About Us

Creative Expressions DIY


Creative Expressions is a "Do it Yourself" sign painting studio. Our clients take unfinished wood and turn it into stunning personalized works of art. The goal is to help bring out your artistic and creative side!

We use only the finest wood preordered, NOT from our local hardware stores here in town; with over 20 wood shapes and sizes and hundreds of design choices. We pride ourself in the quality of our products. Our experienced instructors guide you through the entire process utilizing sanding tools, power tools and hardware installation. We offer additional accessories consisting of rope, metal handles, knobs, burlap and more. Each person will leave with a unique, one of a kind, piece of art.

Let's not forget we pres-and all the boards ahead of time for you, so you enjoy the experience to the fullest degree!

To get started, you will choose your board type and design from our gallery. Many of these pieces can be personalized to fit your taste and style. Let us know if you have a special piece of art you would like to create. Custom requests may require an additional fee. We are happy to accomodate most requests. 

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
C.S. Lewis

Brenda Deen

Studio Owner



I'm a true southern girl at heart, outgoing with a creative spirit! I've been a Brevard County resident for over 50 years and I have built my life in Cocoa with my wonderful husband, our three amazing children.  Our faith is the cornerstone of our family.  With our children now grown, I have embraced my role as Owner of Creative Expressions.

I've been asked many times what brought me to start up Creative Expressions​.  Normally I don't put all this out there but I think it's ok now.  When both of my adult children were diagnosed with cancer (our daughter with brain cancer and our son with metastatic colon cancer) I had recently ended a prior business with designer jewelry mostly selling engagement rings and wedding bands.  I played with some with stained glass and some small hobbies.  While that stage ended, I found myself at home alone and the walls were quickly closing in and I worried more and more for my children.  I knew for health reasons, I needed to get out of the house and do something creative and worthwhile.  My very supportive husband said...."what would you do if you could do anything?"  And this in a nutshell is how Creative Expressions was born.  I'm a firm believer that "YOU DO WHAT YOU LOVE" and use your talents as best you can. Recently Our third son and his wife adopted two children and gave us the title of Granna and Poppy....what a dream!  My other son Logan who is battling cancer has a little one on the way come December 2021.

I have a passion for art and believe each and every one of us has an artist within. I love being creative and helping others do the same. When I started my business in 2016, it was important for me to set a new trend:  YOU PICK YOUR ART! Instead of classes revolving around the same piece of art, our classes focus on each individual creating a unique and personalized piece. Quality is also a big deal to me as well. We choose high quality wood with no knots and we use a paint that is top of the line.  I am a distributer for Country Chic paint.  All of our stains and paints are low VOC's because we want to do our part to protect the environment.  We sand all the boards ahead so you don't have to work.... just paint and have FUN!

I've enjoyed creating and working with stained glass and mosaics for a long time. I'm always looking for new, creative projects to keep things exciting. It's a dream to turn a vision into a reality! Here we create beautiful, memorable art that you'll want to keep and display in your home or be proud to give as a gift.

​If you have additional questions about myself, my studio or the classes/projects we offer, please feel free to reach out. You can email or find us on Facebook & Instagram-we want to connect with you! We would love to meet every one of you....at our studio.