Surrounded with joy

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This is my first video with Shawn Petite’s Creative Team! You can find all kinds of goodies at Shawn’s site along with her creative art videos and more from the team!

This piece is just a reminder to me that no matter what is going on in my life I am surrounded with joy and to keep my eyes focused on that joy.
I am doing three big art shows in a couple months and this piece will be at one of those shows and I hope that someone enjoys it as much as I did in creating it.


Supplies used:
newsprint tissue paper
mod podge
Americana paint: sea glass, white wash, golden straw, traditional burnt umber, avocado, wedgewood blue
craypas oil sticks
titan buff paint
Shawn Petite’s never give up stencil
Shawn Petite’s scribble stencil

art tag-artSpiration Friday

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I love making art tags. They’re simple, fun and I get instant gratification from them. When I’m not having a good day, I can whip out a tag or two and whatever was bugging me has subsided. My thoughts that were bringing me down were lifted up. 

Always know that no matter what, you are brave, strong and most importantly loved.




quietness and trust-artSpiration Friday

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in quietness and trust is Your strength. Isaiah 30:15

when she’s going along fine in life, all is going well. she has a good job, kids are doing great, marriage is awesome and then bam out of no where a storm hits. her world is turned upside down. she’s been down this road once before. she doesn’t understand why she has to go down it again. she can’t think straight, she feels like she’s drowning. she feels like it will never end. anxiety and fear overwhelm her and she wants to shut down. she runs to find her quiet place because in that place is where she finds her strength, His strength. she lifts up her head and fixes her eyes upon Him. He renews her strength and she is able to face this storm head on. 


finding me in simplicity

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Finding me in the simplicity.
Somewhere along the way I lost me and today I needed to find myself.
so I played in my journal and just let myself be.

it felt good to do something simple.

i love the pop of red in the midst of the simplicity.

lots of simple texture

arise and begin your journey. do not be afraid. that’s the struggle at times.
stepping out when you’re afraid.

to see more free art videos you can visit my Youtube page.

always know, you are brave, strong and loved. have a great day.