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Letting it go with Liquitex acrylic sprays Sunday inspiration 8-30-20
Posted Aug 30, 2020
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It was a long journey to get to this piece for today’s Sunday video.

I spent hours playing with Liquitex spray paint on another piece only…. to get to the end and know that it wasn’t what I wanted. It didn’t represent exactly what I was feeling.

So as soon as I finished the first piece and gave myself a break, I then went back to work to excavate all that was happening inside of me.

I’ve struggled with anxiety this week for lots of reasons, but I had so many words inside of me, so much energy for what I wanted to say… but struggled to get it out.

One of the best things that always happens in the creative process even in pieces that don’t make the cut are the lessons.

When I went back to create this piece it came together in just about half an hour. I already knew what I liked from the first piece and what I didn’t.

There is never a time creating that doesn’t teach me something about myself or techniques.

I share more about this crazy journey in the video.

This original is available HERE, the prints are available HERE

Supplies used:

12×12 mdf board, Liquitex spray paint (quin magenta, yellow gold, black), Liquitex acrylic ink ( raw umber, carbon black), Deco art Americana paint (cobblestone, sand gray), gesso, Liquitex fluid matte medium, black sharpie, archival ink stamp pad, makeup brush, letter stamp, black and magenta soft pastel, spectra fix to fix the soft pastel

Stencils used:

modern font, boulders, old type text, scribble squares, bold numbers

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Coming up………..

Wednesday, Sept 2nd – Mystele and I will be creating together again for a creative nightcap on Mysteles Facebook page. At 8pm CST 9pm EST

Friday Sept. 4th New stencils in the shop. Lots of fun!

Sunday September 6th – New workshop called “Shelter” – Keep an eye out for the release!

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Posted Aug 30, 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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