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Beauty defies despair mixed media floral using collage 5-8-22
Posted May 8, 2022
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Sunday Inspiration 5-8-22
Sunday Inspiration 5-8-22
I knew that I wanted to play with the new stencils this week, but hadn’t landed on my inspiration until I saw this quote. “Beauty defies despair”

It stirred me and made me pause. I actually had to take a moment and ask myself does it really? Does beauty defy despair?

I looked up the definition of defy –  the meaning – to openly resist or refuse to obey.

And then I looked up despair and the meaning – the loss or absence of hope.

As I thought about my own life, I got to see beauty in my despair that gave me hope. That helped me refuse hopelessness. That beauty came in so many ways and forms. It came as meals brought to my doorstep. It came as a car to use when I’d lost everything. It came as sports equipment given to my kids.

Beauty came as a prayer for healing and so, so many more examples of beauty… that helped me hang on. That cracked the door to hope.

So I do believe that beauty defies despair, If we look for it, if we allow it. I know too, that we may not see the beauty right away… but keep looking, keep seeking some signs of beauty, no matter where you are on your journey. I’ll share more about it in the video.

I hope that this project brings you beauty. YOU are loved.

 

 

The original is available here and prints are available here!

 

Stencils used to create my tissue paper collage paper

Eucalyptus leaves, Vintage roses, Vintage cabbage rose large, Collage fodder circles large

 

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Stencils used: THESE WILL BE ON SALE THIS WEEK

  1. geo minis
  2. arch curvy
  3. boulders
  4. cobble stone
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Posted May 8, 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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