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Shanija

Shanija

Hey! I’m Shanija aka Nija. I'm a 34-year old wife and mother of two. I take pride in letting people know that I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. I’ve lived in Georgia for 7 years now. I LOVE Georgia and everything about it. Especially how family-oriented it is and it’s southern hospitality aspect. Being a New Yorker, that’s something I'm not use to. In my free time I really enjoy spending time with my family. They mean the world to me. The way I show my love to them is through their stomachs. I’m addicted to Pinterest. I get on there and find “FUN FOOD” ideas. I really enjoy cooking and trying different foods. My husband often says to me “Today I feel like eating something FUN!” Usually that’s my cue to get on Pinterest to find an exciting meal to whip up! When I’m not on “wife duty”, or hearing my kids saying “Mommy!” fifty'leven times, I find peace in being creative.  My two favorite forms of creativity are painting/doodling and doing hair. I love braiding hair and recreating different braid designs. I enjoy the challenge. Around the age of 6, I taught myself how to braid, paint and draw. I enjoyed doing these things so much that I would say, “When I grow up I want to be an Artist!” Then it went to, “When I grow up I want to be a Teacher!” Ohh And a Hairdresser. Then next thing I knew, I was grown up! I attended college for 2 years where I majored in Early Childhood Education. I worked with small children in an elementary school and I really enjoyed it. But boy was it a lot of work. My passion for teaching and being creative never went away. Look how the universe works! Now I get to do everything that I enjoy all in one.  Just remember when you come to Painting with a Twist, “Don’t be stuffy... Just be Real... Be YOU, and have FUN!”

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