Occasions For Color

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Hello! Here's a peek at some of my desktop reference I was looking at as I finished painting the interior art for Just Being Audrey (art to come!)... Dreamy reference, right? The advertisement typography from the 1950's, Dior's "New Look" all over the place, gloves– And the palette. Oh the palette. Dandelion golds, frothy whites, pearly creams and most of all, that pale mint, a color I have been slightly obsessed with (which I have hunted for months for my bridesmaids-the color is so elusive!) Making this book and planning a wedding simultaneously has been crazy and grand. Matt and I are getting married in May! Couldn't be busier or happier, much to be grateful for and much to be done! Here is a Maid of Honor card I painted for my sister, Christa...

10 comments:

Angela said...

Oh my goodness - Rear Window! One of my favorite movies. Grace Kelly's dresses were so beautiful. And that mint color IS wonderful. I do hope you find it for the dresses! Good luck to your upcoming wedding - it will be here before you know it.

Annie said...

Hi Julia! Oh your new blog look is going to be good I can tell! I'm so looking forward to seeing your new art/books. congrats on your upcoming wedding! J. crew has some pretty colored dresses- even one called Cotton Cady Madeleine dress in 'fresh mint' Have you seen it? Also a color called 'dusty shale'.

Annie said...

PS, that card is tooo cute!!

ETCIllustration said...

Julia, I cannot WAIT for your Audrey book to come out. For real, I want it so badly. Congrats on your upcoming wedding! Being married is pretty nifty. If you become desperate for those mint bridesmaid dresses and you can't find them, here's a place I found that will dye clothes any color you want under the sun: http://www.spectrumfirm.com/

I haven't tried them yet, I'm waiting to get an estimate (I'm going to crop and dye my wedding dress so I can wear it again!) If you're interested, I can let you know what they say. Cheers!

Anna Alter said...

Love the reference and maid of honor sketch!! Good luck with all the planning, pale mint bridesmaid dresses sound dreamy :)

Julia Denos said...

Thanks for the encouragement and ideas on bridesmaids' dresses, ladies! I ended up finding something close to that color and on sale (which is great!) at Ann Taylor. They call theirs "Aqua Garden". Onward we go!

mai s kemble said...

your Audrey book is going to be so gorgeous!!
and congratulations on your engagement!
;)

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Hey Congratulations!!! I stopped by to see how your new year is going and Haha! this is surely becoming a big one. All the best to you and Matt!

Very cute card by the way, and pale mint will look lovely.

Sarah Jane said...

love your new look! So fun! I can't wait to see ALL your new books too! You have us all on the edge of our seats:)

Nina Crittenden said...

Congrats on your upcoming wedding! Grace Kelly in Rear Window... was anyone ever more elegant and wonderful? Your artwork is divine!!!