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Passion? Enthusiasm?Moxie?
Posted May 21, 2013


Hi Friends,

Been thinking about passion, inspiration and enthusiasm the last week or so.  I’ve been asked to write about enthusiasm for Jessica Swifts new book promo and blog tour “The Declaration of you” and as I was researching this word, the synonyms were fantastic! Here are just a few…Moxie, passion, get up and go and devotion. I wanna get me some Moxie! What are you passionate about? What wakes you up in the morning and keeps you enthused? What are you devoted to?

 I know that everyday can’t be a super exciting day, some days are hard, long, frustrating and not a lot of fun, however at the bottom of all the hard work is that underlying passion for what we do each day.  It doesn’t matter if your an artist, accountant, stay at home mom, teacher or engineer enthusiasm or passion for what we do keeps us from being indifferent.  In fact the opposite of enthusiasm is indifference.  If you are stuck in indifference… get out!!!! ruuuunn!!!!,,,…. but numbness to life is miserable!... I know I have been there!  I know that maybe right now you’re not in your dream job… but make plans.. work towards that dream because that will give you passion for what you are now doing!  If you don’t know what your passion is… search for it, try everything to find it, because it will change your life and until you get to that place of your dreams, love people, speak up at work, ask for what you need, find some quiet time, practice some self love… do anything different…(even taking a different way home)…because maybe in those actions you will find enthusiasm and a little bit of Moxie!  There are toooo many people getting up doing a job and coming home to do it all over again, miserable and counting the days till retirement.uug….. Love what you do and do what you love!  (Please leave a comment as I continue to ponder this word enthusiasm and put my thoughts together for the blog lovin tour… also leave your contact info and I will email you the passion picture above)  



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Posted May 21, 2013
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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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