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The journey
Posted Dec 14, 2014


The Journey can be beautiful. If we let it.

The journey is there for us to learn from to grow.

Grow stronger, wiser and more compassionate.

The Journey is painful and full of change.

The journey thinks it can break us… then we rise, and rise again.

stronger, wiser, more compassionate.


The Journey can set us free,….. surround us in immeasurable joy.

The journey can bring fear and untrusting souls. … and then we gain courage and trust again.

The journey can be dark…. and then the sun shines and heals our hearts.journey

Life is a journey… One of change, joy, sorrow, wonder and incredible pain.  And we are meant to share those moments with ones who will encourage us along the path.


Thank you for sharing the journey with me…. I hope I encourage you on your path….

You are loved!


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Posted Dec 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!


    • Shawn

      Thanks my friend!

  1. Allison Yager

    Tears are running down my cheeks right now. Love your words and art. Truly beautiful and just what I’m feeling on my “journey”. Love you my friend!

    • Shawn

      Allison, Love you girl!…. I still want to create some art and write about your journey when you are feeling good. Know that you are loved and I pray for you alllll the time. OOh I just want to hug you right now. Talk to you soon!

  2. Judy Hollingsworth

    Oh my goodness Shawn – the “choose joy” plaque Lyska gave me for Christmas is perfect! It was like it was made just for me – choose joy is my personal mantra and I even have it tattoed on my arm. We just adore you and your amazing art! Merry Christmas – look forward to seeing you next year!

    • Shawn

      Judy! so glad you liked them!!!Yeah! So good to see you at the artwalk. Hugs and Love Shawn


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