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Season of life Crash the Stash
Posted Apr 20, 2017

In this journal page, I used a photo of the flowers coming up in my backyard, covered by snow. It was magical…just like spring. All of a sudden the earth begins to wake.

I also thought about how so often there is that struggle of letting go of the old and embracing the new. New seasons of our lives come without notice and spring up at the most unexpected times. Embracing the change can be difficult, but needed. It’s an awakening, new thoughts, new passions, new freedom…

I’m ready for spring and for all things to wake up, including my soul, my passion, my creativity!

Enjoy your Crash the Stash video.


Supplies Used: Strathmore mixed media journal, Deco Art Media texture sand, modeling paste, gesso. Deco art fluid acrylics Phthalo Turquoise, Prussian blue hue, titanium white, Dioxazine purple, Walnut ink, Scraps from the stash, a photo copy of a photo, Finnabair Mica powder in rust. Ranger archival ink stamp pad, charcoal pencil, ball point pen, and my stencil let it fly 2

The stencil I used:

Be Inspired, Create and know that you are loved!

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Posted Apr 20, 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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