Gown in Pink, Green and Violet with Gold Sash

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Hannah won my contest before the last one for guessing what kind of nail polish I was wearing, and she wrote:

I was thinking about maybe the Japanese “color dress” in pinks and greens and violets with maybe some gold as an accent on the sash..?

You might have noticed I don’t do pinks all that well, but I gave it a shot. (This is actually the reason I worked on my color chart yesterday. So thanks, Hannah, I might have never got around to replacing it otherwise…) Actually the finished dress reminds me of the Barbies I played with when I was a kid in the 80s. Totally Ruffles Barbie, anyone? Anyways, I hope you like it, Hannah!

This is my color warmup week, because you know what’s coming up? Halloween! October’s always been my favorite month to paperdoll, what with the Cursed Sisters and the Good Queen and all my other beloved costumes. And I’ve got plans for this October, oh yes I do… So I need to get well reacquainted with my Prismacolors before then. I’ve got Wednesday and Thursday covered with one for Diane and one for Brian, so that means I need someone to boss me around on Friday, too… Why not — this calls for another contest!

What’s my favorite book?
Rules as always:
1) If you’ve already won this year, please don’t enter. (Music contest winners are OK to enter a black-and-white coloring contest though.)
2) One guess per person per day.
3) If no one gets the exact book by noon PST, September 17th, I’ll pick the closest guess.

I’ve certainly written about books that are among my favorites, but I don’t think I’ve ever written on this site what exactly my favorite book is. If I did and forgot about it, feel free to use my spotty memory against me, but don’t bother googling “liana kerr favorite book,” I tried that already.

34 thoughts on “Gown in Pink, Green and Violet with Gold Sash

  1. yay first to comment as it’s a new day I can also vote for the las one uh 2,354

    and let’s see for favorite book Pride and Prejudice? I like historical fiction or

    older books nice dress btw

  2. I really like dress. Even though I don’t really like pink this one is so cheerful and happy it’s hard not to like it.

    Now for the contests. For the number of visitors I guess 3,469.

    And for your favourite book I guess (after looking back over some of what you’ve posted) The Phantom Tollbooth

  3. The Princess Bride

    (my first guess on your blog ever! hurray! just started following you after looking to do paperdolls with my nieces–yours are the BEST!)

  4. I’m sorry to say that I am not guessing. :( As I don’t really read the long posts, because I like seeing the dresses for a story I’m writing.
    Anyyyyywayyyyyssss, I noticed, Liana, that you post every day again, and, not to sound cheesy, thanks for that. I really love seeing your work. You are a fabulous artist. :D

  5. This does remind me of a barbie dress… And were I still an eight year old girl, I would want that Barbie very badly. Actually, I was never that into Barbie. I was more of an American Girl dolls and Ginny dolls sort of child.

  6. I’m going to guess… Dune by Frank Herbert.

    I have to say, I’ve been following your blog for about…two years, I think. Your amazing creativity and coloring prowess are constantly inspiring to someone who occasionally doodles a dress design here and there. So thank you for a little daily source of joy. :)

  7. Wait just a minute-you have a favorite book!?!?
    Over the course of your life? Your first favorite book was Puppies…I still remember much of it…Puppies pop up everywhere. They follow you where ever you go….Hmmm…now that you live here I may give it back to you for your library.

  8. So you are going to contend that if you had to choose one book as a favorite you could do that? Get real. I’m waiting for this contest answer.

  9. The 100 Dresses by Elenore Estes and Louisia Slobodkin? Your paperdolls and dresses are wonderful and make my 3 granddaughters very very very happy!

  10. I love to come and look at your paper dolls, especially when you dip into imagining literature.
    My guess for favorite book: House of Mirth, Edith Wharton

  11. I love it! I was picturing it differently in my head, but I think I like this version better. It kinda reminds me of the water bottle I have that’s done up in classic ’80’s cyan and magenta and purple, that held SO much ice water and was SUCH as blessing when playing field-sports on a hot day. So it’s bringing back good memories for me too, just not with Barbies.

    Wow. I cannot give a short comment.

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