My name is BJ Leckner and I am a recent convert to the phenomenon of Chalk Paint®, decorative paint
by Annie Sloan. My adventure began in September 2012 when ”it had me at hello” after I stumbled
into my first class. Since then I have been painting everything in sight and mastering more and more
creative techniques. Who knew I had this in me? I have been so fortunate to find another passion in my
life to pursue and enjoy. I'm the red-head, and Helen, my right arm, is in the middle with her daughter Brenda, my best friend.

My first passion is nursing and I still practice with pride and dignity.  I am still in disbelief than I am lucky enough to be able to pursue both!

Meeting all the creative people in our community is an extra bonus and it reinforces why I love
Bakersfield and its people! Please come and introduce yourself and have some fun. That’s what it’s all