Lemon Yellow

Yellow is light with a wavelength of 570–580 nanometres. The colour lemon yellow is situated between 570 and 575 nm at the cooler end of the frequency range. Lemon yellow is naturally associated with its namesake, the citrus fruit, but was not developed as a commercial pigment until the early 1830s. Lemon yellow is cool, sharp and refreshing, it is an exciting and energetic colour which will rarely sit quietly.

Red and Green


There are little pockets of colour I have been noticing around the house on this rather grey day. We are having fun this morning looking at sample oak flooring, imagining how lovely our flat could look if it were tidied up with some paint and a lovely new floor. It will be a project for May, as we are off to the southern hemisphere for a month in two weeks time. In the meantime here is a collection of reds and another of greens.

A Lovebird Christmas

It has been a busy and crafty lead up to the Christmas festivities, 11 lovebirds have been imagined, created and posted around the world. They double up as pocket-warming lavender wheat bags and Christmas card motifs. Very pleasing. All the very best for the season.


This week I have been playing with the idea of extraction, specifically in relation to image making. It comes, in part, from having discovered the Pantone iPhone application which converts images into a 5-part colour scheme. I have been doing similar work manually with paint, but it is a pleasure to have a instant and hand-held version of the same. Mostly, I enjoy the extractions more than the image [the image above is a photograph of a tiny sake cup which lives on the kitchen windowsill].