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Pan pastels and winter cardinal
Posted Dec 9, 2018

This piece has such rich colors and yummy texture and yet so easy to create. Love using Pan pastels to create softness and deep color.

This was inspired by conversations I’ve had this last week with a few that are feeling the pressure and aloneness of the holidays.

I hope you enjoy the video and the story I share about finding peace during the holiday season.


Supplies used: 8×10 mdf board, gesso, vintage papers, scrapbook papers, charcoal pencil

Arteza paints (sky blue, cerelean blue, yellow ochre, raw umber, mars black, yellow green, chromium oxide green, prussion green, titanium white, quin magenta, quin red)

Pan pastels, deep violet, violet, raw umber, ultra marine blue

Stencils used: doodle circles, pine cones, trees 2

Be inspired, create and know that you are loed!

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Posted Dec 9, 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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