Getting a Handle! (on motivation)

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The studio has a been distant thought in my mind this past month. It somehow felt out of my reach, even though it’s literally five feet from my living room. This was a bit of a dilemma since I have created a blog that keeps me entirely consumed with never ending tasks to finish. The problem is that some days I don’t feel like getting up before work, or staying up late to finish what needs to be done. My muse wasn’t calling me. The couch on the other hand had a sweet enticing melodic voice, and I listened to it’s alluring calls. I sat down and proceeded to binge watch “Girl Boss.”

I was utterly consumed.

A strong female lead with a passion for fashion goes through a basic rags to riches story, with a twist. Basically she didn’t take S&%T from anyone, she just got it done. She dealt with whatever came her way, and adapted as she needed to to become a very wealthy business woman.  A lot of people didn’t relate to the character or her selfish tendencies, I thought it was a breath of fresh air. This could be because i’m secretly a monster, or because I firmly believe in the importance of being selfish. Especially when it comes to dreams.

Anyway, after I watched the first episode I instantly followed Sophie Amorusa on Instagram, and then didn’t leave my couch until the season was over. I couldn’t look away. Gluttony became my new friend, I snacked on chips, and ordered out Pizza Compania’s Penne Picante Pasta at least twice during that two week period. You can judge me. I don’t even care. It was too good of a time to feel guilty about it.

Once the season was finished I jumped up from my spot on the couch, and went right into the studio with a new “Girl Boss” mentality. I embraced the hustle, and got to work. It was the end of the month so due to lack of time I opted for a simple wheel-thrown form with quirky cut out handles.

Finding motivation in the studio is important. It comes and goes, but if you're like me you should probably just eat some pasta and binge watch Netflix to get it going.