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day 11
Posted Nov 12, 2012
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It’s easy to love someone who loves me… I talk about loving …luv …luv …luv… people all the time, however I need to work on loving those who don’t necessarily care about my well being.  To be honest… I do a pretty crappy job of it some days.  I interact with a lot of different people each day and I have built a nice little cocoon of pleasant, encouraging people to be in my world.. but it’s not realistic to think that everyone will love me. There is usually someone that comes across my path that is poopy, unkind, upset, or unpleasant and I am immediately on the defense.  Why is that?… why is it so hard for me to look at the person and see past their harshness, have concern or well wishes for them?  I guess it’s natural protection… but again why?   I can hear my counselor telling me that I am in charge of my emotions and feelings and no one can make me feel a certain way.  Logically that makes sense, but in my heart,  that’s crazy talk!  I can have the best attitude and great resolve to have a great day and If someone is screaming at me or saying harsh things all day… that tends to take the wind right out of my sail, and then to love them back, or just be kind, is even harder!  I do know this, that days like that make me appreciate the love and friendships I have.  I think that I will always be working on this issue because I’m human… because we all want love and acceptance.. ooooh… maybe that’s what I should remember when I come against that difficult person… that their looking for love and acceptance too and maybe they haven’t received it..  I don’t know, but what I do know, is that I will continue working on loving those who don’t love me.  Big Smile = Shawn

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Posted Nov 12, 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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