Monday Morning Motivation

Another week starts at the studio, and I have a fairly extensive ‘to do’ list with a few firings planned and lots of glazing ahead. To accompany your morning coffee, tea, or beverage of choice:

“Start now.

Start where you are.

Start with fear.

Start with pain.

Start with doubt.

Start with hands shaking.

Start with voice trembling but start.

Start and don’t stop.

Start where you are, with what you have.

Just… start.”

Ijeoma Umebinyuo

You can do great things when you just start! What do you have planned for your week?

The glazed piece on the right is my first raku-fired vase thrown on the wheel, my start in pottery. The most exciting thing is that the journey continues.

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32 Comments

  1. Loved ljeoma’s poem, sometimes it is that easy. Just start! I also love your very beautiful pottery and how the vases all have names! Lovely read on a wet Monday morning!

  2. This post is motivating, indeed! I love the poem and I love the image of your vases — each one different and each one a beauty. Happy Monday!

    1. Hi Rez! I am glad to hear it resonated with you and got your week off to a good start!

  3. I’ll be doing drudge work, errr… homemaking chores and sending you a 250 gallon barrel of rain water! Poem was perfect, my friend.

    1. we are catching up now, but I am sure the rain would still be welcome! Here is to another good week!

  4. Yes, start as you mean to go on… beautiful designs and the mugs you made I could use for my soup I need a larger tumble for this and one to keep the soup warm. Loving your work.

    1. Thank you! I have some bowls around as well should you be interested. Happy to answer any questions you might have.

    1. next post will be about time machines so it can catch you on the right day hehe 🙂

    1. That sounds like it would be a lot of work especially if water is limited! I hope both you and your garden are doing well

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