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Journal play and crayons Playday
Posted Oct 9, 2015


This week I had a few moments to play with Crayola slick sticks. They twist up and are really smooth . They go on like wax or charcoal. The don’t blend and are not waterproof so they take some getting used to. But I like some of the applications I have used them in.

I am always on the hunt for new pens that will go over many layers and these will, but again they are not waterproof. But they are really affordable.

I just played and had some fun, then I made a journal page using them.

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Be inspired, be creative and Play! You are loved!

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Posted Oct 9, 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. suzink

    I have tried those Crayolas! I love how creamy they are! Wish there were more colors though.

    • Shawn

      I know i love how creamy they are too! and yes, they need more colors…. loving the blackand the white for out lining and shading.


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