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I’m sharing my list of things I am thankful for
Posted Nov 27, 2013

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I am one blessed lady… with so many things to be thankful for… here are just a few.

1. My tribe …. my tribe of ladies that allow me to be me… it is a safe place for all of us to come together and share our victories and our defeats…


not all of the crazy ladies that are part of my tribe are pictured here…. but you know who you are… love you!

2. My kids..and grand kids and . need I say more.  I’m so proud of each of them.




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Brandon, Blake, Austin, Lacey,Paisley, Molly, Ricki, Ryan, Ashley, Mariel and Cali…I love you!

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3. That I get to paint, encourage and do what I love everyday!

4. That I have a God who loves me just the way that I am.

5. And lastly… this man who puts up with me everyday… who supports me in my wild haired ideas….


who has the kindest spirit of anyone I know.  You my love, never gave up on me, Thank goodness.!… and you have changed my world in all the right ways!  I love you!

So there you have it… What are you thankful for?  I would absolutely love it if you shared…. It is so great to bask in the gratitude. It is contagious!

My hope is that you have a moment in your day tomorrow where you can share your gratitude.  Happy Thanks Giving. You are loved!

Big Hug=Shawn

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Posted Nov 27, 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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