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Your almost there!
Posted Jun 4, 2014


I hope you can take advantage of the sale and get yourself or someone special a gift. I will be sending out an email to subscribers with an additional discount. (if you don’t receive the email please let me know) So have fun!

Yesterday I had to walk to work (I’m a floral designer by day) with the shuffle of 2 cars and 3 people with jobs, It ended up that I didn’t have a car to get to work… so I don’t live far from work… so I thought no problem… I’ll just walk. Well.. there was a heat advisory yesterday so as I started on my jaunt… within 5 minutes I was a hot, sweaty, grumpy mess. Then I started having an argument/dialogue in my head. It went something like; Ok stop whining, this is not a big deal, oh my gosh it’s frigin hot!… I feel like I’m getting no where fast… I can do this…. oh my gosh it’s hot…. find something pleasant about the walk… I know there is a lesson in this… a blog post… a piece of art…. oh my gosh it’s hot! This went on for a while… and then there it was….. the messages on the side walk…



There must have been a race a some point…. but I was thrilled to see these little messages every few feet, and I looked forward to the next one and the next. Before I knew it…. I had arrived at my destination.

Life is so much like my walk….. we start out with a plan and suddenly realize this is bigger than I thought, or maybe there is a heat advisory, or many other obstacles on our journey. However if we get encouragement along the way, and we stop looking at the overwhelming large picture and focus on the cool messages along the way, before we know it, we have accomplished what we set out to do.

I hope that my art and my words are the encouragement you need on your journey. That I’m in some small way that little push of happy messages on your walk.

I hope you enjoy your day, your journey and the sale.

You are loved!

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Posted Jun 4, 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!


  1. carmen012

    That’s so cool to find messages like that! It was meant to be.

    • Shawn

      It was awesome… have a great day!


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