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Marabu art crayons to achieve a watercolor effect “Embrace change” Sunday Inspiration
Posted Aug 26, 2018

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I had a lot of fun playing with Marabu art crayons in this piece, wanting to get a watercolor effect so that all the vintage papers would show through. A little line work and I had these great flowers!

I share in today’s video about change and how it’s the only thing that’s constant. We can choose to embrace it or we can fight it. Change is not easy! it’s scary and there is a lot of uncertainty, but I also share one of my favorite quotes, “Great things never come from comfort zones”  Take the risk and go for it!

Enjoy the video


10×10 mdf wood panel, vintage paper, matte medium Marabu art crayon, ink tense pencil in black, charcoal pencils, uniball black pen, white gel pen, fineline applicator in white and black, vintage stamps with black acrylic paint

Stencils: flower gang 1 and flower gang 5

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Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!!

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Posted Aug 26, 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. susan kinne

    Such a wonderful message this morning. Everything you share is so relatable and encouraging. Thank you Shawn fpr sharing yourself with us. I receive so much from your grace.


  2. Nancy Olsen

    This is amazing ! I can’t wait to use my stencil like you did !!
    Thank you !


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