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Angel of compassion 11-21-21
Posted Nov 21, 2021

I haven’t created an angel in a while, but I felt like I needed an angel of compassion. I love how I created the wings as a collage element, and keeping the background simple with inks really makes the angel the star.

I needed a reminder this week….to be compassionate not only to others but to myself. Sometimes when we’re struggling with anything, we can be so hard on ourselves.

I know for me I can add a layer of guilt and shame to an already tired heart. And what happens in the process is I become less compassionate for others.

So compassion has to start with our own souls, a touch of grace and shouting away guilt and shame. That will then allow us to give more of all the things that the world, our workplaces, and our families so desperately need right now.

I share more about all of it in the video. Have fun watching!

This original is available HERE.  Prints are available HERE.

Supplies used:

  1. 8×8 wood panel
  2. Liquitex matte gel
  3. Utrecht gesso
  4. Liquitex basics acrylic deep violet
  5. Lukas cryl acrylic (yellow ochre, Burnt umber)
  6. Winsor newton acrylic pale terra cotta
  7. Grumbacher acrylic ( pale pink, Alizarin crimson)
  8. Liquitex acrylic ink (neutral gray, muted violet)
  9. General charcoal pencil, Stabilo all pencil
  10. Collage paper
  11. Black soft pastel


Vintage wallpaper duo and Angel wings large


Bright Butterfly (PRINTED) (DOWNLOAD)

Handwriting with Background 2 (PRINTED) (DOWNLOAD)


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Posted Nov 21, 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 Comment

  1. Debbie F

    I wondered why the deals were starting so early this year! Thanks for sharing that. Makes sense with the way things have been going with mail delivery. I just adore your angel pieces. They are my favorite. Love the colors on this one. There’s something about her face that as you were creating I could see (even though you didn’t add facial features) her head is sort of bowed in humility. At least that’s what I see. A friend of mine years ago used to say to me repeatedly: “You can’t give what you haven’t got”. I hear her in my head repeating that just when I need to hear it most. Today she spoke again to me through you. Peace to you.


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