Hello, I’m Colleen!  I share my love of all things paint and step-by-step painting tutorials on my blog, Just Paint It.

I started painting after a long hiatus when my boys were small and my anxiety was large. Painting was my salvation. I’m primarily a self-taught artist, despite a brief class in college that discouraged me. Twenty years later, I finally picked up the brush again and created a painting for my boss. This lead to wall murals in our home. Soon friends wanted murals too. And before I knew it, I was a muralist. The rest is history.

My favorite DIY project to date has to be my blog. I love sharing and teaching there, and have met the most incredible people through blogging. I honestly believe that anyone can paint! Do you doubt yourself? Check out this simple 15 minutedipdot flower project. Or with a little more time,  you can learn how to paint a simple tree mural. Still need more persuasion? Try these quick ‘n easy holiday projects and ways to spruce up thrift store finds.

My goal with my blog is always the same – to encourage and inspire others to find the same joy that I find when I paint. Trust me, if I can do it, anyone can.

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Read all of Colleen’s Pretty Handy Posts.