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shawn petite
Stitched together by our stories 2-26-23
Posted Feb 26, 2023

As I was putting this page together with the quilt pattern, made of old envelopes and postcards, I began to think about the stories of our lives.

How the old quilts that I have hold such beautiful memories from grandmothers and great-grandmoms. And my own stories that I’ve made as I’ve put my own quilts together.

Our stories, yours and mine, stitch us together, they make us who we are. We don’t always get to choose the stories we live from our past but, we definitely get to write the stories of our future.

And when we are safely vulnerable with our stories with those people we choose, it binds us together.

I had so many analogies for today’s journal page and I’ll share all about it in the video.

I hope you enjoy another page inspired from my Art of Anthropologie book.

You are loved!

Supplies used:

  1. Handmade journal
  2. Lots of vintage envelopes and post cards
  3. Liquitex matte gel, white gesso, black gesso
  4. Matisse fluid acrylic paynes gray
  5. Liquitex acrylic gouache – burnt sienna
  6. Daler & Rowney acrylic ink – sepia
  7. Soft pastel pencils
  8. Generals charcoal pencil
  9. Soft pastel sticks
  10. Pattern tracer
  11. Scissors and exacto knife

Stencils used: These will be on sale this week

  1. Dictionary Page
  2. Be Strong

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Posted Feb 26, 2023
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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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