Day 8 – A Vase A Day Keeps The Anxiety Away

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Update below: It’s now been over a week in lockdown

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. We are 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.

UPDATE: It has been announced that this lockdown is highly likely to be extended past the two weeks. This was not unexpected, but of course I was hoping for otherwise.

I aim to continue updating this post each day with my latest lockdown vase!

You can also see finished vases (ie not raw clay) here

Day 8

previous days’ vases

Day 7
Day 6
Day 4
Day 2
Day 5
Day 3
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!


    1. Thank you, it loves you too 🙏 I appreciate your kindness and support and hope you are keeping well! 🙏

  1. I’m so sorry. We’ve also gone into a tighter lockdown here. Vaccine situation is bizarrely slow for such a wealthy country. I am glad you have a “productive” coping strategy. It’s inspiring.

    1. Thank you for following along, Frances! it means a lot to me 🙏 I hope you are keeping safe and well!

    1. Thank you, it can be a bit eerie, but this years lockdown does feel less eerie than last year now that we have been through it before.

  2. so sorry about the additional lockdown; Husband and I have both been vaccinated and that lowered the anxiety signficantly. For us on the Gulf Coast of Texas, dealing with limiitations is not new—we have hurricanes—three last summer in less than a month. Keeping busy–we had lots of sticks to pick up–helps–and glad to see you are making use of your time—you might consider trying something new–either a new kind of pot—or a new creative venture. Hopefully you will all be able to get vaccinated soon.

    1. Thank you Sylvia! We have been collecting sticks here too, not due to a hurricane but as part of building a fence which is being weaved together like a basket and so many sticks are required!

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