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Texture paste and acrylic ink mixed media Sunday inspiration 2-21-21
Posted Feb 21, 2021

I love this page…. the simplicity and yet all the details and meaning.

The grungy texture and yummy texture paste and acrylic add so much moody depth.

As I was doing my planning for the business and I was looking at my calendar, I realized that we are almost at a year from the first Covid lockdown… and I thought to myself… man it feels like the longest winter.

Winter is not my favorite season… at least not in Ohio (we’ve been here 5 years now). It’s cold and gloomy and snowy. And this year has been no exception. January and February are the hardest.

I start to get a little anxious for the season to change, and then coupled with Covid restrictions…. it feels really looong!

When I came across this quote I knew it was perfect for how I was feeling and I’ve never actually read the whole quote… and I loved it!

In the video I share more about how, like the quote says, I’m pushing back against winter because I know there is something better coming.

Enjoy the video

Supplies used:

Handmade journal, Liquitex gesso, Liquitex matte gel, Nova color texture paste, Arteza Acrylic paint in Gray and cold gray, Lukas cryl acrylic in raw umber, Liquitex acrylic ink in transparent raw umber, Stabilo all pencil, Palette knife, silicone brush


Numbers 1, Moroccan tiles 1, Moroccan tiles 4, Bold numbers

Collage paks that I used: THESE WILL BE ON SALE THIS WEEK

Vintage ledger & journal – printed version or download version

vintage ephemera – printed version or download version

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Posted Feb 21, 2021
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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. Terri D Randall

    So beautiful and that statement really hit home. I live in FL so really can’t complain about the winters but this one has been a bit colder and I thank God that we have a common sense Governor that hasn’t shut the state down. My husband has underlying health issues so we have pretty much stayed home as much as possible. I really miss my church family and this time of year I’m usually getting ready to do a Tea for the ladies in my church, unfortunately not this year! 🙁 Any way, I know that no matter what the circumstance “God is good” and in control, but having things to look forward like you Sunday Inspiration helps me greatly to find the bright spots. Thanks for being such a good sharing person, a blessing!
    In His love, Terri

  2. Nancy A Olsen

    You are amazing ! This is just the perfect inspiration I needed today and I can’t wait to get into my studio ! Thank you so much for the relaxed but confident way you use your supplies . What I mean is I always seem to “save” supplies so when I get “better” I can use them so I won’t waste anything . Magazine pictures , buttons for my mixed media and some lace I found at an estate sale , my stash is growing ! Today I’m getting my favorites out and I’m going to play, play play ! Enjoy your day and I can’t wait to see your next creation !


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