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Arteza paint doing things afraid Sunday inspiration mixed media
Posted Oct 28, 2018

I purchased a 60 set of Arteza acrylic paints and wanted to try them out on this project. I was pleasantly surprised with the quality compared to the price, so I will be getting more!

I also share how I work through fear every day, how I calm my anxiety and have grown my courage muscles. We can still be afraid, hesitant and unsure and walk forward through the fear and create the art, life, and relationships we want. Sometimes you just have to do it afraid!

Enjoy the video


Supplies used:

12×12 mdf board, fluid matte medium, vintage papers, soft black pastel

Ateeza acrylic paint (cochineal red, magenta light, raw sienna, yellow ochre, titanium white, Bordeaux red, cerelean blue, prussion blue, van dyke brown, deep yellow, burnt umber, mars black, sangria red, olive green)

Stencils used: pattern 5, pattern 6

Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!


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Posted Oct 28, 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. Marsha

    Thank you so much for sharing. You have such a kind and loving heart. You let us know we are not alone in life’s struggles

  2. Vicky

    You are a true inspiration in so many lovely and touching ways! Thank you for this beautiful art and encouragement!

    • shawn

      Thank you so much!

  3. Terry Lawson

    Shawn, Oh my gosh… seriously !! I have never watched a tutorial before. Because I love your style I thought I would watch it. Not only do I love your art, I had no idea that I would identify with the fear, panic and anxiety that I face every day. I am not alone. 😄 And I love the way you teach and encourage your followers. Thank you for sharing your story and secrets to beautiful artwork…♥️ Terry

    • shawn

      Terry, I so glad you are here and that my story can help. That’s why I do what I do! You are definitely not alone! You are loved!

  4. Vicki

    Absolutely wow!


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