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shawn petite
A season of change and letting go 9-24-23
Posted Sep 24, 2023

Today is the culmination of a week long journey in my concertina book.  I allowed each section to inform me of what to do next.

The object was to let go of the outcome, perfection and how it would look and just let go. The perfect expression of this season and the season of my life.

The words on the pages reflect how I want to greet change and letting go and to find the beauty in it. To truly be grateful.

All the videos are on you tube and I will link them below. They will also be available in the resource library and the membership. I will complete the cover and the finishing touches only in the subscriber library and the membership. The library is free if you’re interested.

Don’t forget that all the fall stencils are on sale for one more day.

My hope is that you will see a season of uncertainty, of letting go and change, and a place to begin. A time to search for the beauty.

I hope you enjoy the video and this journey that I took and I hope that you know that YOU are loved!

Supplies used for all the pages:

  1. 11×17 copy paper gessoed on both sides
  2. Liquitex fluid matte medium
  3. Liquitex gesso black and white
  4. Collage paper
  5. Acrylic paint – prism violet, cad orange, cad yellow, titan buff, unbleached titanium, olive gree, burnt sienna
  6. Grumbacher heavy body – raw umber
  7. Liquitex acrylic ink – red oxide, muted gray, muted green, titanium white, raw sienna, burnt sienna
  8. Dalery and Rowney acrylic ink in sepia
  9. Soft pastel pencils, Polychromos colored pencils
  10. Soft pastel stick
  11. Generals Charcoal pencil ex soft
  12. Hole punch, hole reinforcements, Archival stamp pad black
  13. Binding tape for closure

Stencils used: All fall stencils are on sale for one more day. See all Fall stencils HERE

  1. Rambling branches 1 & 2 9×12
  2. Rambling branches  1 & 2 5×8
  3. Fall leaves large
  4. Fall leaves
  5. Pumpkin variety
  6. Black crow
  7. Barn large
  8. Sunflower duo
  9. Inky leaves 1
  10. Big bold font

Part 1 of the concertina


Part 2 of the concertina


We’ll finish our journal cover and finishing details in the Subscriber library (which is free) and the Mixed media membership. If you’re not signed up for the Subscriber resource library you and to that HERE

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Posted Sep 24, 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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