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The Brightest lights
Posted Dec 20, 2017

The Brightest Light
Paula Decker Haynes

I love Christmas and all the fun that comes with it but the most meaningful part to me is it’s true meaning and I like to remind myself of it even in my art. I have several trees in my home for Christmas and this little sentiment is a good reminder to not get too caught up in the lights and fan fair but to look to the brightest light that is not on the tree.

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Supplies list:
Shawn Petite stencils : splatter, fave words and scribbles
Daler Rowney gesso
Liquitex gel medium
Liquitex molding medium
Golden fluid acrylic paint in teal
Gelato stick in black
Ink Joy gel pen in black
Fiber Castel Black brush pen
Archival black ink pad

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Twitter: Pauladeckerhaynes @PotterclodPaula
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Posted Dec 20, 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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