Welcome to Our Newest Contributing Writer – Colleen


I have some exciting news! I’ve convinced another talented writer and empowering creative force to join the Pretty Handy Girl ranks! This gal has a real “Can Do!” attitude that she imparts on everyone she meets. She has successful taught people who didn’t think they could draw a straight line how to paint flowers, faux finishes and much more!

She’s an extremely talented artist:


Commissioned Pet Portrait


Decorative painted suitcases 

And, don’t let the paint brush and pretty flowers fool you. She’s also a Google+ ninja with a wealth of technical information about how to make Google+ work for you under her belt!

It’s with great excitement and pleasure that I introduce to you, our newest contributor here on Pretty Handy Girl. She’s Colleen, the artist, designer and teacher behind the inspiring Just Paint It blog.

Colleen has some great painting tutorials, like how to paint an antique gold faux finish.


And how to paint a simple tree mural:

And how to create this gorgeous autumn leaves faux stained glass window:


Before she was a blogger, Colleen was a talented florist. This gave her a keen eye for design, color and beauty. With these skills she’ll be bringing us some of the best inspirations and tutorials from the web.

Won’t you please give Colleen a warm welcome as our newest inspiring writer!



  1. a welcome to Colleen. BUT curious will her paint it blog still be going ?

  2. I blog hopped over to her amazing painting blog to browse around. Colleen, you are one talented gal. I look forward to seeing what you share here.

  3. What a wonderful welcome! Yes, she is a G+ ninja isn’t she. Great description :) I’ve loved watching her work on her latest piece, the cow? So beautiful.

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