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This is risky business
Posted Apr 23, 2017

When starting a new piece I always go back to why I am creating and who I am creating for. Inspiration sometimes comes fast and other times I have to search for it.

That was the case for this piece. As I started searching, my mantra kept coming back to me. Create. Inspire. Love. Sooo I went with it and as usual, I say a prayer and look for things that will have meaning. It’s always in the searching that inspiration comes.

Today was no exception, when I found the stock exchange pieces that were tucked in a book I’d had for years, I knew it was meant to be.

Take a risk today to create the life you want, to inspire yourself and others and to love deeply.

Enjoy your Sunday Inspiration video.




This Original is available you can get it HERE

Supplies Used:

12 x 12 mdf board,

Deco Art Media matte medium,  Deco Art fluid Acrylics ( Burnt Umber, Yellow Oxide,  Cobalt teal hue, Titanium white, Cerulean Blue)   Americans acrylic paints (Avocado, Dioxazine Purple)

Krylon K01306 Workable Fixatif Spray Clear, 11-Ounce Aerosol

Tissue paper, charcoal pencil, small detailed brush for outlining.

Collage Pak (see below)

This is a doozy of a collage pak get it HERE

Cindy (a follower and creator) sent me what she did with the collage pak (Quiet Courage Sunday Inspiration 1-29) and vintage postage stencils.

I just love it!  Thanks for sharing.

Easter Celebrations with these two beauties who melt my heart.

This weeks Crash the Stash. The seasons of my life, using a picture I took in the back yard. You can see it HERE

Have a great week,

Be Inspired, Create and know that you are loved!

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Posted Apr 23, 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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