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Live out of love not fear!
Posted Dec 11, 2012

I am having to remind myself of that statement “Live out of love not fear”….. So often my choices day to day come down to those two primary emotions .. love and fear.  Fear for me produces anger, bitterness, resentment, it REALLY is the basis for all my negative emotions, not that it’s bad to be angry or fearful but what is the end result…?  Love produces peace, it slows me down, it helps me create, helps me to be grateful and understand situations better and just overall want the well being of others no matter how they have addressed me.  Love helps me to speak kindly in situations that could produce unkindness…. soo I have to think about why I am reacting in a certain way to a specific circumstance and decide if my reaction is out of love or fear… and more often that not for me if I’m feeling angry, frustrated or anxious it’s usually coming from fear… fear of the unknown, fear of failure, fear of being hurt or in pain… and I have to talk myself into a place of love, and understand thats sometime… I can’t control everything! ( I don’t like to admit that because I’m stubborn and impaitient and want to be in control alot!)… I have to let it go… let it go…let it go…. God is in control and have to turn my hands upside down and let go!… Dear self, it’s ok not to be in control all the time… this situation that your dealing with is gonna be ok! … it’s hard right now but there is love in this situation and good and things that I need to be grateful for…..I love me enough to let it go… I love the others in this situation enough to let it go… and I trust that God is enough to handle everything!

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Posted Dec 11, 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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