Love this work, what a jolt of Vitamin C for the soul!
I spent the afternoon in jail. I had the opportunity to do a “jewelry with meaning” workshop at the local women’s prison with the Occupational Therapist and two OT students who are there. It was great to see what the women created and sad to see how hungry they are for purposeful, meaningful things to do. The project encourages participants to identify strengths and then make a bracelet that reminds you of those strengths on a daily basis.
Thanks J, L & L for letting me be a tiny part of the work you do.
I spent the past 3 days writing abstracts – 2 with colleagues for presentations at the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists conference next July in Whitehorse. The other abstract was for the program for the Edmonton and Area Teachers’ Convention next February. I’m doing a workshop there on using jewelry projects in the classroom – more of my work at bringing together my occupational therapist and artist selves. I need to recharge my camera and get permissions before I can download my Red Deer pics – in the meantime, check out Carrie’s pictures of her PMC class at RDC – the wonderfully coloured fish was made by Katherine Shuttle – how did she get that patina??!!
Susan Burwash is an occupational therapist, glass artist, university professor and PhD Candidate.