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News, Change and Thursday… check it out.
Posted Mar 5, 2014

This is the pay what  you can Thursday offering.

I love change!!

(Said no one ever!)

I don’t mind change, as long as it’s on my terms. But when has that ever happened in my life???? Very Seldom.

Change comes when we least expect it. Something that shakes our foundation.

6x10 print of original on wood  Embrace Change

6×10 print of original on wood Embrace Change

You would think that I would be a pro at accepting change, because I have had alot of it, but I’m not. I will say that I’m better at it these days, because I know that everything will be ok eventually. I also know that each twist and turn in life’s road has prepared me for this very moment. I have also lived with the motto that “Everything happens for a reason”.

However I have definitely had my moments, with fist raised to the heavens say “Why?!” I can’t take it!, I can’t do it! But you know what…. I did, I made it. …. and I know there are more lessons to come. (oh boy!) …( that was sarcasm )

The only thing that’s constant it change, and if you find yourself in changing times, stop for a moment and breathe.  I’m not saying you should breeze right through, or carry a fake smile. Just keep in the back of your mind the thought that, you will survive, you will grow and learn. No matter how hard a circumstance it is, you can make it. Maybe you can embrace it… just for a moment.

You are loved!

Here are the details as you know for Pay what you can Thursday…. As always, there is a 4.50 shipping charge and then whatever you can pay. No pressure, just wanting to give back. If this is a piece that speaks to you and you have a few bucks in the budget, perfect! If not there will be another one next Thursday.

Just email me ( your paypal email, what you want to pay, if you want a print or print on wood and I will invoice you through paypal.

Also…. News around here….

A couple of weeks ago I taught a workshop at Craft Fusion in Chandler, AZ. We had a great time. I will be teaching another workshop on March 22nd. See all the details here.

5 minute art…

The first 5 minute are is available for your viewing pleasure 😉  Here




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Posted Mar 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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