Hello and welcome back! Last Semester this blog was designed to demonstrate the application of specific technologies to Occupational Therapy practice, but Semester Two the focus has changed to an activity that I enjoy doing!
So we will be looking at the value of meaningful engagement in occupation through mindfulness, frameworks and philosophies. I will be regularly posting over the next six weeks and the occupation of my choice is hebel sculpture!
Captured on film
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Third Blog Entry:
The next two blog entries will look at the outcomes that can come from my activity of sculpting hebel.
Outcomes are also known as affordances.
Mary Law (1998) defines affordances as the “characteristics of the environment that are uniquely identified by the person based on their cognitive style, experiences and abilities” (p.111)
Within this concept there are many components of affordances and to name but a few:
This quote below from Crepeau capture's spirituality nicely, when I reflect of why I like to create with hebel.
Crepeau (2003) describes spirituality as being "the fundamental orientation, which inspires and motivates the individual" (p.193).
When I reflect about being creative and making a sculpture from hebel for a particular friend or family member, the thoughts that I have are related to spirituality: inspiration, motivation and an idea of a piece of work that has me thinking of them especially.
Hebel inspires me to create and sculpt therefore I am motivated to produce a piece of work, I am often orientated to be creative for a family or friends birthday or celebration/event and gifting a piece of hebel sculpture.
Spirituality has a different meaning for each and everyone of us, but for me it fits very well with my activity.
Looking in my diary reminded me of a friend’s 40th that was fast approaching and I recall she had mentioned that she would like a piece of my work. It was a sunny weekend morning, just perfect to create. As I set up for the project and thought of this particular friend, and an idea came to mind, she would love it! She had recently re-decorated her dining room and purchased a long rectangular eight seating table & chairs, absolutely enormous and I could just picture a long rectangular candle hebel piece in the centre. Knowing Leigh like I do she would appreciate the clean lines of a rectangular hebel piece, clean and fresh in appearance and I will place light yellow tea light candles in, to highlight the light yellow that she has chosen as a complementary colour.
Crepeau, E. (2003). Analysing occupation and activity: A way of thinking about occupational performance. In, Willard and Spackman’s occupational therapy (10th ed., pp.189-198). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.