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Surround yourself with the good stuff
Posted Aug 23, 2013


I cant tell you how important it is to surround yourself with the good stuff…. and when I say good stuff, I mean friends…. I know for me, that my life would not be the same without the women who believe in me, my dreams, support me, love me for the good, the bad and the down right yucky.  My inner circle of women are all different, some aren’t even in the state that I live in,  but all bring a special gift to my life.  There is a trust level in this circle that allows me to be myself and tell the truth about my life, desires, hurt and frustrations.  We don’t always agree about things but there is a safeness deep with our hearts that binds us together.  

My hope for you is that you have the good stuff in your life…. and if you don’t, search for it, pray for it, do whatever you can to create that for your life.  It will change you forever!  

Always remember that I am hear to be your safe place, to hear your story, to listen, encourage and just love you right where you are…. you can always email me 🙂

Have a great weekend!

Big Smile=Shawn



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Posted Aug 23, 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

    Love my Arizona soul sista! I still remember our “first date” that Brandon set us up on. 😉 love love love you, lady. You matter. So glad you are in my life. <3

    • Shawn

      luv u too!


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