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She Opened her eyes Sunday Inspiration
Posted May 15, 2016


Sometimes we forget that we are worthy of Happiness. This was on my heart this week.

Enjoy Your Sunday Inspiration video

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Supplies Used: Deco Art Media Matte Medium, Media Gesso, Deco Art Media fluid acrylic in Titanium White, Americana Burnt Umber and Lamp Black, collage pak papers, My numbers stencil, 10×8 MDF Board

Original is available HERE

Collage Pak available HERE

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Quickie Tutorial for This Sunday Inspiration

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In this weeks Quickie, I go over just about every detail of this piece. I talk you through the background and good application of gesso. I also share one of my secrects to getting yummy texture from your gesso. I give you a template for the pot/planter and I also teach you how to make it yourself. I go over composition, shading for detailed pieces and creating the branches or buds.  So much goodness for only $7.00! Once you purchase the quickie you will receive an email with the link for the video… no password required.



This week on the DECO ART Mixed Media Blog I share a video of the card below. Come and check it out HERE


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Be Inspired, Create and Know that you are loved!

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Posted May 15, 2016
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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. Irma

    As a lot of times your words hit me like a hammer! Thank you!!!
    Hugs – Irma

    • Shawn

      hugs my friend!

  2. joiatrr

    What a truly inspirational post, video tutorial and lovely creation Shawn. Thank you so much – you made me happy!!! Looking forward to seeing your card this week on the DecoArt Media blog! Xj

    • Shawn

      Thanks so much! you are such an encourager! Hugs!


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