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Happiness is a journey by creative team member Mary Szymanski
Posted Aug 8, 2018

Happiness is a Journey

This is my last post for Shawn’s Design Team, and I thought the theme, “happiness is a journey”, was very appropriate here. This was my first ever Design Team, and Shawn took a chance on me!  It was the start of a journey that hasn’t stopped yet (I’m on several other DTs now) and I’m so happy to have been given the opportunity to share my art with everyone! I hope your journey is as happy as mine!

My Supply List:
8×10 Art Board
Liquitex white gesso
Shawn Petite Door 2 stencil
Liquitex Super Heavy Gesso
Picture cut from heavy paper or card stock
Liquitex Fluid Matte Medium
Golden Fluid Acrylics in Green Gold and Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics in Cobalt Turquoise and Sap Green
Dina Wakely Heavy Body Acrylic in Night
Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic in Raw Umber
Break Reese Gold Modeling Paste
Shawn Petite Garden 2 stencil
Uniball Gold Gel Pen
Faber Castell Pitt Pen Big Brush in Dark Indigo
White Posca Pen
Shawn Petite Background Words stencil
Hobby Lobby Craft Embellishments Metal Flower Cluster
Ranger Glossy Accents
Recollections Mixed Media Embellishments Lace Frame
Krylon 18kt Gold Leafing Pen
7 Dots Studio Quote Sticker
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Happy crafting!
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Posted Aug 8, 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. Nancy A Olsen

    I love how this all came together ! Beautiful ! I have the smaller stencil now I see where I need the larger one also ! I also love the look of the acrylic glazing liquid . My wish list is growing !! Thank you so much for the inspiration of your video !


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