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Mixed media girl “Do what you can” Sunday Inspiration
Posted Jan 6, 2019

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Do what you can, where you are, with what you have. – Theodore Roosevelt

Over the last few weeks, I have been struggling with energy and motivation along with just the hustle of the holiday season. I also had a surprise and not a good one that came up after a visit to my doctor. (everything is fine) I share about my journey as December came to a close.

I share about having to remind myself that our own personal journey doesn’t have to look like anyone else’s. That it’s messy and uncomfortable at times. I also had to remind myself that I don’t have to be strong all the time or have things together. Because sometimes you have to do what you can, where you are, with what you have!

Enjoy the video!


Supplies used:

8×10 mdf board, Deco art media matte medium,  Super heavy gesso, Deco art media matte medium, fluid acrylics (quin magenta, titanium white, sap green, cobalt turquoise, raw umber, yellow oxide) Liquitex basics acrylic paint, carbon black and neutral gray.  Vintage papers.

Stencils used: vintage postage 1, flower silhouette 2, flower silhouette 1, pattern 5

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Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!

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Posted Jan 6, 2019
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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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