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Living and learning strength crash the stash
Posted Feb 15, 2018

This week I have been reflecting on my journey and the lessons I’ve learned along the way. The strength that I gained from every step and learning to enjoy the beauty along the way.

I love layering and being able to see each layer on top of the other. It tells the story and asks the viewer to come along.

Enjoy the video


Supplies Used: Canson 9xx12 mixed media journal, Deco art media matte medium, gesso and fluid acrylics ( quinicridone magenta, Cobalt blue, yellow oxide, vermillion, raw umber) Americana glazing medium, charcoal pencil, palette knife, vintage papers and scraps from the stash

Stencils Used: stacked stone, doodle leaves, background words, old classroom text

Be ispired, create and know that  you are loved!


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Posted Feb 15, 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!

1 Comment

  1. Nancy A Olsen

    Your work inspires me like no other. Since I found your blog I watch every video and feel so much more confident in my own work. Sometimes it’s just a small thing ,another time it’s huge but I always learn from you . Mostly to relax ,enjoy and be delighted what I create .For that I thank you.


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