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Trust In What Lies Ahead

I have been having a fabulous past few days. Drove up to Minneapolis and spent a fun evening walking around lakes and eating french fries outside with Brian, then headed up to Duluth to visit my best friend and just happened to run into another wonderful old friend. I simply love little roadtrips.
Now I am so excited about this new mixed media painting! She is the first piece I’ve done since hanging all of the others for my latest exhibition. Maybe it’s her fabulous parrot ball gown or her ruby red slippers, but this girl simply must TRUST IN WHAT LIES AHEAD.

The original mixed media painting TRUST IN WHAT LIES AHEAD has sold! Thanks so much for your continued support! Archival prints available in my Art shop!

TRUST IN WHAT LIES AHEAD 8 X 8 Inch Print of Mixed Media Painting
For a week I had green kneehigh boots cut out for this girl and then I found this delightful parrot bedding in my new Anthropologie catalog, and knew she had to be wearing it as a ball gown blowing in the wind! I cut out her dress and painted it blue with watercolors then worked with charcoal, acrylics, pencil, ink and pastel for the rest of the piece. She really reminds me of Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, and somehow I think that fits with the title. Dorothy certainly had an adventure before her, and quite a colorful one at that.

This is my first Illustration Friday entry for this week’s theme AHEAD. Perfect!


  1. OOOOOH….i love her!!!!

    she looks fabulous in her sweet parrot ball gown blowing in the wind….love all the colors!

    so happy you enjoyed your little road trip….sounds so nice!


  2. Oh she's lovely, her dress is wonderful!!

    Micki x

  3. I love this one. The way she is look down and up. Very powerful.

  4. her gown SINGS.
    love her.
    (& btw, i'm leaving late this afternoon for a weekend just north of duluth! gorgeous there!!). xo

  5. Beautiful creation, Juliette!

  6. very nice

    I stumbled across your blog and wanted to say hi.
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  7. She is gorgeous I LOVE that dress the the background colours compliment her so much! This weeks theme for Illustration Friday is 'Ahead' and I think your painting would be perfect for it!!!! Take care x

  8. I love the dress and she is just beautiful. Her hair blowing in the wind and her arms outstretched as they are lead me to believe that she is ready for anything that comes her way. Great job! Have a great weekend.

  9. Fabulous! I love the dress – and the girl herself is just stunning. 🙂 Theresa

  10. Beautiful piece… She's gorgeous…

  11. I love the parrot dress and I love the title. It is a perfect message for me today!
    Have a great weekend.
    Love and hugs.

  12. You are a VERY talented lady! Lovely work! I went back a ways to look.

  13. The dress is a good choice for the little lady. Admire your talent.

  14. Thank you for stopping by my blog! I'm so glad you did, because it lead me to your art, and your art is WONDERFUL!

  15. Thanks, Nicola. I've never done Illustration Friday before, but just entered this piece. Thank you so much for the suggestion and for turning me on to the IF site 🙂

    xoxo, juliette

  16. Hi Juliette!!! this new piece is gorgeous…I love her parrot gown…this is perfect in every way!!!

  17. I just came across your work and I LOVE her! Her dress is so powerful and delicate at the same time and she is just so beautiful/strong/almost … daring? I love the words too-trust in what's ahead…so true!

  18. Beautiful work… so glad I found your world! What a fabulous little lady! That Anthro catalog was just made for her dress! And can I admit I'm jealous that you took a side trip to Minneapolis… I used to live there and miss walking around those lakes. Every year around this time I get such pangs of longing for it.

  19. I LOVE her skirt! I also enjoyed looking at all of your other art on the site. It is wonderful (love the lion). Thank you for your kind words and have a lovely day! erin

  20. i love her too
    i love that she took a killer bedspread from anthro and repurposed it into a ball gown.
    she is my hero.
    although, i would ALSO love to see her in her green boots.
    i recently got some awesome green FRYE boots that i LOVE and i need the perfect outfit to wear with them.
    you are so clever and talented.
    wish i could pop into one of your exhibitions with brians band playing.
    sounds like a perfect day.

  21. Oh goodness, your art is FANTASTIC! I love her raven black hair against the red sky. And her dress is wonderful. What a genius creation. Wonderful style!

  22. She is beautifulllllllllllllllllll!!! OMG!!!! How fabulous and wonderful. I love that dress! YOU are amazing!

  23. love it
    love it
    love it
    love it
    she looks powerful!

  24. I love this! Aaaannnd I really like the girl in your banner.. what is she thinking??

  25. She's beautiful, I love her lost in the night look, like she is molding into it. Deep and magical!



  26. Hi Juliette!
    Thank you so much for stopping by! I love your artwork and the wonderful colors you use! We're only a couple of states away I see! Howdy neighbor 🙂

  27. It looks gorgeous! Lovely job with the overall look of the piece!

  28. she is wonderful and curious and free. thank you for stopping by my blog and leading me to your beautiful space!

  29. your art is wonderful!
    and your 7 things that make you smile,
    made me smile too, thanks for sharing!

  30. Hi, just came across your work via IF i'm off to check out your etsy shop as your work looks so wonderful and colourful!

  31. Wow. She's so pretty. I really like this piece.

  32. Thank you for visiting my blog and the compliments. Your paintings are very interesting and different. Sounds like a great trip you went on.

  33. beautiful mixed media, mesmerizing! And her expression!

  34. So beautiful… I love your use of color and how you have captured her emotion.

  35. Your artwork is so cool!

    Thanks for the nicey you left on my blog 🙂

  36. This is beautiful – I especially like the way you created her dress. There's a lovely contrast between the figure and the world around her.

  37. what a beautiful, beautiful girl

  38. Oh, wow! Just look at that fiery sky! This is one powerful piece, Juliette. Bravo! 🙂

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