I'm pretty passionate about my political beliefs. At times, I find myself dehumanizing and vilifying those with whom I strongly disagree. I forget that they, too, have their reasons for what they believe. Becoming dismissive does nothing to help all of us move forward. Here is a painting to help remind me that we all have much in common!
This week, I used pieces of my old Erector Set as props for a painting. I placed the pieces directly on the painting surface and traced them. Then I painted, kind of like advanced coloring! The wheel is not perfect because it would actually be a slight ellipse from the viewer's angle. However, I bet most people won't notice. What I enjoy most about painting something that is meant to look like it is real is the application of shadows and highlights. The painting suddenly becomes 3D.
The Santa Rosa Police Department is filled with talented and committed employees. Some of the most committed are Field and Evidence Technicians. They perform many functions, including crime scene investigation. They collect evidence from the most gruesome crime scenes, autopsies, fatal collisions, etc. It is tiresome, tedious and critical work. But they do it, and they do it well. This badge says "Field Support Technician," which was the title until some years ago. Thank you to SRPD and to all the FETs, past and present, for your dedication! You truly make a difference.
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