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Bottle in the Ocean – Mixed Media Journaling by CT member Susana Magenheimer
Posted Sep 18, 2019

This is my premier project for Shawn Petite’s 2020 Creative Team! My inspiration and symbolism is the bottle in the ocean. I saw the bottle as representing my many years in the bottle creating. Floating in a sea of opportunities that I couldn’t get to. I thought it would be cathartic to create a visualization of the feeling I had finally escaping out of the bottle. I escaped by practicing my skills and being brave to put myself out there so these opportunities, that were everywhere, could find me. I hope you enjoy the accompanying process video where I show creative ways to use Shawn Petite’s collage packs and stencils.

Enjoy the Video!!

Products used:

Shawn Petite Collage Packs and Collage Pak for Sunday Inspiration 7-24-16 Grow instant download

Shawn Petite Stencils: Mediterranean Duo, Boats and Birds, True North, Mandalas

DCWV ghost stories

Liquitex Matte Medium

Prima ReDesign Chalk Paint Dusty Rose

General Pencil 6b soft

Gelly Roll white 08

Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff

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Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!

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Posted Sep 18, 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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