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Peaceful, collage, gesso and blessed mixed media Sunday Inspiration 8-19-18
Posted Aug 19, 2018

This original is available HERE

I drew my inspiration from some cotton stems that I have on my mantle that always feels so peaceful. Need a little peace this week I knew that I wanted to paint these stems.

Then getting little messages throughout the day for the message of this piece it all came together. I am always amazed at how the inspiration and the message come when I least expect it.

I share in today’s video my process including how to easily create a hand-painted font and what practice means in art and in finding the blessings in our everyday lives.

Enjoy the video!


Supplies used:

12×12 mdf board, vintage papers, Deco art matte medium, gesso and fluid acrylics, (prussion blue hue, carbon black, burnt umber) Americana glazing medium, palette knife, Sennelier soft pastels in white, Spectra fix to set the chalk pastels, black soft pastel

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I used the garden 2 stencil in my first layer.


Have a great Sunday, be inspired, create and know that you are loved!


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Posted Aug 19, 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. Maria

    Perfect! The timing of me watching this, the art you created and the message after…perfect!!! I don’t believe in coincidences so I was supposed to see this at this exact moment. Thank you for sharing your art and your wisdom.

  2. Mindy

    Thank you for this Shawn! I definitely needed this today, on so many levels ❤️Thank you for sharing your heart and soul with us all! You are loved!

    • shawn

      Thank you Mindy, I love it when the timing is right to get an encouraging word!

  3. Melissa

    I love watching you create!
    How do you mix the black and white you use in the fine liner bottles?

    • shawn

      Thank you so much!

  4. Sandi pulizzi

    I am blessed to have hour art in my home.

    • shawn

      Oh I’m so glad you like them! Thank you!


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