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“Home” finding joy in just one day Sunday Inspiration
Posted Jan 28, 2018
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Fully feeling the January blues.. I needed to find some joy… while I was running errands, I said a little prayer and then decided to take a drive to search out beauty, joy and gratitude… and I found it!…. right around the corner. I was driving down my favorite street and there was this barn in a field. There was a light dusting of snow. It made me smile and I love that spot in every season. I drove by that spot a couple of time to take in all the joy it gave me.

I thanked God for the moment and continued on to find more beauty….. When I got home, I knew I had to paint it…

Enjoy the video

 

Supplies Used: 11x 17 mdf board, vintage book pages from collage paks in the shop, fluid acrylic and medium body paints,( neutral grey, prussion blue hue, cobalt turquoise hue, titanium white, titan buff, raw umber, yellow ochre, carbon black) Palette knives various sizes, charcoal pencil

Stencils used: scribble flowers, scribbles, scribble squares

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Posted Jan 28, 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!

10 Comments

  1. Carole Morrison

    Shawn, you never cease to inspire me……to fill my soul with hope. This is an amazingly beautiful piece…….what ever it was that you saw in your mind’s eye, you captured!! I so “get” your vision…….your prayer was certainly answered…….you found the joy in the day!! I absolutely am filled with gratitude and peace and awe upon seeing trees with snow covering their branches, and the tall “dead” grasses covered in winter beauty. I know they are not “dead” by any stretch……they are just “waiting in the wings” for their time to come back. Thank you for sharing this beauty with us; and your heart and soul. May you be blessed with the Good Lord’s sweetest gifts today…..and every day!! Hugs to you…….
    Carole

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    • Shawn

      Thank you Carole! I love that you “get” it! I’m truly blessed some days take just a little more work to see it… but the beauty and joy is always there. Hugs and love!

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  2. soozyb2013

    The Winter Blues, I think it hits everyone and we all deal with it differently and some the same. I think art brings joy. Music! Important things to remember and find your happy place. The weather plays a role for sure in how we feel. We get a lot of rain here, so gray, so gloomy and my colour is with yarn right now. It works, make your own sunshine 🙂
    Love this picture, love the barn. Your flowers remind me of cotton.
    healing hugs and smiles

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    • Shawn

      Thank you and I’ll take all the healing hugs you have… we really do have to find our joy… somedays it’s easier thank others… thanks for watching!!

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  3. Nancy A Olsen

    Shawn , I love barns and this one is amazing. I’m not even close to having your talent but I’m saving this video to someday give it a try. Thank you again !!

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    • Shawn

      Thanks Nancy…. i’m sure your better than you think!

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  4. Lori Day

    I love all of your work, but am especially drawn to this one…love the process, the painting, and the message. It is truly like getting a hug from a painting, if that makes sense. Wish I could come paint with you…..

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    • Shawn

      Thank you Lori! I love that…. like getting a hug from a painting! that’s kind of what I hope each and every time I create! Hugs!

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  5. Irma

    Sooo beautiful, sooo inspiring! Hugs – Irma

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    • Shawn

      Thank you Irma!

      Reply

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