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Simple Watercolor Deer on Watercolor Paper by CT- Member Carisa Zglobicki
Posted Sep 25, 2019

When I first chose my stencils to start my term with the Shawn Petite Creative Team, this Deer 2 stencil completely stole my heart and I new I wanted to use it to create a piece with watercolors. See, I don’t have the confidence to draw freehand (something I’m working on) and I just envisioned this deer in watercolor with a crown of flowers so that’s what I’m sharing with you today. I love the freedom in watercolors – they have taught me to let go when I want to control everything. I have learned to love the beauty in the unexpected blooms, mixes and reactions as it takes a life of its own on the paper. Something that I’ve found permeate through my life outside of art. Who knew a medium could teach you so much? I hope you will enjoy this process video today and I look forward to creating more with you all this year!

Enjoy the Video!

Project supplies:

Shawn Petite Stencil: Deer 2

Shizen Professional Grade Watercolor Paper

Silver Black Velvet Brush Round 8

Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors: Aussie Red Gold, Quinacridone Burnt Orange, Rose of Ultra Marine, Undersea Green, Jane’s Grey, Imperial Purple, Shadow Violet, Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Genuine





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Posted Sep 25, 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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