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I guess I can’t do it all
Posted Dec 28, 2013

It has been too long since I have been here. Here in this safe and beautiful place sharing life with you. But with the Holiday and shows, working extra jobs, packaging orders, parties, the list just kept going. I have been so busy that I wasn’t sure what day it was most days. So I’m sorry If I have neglected to love on you.

I didn’t like the busyness, I feel like Christmas was a blur. I am determined to not let the next holiday be this crazy busy. I made a promise to myself that it would be different next year.

Today was the first day that I didn’t “have” to be somewhere or go to work. All orders were shipped.  I have a list a mile long of things that need to be done, but I decided I needed a day off, so I read, wrote, created… never getting out of my pj’s. (deep breath
) it has felt good.

I know we all are busy but I hope that you take a break. Let yourself be ok with letting go of a few things. It’s ok that we can’t do everything. If you rest, you will be that much better, for yourself, family or your creativity.

I hope your Christmas was all that you wanted. That you were surrounded by people who love you.





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Posted Dec 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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