Oh, happy happy Friday, dear ones!
I hope you all have lovely thoughts and dreams coming to you this weekend.
Today's post has two parts to it:
1) A preview of a new Fringe design
2) A bit of artistic philosophy
I wanted to share with you my newest Fringe design. I've been working on it for a some time now. It began with one of those mad visions that came to me all of a sudden and I had to stop everything to sketch it out. As you know, I fall in love with my designs (you really have to love what you're creating) and this one is no exception. This piece is a one-of-a-kind because I made it freeform. No pattern. I wanted it to be unique and special. I will make more of this style, in different colors, but no two will be the exact same.
I will be listing it in my shop later today. For now, here are a couple peeks...
My dear friend and very talented artist, Brenda of Phydeaux, posed a very good question on her blog the other day. It's an excellent post, and she shares her personal experience. You can read her post here. Essentially, she’s exploring the endless topic of
Vision vs. Version
I did leave her my thoughts in the form of a comment. I wanted to share with you what I wrote (with some additions)…
It's my belief that personal vision/style is something that is part of your soul. You're born with it. That may be stating the obvious...Sometimes it's deep within, waiting to be found, and sometimes it's almost right at the surface, easily accessible. Often just living life, growing, maturing, and experiencing love as well as pain will help one to discover one’s own true vision.
I feel it's a different journey for every person, depending on their life experience beginning as a young child. Sadly, some never truly explore themselves well enough, or perhaps have enough self-confidence, to find the answer.
We all know the answer is to "be true to yourself". The question for many is how DO you "be true to yourself"?
If there’s one thing you take away from this post, let it be this: Don’t let the fear of failure stop you from finding your true vision.
Motivation and inspiration are two completely different, yet intimately entertwined, subjects which I have touched on before, but perhaps I will return to them here in the form of a post. How to find motivation and inspiration through your own vision.
I hope there is something you’d like to add to this subject. Please share your thoughts with me, if you’re so inclined.
Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to visit.
I truly appreciate you...xo