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Breathe deep and keep going abstract landscape with wet strength tissue 9-10-23
Posted Sep 10, 2023

This project was inspired by several things. I did a few more experiments with my wet strength tissue paper, that I’ll show you in the video.

I was also reading in my quiet time this week from Morgan Harper Nichols book “All along you were blooming”

She writes ” Perhaps this is the season to step fully into the beautiful reality of what it means to be free:

Brave and adventurous and ready for the journey of learning and growing, of living and knowing, you don’t have to have every answer to breathe deep and keep going.”

It spoke to my soul, I feel as if I’m in this season. This season of letting go, of being brave in this curiosity phase of my work and my personal life.  It was a good reminder that I don’t have to have all the answers…. but to lean into deep breaths. I’ll share more about it in the video.

I hope you enjoy the project and always know that you are loved!

This original is available HERE      and the Prints available HERE

Supplies used:

  1. 12×16 wood panel
  2. Liquitex fluid matte medium
  3. Liquitex gesso
  4. Liquitex acrylic ink ( titanium white, carbon black, muted green, paynes gray,
  5. Daler and Rowney acrylic ink in sepia
  6. Grumbacker raw umber
  7. Acrylic matte paint in olive green and black
  8. Soft pastel sticks
  9. Generals charcoal pencil
  10. Palette knife, dough scraper, credit card
  11. Collage paper, wet strength tissue paper and tea bag paper


  1. Trees 3
  2. grunge font
  3. Numbers Grande

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Posted Sep 10, 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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