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shawn petite
Stillness, silence and rest art journal page 12-3-23
Posted Dec 3, 2023

There is so much meaning in this journal page and it came when I just needed to think clearly, to just get it all out. You know that feeling right?

Our journals are such an amazing space to just process.

Every. single. thing. on this page has meaning.

The gold represent that beautiful place of rest. The book pages in the background represent, how every season I try to figure out how to slow down when things get out of control.

The colors (or lack there of) symbolizes that is seems like it should be black and white on how to accomplish some stillness in the busy seasons.

The hash marks and numbers represents how many times I’ve tried and will continue trying to rest.

Our journal pages are a document of our lives, our journeys, our story.

I hope that you will take some time this week to document yours.

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

Supplies used:

  1. Handmade art journal
  2. Liquitex fluid matte medium
  3. Liquitex gesso black and white
  4. Golden fluid raw umber
  5. Acrylic paint quin magenta, unbleached titanium
  6. Luks acrylic yellow ochre
  7. Golden high flow gold
  8. Liquitex acrylic ink gold
  9. Krylon 18kt gold leaf pen
  10. Soft pastel pencil and stick
  11. Charcoal pencil and Stabilo all pencil

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Posted Dec 3, 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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