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“Good for the Soul” by CT Member Lisa Thill
Posted Jun 3, 2020

My inspiration for this piece came from working outside in the yard planting my flowers. A neighbor stopped to watch and said, “gardening is good for the Soul. I thought about that the rest of the evening and thought of several things that are “Good for the Soul” and my piece was born.

Enjoy the Video!

List Products Used:

Shawn’s Stencils: Spring Wreath, let it Fly 2, Old type Text, Garden 2, Fall Words 2.

Working on a 9×12 Grumbacher Acrylic Notebook with In & Out pages, matte medium, Superheavy gesso, music sheet, Player Piano roll old newsprint. Archival inks fern, Library green, potting soil, and jet black, makeup brushes, 6b extra soft charcoal pencil, Derwent watercolor pencils, Vintage photo distress crayon, Black chalk writer. Paint colors: Burnt Umber. Pan Pastel. Brown Stabilo all pencil.





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Posted Jun 3, 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. Nancy A Olsen

    I really enjoyed watching this video , thank you for the inspiration ! I also use old piano rolls for added interest in my art journals and boards. What a good idea to add water around the tissue paper to tear with interest ! I never thought of doing that 🙂


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