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Moodboard :: Neutral Shades

Having dabbled with cheerful, vibrant colors in most of my work, I thought it would be fun to experiment with neutrals for a change. And here are some of the beautiful neutrals that inspired my latest creation.

Awesome cOOkies, so delightful for Christmas too!  By Vanessa Hernandez

Wouldn't it be intriguing to find out the stories behind these pictures on the wallboard?  By Elizabeth Adeline
The folds in the skirt and the ruched bodice wrap create a modern yet romantic flair in this gorgeous outfit.  Found on Pinterest but unfortunately I did not find the original source of this.

Romantic vintage-inspired table setting... I would love to get an invitation to this party!  By Everything Fabulous

Sweet Neutrals by Il Mare Atelier at Etsy and Artfire
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Timeless Pearls

All art is autobiographical; the pearl is the oyster's autobiography.  
~ Federico Fellini, 1965

Long coveted by European royalty and still very much desired in modern times, a pearl is a delectable work of art by nature taking years to form.  From freshwater pearls to Akoya, Tahitian and South sea pearls, they transcend time and fashion trends.

See how pearls transform the well-loved Little Black Dress into glamour!

Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's

Natural pearls are virtually non-existent today.  I loved that this pair is non-symmetrical in color yet retain design consistency in the rim of diamonds:

Black and white natural pearl and diamond Van Cleef & Arpels ear clips (circa 1957) once owned by the Duchess of Windsor

And isn't it awesome when pearls are not always perfectly spherical?

Perhaps you could stare all day at those pearls and never tire of them:

How do you feel about pearls?  Do you love them, covet them or disdain them?

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