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Grungy floral “change deep inside” was a true reflection of my heart this week
Posted Nov 9, 2017

I just needed to paint. Do you ever feel like that… where all the yuckiness of the world can just disappear and you lose myself in the joy of creating?  I needed that when I created this. This grungy floral doesn’t have alot of details or materials… but it is healing to get my paintbrush and palette knife in my hand and just escape.

I hope you can find some time to escape and find the joy in creating.

Enjoy your crash the stash video


Supplies Used: Canson mixed media journal, papers from the stash, Acrylic paints , Studio 71 and Liquitex medium body paints, Golden fluid acrylics, palette knife (regular plastic and Liquitex free style #6 )  heavy gloss medium and gesso, charcoal pencil

Be inspired, create and know that you are loved.

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Posted Nov 9, 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. Clara Melchor Bowman

    Thank you dear Shawn ??

  2. Mary McVay

    Love those palette knife flowers Shawn! I need to try it!

    • Shawn

      Thank you!

  3. memalagene

    Beautiful palette knife flowers, Thanks for the video!

    • Shawn

      Thanks so much!


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