One of my favorite ways to get my hands messy is creating art that inspires! I am on the constant look out all things inspirational and recently discovered artist Shawn Petite. Shawn inspires me. Her art inspires me. I love her techniques and the genuineness that flows from her work. When I discovered that she offers online mixed medium classes, I raced to my computer. I thoroughly enjoyed her style, the simple yet highly effective techniques and I was able to further refine my artistic style. I thought I’d share one of my projects with you so you could enjoy the unfolding.
I started with a blank 8×8 canvas.
Then I started to add some stamps.
And then I started to drip some paint
I decided to add a focal point of a yellow heart I cut out of textured paper.
Time to add one of my favorite inspiring objects – a butterfly. I love the concept of a metamorphosis and the butterfly symbolizes growth, change, beauty and the full blossoming of life after struggle.
Time to add paint.
And some more paint and paper.
Time to add a flower.
Giving the flower some form
And a bit more detail
And I finally arrived at a place where my heart said, “Stop.” From my heart to yours: Shine, my friends, shine!