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All thanks to ‘Homemaking Meeting’

When I was younger I wanted to take art, but you couldn’t take art and band.  I chose band so I never got to learn anything above elementary school art.  I loved to doodle, my notebooks would covered in eyes, trees, little five petal flowers (you know, the one with the circle in the middle of 5 petals) geometrical designs – not necessarily all together.  But I thought that’s all that would ever come of it.  Just doodles and sketches. Until one night I went to Relief Society Homemaking Meeting.  (Yeeeessss, I know it’s called Home, Family & Personal Enrichment now, but back then it was Homemaking Meeting and that’s where I went that night.)  One of the classes was about how to paint.  The instructor of the class did things a little differently.  But then I think she had 20 minutes.  She didn’t have us make something to take home that night.  She simply stood at the front of the room with a large easle and demonstrated The One Stroke Method of Painting. By loading the dark …