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Palette Knife and Thankfulness Sunday Inspiration
Posted Mar 26, 2017


“True forgiveness is when you can say, Thank you for that experience.

~Oprah Winfrey

We all have our trials, hurts, broken places and disappointments.  It’s what we do with them and how we use them to grow, to learn and gain wisdom that matters.  It takes time to work through our emotions but when we can get to a place of thankfulness for what those times have taught us, it’s a beautiful thing.

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Supplies Used: 10×10 mdf board, Collage pak from 2-19-17 , Liquitex and Soho medium body acrylics, (grey, titanium white, soft black, greens, green gold, avocado and blues, light blue hue, aqua, raw umber, carbon black, burnt sienna) charcoal pencil, palette knife, my stencils (bricks and bubbles, flower gang 4, old type text) small letter stamps, ranger archival ink pad

Stencils Used:

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I got to celebrate my husbands birthday in Chicago with two of our kids. Feeling blessed in so many ways.

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Crash the Stash this week see it HERE

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This project is up on the Deco Art Mixed Media Blog see it HERE. It is an 18 x 24 Canvas

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Have a great week.

Be Inspired, Create and know that you are Loved!

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Posted Mar 26, 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!


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