A world of soft and pretty...


{flowers, feathers and ruffles...oh my!}

Hello, dear hearts.
How is your week going for you?
Beautifully, I hope!

Thus far, my week (+ last week + the week before that +...)
has been awash in colors.
Soft and gentle.
Brave and bright.
Clear and saturated.
Understated and muted.
And, of course,

Not only are my waking hours spent
thinking of colors...
Many of my sleeping hours are spent
dreaming of colors.

In other words,
I'm in my particular kind of heaven!

Working on my
soon to be revealed
Fringe Spring/Summer Collection
has been a flurry and a whirlwind
contrasted with
slowly and carefully.

I find that I alternate between several emotions
while working...

I'm exhilarated and thrilled,
completely joyous,
 and my heart races
all the inspiration and ideas.
They flow like water these days.

On the other hand,
My heart is fairly aching with the realization
that I only have so much time
each day to work.

It's frustrating.
Sometimes maddening.
Sometimes discouraging.
Mostly because the ideas come
fast and furious,
and I'm just one girl with only two hands,
and many commitments.
Yet I want to make it all.
Right now.
There are some ideas in my sketchbook
that have been patiently waiting for me
for months.

Thank goodness for my sketchbook.
Sometimes ideas come one right after the other,
if I don't write them down, they're gone...
to make room for the next thought or vision.

You may wonder what inspired my upcoming
Spring/Summer Collection.
That's a loaded question, yet
it's at the same time quite simple.

I am inspired by nature, mostly.
Music comes in at a close second.

Regarding my musical inspirations.
I will let you in on a little secret.
I'm creating an entire line
around music.
Music which has deeply touched me.
That's all I can tell you at the moment,
but you will see what I mean in the (hopefully) near future.

Back to my Spring/Summer Collection
and what inspired it.
Nature was the greatest player.

Nature always inspires me,
and if you've been following me here
you already know that.

Just a trip to my backyard will bring about
wonderful, glorious inspiration...

Just look at all the beauty!
It's all around us.
Vibrant color.

These elements inspired many of the shapes and colors of
Fringe Spring/Summer.
As does the scenery I absorb on my every day walks.

I'm also very much inspired by the visions of
who will wear a particular piece.
What type of woman.
How I envision a certain design should be worn.
I picture the entire setting around a Fringe piece.

And the colors.
Colors are so very important.
The color of a Fringe piece will dictate
the entire mood of an outfit.

And so you see,
I have many aspects to my creative process
and the resulting line of
Fringe Spring/Summer
will reflect them all.
They will be little pieces of me.
What I see and feel.
How I want to make each person
who owns a Fringe design
feel confident, beautiful, happy 
and above all,

Thank you so much for spending part of your day with me.
Your interest in my work means more than I can express to you.
It's the greatest inspiration of all...

Much love!



hometown girl said...

you are so talented my friend and i can understand your frustration not having enough time. it is such a balancing act, isn't it? when i let myself go creatively, then the house goes too and not in a good way! can't wait to see what you're up to my sweet friend!! sending hugs from the east. suz

Dennice {Fringe} said...

Thank you for your sweet comment, Suz!

I know you understand the time balance frustration of running your own business and being a busy mom and wife. It is definitely a balancing act.

Sending hugs right back to you from the west!


Milly said...

lovely post

love your blog, I'm following!

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Jayne said...

Dennice - your are a force! I'm amazed at how much gorgeous quality work you put out. So very creative. And it was interesting to hear that you're pieces are also inspired by music. This is why they are not only organic, original pieces, but also very lyrical. Loved the colors and words in this post! :)

Dennice {Fringe} said...

Molly ~ Hello! Thanks for visiting...Welcome to my little perfectly perfect group of followers...xo

Jayne ~ Your comment is incredibly generous and kind! Thank you ever so much! I can't tell you how much it means to me.

I'm thrilled that you can see the connection between music and my work. That makes me all kinds of happy! Music truly is a very large part of my creative process.


Ivy Lane said...

Dennice, You are so very talented and blessed that you are full of so much inspiration... I love coming to "visit" you...and to get a little dose of your positive energy!

have a beautiful, peaceful day!

24 Corners said...

Thank you for giving us a glimpse into your creative world D...the process, the struggles, the inspirations...there is always such mystery involved...how the ideas come, when they come, why they come...thank heavens you capture them in your sketch book and don't let them flit away.
Your music line sounds so intriguing...really looking forward to seeing...and hearing it!
xo J~

Dennice {Fringe} said...

Ivy Lane and J ~ Thank you both so much! You two girls are like bright, shining stars with lots of glittery sparkles. You light up my life...