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Studio tour…. the real deal
Posted Jun 28, 2013
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Hi Guys…. I have had several people ask about where and how I create… sooo I thought I would show you around the studio. I have been painting like a mad women.. when creativity happens you just gotta let it go…. So when I thought about taking photos …. eeek… I started cleaning things up and then I thought… no… I’m gonna let you see it like it normally is.  I love the magazine “Where women create“…everyones studio is beautiful and neat and organized… ugg… FYI this is not the where women create version of the studio… this is the real deal…

IMG_20130627_110111_065 IMG_20130627_110117_863 - CopyI started cleaning here so my boards are very tidy… one is for inspiration and the other are my boys… cards and keepsakes

IMG_20130627_110609_031 - CopyShe is possibly the ugliest chair on the planet… but sooo comfy… just the right height for my table and easel… so “she” stays… by the way she was a goodwill find (surprising i know)

IMG_20130627_110140_153 - CopyI’m using an hp scanner printer… but when I grow up I want an Epson scanner and Epson printer… they are the best… this will do for now.  I work off of a Toshiba laptop

IMG_20130627_110349_098this is my organizer… it’s a framed piece of wood that I painted chalkboard paint on, it is 6 x 3 ft…luv it…

IMG_20130627_110731_570 - Copy Scruffy is a usual guest, we found him wandering around in our yard.. put up posters no one claimed him… he is such a little lover!

IMG_20130627_111232_403 IMG_20130627_111144_297 Trinkets I have picked up on my travels… the old typewriter I actually use for words in my art and a box filled with tape and tape measures.

IMG_20130627_111025_322 IMG_20130627_110935_425 IMG_20130627_110819_653 - Copy baskets of papers, old pieces that never came to fruition, and books and fabric… all waiting to be used in a piece…mmm just looking at the pictures gives me such a yummy feeling… I love me some paper!

IMG_20130627_110846_033 IMG_20130627_110922_508 IMG_20130627_110457_323 - Copythese deserve a little explanation…. my table as it usually is… especially after a whirlwind creative session…. ok now… there is usually always a sonic cup on my table… with lip gloss… a girls got to have her diet coke or tea and a good lip glass… I’m kind a lip gloss junkie… only from bath and body works…now the spoon… well…. the kids came home with dq blizzards…. I couldn’t say no…

IMG_20130627_110638_476 - Copy IMG_20130627_111257_247around my work table area

IMG_20130627_110415_901 - Copybaskets of paints and more booksIMG_20130627_110438_578 - Copytubs of stamps and more paper

IMG_20130627_110029_745 and my side kick that follows me where ever I go…:)

IMG_20130627_111952_334 and me… yup still in my jammies…. 🙁

Hope your day is filled with creativity and passion… Big Smile=Shawn

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Posted Jun 28, 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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