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Strength tempered with Love
Posted Apr 30, 2017

I dreamt about this piece…. I love it when that happens. The hard part was doing what I saw in my dreams. I wasn’t sure I could pull it off and I’m glad I tried because it is yummy sweet.

I also had the word that went with it when I woke up, which doesn’t happen very often …


not a word I use often, but I knew I was needing to be a little gentle with myself, right about now.

Then when I dove in and looked up the definitions… this piece just got sweeter.

Gentleness = Strength tempered with love…. This leads you to be gentle, peaceful and gracious. It also gives a person the power to forgive.


Enjoy your Sunday Inspiration Video

This 10×10 original available HERE

Supplies Used: Liquitex matte medium, Golden Glazing medium,

Deco Art Media fluid acrylics (Cobalt teal hue, carbon black, titanium white, quinacridone violet, raw umber, dioxazine purple, soft black,

Golden medium body paynes gray,  Ranger archival stamp pad, mini letter stamps, Charcoal pencil

Stencils Used: Wildflower, Wildflower 2, Windows 1

Collage pak: Get it Here

This weeks crash the stash… Interference paint made this butterfly glow. You can see all the details HERE

Be inspired, Create and Know that you are loved!

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Posted Apr 30, 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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