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mixed media layered owl and choosing who you want to be Sunday Inspiration
Posted Oct 14, 2018
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This 9×12 original is available HERE

I layered it on thick in this piece, lots of texture with modeling paste, gesso and crackle paint and then I added some of my favorite papers and stencil work to make this just so yummy!

I want to thank you guys for so many wonderful messages and emails with love after sharing last week about my struggle with an email. As I read and re-read all the notes I got to thinking about my journey and how I haven’t always chosen the right response and remembered the knowledge and wisdom I received from some of my blunders and not so finer moments.  I also remembered how I decided to make changes in my life and live a more gracious life. I share more about this in the video, but the bottom line is that we choose who we are and how we show up in the world.

Enjoy the video


Supplies used:

9×12 mdf, Deco Art Media – matte medium, gesso, modeling paste, crackle paint, fluid acrylics (quin magenta, quin violet, cerilean blue hue, quin gold, cobalt teal hue, carbon black, titanium raw umber) collage papers

Stencils used: vintage crosses, woodland owl, old world mini, vintage quatrefoil, numbers, silhouette flowers 1 and 3

New stencils in the shop!! You can get them HERE:

One last thing…………. You have one more week to take advantage of the early bird pricing on my new workshop “Yummy Layered Background” Use coupon code: yummy to take $10.00 off!

These are the backgrounds that we will complete in the workshop You can see all the detail and purchase HERE

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

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Posted Oct 14, 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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