A Dress For Spring

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Is it really REALLY TRULY Spring? Here in the Northeast, it's hard to let your heart be convinced lest it be quickly broken (by April snow), but I'm believing in Spring today. It's gorgeous and sunny and the perfect time to wear your favorite dress. Speaking of dresses...I heard from a bird (named Chad Beckerman) that the advances of my next book are IN:




I Had A Favorite Dress by Boni Ashburn! (Fall 2011)

Deciding what THE dress of dresses would be for the little girl in this book was a dizzying task, and you can imagine how many tiny dress drawings were made (a tiny closet full). So I'm going to open up the closet for random Dress Days throughout the months leading up to the release of the book. Some dresses you will be able to spy throughout the book! I had to name them all to keep them straight so on Dress Day #1 we have:

"Lemonade Gala"

with accompanying tune: Glenn Miller's String of Pearls
More soon!

19 comments:

Juliet's pen / Jovana said...

oh these are beautiful!:) i love this post.:)<3

anne said...

yipppeeee, SPRING!! my all-time favorite time of the year! Congratulations on another book, Julia, it looks like another one straight from your heart ~ can't wait to see it. This time you MUST have a dress up soire : )

Charla Pettingill said...

I cannot WAIT for this book!! I want to get it as soon as it comes out, and I still need to pick up a copy of Just Being Audrey and Grandma's Gloves!!

TEakA said...

Cute cute cute! Looking forward to see what other dresses are in the closet. :)

Mai Kemble said...

this book is soooo cute!!!!
I love it love it love it!!!!
:)

Everyday Life said...

I love this little dresses. they are so adorable. You must had a lot of fun creating little girls dresses.
Cant Wait for this book for come out!!!

jama said...

Oh, love love Lemonade Gala. Can't wait for this book to come out! Adorable cover :). ♥

Mai Kemble said...

ok, I finally was able to get some of your books!
:)
I just pre-ordered favorite dress & bought a copy of Audrey!

I am so excited!!!
:)
you are so talented!
congratulations again and again!

Annie Patterson said...

That is such a cute cover- irresistible!!

Everyday Life said...

Mai: where you pre-order favorite dress at ?

Samantha said...

Lovely! Your artwork is amazing! How fun must it be to be a children's book illustrator, I'm so jealous! :o)

-Samantha

http://thisfashionista.blogspot.com

Amanda Laurel Atkins said...

I can't wait to see this one!!!!! <3
p.s. I love the picture of you on the side bar!!

Bostonista said...

Amazing! Congratulations! I'll be picking up a copy of this book for my kindergarten class when it comes out!
Also, I added you to my Boston blog roll- I hope thats okay!!
xo

www.juliadenos.com said...

Thank you for all the kind comments, mes amies! It was a treat to draw so many TINY dresses! Much love!

Noelani said...

Yes please, waiting with anticipation for all the other dresses to debut!

PS, congrats on another book busy lady, you are going to need France!!

www.juliadenos.com said...

oui...thanks Lani! yes little dresses to come :)

Lauren Castillo said...

Congratulations, Julia! The cover is fabulous!!! Can't wait to read this one~~man you are on such a roll! :)

www.juliadenos.com said...

Hey thanks Lauren, and I just saw your Melvin cover today, kudos...so exciting to have your first authored book! Can't wait to see.

Sara said...

Aw, String of Pearls is PERFECT with this dress!! :D