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Blooming in the difficult places mixed media journal page 9-5-21

September 5, 2021 | 14 comments

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!!

Stencils used: THESE WILL BE ON SALE THIS WEEK

  1. Bold Numbers
  2. Flower Silhouette 3
  3. Modern Pattern Minis 1

Collage paks used: THESE WILL BE ON SALE THIS WEEK

  1. Handwriting with Background 1–instant download and printed version
  2. Things with Wings–instant download and printed version

Hopefully next week I’ll have a better set up, but if not…. I’ll still create from my heart. I hope your week is filled with peace and THANK YOU all for the notes of encouragement this week!!

14 Comments

  1. Evelyne Wasselin

    I do love this art journal pages, this way of painting, the colours etc…
    Thank you for giving us this time of creating.
    Love
    Evelyne

    Reply
    • Shawn

      Evelyne,
      Thanks so much, so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply
  2. PJ Dietsche

    So glad that little flower showed up again!!! Beautiful! Life goes on… 🙂

    Reply
    • Shawn

      PJ,
      I’m glad my little flower showed up too! Have a great week!

      Reply
  3. Charlotte Grossarth

    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!
    Charlotte Grossarth

    Reply
    • Shawn

      Charlotte,
      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

      Reply
  4. Lynne

    Hello , just wonder I have been a loyal customer!!
    What happened you took a the 10 percent. And you could not even have answered me.? Why?
    Just curious
    Thank you

    Reply
    • Shawn

      Lynne, I have no idea what your talking about. Could you please email me at shawnpetiteinc@gmail to explain. Thank you.

      Reply
  5. Cecile

    This was lovely! Thank you!

    Reply
    • Shawn

      Thanks so much Cecile! have a great week!

      Reply
  6. Sandra Gill

    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 : )

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    • Shawn

      Sandra,
      Thanks so much!! I hope you enjoy the stencils and your creativity is inspired!! Have a great week! Hugs

      Reply
  7. Lorie Higgins

    Watching you create is the highlight of my week. You create a very comfortable, safe space. Thanks!

    Reply
    • Shawn

      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!

      Reply

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