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Part 3 of Canvas Create and Pay what you can preview and my thoughts on letting go.
Posted Feb 5, 2014

Hi Friend,

Just wanted to touch base and let you know that Part 3 of the canvas create is up and ready for you to watch.

Click her to watch Canvas create part 3

I have had wonderful comments and it has been so much fun hearing from you.  The final part 4 will be available in a couple of days. Then I will draw the beautiful soul that will get this piece free. So keep commenting, liking and pinning to keep adding your name to the bucket.

I can’t tell you how amazing it has been to get your ideas, stories and words. It has truly blessed me beyond belief.

Also ….. Trust-10x8-print-for-web

This is the piece that will be offered for Pay what you can Thursday! Trust 10×8 print or print on wood

No pressure, if you like it and you have some money in your budget, perfect! Otherwise there will be another next Thursday. Simple as that!

This is my way of giving back!


A little reflection over the last month has given me such a peaceful feeling.  I decided to let go of alot of things. I let go of the pressure of doing all the right things, I let go of the hustle of the business. I let go of coaches, marketing plans, websites that promised an amazing income. I let go of almost all of the business books. I opened my hands and poured out what I thought was the plan for this sacred space and gave it to the Divine, to the one who is in control.  I went back to why I started sharing my art in the first place. So that I can encourage, love and give back.  Can I tell you how much peace I feel down in my gut since I have made the changes. I am excited, creative and loving every moment. I have been so blessed by you and your words, email and virtual love. I am in awe of how I feel and have unspeakable gratitude to be able to encourage with my art.

My hope is that you can experience that peace. If you do, right on! Let’s celebrate! Tell me your peace story.

If you are not there yet, make the plan to get there. Let go of what your holding onto and have the courage to see a new version of the old ideas.  I want to encourage you on your journey. To say prayers or send encouraging words, so let me know what I can do, how I can help. I would love to walk with you.

You are loved! Loved! Loved!

Big Smile Shawn

Thank you!

Your are loved.

Big Smile=Shawn

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Posted Feb 5, 2014
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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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