Inspiration for your Artistic Life

You know that secret passion you’ve held in your heart?.. Now is the time to fulfill those creative dreams!

It’s not too late…. You’re not too young or too old…. It’s just the right time to do what you’ve always wanted to do… CREATE!

Let me give you the tools with soulful and informative workshops, fun stencils, and videos to help you let go of the fear and ignite an artistic spark in you. Let’s create together!

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Online Workshops

Online, self-paced workshops designed to teach and inspire

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My Line of Stencils

One of a kind original stencils to help make creating easy

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Originals and Prints

Meaningful mixed media art to encourage a beautiful life

New workshop! - Finding my way mixed media portraits and backgrounds

  • Creating portraits with a no fear approach great for beginners!
  • 4 amazing background techniques
  • how to use acrylic inks in layering and brayering
  • using layers to build texture and tell your story
  • creative collage
  • creating transparent yet textured collage papers
  • Using water-soluble media to build dept
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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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Playtime in our journals 6-26-22

I came across this quote this week and it was just perfect for how I was feeling in my creative time. "Play is the highest form of research" Albert Einstein I've been feeling this freedom in my creativeness and life. I've committed myself as of late to go easy on myself.... well, easier. Allowing for imperfection, allowing for exploration, naps, and time to just be. This is a hard path sometimes as an entrepreneur and a type-A personality! And play is part of that work. I know that sounds like...

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