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shawn petite
Color is my language 6-4-23
Posted Jun 4, 2023

This week I’m getting inspiration from my Uppercase Botanica encyclopedia and the Uppercase magazine.

I love how there are so many examples of florals mixed with pattern, so I decided to try it. I even created 3 new stencils just for this project!

I also was utterly moved and got my focus and meaning for my journal page from a quote by one of the artists in the magazine.

Artist Anna Maria Horner said “A palette is as emotional as we are, and it’s therefore a device to make a person feel something. In that way, I think of color as a language.”

Color IS my language and I love how so many colors represent different emotions. I encourage you, even in the tough times, to find your color…. I’ll tell you all about it in the video.

I hope you enjoy the project. Always remember, YOU are loved!

Supplies used:

  1. My handmade journal
  2. Liquitex fluid matte medium and matte gel
  3. Liquitex gesso – white and black
  4. Watercolors
  5. Acrylic paint – Nova color cerulean blue, Golden Titan mars pale, Soho magenta, Amsterdam olive green light, Liquitex basics bright aqua, Liquitex acrylic gouache quin magenta
  6. Soft pastel pencils, Generals charcoal pencil, black soft pastel stick
  7. Posca pen and waterbased white Sharpie

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Posted Jun 4, 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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