Friday, August 1, 2008

occupational therapy

: therapy by means of activity; esp: creative activity prescribed for its effect in promoting recovery or rehabilitation ~

I have been working on this scarf for a friend since the beginning of June. It feels good to have it finished. I have some yarn left over and I love the color of this green so much that I think I might knit one for myself!

I have been putting some of my photo's to card stock... just playing around really. My girl-friend has many talent's and one of them is making cards. She suggested that I could put color paper behind the photo's. I started laughing and mentioned to her that I had tried to pick some paper out to do just that. I found it very overwhelming and decided to keep it very simple.

In the morning, I have been enjoying my quiet time.

I would like to know what kind of occupational therapy (if needed) you have prescribed for yourself?


  1. I have needed some occupational therapy, but mine is about being active. I've been not doing self-care very well since Tim has been ill, so this week I finally got back to exercising and doing stuff that makes me feel content. I find it helps me to concentrate on drawing and beading as well and helps my posture and shoulders, also.

  2. I like to make bead jewelry, paint and read. Exercise is not something I like to do but have started doing anyway for my health.

    Another thing I like to do is shop. If you ever seriously make greeting card sets for sale, I would love to be one of the first to buy some. Variety boxes for me because I love all of your photography.


  3. I love that picture of you in your Japanese kimono. You look so lovely and serene.

    I have "borrowed" it for my collection. Thank you honey.


    Aunt J

  4. How lovely is that young woman standing in the garden of roses, meditating....that's a card, my dear.

    Loved all your cards, clicked to see them bigger...when will you have your web page???

    Being a grandma is my occupational therapy right now. Seems everything else has taken a back seat. But I love it.

  5. Hey sexy girl in the Asian nighty...I need to start looking over the fence more ;) oo la la

    my occupational therapy is *you*
    and stolen moments...when we ALWAYS laugh!

    love you a ton,
    xox Darlene :)

  6. Your cards look lovely. I actually wrote a similar post a few days ago about losing yourself in your hobby/passion as a way of healing. I swear by it! I love to carve and sculpt outdoors with the sounds of nature all around me.

  7. I agree with aunt J , if you sell your cards then I want to be the second one to buy them. I love to use my knitter for my occupational therapy other times it is baking or
    writing. and sometimes it's just going for a long drive by myself!!!

    hope all is well can't wait to see you
    big hug and love