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Daring greatly brave and afraid 7-2-23
Posted Jul 2, 2023

In today’s project we did a lot of layering… the best kind of layers… with papers and paint and then sanded them down.

Oh, it was so much fun!

My inspiration this week is an unknown artist…. ME! While I was preparing content for the membership, we did an exercise where we examine our art and then cut it up and use it in a journal page. I chose two of my favorites and then quickly made a journal page that I fell in love with.

Sometimes the most unexpected things can inspire us.

Also in the membership, we’ll be talking about courage and confidence using quotes from Brené Brown. She’s one of my favorites.  So of course her quote adds the meaning and encompasses everything that I’ve been doing and hopefully will continue to do.

“Daring greatly is being brave and afraid every minute of the day at the exact same time.” – Brené Brown.

I’ll share more about the meaning and the whole project in the video. I hope you enjoy and always know that you are loved!


The original “Daring greatly brave and afraid” is available HERE and prints are available HERE.


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This image will be available in the free resource library. It will also be available for Mixed Media insider members

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Posted Jul 2, 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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