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I did this mixed media floral a little afraid 1-14-24
Posted Jan 14, 2024

Today’s project is about letting go of fear. I showed up to create this feeling unsure and inadequate.

Last week I shared when I was doing my journal flip through that I hadn’t created florals in a while and that I needed some practice. I know what and how I want to create but can’t quite make it happen.

So I just stopped doing them. I moved on to other things that were interesting to me and bringing me joy. Which is good.

But as I head into the new year and with my new word…. Adventure… I decided to tackle my fear and take just one step.

I’ll share more about the journey to this piece in the video. This piece was a lot of fun and I’m headed in the right direction.

Enjoy the project and always know that you are loved!

The original is available Here and the Print is available Here

Supplies used:

  1. 12×12 wood panel
  2. Liquitex matte mediummatte gel
  3. Liquitex gesso black and white
  4. Collage paper
  5. Acrylic paint – prism violet, burnt sienna, cerulean blue, cad orange, flourecent pink, raw umber, unbleached titanium, green gold, cad yellow, teal, olive green, quin magenta
  6. Soft pastel sticks
  7. Charcoal pencil, Stabilo all pencil, soft pastel pencil
  8. Palette knife, small brayer, dough scraper
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Posted Jan 14, 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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