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in honor of my love for words

TITLE: Summer and the Book Dress. Prints available in my etsy shop.
In honor of my love for writing, I began painting these BOOK DRESS girls. I created this piece for a commissioned project and was just so excited with the way she turned out, I thought I’d share her with all of you too!
I especially love how the entire scene continues around the sides of this extra deep canvas (2 inches).
I cut all of these half circle ruffles for her dress from book pages and then painted each and every one with different shades of watercolors to really add dimension and detail.
 For the top of her dress, I tried all sorts of origami papers and vintage wallpaper, but nothing seemed to fit until I found this really lovely notepaper filled with gorgeous cursive handwriting-a gift (along with a ton of other goodies) that I received from Jennifer Valentine of Sacred Cake. It was so absolutely perfect to complete this painting!


  1. she is absolutely positively lovely!!

    i love all the beautiful colors!!!

    love to you gor-juss Juliette

  2. Summer and the Book Dress are a wonderful expression of your love for words and colors. She is lovely. Happy creating…

  3. I really like this painting. It's so unique and it speaks a thousand words 😉

  4. You did it again Juliette!! Gorgeous!!

  5. It's a gorgeous piece…

  6. She is beautiful. I love her dress.

  7. Oh my gosh, this is soooo gorgeous! With my love of paper and words and books, I should have a dress just like this, too, don't you think? ♥ Finally, I would be well-dressed!

  8. This is absolutely beautiful – wonderful job! I LOVE all the words on her flowing dress. Theresa

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  10. she looks good enough to eat… just beautiful!

  11. Looks amazing! Love how deep the canvas is. I don't think we have that in our country. Love it!

  12. She is gorgeous, so much texture and bright beautiful colours in this, lovely work!

  13. thank you! i wish i had a dress made of paper too 🙂 i've been trying to find a new beautiful ball skirt for ages!

  14. We can't wait to see it in person and display it by the other book dress painting.

  15. I love the extra deep canvas. That gives it such a nice look.

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