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Angel of kindness Sunday inspiration 11-29-20
Posted Nov 29, 2020

This is the largest angel piece I’ve done, but I think I might do them this size from now on….!

I used the large vintage angel wings which were perfect… and really dug into my soft pastels to get some yummy color.

I also worked hard at letting the papers show through… which is hard for me cause I love all the layers!

This last week it seems that tension is high, with the holidays and then add in all the things of 2020 and people are stretched to the limit.

I was at the store getting a few last-minute things for Thanksgiving when a gal came around the corner with her cart at full speed and just about ran into me….

I stopped quickly.. said, “oh gosh! I’m sorry” and she looked at me, and said “me too” very sharply and started to speed away…. and I said “Have a good day” and tried to give my best smile with my eyes since that’s all we’ve got with our masks on.

She stopped and looked at me like I’d spoken a foreign language. And then her shoulders loosened up and in a very kind soft voice, she said you too.

Sometimes that’s all it might take to make someone’s day. Someday’s it might take a bit more,

but kindness can truly soften the hard edges of life…. and that is how the angel of kindness piece came to be.

I share more about it in the video

The original is available here and the print is available HERE

Supplies used:

11×14 mdf board, Liqtuitex fluid matte medium and gesso, Arteza vintage tones acrylic paint, Nova color texture paste, Americana acrylic paint, watersoluable graphite pencil, stabilo all pencil, posca pen, fineline applicator, Liquitex acrylic ink in transparent raw umber, Soft pastels

Stencils used: Wildflower 1, wildflower 3, flower silhouette 6, 12 x16 vintage angel wings

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Posted Nov 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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