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Doodles, collage and pan pastels “Take a risk” Sunday inspiration
Posted Jun 17, 2018

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This 20×20 canvas was sooo fun to create,  I took a risk and stepped outside my comfort zone and I’m so glad I did! Doodle, collage and some pan pastels helped create this fun piece.

Taking a risk and stepping outside our comfort zone is always scary. The uncertainty, not knowing how things will turn out and the possibility of failing is always part of the journey. But if we can use our courage muscles, there is always magic when we try something new or take a step towards our dreams. Even if things don’t go as planned, there is beautiful lessons to be learn if we can remain open. Too often, I know I’ve shut down and gone back into my safety cave when things went wrong, when I dared to move forward and I think that’s ok for a short time, while we rest and re energize our courage muscles.

Take a risk today, make the call, ask for the raise, paint the painting, take the trip and wait for the magic and the lessons!

I hope you enjoy the video


Supplies Used: 20×20 primed canvas, Americana premium acrylic paint ( prussion blue hue, titan buff, green gold, cadmium yellow hue, quinacridone gold, quinacridone violet, dioxazine purple, ) Deco art media fluid acrylic ( carbon black, titan buff), pan pastels (black and white), deco art media matte medium, black soft pastel (for edges) Fine tip brushes for doodles, credit card to spread paint and smooth papers, alcohol in a spray bottle

Stencils used: flower drawing, magnolia, flower gang 5, flower gang 1 & 2, flower gang 4, vines, in the garden,

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Posted Jun 17, 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

    You never cease to amaze me. Thanks so much. Happy Sunday, love.😀🌻🎵😁😘

  2. Nancy A Olsen

    Wow ! I love this and so excited because I have the stencils to give it a try ! Thank you so much for all the wonderful ideas !


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