Elaine (and everyone else)...
I once cut my hand while framing a certificate for the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce safety commission. Luckily the mat hid the blood, and the safety commission paid for my stitches.
Just out of art school, I got a job 3 days a week doing production work in a design studio. I reached for the hand waxer. The handle was slippery and the waxer slipped out of my hand, and hot wax spilled everywere -- on me and on some art work that was laying nearby. I spent the next few hours scraping wax off a keyline drawing... thankfully the staining that resulted did not reproduce. And to my surprise, the designer did not fire me! I kept that job for a number of years.
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On Wed, 30 Jun 1999 15:38:33 Elaine R.S. Hodges wrote:
>One of my sickest moments was when I was working on my first carbon dust
>drawing, having just been taught the technique by Mike Druckenbrod, then my
>office mate at the Smithsonian. I had just started work in the entomology
>dept as a civil service employee two weeks before and was drawing a black
>ovoid beetle on video-media board (a thinly coated surface no longer made).
>After eleven days of work (too long), I was finished except for a few hairs
>I planned to add with white gouache paint and a fine brush. I picked up
>the brush, loaded with paint, and dropped it right into the blackest part
>of the beetle.
> I looked at the mess and seriously considered turning in my
>resignation right then.
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