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The cover of my journal and what we find when we are quiet

The cover of my journal and what we find when we are quiet

I always create my cover last... for a couple of reasons. 1. I'm a messy creator so if I did the cover first it would be a mess by the time I got to the end. 2. I want the cover to reflect the contents and my journal as I filled it. I started this journal the second...

The cover of my journal and what we find when we are quiet

I always create my cover last... for a couple of reasons. 1. I'm a messy creator so if I did the cover first it would be a mess by the time I got to the end. 2. I want the cover to reflect the contents and my journal as I filled it. I started this journal the second...

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Quiet peaceful reflection in my art journal 12-19-21

Quiet peaceful reflection in my art journal 12-19-21

I started with a different vision for this journal page.... but sometimes you just have to go with the flow and let it take you where it's supposed to go. I wanted a real abstract feeling of the trees with lots of graphic elements and sketchy lines. But it turned into...

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A new version of strong mixed media portrait 12-12-21

A new version of strong mixed media portrait 12-12-21

My journal time lately has been so enriching... so soulful.... so reflective, and today's page was no exception. I laid down my background super fast with scraps laying on my table and they couldn't have been more perfect. They were so perfect that I didn't cover them...

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Reflecting and creating a super grungy journal page

Reflecting and creating a super grungy journal page

Oh, the grungy goodness with some super simple supplies and scraping paint back with my palette knife. I really let loose and just went for it. This came together quickly and I was creating at such a fast pace... but I couldn't help it... it just all came flowing out....

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Remember who you are journal page 11-28-21

Remember who you are journal page 11-28-21

This super simple journal page was just perfect for this week! And yet it is loaded with meaning. I used my stencils in my favorite ways, with spray paint, gesso and rice paper. And my acrylic inks give it just the right amount of color. Two weeks ago I was cleaning...

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shawn petite

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 andreally 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 believeno, I knowyou 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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