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Let’s be real Sunday inspiration 12-15-19
Posted Dec 15, 2019
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For today”s Sunday inspiration, I played with my pressed paper technique and integrating collage with acrylics. I also created some yummy texture with gesso.

The inspiration for this piece-

“You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to carefully kept. Generally, by the tie you are real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in your joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.” Margery Williams Bianco (The Velveteen Rabbit)

I’ve read this quote many times but I love how depending on the place that we’re at in our lives something can have a whole new meaning or touch something deep down in our souls.

I love that “You become” is a sentence. It’s action, it’s a journey. You are working to become real. and to that, I say YES!

It is our journey, all the hard stuff, the hurt, the joy the misunderstand, the learning that makes us who we are, that teaches us to be real. That shows us how strong we can be. It takes time!

I think back to who I was when I was 20 ……… and all the lessons I needed, to get here. Every year I learn more and more about myself and being real. And I’m so grateful for those that have traveled with me on the journey, and thought that I wasn’t ugly, because the understood!

I share more about it in the video…. enjoy!

THe orginal is available HERE and the print is available HERE

supplies used: 12 x12 mdf board, Liquitex matte medium, Lukas cryl acrylic paint (olive green, alizarin crimson hue, raw umber, beige, terra cotta, teal, permanent violet) General charcoal pencil, white china marker, gesso

stencils used: Mediterranian duo, roses and peonies, flower gang 4, flower silhouette 2

Collage paks used: 4-23-17 and 9-11-16

Just a reminder that these 4 stencils and collage paks will be on sale this week

Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!

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Posted Dec 15, 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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