About Me

Hi Y’all,  I’m Heidi Easley!     

I’m a mom to my sweet daughter Pixie, a wife to my handsome hubby Bobby, and a creative person in Granbury, TX.

My life was TOTALLY different 10 years ago after my husband lost his job and shortly after we lost our home.   We sold pretty much everything we had.

I remember feeling so ashamed and helpless and NEVER wanted to feel that way again!   After moving into an apartment with our small daughter at the time, I took some scrap wood and sawed out a surfboard.   I wanted to escape the pain so bad so I used painting.   I didn’t realize at the time art was so healing… I just knew I needed to create!

I was an elementary art teacher at the time in Panama City Beach, FL and brought some of my wooden surfboards to paint during lunch.   The kids saw them and went CRAZY!!!    They kept asking over and over… “Mrs. Easley, can you please paint me one!   PLEASE!!!   Can you put my name on it!!!???” 

After about the 100th kid said this a light bulb went off and I thought to myself… Maybe I can sell these! 

Long story short my family jumped in and we set up a little spot at Pier Park! In just 2 short months we sold over 1000 hand painted surfboards!   We made over $20,000 and I realized that God not only taught me a HUGE lesson but also showed me that I could do what I loved.   The talents that He provided me with! 

After a much-needed move back to Texas, I quickly realized I couldn’t sell many surfboards in the location we chose.  

A friend asked if I could do a paint party and I showed her a picture of where I had taught a few in Florida.   She said… YES, just like that!  

So I began teaching paint parties to just make side money.   Not even realizing it would help others… help them to heal… help them to spend time with friends… help them to take a break from the stresses of life and also leave with something beautiful! 

One paint party quickly led to another.   Then another… THEN ANOTHER!  

After a few years of teaching paint parties and teaching full time, I realized that God had new plans for me.   

This is where He leads me to you. 

In addition to teaching paint parties, I have had the honor of teaching other women How to Start a Paint Party business and mentor them through my Paint Party Headquarters!   

God has allowed me to not only do what I love, but to show other women how to make some extra money doing what they love.  

I am so thankful for you and hope that you find what you are looking for! 

Cheers to your many art adventures ahead!  

To check out all our art adventures and to be a part of them… Check out Texas Art and Soul on our Facebook Page!    

Fun Facts About Me and My Family

I went skydiving at the age of 26 with all of my siblings, hubby, father-in-law and even my GRANDMA!   (The plane had duck tape on it!)  

My hubby and I LOVE Rollercoasters!   But we are 

TERRIFIED to ride the Sky Screamer at Six Flags.   

I was last chair in my high school band.   I tried to play the flute.  

My favorite time of year is Fall! 

A perfect day for me is:   swimming in turquoise water and then going out to dinner with my family.   Chips and guacamole is involved!  

When I was 14 I made the decision to be an art teacher.  

It took me almost 8 years to get my Bachelor’s Degree.  (I could have been a doctor – haha!)  

My daughter Pixie can put together ANYTHING!   

Her and Bobby read the manuals to everything!   Me, not so much! 

Our art studio floor looks like a trash can with bouts of glitter on most days! 

I am the middle child with 2 older brothers and a younger brother and sister.  

Bobby is my high school sweetheart.  We have been married for over 20 years.   (Yes, I was basically a child bride!)  

We LOVE our dog Blue SO much!!!  He follows me around everywhere! 

I pray every single day!  Usually many times a day.  

Pixie wants y’all to know that she LOVES everything magical!   Including:  Unicorns, Mermaids, Dragons, Griffins (not sure what that is) and has read all the Harry Potter books and watched all the movies.   

Pixie and I talk about our birthdays and plan our birthday parties a whole year in advance.   It’s the topic of a lot of our conversations.   We’ve already started talking about next year’s birthday before this year’s has happened! 

Bobby hates birthdays.   

Opposites attract!