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day 16
Posted Nov 17, 2012

Mama hood is hard sometimes… My little bundles of love are men now and as they navigate throught life and experience success and mishaps… as a parent .. I often wonder what I should have done better… how I should have encouraged them more, or shown more love , or been stronger, or a million things…. As a parent you don’t get an instruction book that tells you how to raise a child….. it’s alot of trial and error…I have 3 amazing sons that have their own lives and their own struggles .. and they work things out and problem solve better than I ever did…. they have such wisdom.. I often think .. how did they get so wise and smart.?.(thank you God). .. but when one of them is struggling….. should i have done more to prepare them for the journey.?…. I think that each generation of parents tries to do better than the last….. no one is perfect… and all we can do is the best that we can.  I love you Brandon, Austin, and Blake with all that I am……luv u … Mama

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Posted Nov 17, 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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