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Protect your inner wishes
Posted May 4, 2017

This was a great pull from the stash and the quote “protect your inner wishes” just came. I love that!

I love the feeling that comes when the message for a piece comes in the process of creating it. It is that sacred space that happens in our journals.

It was also good to use some things that have been in the drawers for a long time that I just couldn’t get rid of.

Enjoy your Crash the Stash video and don’t forget to protect those wishes!


Supplies Used: Strathmore journal, metal heart (from ) Grungeboard wings & lock and key paper by Tim Holtz, Liquitex Heavy matte gel,

Deco Art Matte medium, Deco art gesso, Americana acrylic paint (Sea Breeze), Deco Art fluid acrylics (Cobalt turquoise hue, Quinacridone Gold, Titan buff, Titanium white, yellow oxide, Deco art antiquing cream (raw umber and Patina green), Deco art turquoise interference paint, Americana glazing medium,

Charcoal pencil, black soft pastel stick, palette knife and basting brush.

Hope your week is great…

Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!

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Posted May 4, 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. Carole Morrison

    So beautiful, Shawn…….<3

    • Shawn

      Love You!


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