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Create a beautiful life mixed media canvas Sunday Inspiration
Posted Mar 11, 2018

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Create a beautiful life

I have been wanting to do this for a long time and I positively love it.

I know that this piece might not appeal to everyone, but it is what makes me happy and that’s what creating is all about.

That’s why I titled it create a beautiful life, because that’s life too. Our lives might look silly or stupid to someone else, or dreams might get scoffed at or snickered at but they’re our dreams (your dreams) and however funny to someone one else, it’s our own beautiful journey.

So create your life how you want, with what make you happy and don’t let anyone tell you how it should look.

Enjoy the video


Supplies Used:

18×24 canvas, heavy duty card board, scraps and pieces from collage paks, acrylic paints (craft, fluid), mini paint roller, metal elements, charcoal pencil, marks all pencil

Stencils used: scribbles, borders, pattern 1, pattern 2, feathers, stacked stonedoodle numbers, doodle leaves, doodle lines, doodle triangles

some of the collage paks used in this piece: vintage birds, ledger papers, botany flower book, collage pak for sunday inspiration 5-14-17

Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!



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Posted Mar 11, 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. jane

    I love this Shawn! I hope to make one! Thanks for sharing!


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