Client Spotlight – Erin

Erin has been a participant of SDCLS for many years. She is a talented and imaginative artist who enjoys painting elaborate movie and fantasy scenes. Erin enjoys watching movies and reading fantasy novels. She is particularly fond of Harry Potter, Star Wars, and other Disney films. Erin is passionate about art, drawing and painting. We spoke with Erin about her paintings and how much joy it brings us! In fact, many of her paintings are on display at the SDCLS main office and are admired by everyone who comes in.
How has SDCLS assisted you? 
– My confidence has increased over the years with SDCLS.
What are your hopes for the future? 
–  My dreams are  to share my artwork with the clients and everyone here at SDCLS. Someday, I hope to open an art program where clients and anyone can come in and join and work on their goals for their future dreams as well.
Is there anything you would like our readers to know?
–  Never give up and always work on your dreams and your passion.
Erin wrote a short paragraph about her artworks and her passion for art.
– My talent has been with me since I was fourteen years old. 
In my world there are imaginative creative characters, that have been carefully and slowly put onto an artistic style, on a canvas with acrylic paints or watercolors and different styles of brushes. 
There are times where I can’t wait to pick up my colorful art palette and brush in my hand, especially in the evening and start creating at the end of a long day. 
San Diego Community Living Services (SDCLS) Independent Living Skills (ILS) services provide adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities with training and support to achieve greater independence while living with others or to acquire and maintain living independently. ILS services are provided in a non-licensed home or apartment and are funded by the San Diego Regional Center. ILS services primarily focus on basic self-help activities, which may include any of the following:

Money management
Meal preparation
Health/medical care
Psycho-social support

(Thank you Erin for sharing your story and letting us see your wonderful artwork!)