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Sunday Inspiration video and Weekly wrap up
Posted Mar 1, 2015

This weeks weekly wrap up.

Sunday Inspiration

Supply List for Today’s video

1. Substrate, mdf, canvas, journal

2. gesso and matte medium

3. acrylic paints

4. epherma, or collage packet

5. stamps

6. palette knife, brushes

7. netting or mesh to create additional texture

8. soft charcoal pencil and pastel in umber

9. fixative

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This last week we saw Joan Jakel’s art from Beyond the Basics video series

you can check it out HERE.


Friday Play Day for inspiration HERE.


Wednesday I shared a video about inspiration you can check it out HERE

Tuesday artist gang, Andrea Wolford created an amazing piece… see it HERE

The last thought…………..

I have had a tough week this week with inspiration… deadlines…. travel….. classes… orders…. yadah… yadah …. yadah…. I know everyone has busy lives….

For me creativity comes in the quiet…. in the solitude….. not in the chaos… so a busy schedule is good, but hard for me to come up with new ideas, new inspiration… something that feels good and authentic.  Sometimes the chaos isn’t in my surroundings, but in my head. The chaos is in my head!… it’s loud…. and tangled…. and insecure…and the voices… oh boy!…. that’s when I know that I need to get out of my studio…out of my head…. and just give it a rest. Let it go… Listen to new music… clean out the closet, meet a friend, watch my favorite move, take a walk….something different anything that changes my patterns……and slowly the chaos in my head quiets down… it’s kind of like I can breathe again.

If you are feeling uninspired, stuck, unmotivated… and you have a little bit of chaos going in your own head….. get out! do something different…. whatever that is for you… dancing, taking a walk, singing in the shower… anything!  You deserve to have the chaos quited for a moment. YOU can make small changes to move in a new direction! You can feel inspired again! You have so much greatness and talent to share! I want to walk with you on your journey, and bring inspiration to your day…. and most of all, I want you to know how very much you are loved!

Have a great Sunday… Hugs!

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Posted Mar 1, 2015
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Hello there! I’m Shawn Petite

I’ve been teaching and creating for well over 25 years. About 15 years ago I found my art soul mate in mixed media, and it changed my life! I love the story that can be told by combining paint, texture, ink, paper and—really anything that you can imagine.

But what I’m truly passionate about is being your guide, walking with you step by step and helping you become your own hero in your creative journey.

Along my path, I’ve learned that the creating art also creates a healing space. Life can be messy and complicated and painful, but something about a paint brush can help heal your soul. I believe—no, I know—you are worthy of love, and I want to teach you to know that about yourself. Join me on this journey of art and inspiration!


  1. jackiedodson24

    Hi Shawn, your work is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us! Can I ask what fixative you use to seal your work? Is it a special kind because you are working on mdf?

    • Shawn

      Jackie, thanks for the kind words! I use a workable fixative… the brand I use is krylon but any workable fixative will do. have a great day creating.

  2. Tricia Leng

    This was a wonderful tutorial! Very inspiring – love the color choices!

    • Shawn

      Thanks you so much! Inspire is my word for the year! You are loved!


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