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Darkness and Light Sunday Inspiration
Posted Feb 5, 2017
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This weeks piece was inspired by this song by Christina Perri. So many things that resonated with me in these lyrics. So many works that will be inspired from this.

Lyrics

I believe if I knew where I was going I’d lose my way
I believe that the words that he told you are not your grave
I know that we are not the weight of all our memories
I believe in the things that I am afraid to say

Hold on, hold on

I believe in the lost possibilities you can see
And I believe that the darkness reminds us where light should be
I know that your heart is still beating, beating, darling
I believe that you fell so you would land next to me

‘Cause I have been where you are before
And I have felt the pain of losing who you are
And I have died so many times, but I am still alive

I believe that tomorrow is stronger than yesterday
And I believe that your head is the only thing in your way
I wish that you could see your scars turn into beauty
I believe that today it’s okay to be not okay

Hold on, hold on

‘Cause I have been where you are before
And I have felt the pain of losing who you are
And I have died so many times, but I am still alive

This is not the end of me, this is the beginning
This is not the end of me, this is the beginning
This is not the end of me, this is the beginning
This is not the end of me, this is the beginning
(Hold on) This is not the end of me, this is the beginning
(Hold on) This is not the end of me, this is the beginning
(Hold on, I am still alive) this is not the end of me, this is the beginning
(Hold on, I am still alive) this is not the end of me, this is the beginning

YOU CAN watch the video of the song HERE

My hope is that we will be the light or seek out the light. We can do both at different times of our lives. Dark times happen but when we search for the light through friends, prayer, reading, listening… we don’t get stuck in the darkness. And then we heal and are stronger… we get to be the light for those who are hurting and in the dark.

I’m sorry about the blurriness!!! Enjoy the video.

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Supplies Used: 8×8 mdf board, Deco Art Matte Medium,vintage papers and scraps, tissue paper, Deco Fluid acylics (raw umber, paynes grey, carbon black, titanium white, quinacridone magenta, transparent red iron oxide, alizarin crimson) Americana paints (antique white, lamp black, titanium white, moon yellow, charcoal grey) My stencils: bricks and bubbles, window 1, postage 1

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More new stencils

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This last week on crash the stash… You can watch it HERE

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On the Deco Art Media blog I share the making of this great piece. You can see the video HERE

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Be Inspired, Create and know that you are loved!

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Posted Feb 5, 2017
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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!

3 Comments

  1. memalagene

    AWESOME inspiration! Gorgeous creation!

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    • Shawn

      Thank you so much!

      Reply

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