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“Adjust Your Thoughts” mixed media journal spread
Posted Jul 14, 2021
full spread layout
Hello art friends! Today I’m sharing an art journal layout in my 8 1/4″ x 8 1/4″
Arteza art journal.  After I finished the layout I started thinking about
what was going on in my life that week.
Lots of work drama and sometimes my first response is an emotional one and not always the best response.  But as I have gotten older and started a journey of trying to
understand myself better I have learned to remind myself to take a deep breath and consider how my thoughts are affecting what happens.
I  reminded myself that in the particular situation that week, I needed to “adjust my thoughts”. This layout has a lot of layers in the background.  I used 7 stencils and 1 collage pack. I hope you’re inspired!
Big Hugs from Texas!  Melisa

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close up of one page
close up of one page
close up of one page
Shawn Petite Stencils : “Flourish“, “Vintage Quartrefoil“, “Background Words“, “Damask Duo“, “Bird Nest“, “Vines“, “Be Strong” – all stencils 8×10
Shawn Petite Collage Paks: “Family for Sunday” collage pak
Acrylic Paints – Burnt Umber”-Master’s Touch Thick Body, “Warm Grey” – Mater’s Touch, “Light Phthalo Blue” – Golden, “Prussian Blue Hue” & “Cerulean Blue” – Liquitex Heavy Body, “Titanium White” – Liquitex, “Milky White” – Master’s Touch, “Grass Green” –Master’s Touch
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Posted Jul 14, 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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