phm studio spaces: fringe

Artist Name: Dennice Mankarious
Shop Name and Url: fringe:
Blog: I'm working on that.
City: San Diego

Where in your home/apartment is your studio located?

My studio is located in the southeast corner of my home. There are two
windows that bring in the beautiful morning sun.

What equipment/tools do you use?

I use knitting needles and crochet hooks of all sizes, yarn, fabric, sewing
supplies, sewing machine, ribbon, vintage odds and ends, lace(vintage and
new), buttons, leather, my computer and printer, a digital camera, Betty and
Jane (my beloved dressform and head display mannequin), lots and lots of
paper and pencil for sketches and designs and notes. I'm sure I'm
forgetting things, but that's the general list.

Do you have an inspiration board, and can you tell us what is
inspiring you now? (please include picture)

I have something like an inspiration board. It's more like a design and
idea board. I have notes to myself for new designs, materials I need for
them, drawings of upcoming creations, snippets of yarn and such, color
stories. It's really a jumbled mess that only I can make sense of.

Music inspires me more than anything else. I do get inspired each time I
visit my favorite little yarn shop too. I have included a pic of the
delicious yarn I bought at my last visit there. Let's just say I'm a
familiar face in that special little yarn shop.

How do you create best (e.g. do you listen to music while you create
and if so what?)

Well, I sort of mentioned that music inspires me, but it doesn't necessarily
have to be playing for me to be productive in the creative process.
Sometimes I need complete silence to concentrate on detailed creations. I
love sitting in my backyard with nature all around me while I'm creating.
That's my favorite place to create.

List (3) of your favorite artists (with links)

Oh my, I have so many favorite artists, way more than three. There are so
many different forms of art too. I will go with some of the early master
painters. This really is an impossible question for me!

Edgar Degas
Pablo Picasso
Claude Monet

I know everyone is familiar with these artists, but they each are so
extraordinary. I never tire of their work.

If yours isn't, what would be your perfect studio?

I do adore my studio. My husband put the beautiful wood floor in himself,
he made my desk and my bookshelves, and he framed the windows and put
beautiful molding at the ceiling and base. It has so much love in it that I
wouldn't trade it for any other studio, but I do wish it were 3 times
bigger. With lots more storage space and windows all around. A girl can
dream, can't she?

Jan Halvarson

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