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Broken places
Posted Feb 26, 2014
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This is the piece for pay what you can Thursday. 6×9 print or print on wood.
This is the pay what you can piece this week.
Just email me (shawnpetiteinc@gmail.com) your paypal email, what you want to pay, if you want a print or print on wood and I will invoice you through paypal.
The piece above reads
Perhaps strength doesn’t reside in having never been broken, But in the courage required to grow strong in the broken places….
I have found that we all, all, all, have broken places.
Hurts, disappointments, broken hearts, betrayal, dreams crushed, businesses closed, loss, the list could go on and on.
I have experienced all of these (Divorce, loss of my mom at 15, kids who wandered, business failure, betrayal in a relationship)
and some days I felt that I just couldn’t take a breath or get out of bed.
But I did……eventurally I did, and you can too. I took a small step….. and then another, and another……
Keep going, keep trying, keep dreaming, love again, heal,
remember the good in a loved one.
 Keep going, you can do it, you can make it, you can heal.
Then grow, learn, change.
Use that broken place to grow, to rebuild, start over, start a charity, start a bigger better business, get more creative, learn how to trust,
set better boundaries, start a new healthy life,
tell those important how much you love them.
Use this broken place to become.
I doesn’t happen over night, in a day, in a month, who knows what the timing is for you. I once had a period of time where I didn’t get out of my pajamas for a week or two or 6 months 🙂
Gather you self, your strength, the pieces to your heart and just do it, keep going. Call on those closest to help, to encourage, to hug, to love you… talk to me or talk to a professional it is ok.
You… will be ok.
You are loved
You are loved!
Ps….. Starting March 3rd every other Monday is 5 minute art…. A fun time between friends. Super easy art… with step by step instructions… All free…. my gift to you. I hope you will join me.  Ok I will stop talking now !
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Posted Feb 26, 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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