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Creating a flower fantasy with the help of rose pedals (Fashion illustration of the day)

Two days ago (in this post ), I told you how I'm still creating floral collages, so here I am with my flower fantasy design of the day. Playing with rose pedals is always fun, isn't it? On another note, the book I'm currently reading is Absalom, Absalom by William Faulker. I'm taking my sweet time with this one. I was planning to read it by the end of 2017, but it is such a complex novel that I feel it demands my full attention. I often read several books at once, but this time I made an exception. As long as I'm on the subject, I would also like to suggest Light In August and The Sound And The Fury by the same author. Both of those novels are very dear to me. I haven't set any reading goals for this year yet, but I do plan to read more classics. In addition, I would like to do one month in which I would only read only non-fiction books. I think that would be very interesting. Do you have any reading goals for this year? How do you like this illustration? 


“Because there is something in the touch of flesh with flesh which abrogates, cuts sharp and straight across the devious intricate channels of decorous ordering, which enemies as well as lovers know because it makes them both:---touch and touch of that which is the citadel of the central I-Am's private own: not spirit, soul; the liquorish and ungirdled mind is anyone's to take in any any darkened hallway of this earthly tenement. But let flesh touch with flesh, and watch the fall of all the eggshell shibboleth of caste and color too.
William Faulkner, Absalom, Absalom!

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“It's just incredible. It just does not explain. Or perhaps that's it: they don't explain and we are not supposed to know. We have a few old mouth-to-mouth tales, we exhume from old trunks and boxes and drawers letters without salutation or signature, in which men and women who once lived and breathed are now merely initials or nicknames out of some now incomprehensible affection which sound to us like Sanskrit or Chocktaw; we see dimly people, the people in whose living blood and seed we ourselves lay dormant and waiting, in this shadowy attenuation of time possessing now heroic proportions, performing their acts of simple passion and simple violence, impervious to time and inexplicable - Yes, Judith, Bon, Henry, Sutpen: all of them. They are there, yet something is missing; they are like a chemical formula exhumed along with the letters from that forgotten chest, carefully, the paper old and faded and falling to pieces, the writing faded, almost indecipherable, yet meaningful, familiar in shape and sense, the name and presence of volatile and sentient forces; you bring them together in the proportions called for, but nothing happens; you re-read, tedious and intent, poring, making sure that you have forgotten nothing, made no miscalculation; you bring them together again and again nothing happens: just the words, the symbols, the shapes themselves, shadowy inscrutable and serene, against that turgid background of a horrible and bloody mischancing of human affairs.”
William Faulkner, Absalom, Absalom!



  1. This is a beautiful way to use rose petals! It sounds like an interesting book too :)

    I have set myself a goal of reading more this year - I'm trying to get into the habit of going to bed early each night so I can read a little from a book before I fall asleep.

    Hope that this first week of 2018 is going well for you! We've been enjoying the warmer weather with some pool time, as it has been a particularly humid summer so far the pool has been a good idea. Good luck with your reading goals!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  2. Thanks a lot :D

    another amazing job my dear :D So cute :D

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  3. Love your post dear ♥
    If you want you can check out my blog.I write about fashion,beauty and lifestyle.Maybe we can follow each other and be great blogger friends !

  4. Great idea!
    Happy weekend!


  5. These rose petals brings a new life to the portrait
    Have a nice day
    Glamorous without the Guilt

  6. I love how you've used rose petals, it's a lovely portrait! Hope you're having a great start to the year.

    Corinne x /

  7. How interesting you usually read multiple books at once, that must make this one really stand out as it's caught your attention to the point of you dedicating your time solely to that one book!

    This floral collage is really beautiful; such a lovely way of combining fashion, art and nature. Your choice of using rose petals is stunning!

  8. Dear Ivana, how wonderful to use rose petals in this way! I really like it! And I don't have any reading goals for the new year - honestly, I don't have in general any goals. If I really would determine a reading goal this is a simple one: I want to read as much as I can. But you know already that reading belongs to my most beloved hobbies and I'm still reading each day a lot :) I have to admit - as far as I know - I didn't read anything of Faulkner so far, maybe I should :) Enjoy this weekend, dear Ivana!
    With love, Rena

  9. I always love when you do posts like this, I find them so creative! I've never created artwork like this, but it looks like a lot of fun to experiment with rose petals in this way! I haven't got anything on my reading list this year, but I plan on spending a whole day in the biggest library in Wales next week haha so I'll see what ends up on my list after that!

    Little Moon Elephant

  10. Happy New Year my dear Ivana!!!
    This is fantasic! The painting is very creative. Love it so much.

  11. Hello dear! Happy New Year! Sorry it's been a really long time for me to catch up with you. I hope you are doing great just like your amazing floral illustrations. I have created something similar in the past too and the tale by Faulkner! Thank you for sharing it to us and helping me remember it. I actually forgot about it. Hehe I hope this year will bring you more happiness my dear!

    Love lots,

  12. "How do you like this illustration?" - so beautiful! i like the idea how you created this painting with roses.
    nicely done my dear!


  13. Loved this one since I saw it on Instagram, I find it so creative that you used a few petals to give the illustration the power it needed! Congrats on this creative impulse you always have to give your drawings a personal touch ;)

    Best, Ivana!

  14. Flower fantasy indeed! The rose petals add the perfect touch of femininity and ethereal lightness!


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