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Watercolour of the day + Outfit of the day / Akvarel dana + Odjevna kombinacija dana

First of all, congrats to Brooklyn Grace, the winner of my last giveaway. I mailed the illustration the morning following the giveaway, so it should arrive soon enough. I think this was the first time I made this sort of a giveaway on my blog, i.e. a giveaway that featured one of my works. I was thinking about doing it for a while, but I figured it is better to work on improving my technique so I waited until I made something I could be really happy with.  There will probably be more giveaways of the same sort, so stay posted. Now, about the painting of the day. This watercolour took a bit more time to make, because I changed my mind about the colour length and some other details. I like the final look of it, though. In this post, you can see my painting process because I included some 'before and after' photographs.  I'm still figuring out watercolours, but at least I can say that I don't lack any inspiration. I'm always feeling inspired. 

Prvo čestitke Brooklyn Grace, pobjednici zadnjega darivanja. Poslala sam ilustraciju jutro nakon darivanja, tako da bi trebala brzo stići. Mislim da je ovo prvi put da sam organizirala neko slično darivanje, to jest darivanje u kojem sam poklanjala neki svoj rad. Već neko vrijeme sam razmišljala o tome, ali sam zaključila da je bolje da radim na usavršavanju tehnike tako da  sam čekala dok ne napravom nešto sa čime mogu biti doista zadovoljna. Vjerojatno će biti još sličnih darivanja u budućnosti tako da budite u toku. Sada, što se tiče slike dana. Ovaj akvarel sam dugo slikala, jer sam se predomislila oko dužine kose i još nekih detalja. Sviđa mi se kako je ispalo na kraju. U ovoj objavi možete vidjeti moj proces slikanja jer sam uključila i "prije i nakon" fotografije. Još uvijek učim raditi s akvarelom, ali barem mogu reći da mi ne nedostaje nadahnuća. Uvijek se osjećam nadahnuto. 


akvarel dana #akvarel


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#fashionillustration modaodaradosti


----------------OUTFIT OF THE DAY ----------------ODJEVNA KOMBINACIJA DANA --------------

Location of the day is Siroki brijeg (in reality it is spelled Široki brijeg and the intial letter Š is pronounced like 'sh' in ship), a little town in Herzegovina that I've been visiting  frequently for reasons connected with the construction of my new home. In case in anyone is interested, my new home is still work in progress. Anyway, today I'm not going to only post that many photographs from Siroki brijeg but I will show you my favourite spot in this town and that is the Franciscan monastery and the church of Assumption of Virgin Mary. It is possible that the reason why I like this church so much is because it reminds me of the church in Jelsa (island Hvar). Maybe I should draw it some day, or even better- why not draw both of them? As far as outfit is concerned, your probably already know this dress, for it is one of the most frequently worn items in my closet.

Današnji lokalitet je Široki brijeg, (kojega u zadnje vrijeme često posjećujem jer tu naručujem neke stvari za novu kuću, ukoliko ikoga zanima, radovi su još uvijek u tijeku i ne nadzire im se kraj). Tako da neću danas objaviti puno slike iz Širokoga brijega, alu ću vam pokazati svoje najdraže mjesto u ovome gradu , a to je franjevački samostan i crkva Uznesenja Djevice Marije. Moguće je da je razlog zašto mi se ova crkva toliko sviđa jer me podsjeća na crkvu u Jelsi (na otoki Hvaru). Možda bi je trebala nacrtati jednoga dana, ili zašto ne nacrtati obje? Što se tiče odjevne kombinacija, vjerojatno već znate ovu haljinu jer je jedna od najčešće nošenih odjevnih komada u moje ormaru. 

#BIH #catholicchurch




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Široki brijeg



crkva uznesenja djevice Marije





If you want to see more places of this place, feel free to check out my previous visits to this place.





That would be all for today. Thank you for reading. Have a lovely day everyone!

To je sve za danas. Ugodan dan svima želim. Hvala na čitanju!

coat: Tally Weijl
dress: no name
boots: Šimecki


  1. how many lovely outfits dear..
    I like your drawing..

  2. Beautiful looks Ivana. I adore maxi coats. Period! Lovely illustration, girl. Congrats to the lucky winner!! Happy St. Patrick's day, doll.
    New update: Stars'n'Stripes

  3. Gorgeous! You look lovely dear!

  4. You are very pretty and elegant. I really love this outfit, your dress is gorgeous. Kisses :)

  5. Sve je divno! Počev od islutracije i te divne plave kose, pa do lokacije i tvoje haljinice :) Bilo mi je zanimljivo i da vidim mešane slike. I da, što da je na nacrtaš? Verujem da bi izgledala divno i u tvojoj verziji :)

  6. I love both of your outfits Ivana! Congratulations to the winner.

  7. i love this outfit. this is a beautiful dress, i saw this here many times before, but i still love it!!!

    also your tights look good to me. and your pics are even gorgeous - like always!


  8. Amazing Outfit, dear Ivana! You look so beautiful in this lovely dress! The church of Siroki is beautiful too. And of course I adore your georgous illustrations ...

    Have a lovely sunday!

    xxxxx Nadine

    p.s.: I have to apologize. Currently, I hardly get to see your beautiful blogs and comment.

  9. Sve je divno, i ilustracija i mesto i ti u preslatkoj haljini!


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