LockDown Again: A Vase A Day Keeps The Anxiety Away

It’s been quite the week here in Nova Scotia.

We’ve had a sudden surge in our covid cases, due in part to travellers from within Canada breaking their entry isolation requirements, and university students partying – and posting pictures online with all of their tickets for public health violations.

To the credit of our government their response was swift. Yesterday marked our first official day in lockdown, restricted to our household bubble and trips for essential items only. Hopefully this will be enough to combat the variants, which were all brought here from travel, because we have a serious lack of vaccines here compared to the UK and USA.

My plans to help manage the stress and anxiety is simple. I will be making a new vase for each day of this two week lockdown. Or at least that is the plan.

I will be updating this post each day with my latest lockdown vase!

Day 1

‘Making a vase a day keeps the anxiety away’.

Let me know what you think of the latest vase(s) in the comments below.

Stay safe everyone!

30 Comments

  1. What a great way to spend the time you have been given. We are looking to go backwards a phase, already done the lockdown.
    These are trying times for people, and I believe our time can be put to good use. I fear if our city goes backwards a few more businesses will have to shut their doors, but more people are losing their minds.
    Keep doing what you’re doing, beautiful and inspiring!

    1. Thank you Lisa! I appreciate you sharing and your support πŸ™ I hope you are keeping well!

  2. Oh my gosh, I’m so sorry! It’s ridiculous that some people won’t adhere to the simple scientific recommendations that have been provided. It pains me that you have a vaccine shortage and we have vaccines going unused here due to lessening demand. Please stay safe and continue creating a vase a day. It’s the perfect plan! I’m sure a vaccination opportunity will come your way soon.

    1. Hi Karen! So nice to see you here! and thank you for being along for this adventure πŸ™

  3. I’m sorry people are flouting the rules, then making it even worse by advertising the fact! Great vase though!

    1. Oh man, I know right! We have to be mindful of that for sure ha! A place for everything and everything in its place!

    1. Thank you, Rebecca, I appreciate your support and kindness! πŸ™ Youtube has some great throwing videos if you are looking to learn as well!

    1. Good for you! This is really how artists are – we respond to our world and everything around us through making art. I am doing a lot of writing every day – posting on my blog – and staying focused on who I am and what I do in life – and none of it has anything to do with the virus. We can walk in fear o or we can continue to CREATE and I choose to create and that is what you are doing also. Let the vases speak!

      1. Thank you Lynda! You understand quite well! Art is solace from the world. the pieces created are done so with beauty and hope in mind. Making art is healing.

    1. Thank you Christine! Keeping on with the keeping on over here! πŸ™

  4. Sorry to hear about your lockdown. One of my daughters lives in Germany and they are in another lockdown, too, and a curfew at 9 PM. Here in Michigan we are having a surge as well, mostly with younger folks. I feel blessed to have had both vaccines a month ago. I am just starting to venture out a bit – but always masked! I think your idea of a vase a day is a great way to get through a lockdown. Good for you. This one looks like it has great potential. I look forward to checking on your subsequent vases.

    1. Thank you LuAnne. I am glad to be able to share them with you during this time πŸ™

  5. Such a great idea to deal with (yet another) lockdown. We’re locked down until the May long weekend. Painting every day is a good plan for me. Creating is a wonderful gift in these times. πŸ™‚

    1. I absolutely agree that creating is a very wonderful gift during these times. Thank you for sharing πŸ™

  6. So sorry to hear about the lockdown. I hope more and fast vaccination gets to your place soon, it does work. In the U.S., the vaccine enthusiasm has gone down and now we’re getting incentives for people to get vaccinated, which is sad because are countries especially in the third world are direly in need of it. Vase making sounds awesome. Keeping ourselves busy with things we love is the key in overcoming stress and the lockdown. Stay safe.

  7. I am so sorry to hear that your beautiful Province is hit by lock-down again, mostly caused by inconsiderate people from what you say, and also that you have a vaccine shortage.

    You are obviously taking a positive approach and that vase looks beautiful, I cannot wait to see some more.

    1. Thank you for your kindness and support, Fergy! Day 11 now and ongoing! πŸ™

  8. These are strange times we live in. Good for you for doing what you love. When I moved from Colorado to live on Vancouver Island, I stayed in the house of a friend who was in Banff putting her play on stage. When she came back, she asked if I would drive her to Nova Scotia. I agreed. Sadly, she died before I could take her. Now is the present moment. Doing what you love now is a wise choice. Best wishes.

  9. Really relateble I just started my own travel blog and then covid hit and I could not travel anymore from my country. No travel planning for me at all 😦

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