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“Grateful” mixed media by CT member Lisa Thill
Posted Dec 25, 2019

This piece was inspired by the time of year. Looking forward to the New Year. I was looking for inspiration in my stash box and found the birds, Saw the calendar and thought of the new year excitement. The pieces of ruler, I saw measuring patience. The project will be a focal point in my craft room to remind me that I am Grateful for what I am allowed to do right now and to keep it up and stay FOCUSED !!!

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List Products Used:

Shawn’s stencils : Lace, Doodle minis not masks, Old Type text

Matte mediumMDF Board 
Master’s touch-ocean green, Deco Art-Cerulean Blue, Tim Holtz-fossilized Amber, Deco Art-Margarita, Folk Art-Real Brown, Liquitex-Burnt Umber, Anitas-Antique white, scrapes from stash, generals charcoal pencil, Craft décor chalk writer(black), Signo white gel pen, Dr. Martins Bleed proof white




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Posted Dec 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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