A preview and some philosophy...


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


hometown girl said...

first off your new design is beautiful! i love the ruffle effect really, really lovely! i too share your thoughts that our style is something innate that makes us special and individual. i love your response to brenda's question! have a wonderful weekend my friend! xo suz

Brenda said...

I absolutely adore your bustle scarf - beautiful and so fabulously fringe!

This is such an intriguing topic, isn't it? I am really looking forward to hearing more thoughts from you on it!

Have a wonderful weekend!

xo Brenda

brock street said...

word to the sister! thanks for the shot of philosophy. it is so easy to loose yourself in life and get so bogged down your passion is put into that dark closet, doors locked and no light.
a gentle reminder can go a long way.....
now, i need to learn how to knit....i know you have tried to teach me, but i think you need to come to hillside for a week to really sit down and give me a lesson.

Fringe said...

Suz and Brenda - Thank you so much for your generous, thoughtful comments, lovely ladies!

Brock Street - I'm the luckiest girl in the world to have you for a brother. Knitting lessons - you, me - anytime!


24 Corners said...

D...the "Bustle Scarf" is beautiful, truly! Love your new wild west direction!

The whole vision theory was covered perfectly by you and as I've been sick this weekend and a bit foggy in the brain department, I'll have to come back and see if I can come up with some thoughts on the subject because it's so interesting. I don't know if it could be said any better than you though.
Hope you've had a lovely weekend! xo J~