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This made my heart happy!
Posted Apr 27, 2017

This made my heart happy. The colors, using up some of my gelli prints, the interference paint that made the butterfly glow… aah happiness.

I also love that my soul is on the page. While you can’t read the writing, it has deep meaning along with the word understanding.

Our art journals should be that sacred space where the confusion of everything going on around us can go and begin to make sense.

Enjoy your Crash the Stash video


Supplies Used: Deco Art Media fluid acrylics:

Deco Art Media Fluid Acrylic Paint, 1-Ounce, Green Gold , Quinacridone Magenta, Quinacridone Violet, Yellow Oxcide, Fluid Acrylic Paint, 1-Ounce, Carbon Black , Phthalo Blue, Transparent red oxide, Vermilion, titanium white, Interference blue.

Deco art Matte Medium, Deco art glamour dust (black), Americana acrylic paint (coral)

Bubble wrap, plastic jar gripper thingy, white sharpie pen, charcoal pencil, Strathmore 8.5 x 11 journal

Papers (gelli prints) and bit of randoms from the stash.

Stencils used: Scribble, Numbers, Old World, Old type text, background 2, splatters, vintage quatrefoil

Have a great Day!

Be Inspired, Create and know that you are loved!

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Posted Apr 27, 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!


  1. hccoker

    Hi there! I can’t find the link to the video. Am I just missing it? I love these videos! Thanks so much for posting them! I find them super inspiring and watching your process helps me take more risks than I would normally on my own, which has been very freeing! Thank you for being so authentically you and for putting your art and your process and your heart and your brilliance out into the world in this way!

    • Shawn

      Thank you friend!…. The link is up… thank you for asking because it was not there… but it has been fixed. sorry for the inconvenience. Thank you for sharing the journey!

  2. joi-at-rr-art

    You made my “heart happy” too Shawn. This is such a lovely work… and I sooo enjoyed the awesome gift you give us of watching you create by video. Xj.

    • Shawn

      Thank you Joi! You are so kind, you have such a gift of encouragement. Hugs!

  3. Jane C

    Wonderful piece, love the butterfly. Just discovered you and loving what I have seen so far.

    • Shawn

      Thanks Jane! glad your here!


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