I had taken art in HS, but abandoned drawing for reading through college and grad school; in the late 80s I signed up for a drawing class at Cooper Union.
Cleo and Othello on my kitchen table in Jersey City. (Love the radiator! What fun to draw.)
More orchids, with a small copy (top right) of a photo on a postcard. Should have noted the artist; can't recall now.
Jade plant, something I still find fascinating to draw or paint, and me at around eight, from a photo (I left my brothers out!).