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The art of wonder mixed media journal
Posted Jul 4, 2021

Wonder:/ a feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, caused by something unexpected, beautiful, unfamiliar, or inexplicable.

It’s always interesting how inspiration hits…. This week I was thumbing through a magazine looking for a word or letters for another project when I came across the image of a birds nest in hands.

It made me stop and marvel at the intricacy of how the bird’s nest is put together.

It’s such a wonder how one twig at a time, this little home, comes together.

I then started to think about the word wonder and looked up the definition. The definition was as beautiful as the nest!

And just like that, I was creating this journal page.

I’ll share more about the inspiration in the video.

Hope you enjoy the project!


Stencils used: Scribble Marks 3, Mediterranean Duo 1 – THESE WILL BE ON SALE THIS WEEK.



Collage pak used: Vintage Ephemera (printable) (downloadable) – THIS WILL BE ON SALE THIS WEEK.

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Posted Jul 4, 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. Marilyn Jean Tebrugge

    This is just beautiful!!! I adore the definition. I think I need to look up words that I know, just to find the true definition. Thank you for this moment of beauty in this busy weekend of mine.

    • Shawn

      I just love the definition! It’s the reason I created this page! Thanks for being here. Hope your weekend was good!


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