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Mixed media layers with collage, inks, Stabilo pencils and soft pastels – Sunday inspiration 10-11-20
Posted Oct 11, 2020

I started this piece without a plan, I had my inspiration and a tiny idea, but decided to just start and let each layer come together.

I use a lot of supplies, that’s usually what happens when I’m not sure what direction to take, I just keep trying until something lights me up.

Today’s inspiration came from another book I’m reading (Listed below are all the books that are on my desk right now). It’s “Invitations from God” by Adele Calhoun.

As I move through this book, each chapter gives you 5 things to think about before you dive in. And in this particular chapter, the very first thing, the author asks me (us) to “see people as Jesus does – the most important thing in the world”

It was like water to dry soil, it felt so good to hear those words, when it feels like so, so many are divided and angry in your country, state, neighborhoods, families.

So I scribbled a little doodle of an idea, in the pages of the book as I read and then I grabbed my stuff and started painting. I share more about my inspiration in the video.

Have fun watching!

The original is available HERE and the prints available HERE

Supplies used:

12×12 mdf board,

Liquitex fluid matte medium, Liquitex spray paint, Liquitex acrylic inks (transparent raw umber, deep violet, raw sienna, yellow oxide, muted green),

Lukas acrylic paint (teal & indian yellow), Deco art Americana acrylic paint (avocado, sand gray, sugared peach),

Nova Color acrylic (fluorescent magenta, quin magenta, flesh, med violet purple, Phalo blue

Stabilo all pencil and woody pencils, Soho soft pastels, general charcoal pencil


journal writing mask, mud cloth 1, spring leaves 1, garden 2, faces tilted, faces looking over, faces straight, daisy 2, vintage wallpaper 1, hydrangea trio, roses and peonies

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This collage pak will be on sale this week in the shop

printed versiondownloadable version

The book “Invitations from God” – see it here

I made this journal page this week live. You can watch the video HERE

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Posted Oct 11, 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. Libby Greenberg

    Not receiving my email notifications for the last two Sundays Inspirations. Did the sign in process change?

  2. Terri D Randall

    Love the faces with flowers and sentiment. Beauty begets beauty, and the Holy Spirit in you begets His beauty in you!

    • shawn

      Terri, Thank you so much! What a beautiful compliment. Just trying to be a servant. Hugs

  3. Terri D Randall

    And being a servant is the best we can do! Hugs back at ya..


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