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“Letting Go” mixed media Woman by New Creative Team Member Lisa Holzl
Posted Sep 30, 2020

When  I began to paint, I wasn’t sure what my end result was going to be. I went for it. I chose 3-4 colors (acrylics yellow, yellow-green, green, and a pop of color, purple),  I also brought in white, water-soluble charcoal, and crayons.

I began with the process of using the stencils to show pain (scribbles stencil). To create distress, I usually show my emotions and put them on canvas/board. I added layers with found images.

My story begins with pain but wanted to create layers to show we can be lifted through by “letting go” of what we are carrying in our daily lives.

I used the feather stencil to show a lightness of the feeling of letting go off our burdens. I put the feathers in her hair. As the process began to show itself; I felt I needed to lighten the background.

I love to see how my painting emerges from one thought to another.

Enjoy the Video!

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Shawn Petite Stencils: Feathers Stencil 8×10 and Scribbles Stencil 8×10




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Posted Sep 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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