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“New Beginnings” mixed media flowers Sunday inspiration 3-17-19
Posted Mar 17, 2019

This original is available HERE

I love using my stencils as a guide, it allows me to create quick and not think too hard. It also helps me get the right perspective when creating. This piece was super simple and yet the colors really make is dramatic.

I never understood the anticipation for spring until I moved to the Northeast. Everyone, Including me, gets a little antsy about this time of year. I can feel the change happening, the letting go of winter and small signs of spring coming. We have a ways to go to get to summer but spring brings motivation and energy and a renewed sense of adventure.

If you are in the winter of your life, just know that it won’t last forever and winter serves a purpose, it prepares the ground for blooms, gives space to the soul to search and ponder. It allows us time to get perspective so that when spring does arrive we are ready for the adventure. My friend your new beginning is just waiting for you!

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Supplies used:

12×12 mdf board, variety of acrylic paint, Deco art matte medium, collage papers, stencils, charcoal pencils (med and ex. soft), white china marker, makeup brush, archival ink pad

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Stencils used:

silhouette flower2, flower silhouette 6, flower silhouette 3, daisy 1, wildflower, eucalyptus branch, in the garden, fun font, flower gang 5


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Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!

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Posted Mar 17, 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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