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shawn petite
A chance to breathe layered journal page 6-5-22
Posted Jun 5, 2022

This beautiful page transformed before my eyes. The tree was supposed to be a bush, but drips formed a trunk and I followed along.

I love it when things appear when you’re working. I layered and layered with so many fun things and took a moment to just be grateful for spring.

For the way everything feels like it’s coming alive, people smile more. People are out walking and playing and the sounds of spring just make me happy.

I wanted to capture a second of pause, of breathing, and of the beauty that is popping up around me.

I hope you enjoy the project and have fun watching. You are loved!


Stencils used in mixed media abstract


  1.  Peony Buds and Blossoms
  2. Fave Words 2

Collage pack used: Floral Drawings (PrintableDownloadable) This will be on sale this week

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Posted Jun 5, 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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