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Find me on Skillshare!

art diy painting skillshare Sep 15, 2020

Big day, friends! I launched my first class on Skillshare.

What is Skillshare?

Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes on everything from business to graphic design to fashion – it’s the Netflix of creative learning. 

My first class is on painting succulents for beginners, where you’ll learn how to paint a Desert Rose succulent step-by-step, and it's FREE!

I plan to launch more painting and graphic design classes, so be sure to follow...

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Tutorial Tuesday: 2 Tips for Mural Painting in a Small Space

art diy mural tutorial tuesday Jun 16, 2020

I love a fun mural. You want flamingos in your guest bathroom? IGOTCHU. Here's the thing - painting in a bathroom has different rules than painting in a common area. For instance, you have to consider the size of the room and how it will look in the reflection of the mirror.

Coincidentally, I just showed the Nerky Art Club kids members an easy way to paint flamingos this month. Not in the club? Check it out here.

The walls in this bathroom were already a pale green, and it's a fairly small...

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Tips for Dying Your Hair Fun Colors At Home

diy tutorial tuesday May 19, 2020

We’re fans of fun summer hair colors in my house. I generally stick with pinks and purples and my son likes greens and blues. What’s the harm in it? School is out and most dyes wash out pretty fast. Here’s what I know about the crazy color dyes I’ve tried.

First, with every one of the fun color dyes, it will work best and give the brightest results on pre-dyed blonde hair. Ever since that one time in high school when box hair dye turned my hair an unfortunate shade of...

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How to replace the staples on plantation shutters

Do you have plantation shutters that don’t attach right to the center tilt rod anymore? Me too. Here’s how to fix it – it’s quick and easy and anyone can do it with a pair of needle nose pliers, or even a pair of tweezers. Maybe even just your fingers – you do you. I shared this on Instagram a while back, but I’m putting it here because I get asked so often!

Replacing your Louver Staples on Plantation Shutters


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Logo Design + How to Paint a Logo on the Wall

Friends, I've been designing logos for a looooong time. I like a clean, crisp, simple logo design, and I hate certain fonts for logos (ahem, Papyrus, Comic Sans, Bradley Hand). Those fonts have their time and place, but for the love, not in a logo! 

*steps down from soap box*

This business needed a new logo, and then they wanted it painted on the wall. Their logo needed to be more versatile and modern and convey "flexibility". I'll go into the ins and outs of my process for...

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Baseball Mural - Comin' In Hot!

art mural Feb 24, 2020

Check out this BALLER mural for a huge baseball fan. Really knocked it out of the park with this one. Home run. 

Murals and puns? I've got it all. Here's the full view:

If you're local to Dallas and in the market for a happy wall - for businesses or home - read more here or slide into my inbox and we can chat about it!

And if you're NOT local to Dallas, then...have paint, will travel. 

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Mountain and Trees Mural

art mural Feb 17, 2020

Check out this cute, simple mural done for a new baby's room! Obviously he should be named Hunter. Or Forrest. Or...Mountain..?

Monochromatic Mountains 

The full scale here, because the wall is longer than my camera lens:

Before, the whole room was a tan color, so the mural accent wall added a fun flair, but as a special service I painted the rest of the walls the lightest green color of the mural to brighten it up a bit.




If you're local to Dallas and in the...

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How to Draw a Rose

It's Tutorial Tuesday and with Valentine's Day coming up, here's a quick way you can add a rose to the love notes you'll be writing.

Start with the bottom-most petal of the rose and move up and in and you go, finishing the flower with the overlapping back petals. Add the stem and leaves last. Make sure your petals come to a slight rounded point, and that's it! Now you can add some zhuzh to your love notes, or maybe just to your notebook while you're on conference calls.

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Fit Friday: Planning

fit friday Jan 31, 2020

Y’all – I have a fit tip today. Just the tip. Here it is:

100% of the times I don’t plan out my workout, I don’t work out.

If I don’t know what I’m going to do – run, walk, weight circuit, etc. – I don’t do anything. So I plan. I write it in my planner (aptly named, eh?), which I’m constantly checking things off in all day err day. I write down what I’m going to do at a high level – run, weights, kickboxing, etc. –...

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Fit Friday: Working Out at Home

fit friday fitness momming Jan 24, 2020

I’ve been doing the home workouts in Just Brandi’s Six Week Challenge for the past week and a half, and I am FEELING IT. Alllll the sore muscles, but it’s that good hurt that shows you’re getting stronger. I alternate days most of the time between a challenge workout, which is generally focused on strength training, and running. Starting today and moving forward, I think I will run or walk (or just do some kind of cardio for about 30 minutes) every day in...

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