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TWiP: Clayathon 2018, Part 2

This Week in Pictures: Clayathon 2018, Part 2

These are the last of my Clayathon 2018 photos. I spend the first part of the week there, and the rest of it doing what I always do: going to work and hanging out at home.

We had a couple of beautiful, unseasonably warm days this week. It’s put me in a Spring mood. I hope it’s not long before we’re seeing 70-degree days on a regular basis!

So, what is This Week in Pictures?

It’s a roundup of the microblogging I’ve done on Instagram all week. This includes photos I shot for Project 365 (the theme for 2018 is mornings: #myyearofmornings2018) and any other extra images I may have posted.

πŸ“· = taken with my Canon EOS 80 D
πŸ“± = taken with my Samsung Galaxy S7

Ready? Cast your mind back to this time last week…


365 πŸ“±: #myyearofmornings Feb 17 – I had a better seat before I spilled coffee on my lap and had to go change my pants πŸ˜„. Even when I can barely see what she’s doing, though, Donna Kato is always inspiring and entertaining. [Taken at the Clayathon.]

Instagram πŸ“±: – I really hadn’t planned to go orange this weekend… I need some more bluish greens! (This is batch #3 of pens) [Taken at the Clayathon.]

Instagram πŸ“±: – I’ve been trying (and failing, for various uninteresting reasons) to make some designs to coordinate with the colors of my cubicle decorations all day. I should have just started with the reliable old #retrocane because it always delivers. These photos show (1) the setup for the extrusion, (2) the assembled cane, and (3) some items fresh out of the oven. (They need to be sanded and buffed before they are completely finished.) [Taken at the Clayathon.]


365 πŸ“±: #myyearofmornings Feb 18 – Wait. Doesn’t *everybody* wet sand in bed first thing in the morning? [Taken at the Clayathon.]


Instagram πŸ“±: – It was back to a more “me” color palette today. These are some of the steps involved in making a (slightly modified) Jubilee Cane (#pdcjubileecane ). The last photo shows a few items ready for the oven: a pen and a badge reel tile. [Taken at the Clayathon.]


365 πŸ“±: #myyearofmornings Feb 19 – I’m leaving this morning. All of the raw clay is put away, and I’m focusing on finishing (sanding, buffing, etc.) before I go. I wish I could stay longer, but at the same time, I really can’t complain about how much I accomplished while I was here! [Taken at the Clayathon.]


365 πŸ“±: #myyearofmornings Feb 20 – Well, it’s back to the daily grind, but check out these pens I made to coordinate with the decorations in my cubicle. They are indeed matchy! [Taken at work.]


365 πŸ“±: #myyearofmornings Feb 21 – It may look like February out there, but it feels like June. I’m trapped in this building, when I’d much rather be driving around with the windows open. Sigh [Taken at work.]

Instagram πŸ“·: – Is there anything more sublime than an open window on a February night? It’s 70Β°F in New Jersey right now. What a treat! πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—


365 πŸ“±: #myyearofmornings Feb 22 – Fill me up! [Taken at work.]

Instagram πŸ“±: – When your pen coordinates perfectly with your sweater and your nail polish πŸ’šβ€ (I know I tend to be matchy matchy anyway, but this wasn’t even intentional!) [Taken at work.]


365 πŸ“±: #myyearofmornings Feb 23 – Green! I feel like it’s too early for this. Not that I don’t welcome it, I just don’t know if it can survive the rest of February!

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2 thoughts on “TWiP: Clayathon 2018, Part 2

  1. This is very fascinating and so creative. I’m glad you had a good trip. Your cubicle looks colorful and inviting. Work is always more fun when you surround yourself with things you love. A small waterfall, a plant, and a candle is always a part of my mix also.

    1. Oh, that sounds nice! I wonder if they’d let me have a candle at my desk… probably not.
      But, yes, exactly! Work is always more fun when you surround yourself with things you love. The way I see it, if I’m going to spend 2/3 of my day in that spot, then I should make it pretty πŸ™‚

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