Friday

sneak peek of my new room + designing my own course

As I was getting up for a figure drawing class this morning... something dawned on me. I already have the maximum credits, and I'm thinking of taking 22 hours this semester? Insane. I thought about it a lot and designing my own projects every Friday using the time blocked out for the class I would have had will be more beneficial to me. 
Besides, I need to start learning how to be my own motivation and boss! Anyway, I'm still composing what exactly the course will consist of each week. I am working on this large painting until it's completed, and after I've planned a few little DIY sewing projects and eventually a full garment (I have the perfect vintage fabric + pattern for a dress!) I definitely feel in my heart that this is the right decision for me. How do you act as your own motivator? I'd love to know..!
love, polly

6 comments:

jess said...

It sounds like a great idea. Your room looks good.

Lindsay Ann said...

that does sound like a great idea! i have a hard time motivating myself most days, so it would be quite the challenge for me. i can't wait to get some inspiration from seeing your adventure though!

Irene Wibowo said...

it's a good idea.. nice.. :)

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A said...

I'm getting a new room too, with lots more light than the old one and 3 clocks to show the time in London, Paris and New York.

I think I stay motivated by thinking about the end result, but to tell the truth, I need to work on the whole motivation thing!

Lyndall said...

It sounds like a good plan!

I motivate myself with lots of to-do lists. I try to reward myself for reaching certain goals too~ Like if I get a blog project done I reward myself with some video games. Hehe!

Eleni said...

Treats! Definitely. As in, "once I get this done, I can spend half an hour reading blogs" etc. It's also helpful to have a list of tasks which are pretty brainless or quick (eg: admin) which you can force yourself to do if you're not feeling particularly inspired one day. i always find that once I've achieved something (anything!) I feel motivated to do more. Good luck!