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Finger painting and no charcoal! Sunday Inspiration
Posted Jun 24, 2018
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This 12×12 original available HERE

Finger painting is always fun! There is a sense of freedom and childlikeness when I dip my finger in the paint. I love the rough unpredictable look that I get too! Decoart Media’s fluid acrylics work perfectly. The fluidity and concentration of color make spreading them sooo easy!

“Trust the timing of your life”

Too often, I’m focused on the next thing, or how I can move forward, which isn’t a bad thing, but sometimes I miss the lessons that need to happen in the present.

I really believe that each season of our lives comes with so many growth opportunities, especially in the hard times. You are in this very moment for a reason, maybe you don’t want to stay here for very long, but take a deep breathe and ask yourself, what can I learn, right now, this moment.

Then don’t forget to be grateful for the answers, the hard stuff and the grace.

Enjoy the video


 

Supplies Used: 12×12 MDF board, vintage papers, Deco art media matte medium and Fluid acrylics (Carbon black, Primary Cyan, Phthalo Turquoise, Green gold, Sap green, English red oxide, yellow oxide, Quinacridone magenta, cadmium orange hue, titanium white, titan buff, cobalt teal, naphthol red, diarylide yellow, blue-green light) Alchohol spray, gel pen in black and white

Stencil used: garden, in the garden, eucalyptus, flower gang 4, wildflower, flower garden

Have a great week!

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Posted Jun 24, 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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