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Continuing to create when I get lost, mixed media cardinal
Posted Jun 30, 2019

I had great inspiration and ideas for this project, but got lost in the middle of it.

You know what I’m talking about… when you’re creating and it’s not looking the way you thought and you’re now staring at it asking yourself, what does it need. Or where do I go next?

There are a couple of things that I do to finish. For me I work start to finish. I rarely if ever stop and come back to a piece, because I’m trying to capture the emotion and meaning I have when I start a piece.

I will share what I do to work through it and the beautiful inspiration behind this Love cardinal.

Enjoy the video

Supplies used:

8×8 mdf board, vintage papers, deco art media matte medium and gesso, golden high flow acrylic, (titanium white, turquois, teal cerulean blue hue) deco art media fluid acrylic pyrole red, primary magenta, engilish red oxide, Americana paint avocado, sharpie water base paint marker in black and white, black gel pen, signio white pen, make up brush, archival ink in potting soil, generals charcoal pencil, tissue paper

Stencils used: Cardinal – this stencil is on sale this week!

The free vintage paper in the resource library. If you’re not a subscriber you can sign up here, to get access to the library

New Collage paks in the shop

There is a coupon code for $4.00 off when you purchase 2 or more. The coupon code will be in your weekly email or in the subscriber resource library.

American birds history book
mini butterfly book
vintage guide to trees
vintage tree book
vintage plant book
butterfly notebook

There is still time to submit for the creative team. You can get all the infor HERE

Be inspired, create and know that you are loved

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Posted Jun 30, 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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