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shawn petite
Audacious, Extravagant mixed media floral 3-24-25
Posted Mar 24, 2024

In today’s project I was inspired by my morning pages journaling time. In a box this week, I came across an old journal of mine from many years ago and read a few lines from it…..I wrote that I wanted to live an extravagant life. Not filled with monetary things.. but joy, love, wonder and to extravagantly shower others with grace. I really had a time of reflection… in that moment.

So back to my writing that morning, I always refer to an inspirational book to find new encouragement …when I found These words from Jessica Swift’s book Radiant Rainbows.

Titled: Audacity

“May you dare to follow your heart and your own inner voice at all costs. May you willingly take bold risks and chances in service of creating your best among most (extravagant) beautiful life.

May you see fear and pain and courageously move forward in spite of it all. May you follow your values and not be swayed by pressure from others.

May you see good where others see darkness. May you be light when others are heavy. May you create love where there is none.”

I was so encouraged by my words and hers… I knew I wanted to paint it out…and play a little more with my new floral stencils… sooo I gathered my things threw some paint around and thought about the Audacity to have an extravagant life.

I’ll share all about it and the fun process in the video.

Have fun watching!

Supplies used:

  1. 11×14 wood panel
  2. Liquitex fluid matte medium and matte gel
  3. Liquitex gesso – white and black
  4. Golden SO flat Pyrole red and raw umber
  5. Golden fluid acrylic Indian Yellow
  6. Acrylic paint – dark teal, green gold, olive green, quin magenta, raw sienna, burnt sienna prism violet, titan buff, unbleached titanium
  7. Soft pastel sticks, Generals Charcoal pencil ex. soft
  8. Palette knives, brayer
  9. Tissue paper, collage paper
  10. Daler & Rowney acylic ink – sepia

Stencils used:

  1. Flowing leaves 8×10 and 5×8
  2. Flowing flowers 8×10
  3. Geometric flower 5×8 – 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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Posted Mar 24, 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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