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Inspiration comes
Posted Nov 14, 2014

Inspired your light

It has been a busy week, I just finished one of the busiest shows and am getting ready for the next one on Saturday. One of the most asked questions at any of my shows, or through emails is, “Where does your inspiration come from?”

This weekend I gave some general answers, or quick responses about my inspiration, I didn’t go into detail because the stories are deep, are emotional and some private. So I thought I would share some of the journey of my inspiration.

My inspirations comes from people, from sorrow and joy. It comes from the lives that surround me. The stories of souls living life the best way they can. It comes from authentically searching to be better and vulnerable. The colors represent feeling…. the red of passion, the blue for peace, the browns for calm, the purples of yearning, the greens of growth….

She Believed 8x8 print or print on wood

She Believed 8×8 print or print on wood

It comes from my own story, from my insecurities and fears.

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From a friend that felt unsure about what she has to offer the world, her family, her mate.


From a friend that found herself in a midlife transition. Bare, raw and scared,


From a women questioning her talents… fearing rejection


From broken relationships, broken hearts, that will never be the same, healed but never the same.


From friends who carried me through some of the most difficult times of my life and celebrate the joys.


From God, my maker, my savior.

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From You!

So you see the question of where my inspiration comes from isn’t that easy, but one things for sure. You my friends inspire me everyday! Thank you for sharing your stories, your life, your love.

You are loved


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Posted Nov 14, 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 Comment

  1. Rita Barakat

    Love all of these Shawn! Thank you for your prayers!


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