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A thought about going commando.
Posted Oct 21, 2014


Some days it feels like the list of “to do’s” just gets longer and longer.  And the thoughts of did I do enough today seems daunting.

My husband often asks me what am I thinking about and I don’t know how to answer because I feel like my thought process is like spaghetti, all intertwine and one thought crosses over another, and one action cause another thought…. oh Lord I sound a little crazy.

Typical day thought process: wake up:……. already with a list in my head of what needs to be done, walk into the kitchen and the cat meows, oh yeah feed the cat, feed the dogs. Oh yeah…, what are WE having for dinner, put roast in the crock pot. Oh we’re out of salt… I need to put that on the grocery list…. Lists… oh yeah, my to do list, I need to put a blog post together, get my article ready for submission, get pieces ready for the show, and pack for the trip to San diego…. Oh yeah… do I have clean under ware? Put a load of laundry in the wash…. I need clean undies for the trip. Clean… I need to clean the bathroom… and the floors…. speaking of clean, is the skirt that I want to wear to the wedding clean?…. another load of laundry….. Oh yeah, I need to text my son back to confirm our breakfast date… oh speaking on confirming I need to call the gallery that’s interested in my art…. AND that my friends is all before I leave for the day to make beautiful flower arrangements at my somewhat day job.

Some days I feel exhausted and exasperated that I didn’t get everything done on my list of to do’s.

But, I want you (and me) to know, that even if everything on the list doesn’t get done…. YOU are still amazing, you are still beautiful, you are still worthy of love, you are still the brilliant soul that started this crazy day. Now, I know some things need to get done…. like remembering to pick up the kids, or schedule an appointment OR CLEAN UNDERWARE….  unless your ok with going commando…. 🙂 which could be an option on an extremely crazy day…. (I can’t say that with a straight face).

I’m just saying…..Let it go…. Every day is a new beginning…. and just pick up from where you left off….the next day…. some things CAN wait…… but for now, rest a moment… laugh… hug… kiss and cherish those around you. You are absolutely beautiful in all your crazy thoughts!

You are loved!

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Posted Oct 21, 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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