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A season of growing 4-24-22
Posted Apr 24, 2022
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This time of year is always hard for me… I struggle just like mother nature is struggling with letting go of winter and allowing the warmth to happen.

The change of seasons feels exciting and frustrating all at once. But it’s usually during this time that I do some of my best creative work and exploration. I call it my season of growing.

This week as I was reflecting on how I was feeling…. I wrote in my journal… ” Me a small seed pushing my way through the dark, cold, wet ground, searching for the light. Finding my way and learning to live in the sunshine. Enjoying every moment of warmth, rain, and growth. Feeling the breeze sway me but not break me and watching the butterflies dance around me. Cherishing this season of growing and being present and peaceful.”

It was the perfect description of what was happening inside me. And I love when I can capture those things and use it to inspire me. So, of course, I decided to paint it!

I don’t know if you have any of those same feelings as winter comes to a close…. but I share in the video how I use this time to play, and experiment and how I work my way to blooming again.

I hope you are inspired and enjoy the project. YOU are loved!

Oh, and this original is available here and prints are available here.

 

Stencils used: THESE WILL BE ON SALE THIS WEEK

  1. Eucalyptus Branches
  2. Daisy 2
  3. Daisy 1

Collage packs used: THESE WILL BE ON SALE THIS WEEK

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Posted Apr 24, 2022
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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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