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Creative Team member Paula Haynes shares this mixed media piece “New Beginnings”
Posted Sep 6, 2017


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“New Beginnings”
I wanted to create something that relates to this new adventure, so with “New Beginnings” and “feathers” on Shawn’s stencils, I knew where I wanted to go. This treasure will sit in my studio to remind me that to overcome fear is always a rewarding experience.
Products used:
Shawn Petite’s stencils: “Feathers” and “Vintage Script”
Dylusios Paints by Ranger: Fresh Lime and Vibrant turquoise
Various papers from my personal stash
Signs Uni-Ball Black gel pen and white pigment pen
Bead Landing Found Objects Gears

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Posted Sep 6, 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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