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This life is not a dress rehearsal…..
Posted Oct 9, 2012
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This piece is the first in a series focusing on being brave and courage… Because that’s were I’m at right now.  Jumping in and putting my art out there for all to see is super scary, and I think “who am I?” who would want to purchase, look at, listen to anything that I have done or said.  This life that I’m living is not a dress rehearsal…. I only have one chance to try, to be brave, to have courage, to be bold, to fall down and get back up and try again… Some days I feel that I have wasted sooo much time and yet I understand that each moment, hurt, delay or victory has brought me to this point… I just need to jump! My fear of failure is soo strong…..I knew this was the right time, AND I was still finding lots of excuses not to jump…. but i pulled up my big girl panties and went for it… with the love and help of a few people who have believed in me, encouraged me and held me accountable!  …. Is my blog perfect, do I have all the pieces put together..NO… do I even really know what I’m doing .. NO… but it feeeeels soooo good!… I am proud of me..he he ……Whats your brave story…?  I would love for you to leave me a post and lets be brave together…  COURAGE is not the abscence of fear but the courage to walk through the fear and reach your goal (however small or big) …. …………………………………………………………………………………………………….be brave …. Courage to forgive..courage to be forgiven….courage to love…..courage to be loved… courage to be bold…. courage to succeed….courage to listen… courage to be healthy… courage to be gentle… courage to help… courage to parent… courage to say no… courage to say yes…. courage to eliminate toxic relationships… courage to work through difficult relationships… courage to stand up for yourself… courage to say that YOU.. that I AM enough….! …courage to…. WHATS YOUR STORY…. ? cant wait to hear…

Big smile….xo..Me

 

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Posted Oct 9, 2012
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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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