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Green dress (painting of the day) / Zelena haljina (slika dana)

You would have already seen this painting, if you follow me on Instagram. Greenery vibes and that sort of thing. I'm quite happy about this whole 'green' for Spring trend, in case you can't tell. The lady illustrated is wearing a green dress with flare sleeves, but you can really see the entire dress because I didn't painted all of it. Anyway,  'nevermore' inscription is, as you probably can guess, a reference to  a famous poem by Edgar Allan Poe. Speaking of American writers I've just finished World's End by T.C. Boyle. This novel won the PEN/Faulkner award in 1988. It is certainly a well written work of fiction, but very demanding on the reader. You have to concentrate hard while reading  if you want to be able to follow the story. If your mind wanders a bit so that you miss a sentence or God forbid a passage, you will have to go back to reread it. If you don't feel like you can commit to the reading process fully at the moment, forget about this novel. Don't expect it to offer any definite answers either. This is more a novel that will make you think than one that will give you any finite answers. It is a difficult read, but one that's worth the effort in the end- naturally assuming that you like this sort of novels. However, it is rather bleak, so don't pick it up if you're feeling down at the moment. There will probably be a review on my other blog sooner or later (maybe even today if I find the time).

Već ste vidjeli ovu, ako me pratite na Instagramu. Zelene boje su u trendu i tako to. Ako niste primijetili, jako me veseli ovaj trend zelene boje. Dama koju sam ovdje ilustrirala nosi zelenu haljinu sa širokim rukavima, mada samu haljinu ne možete vidjeti cijelu jer je nisam cijelu nacrtala. Uglavnom, napis "nevermore" u prijevodu "nikad više", aluzija je na poznatu pjesmu Edgara Allana Poe-a. Kad već spominjem američkoga pisca, upravo sam dovršila čitati World's End (nisam upoznata postoji li prijevod djela)  T.C. Boyle-a. Roman je osvojio PEN/Faulkner nagradu 1988.godine. Svakako se radi o sjajno napisanom djelu, ali zatjeva puno od čitatelja. Morate se stvarno koncentrirati dok čitate ako želite pratiti priču. Odluta li vam um imalo, tako da propustite rečenicu ili ne daj Bože odlomak, morat ćete taj dio pročitati ispočetka. Ako se ne možete posve predati procesu čitanja u ovom trenutku, zaboravite ovaj roman. Ne očekujte od njega neke odlučne odgovore, on je više roman koji će vam potaknuti na razmišljanje nego neki koji će vam dati  konačne odgovore.. Nije lak za čitanje, ali se trud isplati- naravno pod uvjetom da volite takve romane.  No, poprilično je  tmuran, izbjegavajte ga ako se ne osjećate najbolje. Vjerovatno ću napisat ogled na drugom blogu prije ili kasnije, a možda čak i danas ako nađem vremena za to. 























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  1. Dear Ivana, love this painting with the wonderful green dress and that in the background there is even this pink element as pink and green belong to my absolutely favourite colour combinations! Thanks for sharing your thoughts about the book "World's End". Now I know thanks to you how demanding it is :) I'm impressed you read this book nevertheless.
    Have a happy new week!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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    1. thank you dear, it is really a hard book to read because it deals with many difficult topics (racism, violence, politics etc.)

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  2. Beautiful girl in green dress)) I love this color "greenery" but I haven't got any item of clothes in this color((

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    1. thank you dear. I only have one or two items in this shade.

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  3. Ciao Ivana,
    Sono innamorata di questo vestito, mi piace la delicatezza del corpetto.
    Un bacione
    Maggie Dallospedale
    Indiansavage.com

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  4. Lovely green dress! Great post!
    Happy new week!:)

    xxBasia

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  5. Una bella tonalità di verde...
    Lalu

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  6. Wow! So pretty!!! Have a great week Ivana! xx

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  7. Davvero bella questa illustrazione Ivana, mi piace tantissimo il colore del vestito! E trovo sia stata un'ottima idea quella di affiancargli la rosa a contrasto, è proprio un bell'abbinamento di colori!
    Quanto al romanzo, non credo che lo leggerò, di solito leggo epr svagarmi, se devo stare così concentrata tutto il tempo è sicuro che lascerei perdere! ;)
    Baci!
    S
    https://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

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  8. Interesting illustration. Green colour is the most popular colour this year according to pantone :)

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  9. Yes I do recall seeing this illustration a few weeks ago and the text caught my eye as much as the lovely lady in green. I'm also excited about the celebration of the color green this year. It is a color of such vibrance and I always associate it with nature and life. I'm not familiar with the literary work you just finished. It sounds quite deep and compelling.

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    1. It is a profound work of literature, but boy does the author make it hard to follow the story...

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  10. un disegno bellissimo che attira lo sguardo, sia per la bellezza del modello sia per il tuo talento, cara...
    buona lettura, vedo che ti piacciono gli scrittori americani
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    1. in realita, preferisco gli scrittori slavi, ma ho letto quasi tutti:).

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  11. Mi piace molto il vestito del disegno, il verde è uno dei colori che preferisco.
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  12. What a beautiful painting! Love the green dress!

    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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  13. I love this illustration! You captured or recreated the translucence of the chiffon top of the dress beautifully and the dress is a magnificent shade! World's End sounds an intriguing book!x

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    1. it is very interesting, but also a somewhat depressive read.

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  14. I've only recently started wearing green so it's good it's the colour of the seasons as I'll be getting lots of inspiration about ways to wear it! :)

    It sounds like a tough book to read - no opportunity for me to read anything like that! I'm still struggling to finish a book I started just before baby boy was born!

    Hope you are having a great start to the week!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  15. Amazing blog post and great photos.
    I am glad you enjoyed reading my recent post and thank you for the comments!!
    MyLyfeMyStory

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  16. Thanks a lot :D

    love it :D

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  17. Wow, i love this Illustration Ivana, the Colors are beautiful ♡

    Have a lovely Day, kisses

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  18. The illustration is amazing!!!!
    xoxo
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  19. Such a pretty painting, I need to take a bit of time out and paint soon I think, I love the green dress, very striking. World's End also sounds very interesting to me.

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  20. Mislim da bi tebi ovakva haljina divno stajala :) I uvijek volim vidjeti kad se ovako poigraš sa detaljima koji prate ilustraciju, daju joj neki posebni šarm! :)

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  21. Love how you accessorized the illustration :)

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  22. Looks very interesting! Thanks for the interesting post !
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  23. meraviglioso! chissà che bello vederlo realizzato quest'abito
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  24. Again really lovely, dear Ivana, I love green so very much! And the book may seem to be a difficult read, it's true, but I like books that make me think! And it's such a coincidence, I was thinking about wearing a green dress, more or less like that one (the shade), to an important occasion I have, soon! The name World's End may speak for itself and yes, as I was very stressed some weeks ago, I will just avoid it for now, not to be down again :) Thanks for telling that in advance! Hope you have a very nice week, dear Ivana!
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  25. Fabulous pick as always, babe! I love green too! xoxo

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  26. Green is so pretty for Spring. I'm loving all the designs that are coming out.
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  27. green? why not. interesting colour style. in real i think to wear a green dress is not so easy. green is a problematic fashion colour when it comes to a dress. i think this is a cool summer colour, but for an evening dress, hmmm...i dont know.

    Jennifer
    http://jennifer-femininundmodisch.blogspot.de/2017/03/chic-auer-haus-femkulin.html

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