Lemons and Rainbows Gallery

Lemons & Rainbows

Lemon BINGS

Lemon BINGS - Square

Lemon Smile Bing

Lemon Smile Bing - Square

Lemon BINGS

Lemon BINGS - Square

Lemon & Rainbow Hat with Smiley

Lemon & Rainbow Hat with Smiley

Note from the Character Factory: Lemons & Rainbows

Life sucks, but sometimes it smiles. That is the theme of this page. I created the Lemons and Rainbows Motif several years ago, not realizing how often its sweet and sour spirit would inspire me. Sometimes it can be cynical. Other times it's a playful reminder of how life is. At it's best, it's defiant hope amidst darkening clouds.

Though I'm writing the introduction to this page, you'll find that most of the imagery and musings come from Jellybean's Notebook. I would like to say she stole the idea from me. It's hard to believe that someone so young can be so lemony and cheeky, but the more I peruse her Notebook, the more I realize that her dark heritage has shaped not only her destiny but her disposition as well.

You'll find out more about Jellybean Reds as the months and years go on. I have notebooks filled with the things I've gleaned from her life and everyday I'm learning more. The portal to her world will stay open as long as I'm alive. I believe you'll come to love Jellybean like I do. She is the embodiment of the Lemons and Rainbows Spirit. She is everything I want and hope to be when I grow up.

- Tessla Queen, lemon drop aficionada

Lemon BINGS

Lemon BINGS - Square

Life SUCKS

Life SUCKS - Card Cover

Lemon BINGS

Lemon BINGS - Square

Lemon BINGS

Lemon BINGS - Square

Life SMILES

Life SMILES - Card Inside

Lemon BINGS

Lemon BINGS - Square

Lemon BINGS

Lemon Solo - Dog Tag

Smile - Bing Style

Smile - Bing Style

Lemon Comet - Dog Tag

Lemon Comet - Dog Tag

Mushroom Envy Dog Tag

Mushroom Envy - Dog Tag

Excerpt from Jelly's Notebook: Mushroom Envy

I like to draw mushrooms. I don't know why. Maybe it's because they make great canvases for my designs. Anyway, one day I drew this mushroom with a big rainbow wrapped around it. Then, so it wouldn't be lonely, I drew a smaller mushroom by its side. That's when I realized that maybe the smaller mushroom might be jealous looking at the bigger mushroom, especially since the bigger mushroom wasn't just bigger, but it was ribbed and striped as well. That's when I decided to put a blurb above the little mushroom's head. The blurb, directed at the bigger mushroom, said: "Show off! Just because he's bigger, he thinks he's better."

My mom went "Jellybean!" when she saw it.

"What?" I said. "I'm seventeen, I know about mushrooms."

She wasn't amused.

- Jellybean Reds, age 17

Mushroom Envy - Square

Mushroom Envy - Square

Mushroom Envy - Card Cover

Mushroom Envy - Card Cover

Mushroom Envy - Square

Mushroom Envy - Square

Mushroom Envy - Square

Mushroom Envy - Square

Show Off! - Card Inside

Show Off! - Card Inside

Mushroom Envy - Square

Mushroom Envy - Square

Take a Bow - Dog Tag

Take a Bow - Dog Tag

Excerpt from Jelly's Notebook: Take a Bow

My father wasn't just a magician in real life. He also played one on stage.

Born in a trunk. That's me.

I know theatre, but I must admit that the theatre would very much like to not know me. I don't have my father's style. Not by a long shot. He could enthrall an audience. I just make them laugh. That being said, there have been a few moments on stage when I've actually been good. Not great, mind you, just not awful.

Anyway, the purpose of writing this isn't to complain about my lack of stage presence. I'm comfortable behind the scenes, lurking in the shadows.

My father always said that being in the shadows is a good place to be because they never see you coming. Now I don't know who THEY are, though it always sounded just a bit sinister when he said it like he knew something that I didn't.

This isn't new. But before I get entirely off track, just let me say that while my father shined in the spotlight, I shine in the ghost light, creating characters that I shove out into the spotlight in my stead.

That being said, I do have one stage fantasy involving me, several buckets of paint and a dearth of clothes. But, like I said, I create in the ghost light so I offer you this fantasy with one of my creations instead.

- Jellybean Reds, age 17

BUFFoon Spotlight - Square

BUFFoon Spotlight - Square

BUFFoon Close Up - Card Cover

BUFFoon Close Up - Card Cover

BUFFoon Spotlight - Square

BUFFoon Spotlight - Square

Lemon BINGS

Lemon BINGS - Square

Take a Bow - Card Inside

Take a Bow - Card Inside

Lemon BINGS

Lemon BINGS - Square

BUFFoon Spotlight- Square

BUFFoon Spotlight- Square

BUFFoon with Bings - Card Cover

BUFFoon with Bings - Card Cover

BUFFoon Spotlight - Square

BUFFoon Spotlight - Square

Uh Oh Lemo - Dog Tag

Uh Oh Lemo - Dog Tag

Here Comes the Lemons - Card Inside

Here Comes the Lemons - Card Inside

Uh Oh Lemo - Dog Tag

Uh Oh Lemo - Dog Tag

Uh Oh Lemo - Beanie Square

Uh Oh Lemo - Beanie Square

Uh Oh Lemo - Mouse Square

Uh Oh Lemo - Mouse Square

Uh Oh Lemo - Beanie Square

Uh Oh Lemo - Beanie Square

Cluck It - Chicken Dog Tag

Cluck It - Chicken Dog Tag

Cluck It Card Cover

Cluck It - Card Cover

Cluck It - Chicken Dog Tag

Cluck It - Chicken Dog Tag

Cluck It - Egg Dog Tag

Cluck It - Egg Dog Tag

Cluck It - Card Inside

Cluck It - Card Inside

Cluck It - Egg Dog Tag

Cluck It - Egg Dog Tag

Cluck It Bing

Cluck It Bing

Smile Bing Style

Smile Bing Style

Cluck It Bing

Cluck It Bing

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