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” Be The Woman” – Mixed Media Gallery Panel by CT member Cara-Renee Wolf
Posted Feb 19, 2020

12 x 16 x 1.5 Gallery Depth Wood Panel.
I had so much fun creating this piece. I love it when the process flows and the heart engages in the process. The most beautiful art for me comes with my heart’s engagement. The quote “Be the woman you needed as a girl” really spoke to me. Many of us have holes, or at the least, pockets of pain around things that we needed but didn’t get as children. As I worked on this piece, the truth that I had done just that…I have been the woman that I needed when I was small. I felt joy as I created and it came with a sense of resolution and closure. A confirmation that the choices that we make, whether big or small DO make a difference in the trajectory of our lives and the health of our souls. When we learn to love ourselves, the world opens up every possibility.

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Products used:
Shawn Petite StencilsLace, Numbers Jumbled & Scribble
Background papers: Variety of pages from Shawn’s collage packs
Paints: Golden fluid acrylics in Green Gold, Paynes Gray, Cadmium Yellow Medium & Titan Buff
Acrylic Inks: Liquitex Titanium White for spatters
Golden Matte Medium for adhering background papers, Liquitex Gesso, Ranger Black Archival Ink, 2 kinds of lace scraps to create the frame around the sentiment, General’s charcoal pencil for shading, Soho soft pastel in black, yellow & blue

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Posted Feb 19, 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 Comment

  1. Marguerite

    This is beautiful. I love the intuitive process you take to reach the finished piece. Thank you so much for sharing this.


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