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Eggshell texture, walnut ink mixture and You are beautiful Sunday inspiration
Posted May 13, 2018

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You are beautiful…. celebrate a beautiful woman today!

So many beautiful things in this piece! Some fun texture with egg shells, a permanent walnut ink mixture and some lovely papers. Also a great story and wonderful reminder that sometimes it’s not easy to see ourselves as beautiful.

My hope is that today you remind yourself of just how amazing you are. How beautiful inside and out you are and that you tell yourself that over and over! Come here the story.

Enjoy the video

Supplies Used: 12×12 mdf board, Deco art media gesso, egg shells, matte medium, walnut ink, Deco art media fluid acrylic paint ( titanium white, yellow oxide ) , palette knife, vintage papers, charcoal pencil


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Posted May 13, 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. Dianne Nash

    Thank you for the inspiration. I do hope I can convince myself that I am beautiful. Blessings to you Shawn💞

    • shawn

      You are!! so beautiful!

  2. Moira Armitage

    thank you Shawn for such a lovely and Beautiful piece. For me this is one of your best. It is hard to find beauty within yourself but it is there in all of us. Thankyou for sharing this experience.

    • shawn

      Thank you so much!!


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