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Posted Mar 23, 2014



Learning, Growing, Expanding…

Takes a decision, an active choice.

No decision, or idleness is actually a decision.

Decide today to rise… rise out of the pain, the depression, the lethargy, the insecurity, the loneliness, the doubt, the sickness, the darkness, the rut.

Take a deep breath and plan your journey, your steps to the path that will help you grow. Do something outside your comfort zone and then do it again and again until you master it.  Pick up the phone and make the call, write the letter, stop the gossip, say your sorry, give forgiveness, schedule the appointment, submit the art, sing the song, paint the painting, give the speech, update the resume, by the equipment…… just Decide … Decide to rise.

Deciding to rise can be scary… it can take you off the standard path, it can be unpredictable, it can increase your pulse and make you a bit nervous….Deciding to rise will take all your courage, Some people might not like it, Some might even try to keep you down,… Deciding to rise might cause you to ask yourself some hard questions,… Deciding to rise is NOT boring and not for the weak.  but I already know that you are strong!

Decide today to expand your possibilities,.. to Rise… you are worth it!

You are loved!

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Posted Mar 23, 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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