazines and books in which his illustrations appeared.

José Segrelles illustration from Wagner
Many of his pictures evoke the mysterious realms of music, particularly Beethoven and Wagner. He would have been a killer concept artist for Disney's Fantasia.

He was also renowned for his illustrations of Cervantes, H.G. Welles, Dante, Poe and other writers of the mysterious and the macabre. 

José Segrelles The Greedy, illustration from Dante's Inferno
Many artists and movie directors have acknowledged an influence from Segrelles, including Guillermo Del Toro, William Stout, and John Howe.

I hear there's an extensive catalog of the exhibition, and I'll review it if I can get a copy. 
MUVIM Segrelles: The Labyrinth of Fantasy (The MUVIM is short for The Valencian Museum of Illustration and Modernity)
Book: Jose Segrelles Albert: Su vida y su obra (a large monograph in Spanish from the 1980s)

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9099. Urban Sketches

Sketches done in the streets, with people moving around, capturing the moment and atmosphere - that is basically the definition of an 'urban sketch'.
I like drawing in public. Especially when the weather is nice, it's a great excuse to look around you and to even stare at people and study them, listen in on conversations and enjoy the moment.

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9100. Independent Bookstore Day!

Today is Independent Bookstore Day! So how about go support yours? CLICK HERE to learn more about it!
     It will also be the 10th birthday for my very favorite Independent Children's Bookstore, Little Shop of Stories! They opened shortly before my husband and I moved to Atlanta and it's been a symbiotic and wonderful relationship. Happy Birthday Guys!

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