close-up of a mixed media art piece
YOU make a difference Sunday inspiration 4-12-20
Posted Apr 12, 2020

Today I wanted to make something for YOU and for all those that are serving us in so many ways while we are home.

I created this with some wonderful vintage wallpapers (new to the shop) and some yummy colors. I also share how I make quick collage papers that I used for the hearts, so that I could get just the right colors.

I share in the video how grateful I am to you, for being part of my community and so lovingly sharing this crazy journey called life.

This print is free to you and I also made some small cards to give away to those that are working so hard in the medical field, grocery store and delivery workers. You can download them in the resource library and share the love.

I hope you enjoy the video and know how important you are!

Supplies used: 8×10 mdf board, Liquitex matte medium, Deco art Americana paints (cobblestone, avocado, celery green, cactus flower) Golden fluid acrylic (quinacridone magenta), Lukas acrylic (beige, yellow ocher, Karmin red, raw umber) black acrylic paint, brayer, Soho soft pastel, Generals charcoal pencil


Lace, mosaic minis, Mediterranean minis

New collage pak downloadable version or printed version

These images are free to you in the resource library. If you are not a subscriber you can do that HERE

Calm Journaling series will wrap up this week

In case you’ve missed out on this….

A 4 week series of videos called “Calm Journaling”
Real-time video of easy quick art journal pages with one word to use as a prompt to create with.
2 videos each week – Tuesday & Friday of each week
Week 1 – Love & joy
Week 2 – peace & patience
Week 3 – faith & hope
week 4 – gentleness & courage
Then we’ll finish the cover

calm journal –

3-27-20 paitience:
3-31-20 faith:
4-3-20 hope:
4-7-20 gentleness
4-10-20 courage

Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!

Closing signature

This post contains affiliate links 

This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission and we are disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Posted Apr 12, 2020
Headshot photo of artist

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. Penny M

    I’m so glad that you shared this video and images today. It has brightened my solitary day, another day of many spent alone. Your free images are amazing. Thank you so much for making those available. Your art is very inspiring and I hope you have a good Easter. Thank you again.


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Graphic for mixed media insider membership

Mixed media insider Membership

A monthly subscription to creativity. Each month new workshops, Sunday inspiration breakdown, mixed media basics, techniques and so much more.


Learn more and free preview

Spice Up Your Inbox!

Our creative art resources are full of joy and inspiration! By joining my mailing list you get access to our free, subscriber-only resource library and more! Join today to get 20% off your first order!