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I want to go back to elementary school!

So long as I could go to this woman’s art class.  Gail Bartel over at that artist woman is a 3rd grade art teacher. Her blog is full of craft and art project tutorials she’s either already taught in class or getting ready to teach. Step by step directions, complete with pictures, for all sorts of cool things to do.  She breaks it down and makes it easy.  I can’t wait to try this tutorial on Glue Batik.  Oh the possibilities!!  If you have children, go check it out.  There’s so much to do your children will never utter the words “Mo-om, I’m bored!” this summer.  If you don’t have children, go check it out and have some fun yourself.  I know I will.

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 …