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At my job at Goodwill, I was a Work Adjustment Counselor. I helped disabled individuals learn how to work, get to work on time, pay attention to what they were working on, etc. I did a lot of paperwork and in the first year, I was drafted to Acting Director of the Department while my supervisor went on Maternity Leave. I got to manage staff and check paperwork and files.
I took a watercolor class and a general drawing and painting class in 84-85. These are the works I found photos of. Not impressed with my watercolor pics. We seemed to do alot of stamping and blops. But I love my chicks pic. It is black paint on white.
In 1985, I took a series of classes at Stewart's Art Center that were basically draw or paint what you want and the instructor coming around and giving tips. It was useful in that I learned how to turn my paper around to see it from upside down or a different angle. So I could see an eye as an oval shape rather than an eye. I also managed to get some commissions from other students.
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I put up my picture "First Grade" (right) on a display at Stewart's advertising my portrait skills.