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“Vintage Art Panel – Angels & Daughters” by CT Member Cara-Renee
Posted Apr 29, 2020

I loved the creating of this piece. It was a project I had been planning for a bit but the creating of it snuck up on me.  The sentiment is something so many of us can relate to…Angels are often disguised as daughters. This piece was emotionally charged for me- not only as I shine with pride for my adult daughters who are with me but also for the ones who are not. Though time does not change the past and grief lingers 40 years later…healing does come. Each time I am able to sit close with my grief and my memories, a little more healing occurs. Creating this project was just one more time I was able to spend time in that place of sadness but also deep gratitude for my life and my family. I have 2 amazing daughters who are elementary school teachers and my heart bursts with pride at all that they are, what they are doing, who they are raising…they are exceptional humans. I am honored. I know that mother’s day can evoke a lot of mixed feelings, I know it does for me. I hope that you are able to be present with whatever place you are in and honor that. You are so precious and loved. Thank you for watching!

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Products used:

Stencils from Shawn PetiteLace & Background Words

Background papers from an Etsy Shop I frequent, Golden Fluid Acrylics- Raw Umber, Titan Buff & Bone Black, Craft Acrylics – Hauser Green Light & Light Pink, Ribbon, lace, vintage music pages & metal bits from my stash, Liquitex Matte Medium, Liquitex Heavy Gel, Golden Glazing Medium, 8 x 10 Gallery Depth Wood Panel

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Posted Apr 29, 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!


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