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Willingness to let go to create a masterpiece Sunday Inspiration
Posted Feb 18, 2018

Freedom and change happen when we let go of the old and start building the new. Walk through that door, take the first step. Freedom is waiting for you,

My mentors in art have always said that you have to been willing to let go of the background to get to the masterpiece. It’s so true, while the background it vital to the whole and tells the story of the piece, we don’t stop creating when the background is complete, we keep working and changing elements. In the process, there is always an ugly phase of a painting and then it happens, everything comes together, the vision is there for where our creativeness will take us.

This also applies to life, we have to be willing to let go of the past, to build a better future. Change can feel scary and ugly, but if we keep working the path will become clear, it might take some time but it will happen. Our background is part of our story, it’s our history but it does not define our future. Be willing to let go.

Enjoy the video

Supplies Used: 12×12 mdf board (old creation) vintage papers, (link to original video), a variety of acrylic paints, (studio 71 medium body, deco art fluid acrylics) photo of old door, charcoal pencil,

Just a reminder that all the originals are on sale until tomorrow!…, some discounted up to 70% off. There are still some really great pieces left.

Have a great week, be inspired, create and know that you are loved!

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Posted Feb 18, 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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