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Courage painting on canvas by creative team member Beth Uhe
Posted Feb 7, 2018

By Beth Uhe
This project came about as I was reflecting back on the past year.  I had decided at the beginning of the year that I would start sharing my art online.  It was a scary prospect because I wasn’t at all certain that people would like what I created.  I put my brave girl pants on and shared anyway, and the results were amazing.  Not only did people like my work, they embraced it.  I made a lot of new friends, was given some amazing opportunities, and had a year in which many of my dreams came true.
I share my story in the hope that you will find the courage to reach out of your comfort zone and share your art more.  You alone have a gift that the world needs to see.

Products used
Shawn Petite stencils:
Acrylic paint:
Golden Fluid – Anthroquinone Blue and Titan Buff
Golden Heavy Body – Titanium White, Quinacridone Magenta, Light Magenta
Liquitex Heavy Body – Sap Green Permanent, Green Gold
Stabilo All pencil
Charcoal pencil

Black oil pastel

You can see more from Beth on her website:
and Instagram
Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!
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Posted Feb 7, 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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