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“Your Light” inspired by a magazine page Sunday Inspiration
Posted Dec 8, 2019

I love it when something random can spark an idea or your creativity.

As I was thumbing through a magazine, I found this page that had a sparkle of light at the top. The color was soft and somewhat grungy and had this peaceful feeling and I knew immediately I wanted to use it for something.

I tore out the page and stuck it in my journal that I use to plan my art and waited for the right quote to come to bring it all together

As I put this together not everything went as I drew it up in my mind and I love the unexpected things that happened that made it just right!

I share in the video how a single light… YOUR light is so needed in this crazy world. How just one kind act can have a ripple effect that can change the lives of so many.

Keep shining, keep being bright, brilliant, smart, loving. Don’t play small, shine my love…. SHINE!

Enjoy the video.

This original is available HERE, the prints are available HERE

Supplies used: 8×10 mdf board, Liquitex matte medium, gesso, magazine page and scrap paper, Lukas cryl acrylic paint, (raw umber, vandyke brown, olive green, beige) Arteza acrylic paint ( light apricot, pink, yellow, vermillion), Golden fluid acrylic (paynes gray, indian yellow hue) Decoart media fluid acrylic (teal) Archival ink pad in coffee and potting soil, make up brush, charcoal pencil, black soft pastel, china marker in white

STencils used: Candles and scribble marks 2

Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!

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Posted Dec 8, 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. Yvonne

    Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful art, I enjoy all your
    video s. would you please tell me the author of this verse for the candle piece.

    • shawn

      Thanks for watching! The author is Robert Alden. Have a great day!

  2. Carol Bell

    Love your generosity is sharing your talent. I am hypnotized watching you. Would never have thought I would love this style since I have been a decorative painter but have definitely fallen in love with it.
    Thank you so much.

    • shawn

      Carol, your so sweet, thanks so much for watching! Have fun creating!


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