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Gratitude..
Posted Oct 22, 2012
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I couldn’t sleep this morning thinking about my to do list… you know how is goes…ok  .. I gotta get this done, and oh yeah that leads to another list, etc, etc,…. I just wanted to sleep…it was 4:30 in the morning!… but when that happens (it does a lot for me) I try to quiet my mind and meditate and pray…. I just started going through a list of what I’m thankful for and who I am thankful for… and man,! what a list….. some days it just happens like that where you are so grateful for sooo much it just has to spill out… As I am preparing to do this series on being brave and courage, I am asking women to tell me there stories, it’s really exciting to see where we alllll have been and where we are now and where we are going.  There are so many amazing stories but I was thinking about a particular friend that has inspired me….  where she has been and where she is now….  I wrote her a letter.. actually I wrote all of us a letter… then of course I started designing a piece specifically for that letter….  I love it when inspiration happens…. anyway…. I will be sharing that with you in the coming days…. I am soo grateful for all the amazing people in my life, for all that I have.. for the friendships, family, and love.  Here is a letter to each of us….. ……………. Dear sweet soul,  Look at where you have been and look at where you are… I am soo proud of you!  You have had the courage to change, to grow, to not be held down by your  circumstances.  You have the courage to walk through fear and get to the other side.  I know that life is sometimes not what we thought it would be, but my dear, LOOK at what you have accomplished… you are amazing!  Don’t be so hard on yourself and give yourself a little love, no… a lot of love.  You are worth it!  You are a fabulous friend, sister, mother, daughter, grandma, niece, granddaughter and wife… YOU are enough!

so grateful……. Shawn

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Posted Oct 22, 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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