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Checkmate on your Splendor!
Posted Jun 1, 2014



I thought I would pop in on this beautiful Sunday,  to give a boost of love! To let you know how WORTHY you are of all the desires locked in your heart.  If you’re anything like me sometimes our dreams and our worth seem like a moving target. One day we have nailed it, walking with our head high… feeling oooh so awesome! and the next day unkind words, a rejection letter, bad reviews, someone who is threatened by our greatness, tramples all over that safe place in our world. We feel off kilter, dizzy, and scrambling to find that greatness and self assuredness again.

 I want you (and me) to know, that …. it’s ok… ok to feel that checkmate on our splendor… as long as we don’t dwell there, get stuck there, or let the splendor be completely taken away.  Look at it like a teaching opportunity for your soul…. now, I know that circumstances vary and some are harder that others…. Believe me …I have known what it feels like to be constantly surrounded by negative….  But YOU have a choice… it may be a small one today and a big one tomorrow, but TODAY YOU have a choice to read, write, sing, shout out your worthiness, ….. to feel the desires of your heart. To have those around you that want that for you, to be able to create a safe place where love is cherished and dreams flourish.

So use the checkmate of your splendor to re affirm what you know about your amazing self, throw away what is trash and what was said. Double check in your heart of hearts to see if something is a valid concern. Then adjust accordingly…. but never let anyone determine your worth… Never!

I positively, absolutely, want to hear you shouting your worth….!

I am so grateful that you are part of my world and you are so.. so… LOVED!


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Posted Jun 1, 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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