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“Joy in the Little Things” mixed media art journal
Posted May 12, 2021

Hello art friends! Today I’m sharing an art journal layout in my 8 x 8″ Arteza Art Journal. 

Who out there is tired of all the drama from this past year with Covid, politics, and all the negative news stories?  If we focus on those things too much it can really begin to wear us down mentally.  Sometimes we don’t even realize how big an effect it has on us.  I can’t really get away from some of it because I’m a nurse full-time. There are days I have to just turn it all off and recharge myself.  I have to find/remember the little things that bring me joy.  And after being sick for 3 weeks and feeling totally uninspired it was an extremely joyful art session to create this page. 

So I want to remind YOU that you have to take that time for yourself, away from all the drama to just breathe and find some joy in the little things.  Find just a little time that’s all yours to do something that brings you joy this week!  Big Hugs from Texas!  Melisa

Enjoy the Video!


Products Used:

Shawn Petite Stencils: Mediterranian Duo 1, Numbers Jumbled, Dictionary Page

Shawn Petite Collage Paks: “Create, Inspire, Love” Collage Pack Instant Download or Printed Version

Other Supplies: Arteza: 8×8 Art Journal, Ranger Distress Inks: Peacock Feathers & Wilted VioletJane Davenport: Color Stick – Eccentric, Dylusions: Vibrant Turquoise Spray Ink, Stewart Superior: Black India Ink Pad, Stabilo: All Pencil Black #8046, Speedball 1 1/2″ Brayer, Make-up Brush, Make-up Wedges, Acrylic Paints-Liquitex: Brilliant Purple, Prism Violet, White, Mediums-Liquitex: Matte Medium, Gesso, Clear Gesso

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Posted May 12, 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!


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