I tried gouache for the first time in today’s Sunday inspiration. I figured if I failed miserably at it I could share my thoughts and how to do it better… but I loved it!
I love the look and feel of it and its versatility. There are a few tricks that I’ll share in the video, but overall it was perfect!
I also started this project in an untraditional way for me… Super heavy gesso as my foundation (no paper!) with lots of texture making going on with some drywall tape and a few other tricks.
This piece came from my head spinning in so many directions, feeling unsettle and so many words and worries inside that I just let it spill out on the surface. That’s why this piece is title “Words”.
I’m having a hard time focusing on any one thing… It’s really hard to explain, but everyone I talk to is feeling the same…
I share more about my thought process and inspiration about it in the video.
Have fun watching! Rest…. and let all your words spill out as you create!
Supplies used: 12 x 12 mdf board, super heavy gesso, regular gesso, liquitex matte medium, Arteza gouache in a variety of colors, Lukas acrylic in raw umber for glaze, Deco art glazing medium, Soho soft pastels, fineline applicator with a mix of black acrylic paint and airbrush medium, china marker in black and white, drywall tape, latch hook rug material and parchment paper to make texture, Krylon workable fixative to set the gouache
THIS WEEK STARTED THE CALM JOURNALING SERIES ON YOU TUBE
week one part one video
I wanted a way to add some calm and creativity to our world situation and I thought we could do it together!
1 word prompt for each page, for 4 weeks, quick and easy using very little supplies.
A simple way to distract from all the things and just be present in the moment with our art journals.
Word prompts are:
week 1 – love & joy week 2 – peace & patience
week 3 – faith & hope week 4 – gentleness & courage
Then we’ll finish the cover. This is just my way of helping calm my own anxiety and yours.
If you want to play along that would be great! Share what you’ve created on instagram #shawnpetite #calmjournaling and I will share them.
week one part 2 video
Addressing the Corona virus
I just want to let you know that we, (myself and the staff) are all practicing strict cleaning protecal …. disinfecting our hands, packaging and surfaces daily. Social distancing in the shop and all the things we are required to do.
I thought it would be important to let you know that,…. so that you have confidence when ordering.
Since we are a small team we are still able to be together. Everyone takes their temperature and we are extremely careful in all areas to get your orders out in a timely manner.
With that being said….. I’m unbelievably thankful for your orders. It is keeping us alive. It is paying for the salary of the staff that so depends on that right now.
Thank you, Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Be sure to support all you local small businesses out there, It makes such a big difference!
All of us here are picking one independent restaurant that is offering take out, to order food and lunches from and they are so grateful!
There are so many little things we each can do to help our communities and neighbors.
We are better together (at a safe distance :))
WE will get through this and there is still joy to be found in every day!
Thank you again for all you do to bless us!
Shawn, April, Patty, and Jenny