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TWiP: Little Purple Things

This Week in Pictures, Week 8, 2022

This past weekend was the Clayathon, so you’ll see a lot of my images are dominated by what I made during those three days. I plan to give Clayathon 2022 it’s own dedicated post soon.

We also had an ice storm, which gave me something else to take pictures of ๐Ÿ™‚

So, what is This Week in Pictures?

Itโ€™s a roundup of the little (and big!) moments I have captured all week. Some of these images are posted on Instagram, but many aren’t posted anywhere but here. Some days there may be no photos, and other days there may be multiples.

Photos taken with ๐Ÿ“ท (Canon EOS 80D) or ๐Ÿ“ฑ (Samsung Galaxy S9).


Day one: not as prolific as usual, only 3 canes, two of which are not what I actually had in mind, but that’s ok. I have at least two more canes I want to make in these colors, but I’m surprisingly not in the mood to keep going today. Maybe I will get back to it later ๐Ÿ’œ These are a Calico Cane, a Jubilee Cane (ish), and something I improvised when I screwed up my first attempt at the Jubilee Cane ๐Ÿ˜œ. At some point this weekend, slices from these canes will become jewelry or pretty tools.
Also posted on Instagram

Story for Saturday


The components of a retro cane, before they are extruded.
Jewelry in progress
Sanding and buffing takes just as long (sometimes longer) than creating the pieces does.

Story for Sunday


Day Two: I would have shared this yesterday, but I worked well into the night to finish all of these, and I wanted to wait until I had some daylight for proper photos. Allow me to present my new color scheme. I have not named it yet, but I’m toying with the idea of calling it “purple” for some reason I can’t put my finger on ๐Ÿ˜

Today is the last day of Clayathon, and I don’t have any plan at all. I may just make some random stuff for myself and/or a bunch of retro canes to replace the ones I’ve used up over the years ๐Ÿค”

As for these purple things, there will be a shop update within the next few days.
Also posted on Instagram

Day Three: I’m worn out ๐Ÿ˜ All of those hours of terrific Zoom programming, plus all of the making… I’m glad I took tomorrow off from work to recover! Here is an image of what I made today.
Also posted on Instagram

Story for Monday


Welp, it look a lot longer than I intended, but I finally got my shop updated with the new Violet Collection ๐Ÿ’œ While I was in there, I found a solution that makes it easier to see all the different individual items. I know that has been a pain point before, and it’s much much better now! Take a look ๐Ÿ™‚
Also posted on Instagram


Sometimes I get a little chilly at my desk, but a hot water bottle and a cozy blanket fix that right up.
Having a quiet evening


Ice storm!

Thanks for helping me celebrate the week! If you want to see some of this stuff as it happens, please feel free to follow me on Instagramย โ™ฅ

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2 thoughts on “TWiP: Little Purple Things

  1. Lisa, you are always so productive at Clayathon, whether it be virtual or live. I honestly believe that you could cane in a tornado. :-).

    1. I could have sworn I replied to this comment, and that I said I would have to get over my fear of wind before I could cane in a tornado, but it looks like my reply never posted. Let’s blame “technology” ๐Ÿ™‚

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