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Remember your light
Posted Dec 29, 2013


I was reading today, and there were three little words that pierced my heart.  I wrote them down and then could not get away from those words.

I needed to read those words, I needed a reminder. You see I’m tired, doubtful and feeling fearful.  I took a risk about a year ago, quit my job and started painting for a living.  I had a good following and steady income from my work, and the plan that I drew up, didn’t go like I planned.

I know that my story is so much the same of every entrepreneur, It’s hard, the hours are constant and I truly feel like I have lost my way a bit.

Starting a new business is alot like walking with a blind fold on.

I have been struggling to find inspiration to write and paint, so I thought that I would be vulnerable and let you know where I’m at.

I need to remember the light inside, the fire, the desire…. I need to make some space for quiet and restoration.

I need to reevaluate and make some changes to slow the hustle down. I’m not sure how that looks just yet, or how to even do that and still run a new business, work part time and invest in family and friends.

I will figure it out if I go back to “remember the light inside”.  I also need to remember that so often the doubt and fear lead the way to great change and new ideas.

Do you need to remember the light? Have you lost your way, or just plain ol tired? Try to make some space for quiet. I know it’s not easy, but if we don’t our bodies and mind will do it for us. Remember that the times that we struggle is the point that new ideas and motivation can happen. I would love to share in your journey and encourage you if you would like to share. You can email me at

Maybe you have been there, and you know what I’m going through, I would love to hear from you, hear your wisdom from the trenches. Hear how you have managed the hustle, the doubt, the fear.

Thank you for walking with me, for listening, and allowing me to be vulnerable.

You are loved…….=Me

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Posted Dec 29, 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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