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Joy, Hope, Love A mixed media Triptych by creative team member Nicole Austin
Posted Jan 3, 2018

“Joy, Hope, Love,” A Mixed Media Triptych

I was inspired by the beautiful bird images from the Vintage Birds Collage Pak.  I also wanted to work on three canvases to show how quickly you can make a series of art!  For the colors, I was inspired by this beautiful tissue paper I found at a recent Target shopping trip.  And being the tissue paper lover that I am, I HAD to find a way to incorporate this into my art!  It also goes to show you that you don’t need expensive materials to create beautiful works of art!  I also love to have words on my journal pages or other artwork, and the “Words, Words, Words” stencil is my favorite for that.  I thought since it was the New Year, it would be nice to have some encouraging words that I would like to focus on for 2018.  I hope you enjoy the  video tutorial and that you have a year full of love, hope and joy!


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Posted Jan 3, 2018
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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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