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A Sanctuary to be yourself and Free mini workshop
Posted May 21, 2017

“Within you there is a stillness and sanctuary to which you can retreat at anytime and be yourself.”

 Hermann Hesse

I hope you can find the stillness and your sanctuary to be yourself, to accept you just the way you are. Find the place that allows you to say beautiful things to yourself.

We would never talk the way we talk to ourselves, to someone else. So don’t talk that way to yourself.

You are beautiful just as you are right where you are.

Enjoy your Sunday Inspiration video


I used alot of different material for this so I will do my best to list everything.

12×12 mdf, Hand made spray, scraps from previous collage paks, Stencils used will be listed below, Deco Art fluid acrylic, Golden fluid acrylic, Golden medium body paint, Liquitex medium body paints, Americana acrylic paint,  palette knife, charcoal pencil, black soft pastel, Ranger archival stamp pad, letter stamps.

Stencils: Flower gang 1, flower gang 2, straight as an arrow, old type text, round abouts 1, old world, vintage quatrefoil, Background 1, background 2, 




I give you my recipe for how I make my sprays, share tips on how to build a background and then create a background quickly for you.

The link above will take you to the classroom where your videos will be, along with helpful hints.

This weeks crash the stash, Was a bit of a struggle, but fun!

You can see it HERE

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Posted May 21, 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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