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Taking risks with bright colors Sunday inspiration 11-17-19
Posted Nov 17, 2019

This weeks Sunday inspiration is all about taking risks, about being uncomfortable and stepping outside of the box.

I was inspired by this quote “what single brave decision do you need to make today?”

I love it because it broke down this huge unbearable thing of being brave into one single act. One single decision, not a million not a huge endeavor, but one single thing. When said that way being brave doesn’t seem so scary.

So I illustrated the meaning and the story of this piece by being brave with bold colors and unusual patterns together.

I share more about it in the video. Enjoy!

Supplies used: 8×10 mdf board, collage paper, DecoArt gesso, matte medium, modeling paste, Decoart media fluid acrylics (quin gold, Diarylide yellow, transparent red iron oxide, cobalt teal, raw umber) Americana glazing medium, Sharpie paint markers in black and white, Charcoal pencil, Spectrafix fixative, mixed media paper

Stencils used: old type text (not pictured), Mediterranean minis, numbers jumble (These will be on sale this week)

The collage paper that I used is available free in the subscriber resource library. If you are not a subscriber of the weekly email you can sign up HERE.

One last thing……..

The Art Bundle for Good came out this week and it’s AMAZING! 98 resources and workshops.

I have two workshops included in the bundle – Transparent layers workshop and The magic of tissue paper workshop.

Some of my favorite artists are part of this bundle so I hope you get a chance to check it out and sign up.

The sign up is only one week so don’t wait or you’ll miss out! Check it out HERE

Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!

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Posted Nov 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!


  1. Deborah Genard

    I have noticed in your videos that the stencils have a little black clip\hook on them. How do you store your stencils?

    • shawn

      Deborah, I will be doing a quick video on how I store my stencils. coming next week. But, have a custom-built stencil holder and put clips on my stencils and hang them.

  2. cindy mccusker

    Tried to clink into the “more information” regarding the Art Bundle and received site that said it was unavailable. Just an fyi for you.


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