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I will sing out Hallelujah
Posted Sep 30, 2013



I made this original yesterday, with quite the story behind it.  The family was out of town for a hockey tournament and I actually thought I had to work, got up at 6am and went to the store, but I was not on the schedule :(… so I came home took the dogs for a walk and thought about going to church. But with the house quiet… I decided to take the time to paint, because I’m so behind on getting inventory ready for upcoming shows.

So I usually will put Pandora on the computer or Spotify and paint while listening to music. I opened up spotify and my son had opened Spotify when he was here last so his account came up…. SWEET! He has alot more music. My Son is a worship and arts pastor at Hill Side Church in WA.  I was loving his library of music.  My son played for me when he was here a group called All Sons and Daughters, they are awesome!  Anyway, I’m listening to the song All the poor and powerless (from All Sons and DAughters). and the playlist froze on that song and all it would do was play that song over and over…. I didn’t mind because it’s a beautiful song, and I thought the glitch in the program would move on to the next song eventually.

 I think for 45 minutes that song played over and over…. and the words began to really penetrate my heart… before I knew it I was crying and truly having an amazing moment just me and God…

and then I got this piece of art in my head and I couldn’t get the papers, paints, etc together fast enough…. it came together with such intention and soul.  Even now as I write about it, i get goosebumps.

I don’t talk about my faith often because I believe that I need to live it and love people, not preach it.  But I couldn’t NOT tell the story behind this piece.  I also believe that we can shout our praises and Hallelujahs through loving and helping others.

Below is the video link for the song…. I hope you get a chance to listen…. it is powerful, at least it was to me at that moment!

Big Smile = Shawn

The poor and powerless – All sons and daughters

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Posted Sep 30, 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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