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“Follow your Heart” by CT Member Lisa Thill
Posted Feb 12, 2020

In this Mixed Media canvas project, I was feeling a little creatively blocked and I show the struggles I was having and how I overcame them. I needed to trust myself and “Go for it”. I love what I do and I need to believe I can do it. The piece of pattern paper was the largest inspiration for this Valentine’s piece. Happy Valentine’s day!!

Enjoy the Video!

Shawn’s Stencils: Door Large, Mediterranean duo 1, Numbers jumble, Butterflies with masks & Old type Text   

Matte Medium, Gesso, Deco Art Media Crackle Paste, Deco Art Raw sienna, Light Avocado, Cerulean Blue, Tim Holtz Mermaid Lagoon distress paint,  Burnt umber acrylic, Archival ink jet black, Generals charcoal pencil, White Pastel pencil, Pan Pastels, Craft Décor Chalk writer (black)





Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!

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Posted Feb 12, 2020
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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. Susan Kinne

    Such a cute piece. I enjoyed your video. Love how your heart looks so dimensional.

    • shawn


  2. Susie Risk

    I like all the techniques you used. Adding the pastels on the dots was really a special touch.

    • shawn

      Thanks Susie! hugs!


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