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Resting with the water – Mixed media landscape
Posted Jun 20, 2021
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Rest on the water which is what this piece is titled, was just what happened this week.

The water is always this place of peace for me, plus I got to get out to the water this week with my kids! Bonus!

As the world begins to open back up again, We are getting in as much time with our people as possible. So I took some time this week to hug and laugh and sing and realize how grateful I am.

That was the inspiration for this piece and I’ll share more about it in the video.

I knew what I wanted to create but actually making it happen didn’t go quite as planned. You see in the video how I struggled to integrate my tissue paper photos.

I also struggled with contrast, but I fixed it and let go of a few things along the way.

I hope you enjoy the project.

This original is available in the shop as well as the print.

Supplies for sunday inspiration mixed media seascape

Stencils used this week: geo duo, Vintage pattern duo 2 – THESE WILL BE ON SALE THIS WEEK

Collage pak used this week: 19th century Documents (Printable) (Downloadable) – This will be on sale this week.

 

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Posted Jun 20, 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!

12 Comments

  1. Susan

    Beautiful! How do you print on tissue paper?

    Reply
    • Shawn

      I tape my tissue to copy paper or cardstock and run it through the printer!

      Reply
  2. Celise Marie McLaughlin

    abstract water. love it. I am inspired to paint today. I want to be first in line for the membership!

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    • Shawn

      Yea! and Yea!

      Reply
  3. Libby

    OMG! You are so right….loving and HUGGING my children was an experience like none other… Lots of crying, too. Love today’s piece…very restful and the colors are just perfect for the message. Looking forward to the “membership” and new things coming my way. Thanks for all your hard and creative work that keeps me going each week.

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    • Shawn

      Yes, so many emotions! And feeling and seeing my loved ones! Yea! hope to see you in the membership!

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  4. Barbara

    Beautiful!
    And yes, hugging loved ones again is the best ever.

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    • Shawn

      Yes. It. Is!!!

      Reply
  5. Alice Schneider

    Stunning art and beautiful message. Thank you for your motivational spirit.

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    • Shawn

      Alice, Thanks so much, I love that I get to do what I love every day – encourage and inspire!

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  6. Patti Pomeroy

    I can’t begin to tell you how much I appreciate you. Aside from the practical instruction (which I love) – you really inspire me to think about my perspective, my ambition, my peace and I am so grateful for that. Thank you for being you.

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    • Shawn

      Oh Patti, This means so much! We’re all on this journey together. So glad my words can encourage you! Have a great week!

      Reply

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