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My word for the year, new journal and flip through of 2023 1-7-23
Posted Jan 7, 2024

Today, I’m doing a flip through of my 2023 journal.

I share my thoughts about how my creating has shifted during my year of curiosity and that if something doesn’t serve you anymore, you have permission to let it go.

I also make a new journal with you and create this page with my word of the year. “Adventure”

This was a simple page and yet speaks to where I am in my creative journey. I’ll share more about it in the video. Enjoy the project and always know that you are loved!


Supplies used:

  1. Handmade journal
  2. 11×17 Copy paper gessoed on both sides
  3. Old book and awl to punch holes
  4. Waxed thread
  5. Liquitex black and white gesso
  6. Liquitex fluid matte medium
  7. Roller tub with lid
  8. Acrylic paint – unbleached titanium, prism violet, burntsienna, cad yellow, cerulean blue, paynes gray, raw umber
  9. Brayer, soft pastel stick and charcoal pencils (ex. soft)

Stencils used: These will be on sale this week.

  1. Rambling branches 1 8×10
  2. Big bold font
  3. paint circles 5×8
Closing signature

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Posted Jan 7, 2024
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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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