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She made space for beauty, its the simple things
Posted Jun 18, 2017

Beauty begins the moment we decide to find it…..

Some times it’s the simple things that bring beauty to our world. We we get so busy and tired and we feel overwhelmed and anxious take a moment to find the beauty. To relax just a bit, to laugh at ourselves, to tend to the garden to sketch in our journal.

Find that thing that brings beauty, that lightens your heart and makes your breathe just a bit easier.

Enjoy your Sunday Inspiration video

Supplies Used:

8×8 Mdf board, scraps from collage paks, Deco Art Media matte medium and gesso, Deco Art Media fluid acrylics (Green Gold, Prussian Blue Hue, Raw Umber) Americana acrylic paint (Hauser Medium Green, Lamp black) palette knife and Trees 2 stencil, white gel pen

Crash the Stash this week…. using a brayer and inktense pencil

You can see it HERE


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Have a great week,

Be inspired, create and know that you are loved.

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Posted Jun 18, 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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