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Why do people assume when you're an Artist you are automatically a Designer? Today I painted ALL day! It was fantastic. I listened to music and just painted.... in my own little world. Then I thought... hmmmm.... let me take pics of my artwork like all those Instagram...

Traveling Paint Parties

Traveling Paint Parties from the Wanderlust Artist….  3000 miles 200 Paint Brushes 100 Pieces of wood 22 Skinny Vanilla Latte’s  13 days  9 Springs 4 Paint Parties 2 Butterbeers  1 Sweet Road trip buddy AKA Pixie….                                    …. and a partridge...

Easy – 5 Clever Tips for Creating Murals!

I always learn something new when I do paint parties and mural projects so I wanted to share a few things that will help you on your next mural project! 1.  Always bring a level!  The GIANT eagle took me about 5 minutes to draw with white paint.   The writing......

Space Camp Drop Off

Space Camp Drop Off  It all started when Pixie found her daddy’s Space Camp suit from when he went to Space camp almost 30 years ago!  Wearing it to a Nerds VS. Jocks day at school… and then not taking it off for several weeks.    So on Feb 14th, Pixie received a...

I didn’t like my baby

Yes, I said it.... I didn’t like my baby. But before you get all crazy... read the whole story. ⬇️⬇️⬇️ Happy birthday to my sweet 12 year old! I can’t believe Pixie is about to be a teenager! It seems like yesterday she was crying non-stop as a colicky baby... who I...

Wanderlust

Wanderlust means a strong desire to travel.  I’m pretty sure someone made that word up for me.   Most of my days are spent thinking of my next painting adventure or a place my family can go explore.   We are always up for some fun and the Junk-O-Rama Prom, hosted by...

My Dad…

My dad... As I sit and write this my dad is on an incubator. His heartbeat is irregular and they are changing medicines as I type. The last 24 hours has been a series of ups and downs and feelings that I can only try to express through this post. After 13 months on...

We renewed our Wedding Vows and Pixie Officiated!

      We RENEWED OUR WEDDING VOWS!!!   And Pixie officiated!!!    She was by far the cutest little officiator I've ever seen!   We just celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary and our (my) goal was to renew our wedding vows in Hawaii on a cliff!   (You know guys don't...

Bankruptcy Sucks! It REALLY Sucks! It sucks SO BAD!!!

Bankruptcy Sucks!   It REALLY Sucks!   It sucks SO BAD!!!    Almost a decade behind me, I can still remember those feelings of guilt, shame, hopelessness, and embarrassment like it was yesterday.    The feeling of being totally done, totally broken, the feeling of not...

My Dad got a NEW HEART!!!

It’s Sunday, March 12th and I have over 25 kids plus another 7 or so grandparents ready to paint.   All the kids are seated and excited to get started.   As I am about to begin my phone rings.    It’s one of my brothers so I send it to voicemail.    About 10 seconds...

Sometimes you starve your child…

Recently we were at Olive Garden and my daughter finished most of her food and then said “Whew, I was hungry!” I asked… what did you pack for lunch today.   She says “A yogurt and a pixy stick!”    I quickly look at my husband and he says…. “Did any adults see that...

Pixie and I went dress shopping FOR FREE!!!

Since Pixie was a little girl I always tried to show her how to have fun without spending any money.   She didn’t know what I was doing at the time.   For example:   The little mini carousels in the mall… I would never put quarters in the machine… I would just tell...

I danced with Pink and The Transporter!

Hope your new year is off to a great start!   A few weeks after my surgery I went to my little cousins wedding!    When he was a little boy his family went on part of our honeymoon so I only saw it fitting to make sure we attended his nuptials and harass him about...

My Heart is Whole

I’m being wheeled in for a minor heart procedure.   They say.   I’m only supposed to be in there for about 30 minutes.   They say.   I should get to go home that evening.   They say. As I’m fully awake and the only one at the party with no pants on. I’m beyond freaked...

New Art

Hope you're having a great day!   This past week after finding out I need surgery for the hole in my heart I just wanted to create something meaningful for me.    Tam Laporte from Willowing.org was giving a lesson away from her Life Book class so I decided to jump...

I had a small stroke.

I had a small stroke known as a TIA .   Have you ever felt like you’ve lost control of your life?   Have you ever had to look at your life and totally reprioritize it? Well, here is the day I found out I had a small stroke. The last blog I wrote about this I thought...

I lost my vision!

I lost my vision. Terrified... out of control... totally scared. These were my thoughts. As a human and especially an artist one of my biggest fears came true. I lost part of my vision for over 10 minutes. I told my husband something was wrong. Letters and full words...

How Bankruptcy Turned me into a Business Owner

Have you ever been paralyzed in fear or failure?  Well, I was both of these…  Back in 2007 my family lost everything.    In my late 20’s we had to file bankruptcy.     Recently having a baby, living in a cute house by the beach, I thought everything was going to be...

I told my daughter about the birds and the bees…

The other day one of my daughter’s friends were over and mentioned that Sponge Bob sometimes talks about “S - E - X”.   My daughter turns and asks…”Mom, what’s that mean?”   So I quickly tell her I’ll talk to you about it later as my stomach goes into my throat and I...

My life sucks so bad right now…

Have you ever been knocked down?    Have you ever had a bad day?  Well, let me tell you a little story.   I’m an EXTREME optimist!   Pretty much to a fault sometimes.  I always think the best of others even when they are wrong.   For example:   Someone might say...

Did we really do that to our child???

Hi Creative Souls, Do you take family vacations?    Do you dream up what your vacation will look like in your head and then become disappointed after it’s over because it’s nothing like you thought it would be?   Let me tell you a little story about one of our first...

My husband got mad at me…

My husband got mad at me.    Last month I went to San Diego for a business trip.    I met with over 60 other women entrepreneurs and spent 3 days in a very intense training course with my business coach (whom I love!). I felt like I was finally “with my people”!   ...

Year Long Theme!

I was just thinking about you and wondering how your New Year is going.    Did you make resolutions?   Are you keeping your promises?  Well, this year my resolution is to show more love and to be MORE CREATIVE!   It’s kind of my theme for this year…. show love and...

If it wasn’t on FB, it didn’t happen….

This weekend I did something pretty stupid.    I’m not proud of what I did, but it was a dare and I made $50 from it!    BUT, I did not video it! It made me realize that our actions are ALWAYS documented!   This new world of technology has made it where if it’s not on...

Art can heal you this year!

Thank you for making 2015 so great!   I have meet many of you in person and have connected with tons of you via email, FB, etc.   I am so glad that our paths have crossed and am excited about 2016. I wanted to take a minute and reflect on what I learned this year and...

Really? That’s embarrassing….

Christmas Program time…. Those of you with kids understand the time of year when all the family joins together to watch your kid or family member sing a little jingle! My daughter was dressed as an angel with all of her classmates and sang her little heart out!   That...

Do you disappoint yourself?

Do you disappoint yourself sometimes?   I know when the new year sneaks up on me I reflect on the year past.   And sometimes I’m disappointed.  This year I have had a lot of success AND a TON of failures!!!   If your still reading my newsletters I count that as a huge...

Black Friday Pre-Sale

This is my favorite time of year… when we get a chance to show our love by giving those special gifts to those we love but, if you’re like me, I’m tired of giving (and even getting) those ‘useful’ gifts like scarves, hats, pots and pans, or taste-bud targeted gifts of...

Lazy American Halloween

This Halloween was a little different than our normal Halloween tradition.   For the past several years we have gone to our cousins house and trick-or-treated with them around their neighborhood.  My cousin, aunt and I drink a little wine and then walk the kids around...

Check out this guy!

Stephen Wiltshire’s first word was paper and didn’t fully speak until the age of 9!   He is an artist who draws and paints detailed  cityscapes.  Sometimes only seeing them from a helicopter just 1 time… then draws the ENTIRE city from memory! I got a chance to...

What do those sugar skulls mean?

Lately I’ve been painting tons of family portraits “Day of the Dead” style.    I’ve had a few questions about what they mean and why skulls. So… here’s a very brief history…. You can google more if interested. Day of the Dead “Dia de los Muertos” is a Mexican holiday...

Let’s Decorate with Meaningful Things!

It’s that time of year to start decorating for the holiday’s.   Watch this video to find out what I enjoy decorating with the most!!! https://vimeo.com/142900827 Here is one of my friend’s daughter and her sweet painting.   She is only 5 years old!   Wow, can’t wait...

My Life In Rewind

How do you want to live? How do you want to spend your days? What’s important to you? I think we all go through these questions from time to time.    We think about what we are doing in life and if it’s fulfilling or not.   We think about how we spend our days and if...

You’re never too old!

This weekend I was teaching a painting class at The Covered Bridge Inn in Weatherford, TX.   Wow, this place is amazing!    The house is gorgeous and the owners Sandra & Jim are so sweet!    Oh, and the food….I just can’t get enough of their cooking!   I told the...

Nightmare on Art Street

Have you ever had a vision of a project in your head and you can’t get it out!? Have you ever been discouraged when you spent an entire afternoon and a small fortune at Michaels creating the piece that will change your life…. then it leaves you disappointed and...

Fall Freebie!

Today I have a free gift just for you! Download the attached PDF of an autumn painting I’ve designed. It’s really fun to do and you get to use bubble wrap for texture! Enjoy and send me a photo of your finished art piece! I’d love to see it! Happy Fall! I’m also...

Day of the Dead – How To

  My days are filled with painting Day of the Dead family portraits to prepare for an upcoming Day of the Dead festival in October.    I thought I’d share with you the progress from some of the paintings. Here’s the first step - COVER with lots of acrylic paint,...

Let’s paint our floor!

Have you ever thought about painting your wooden floors!?!?        What color?   What style?   Is it possible to make it look shabby chic?   WHY NOT?     For 2 1/2 years my family lived in an awesome farm house out in the country!   It had huge trees surrounding the...

My Daughter was baptized today…

Do you make decisions and sometimes not follow through? Do you go through life thinking of what you can’t do instead of what you can do? I want to share a personal moment with you… My daughter Pixie was baptized on Sunday, Sept 27th and I couldn’t have been more proud...

What if….

I was eating lunch today and thinking about some of the paintings I want to accomplish and thought about you. Your spirit wants to be creative, but your not sure how. You love creating and you love nurturing that part of yourself, but struggle with finding time....

Do you wear a tankini?

For the ladies out there… Do you wear a tankini? I had a very strange experience this summer with my first tankini. Let's start with why I bought one. It all started last summer. My 9 year old daughter tried to cover me up as I confidently walked in my bikini to the...

Are YOU intentional?

Are you intentional? Do you know what that means exactly?   It means done on purpose; deliberate.   Synonyms are:  Calculated, conscious, intended, meant, studied, knowing, willful, purposeful, etc… Are you living your live intentionally?   We reap what we sow is...

Why I hate Facebook

Now, I know what your thinking… she uses Facebook all the time.   I do…. and I have a love / hate relationship with it. Last year I discovered that I have adult ADHD.   My husband looked at me strange and said “you are just now discovering this”.    Apparently he knew...

No Kid! What will I do with my time?

What would you do if you had an extra 2 hours every day?    Would you take a nap, ride a bike, go for a run, cook up some yummy cupcakes? Well… this past week as my daughter was on vacation with her grandma I had plenty of time to do whatever I wanted! So I painted…....

Today is the Day

Today is the day!     Today is the day to choose to live your life the way that makes you happy.   Today is the day to understand that we all have a choice in how we spend our hours. My parents came to visit this week.   I was so happy to see them.   My dad is on the...

I now have a new best friend, GESSO!

Please leave a comment and let me know what project you are working on right now or what project you want to work on. Also, if you want to chat on the phone with me about your mixed media projects please email...

How I used an old box and gold spray paint!

Do you want to get better at Mixed Media? I have found that every time I create an art project I understand a little more about mixed media and the limitless abilities it has! So, here’s my newest art project!   I created a younger version of Frida Kahlo.   The reason...

Who do you blame?

Do you ever blame your situation on someone else? Do you sometimes think to yourself if “this” wasn’t a part of my life I could “have more time for that”?  My daughter Pixie just left on a week long vacation with her Grandma and Grandpa. As we were packing and getting...

Not all who wander are lost

Do you ever just go wander?   Just jump in the car and head down the road in search of little shops to help inspire you?   My father-in-law was in town and we decided to explore.   We took a drive to a giant pawn shop in Mineral Wells and had a ton of fun!    I’m not...

Is Cooking being Creative?

This week my friend from South Africa took me to Central Market!    It was my first visit and I was in awe!   As I walked through the aisle it hit me how CREATIVE cooking can be.   I was amazed at the interesting final product of foods I have never seen together.   I...

Now we use Tacky Glue?

Mixed Media is so fun and the options of creating are ENDLESS!  Here’s another way to add depth to a painting and make it a little more “Mixed Media”!    I like to use Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue.   You can buy this at Wal-mart and it’s really fun to use. Just take...

Discipline is not a dirty word

The truly free individual is free only to the extent of his own self-mastery. While those who will not govern themselves are condemned to find masters to govern over them. I love this quote from the book War of Art. What does this quote mean to you? Please read it...

Art with a Glue Gun! No WAY!

So… let’s get out our glue guns! Yes, you heard me right! After some fun swimming time and a ton of great food to celebrate the 4th of July I had to PAINT!!! I love mixed media and the more I experiment with different techniques the more fun I have. Grabbing my...

Inner Critic – SHUT YOUR TRAP!

How do you stop the inner critic?   How do you stop the negative self talk?     We all have this voice inside that basically determines our situation or outcome.   Sometimes it’s negative and sometimes it can be positive. This past weekend I had an event and the inner...

A student once told me….

Do you believe that you reflect an energy?    Do you think that your soul has a spirit? I used to never really think about or even consider this stuff until… Several years ago an elementary student said that me and another teacher looked exactly alike.   Now let me...

Countryside Nightmare!

    My daughter said our family vacation was a COUNTRYSIDE NIGHTMARE!    Before you think we took her to a crazy place let me explain…. My family and and my best friends family met up to stay near Fredericksburg in a 160 year old house.   It was SO secluded that you...

So excited about Starbucks Lemon Coffee!

Hey Guys! I just had the best coffee thing EVER at Starbucks!   It's called the Lemon Frappacino??  I think?    Anyway, it's SO good!   I'm going to have to really be careful or I will be in trouble financially if I get too addicted.  I may have to just treat myself...

My Story…

My Story... If you've read my about page you probably know that I lost everything including all my pride about 7 years ago.    I recorded a video about my choice to get back up again and use art to start a business on the beach.   I hope you will take 9 minutes to...

Wow… what a month!

Wow, it's been quite a month!   I am so grateful!   I'm on the very end of my first Interview Series and have loved every minute of it!   So thankful my family supported me during these 14 hour days!   Tons of work, but WAY worth it!   Not only have I expanded my...

My family as a Day of the Dead painting…

Whew!  It’s been a busy few months!   I’m currently in day 10 of the interviews series www.theaccidentalartistonline.com and am so happy to get all of the feedback!   Please if your watching the interviews send feedback to my email.   I would love to hear what you...

ARTIST INTERVIEWS!!!

Today the first of MANY artist interviews will come to your inbox if you signed up at www.theaccidentalartistonline.com.   It's not too late to sign up!   I've interviewed 24 artists - ALL SUCCESSFUL - and some famous!  (Margaret Keane and Akiane Kramarik!) The first...

My Art Teacher

What a day!  I was teaching a painting class near my home town and about half through the class I heard someone compliment another ladies painting.    They said "Your painting is so good, but it should be since your an art teacher".   So, being an art teacher I kindly...

Favorite Quote

My favorite quote of all time is by Marianne Williamson.    She is so inspiring!   I painted this quote on some wood and it hangs in my dining room.   I have read this quote almost everyday for the past 4 years.   I really think the world would be a better place if...

Do You Need to Be Inspired by Jim Carrey?

Someone sent me a video on Jim Carrey and although I love him as an actor I wasn't expecting the message that I was about to hear.   If you youtube Jim Carrey Inspirational Videos - you will get exactly that "Inspiration". I've always known him best from my days of...

Most Amazing Book to Read!

Hi Creative Souls!   I had the honor of reading Bonnie Floyd's new book called Bound to a Promise!   She is the most amazing person ever!   Her story is about forgiveness and how she forgives 3 guys that murder her parents. I am a Christian and I love God with all my...

Hi Creative Souls!

My name is Heidi Easley and I’m the owner of Texas Art & Soul.   My purpose for this blog is to hopefully connect with my customers a little more.   Our events are so fun, but sometimes they leave me little room to get to know each person on a deeper level.   I’m...

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