Bloom in the unexpected places
I wasn’t going to do a video this Sunday because of the flood, and most of my equipment is hard to get to.
I’m set up in my dining room with just a few things…. It reminds me of when I started creating.
There are so many lessons, reminders, and moments that are happening in the midst of all the chaos.
There’s also exhaustion from cleaning out and rebuilding… but I feel deep down in my soul that there is lots of inspiration coming from this. I’ve already started making notes of the things that are stirring inside me.
This journal page is one of those inspirations… I needed a break from all the things and kept thinking about the wildflower that I talked about in my video, when we discovered the water and how heartbroken I was.
And yet that little wildflower that showed up at just the right moment gave me a reason to smile.
And then all the beautiful emails, comments, and notes from everyone just gave me more reasons to be grateful.
This is a simple video, and yet so meaningful to me. I hope you enjoy it! You are loved!!
- Handmade journal
- Liquitex fluid matte medium
- Utrecht gesso
- collage papers
- Liquitex acrylic ink – titanium white, muted violet, prussian blue
- Golden High flow acrylic – titanium white
- Grumbacher heavy body acrylic – burnt sienna, pale pink
- Lukas cryl – raw umber, iron oxide black
- Generals charcoal pencil
- Gray soft pastel
Stencils used: THESE WILL BE ON SALE THIS WEEK
Collage paks used: THESE WILL BE ON SALE THIS WEEK
- Handwriting with Background 1–instant download and printed version
- Things with Wings–instant download and printed version
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I do love this art journal pages, this way of painting, the colours etc…
Thank you for giving us this time of creating.
Thanks so much, so glad you enjoyed it!
So glad that little flower showed up again!!! Beautiful! Life goes on… 🙂
I’m glad my little flower showed up too! Have a great week!
Thank you Shawn…thank you for YOU!
You create the beauty in my days. Sometimes inmy days there are clouds…hard to see the beauty but you come thru on Sundays and other times in my life you lift the clouds ….with your words and your beautiful art.
Thank you…to you YOU ARE LOVED!
Thanks so much! I’m so glad that I can be an ecouragement. Your words have encourage me today! Hugs and I hope you see some sunshine this week instead of clouds! Hugs
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What happened you took a the 10 percent. And you could not even have answered me.? Why?
Lynne, I have no idea what your talking about. Could you please email me at shawnpetiteinc@gmail to explain. Thank you.
This was lovely! Thank you!
Thanks so much Cecile! have a great week!
Hi Shaw : ) Love-love-love this journal layout – it’s just beautiful !!!!! Just placed my order for your stencils and thank you for your generosity and love : ) Blessings, Sandra : )
Thanks so much!! I hope you enjoy the stencils and your creativity is inspired!! Have a great week! Hugs
Watching you create is the highlight of my week. You create a very comfortable, safe space. Thanks!
Lorie, Thanks so much, It’s always my desire to create that safe place to just be ourselves, the good the bad the uncomfortable. Thanks for being here!
I just love watching you bring magic to your journal pages! You always inspire me! Thank you! Hugs to you, you are loved!
Shawn, thank you for your lovely tutorials. I look forward to them every Sunday. I just signed up for your Flowers workshops. I can’t wait. What type of brush do you use to paint the stems and leaves of the flowers in this tutorial? Thanks!
Thanks Nancy… so glad you’re here! I’m using a simply simmons filbert #2 brush. I use super cheap brushes, because I’m so hard on them…. but when I’m needing something a little better I use Simply Simmons. they’re not exspensive but are better than the super cheap brushes that I usually use.