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Healing in the broken places, a journey of support and love.
Posted Aug 10, 2013

Healing in the broken places, a journey of support and love.


Perhaps strength doesn’t reside in having never been broken..

But in the courage required to grow, in the broken places.


It is the broken places, that have taught me about myself.

Taught me how strong and weak I am, how vulnerable and closed I have been.

 I bend with all that comes at me, but then there are times that I break…. shatter… and I’m left scrambling to pick up the pieces.

I’m left breathless with only my thoughts and hurt.

Can I break open, so that I can learn and not be angry?

I can…. and I have…. and I learn. I catch my breath. I share my struggle. I reach out and attempt to love the other broken souls around me.

I will walk with you, we will walk together, broken, mending and mended.

Sharing, loving, healing, laughing.


Luv you in your broken places = Shawn


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Posted Aug 10, 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!


  1. Kimberly

    I love the thought of being ok with our brokenness…and how it binds us… I like this “mended” piece but feel mine is still “mending” 🙂

    • Shawn

      Luv you! I have an email coming your way!


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