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Sunday Inspiration “Listen” and weekly wrap up
Posted Feb 8, 2015

Sunday Inspiration “Listen”


Maya Angelou says it so well….. no one can do it alone…. can you hear it… the storms are coming…. Oh and they will come…..

I know that I need to work on asking…. asking for help…. asking for care…. the storms come and I think that it is strong and courageous to do it alone… but it’s quite the opposite. We need each other…. I need my tribe, my circle to buffer the waves… to talk sense to me…. to tell me it will be ok.. We need to listen….. listen for sometimes what’s not being said as well as what is. I need to listen, to slow down and here my life, my heart, listen to your story, to my tribes story.  Oh… we need to listen to each other!

Too often…. we’re all walking around…. feeling unheard, unloved, unwanted….

That’s when I remind myself to go to my tribe, my safe circle and say the truth… and always…. always…. always…. I am uplifted and loved. I am strengthened, to weather the storms of life.

My hope is that you have a tribe or are working on creating one…. and if you don’t have a tribe…. I will be your tribe of one, until you find those safe around you. I will listen…. listen to your heart….  but you have to ask..

I just want you to know that you are heard, you are wanted and you are loved!

It’s tough out there and no one can do it alone…. You have ME!


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 I get asked where I get my wood that I create on… sooo I decided to put them in all sizes, so that you can purchase them. You can get them HERE


Craft Fusion

Here is what were making Feb 21st 10-2 start to finish! you can see all the details HERE


I had a great day Saturday at the Gilbert art walk. It was beautiful and sales were great! Loved seeing many of you out. Thanks for your love and support!


Have a great week!

You are loved

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Posted Feb 8, 2015
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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. Neko

    I am fairly new to your work and I really love it. How do you keep the paint from reactivating/smearing, when you add the medium to glue down the paper flowers?

    • Shawn

      I work with acrylics, which once dry will not reactivate. It you use pastels, water colors or ink they will reactivate and in that case I spray with a workable fixative. and then put the next layer on. Great question! hope you are enjoying the video! Have a great day!

  2. Barb Thompson

    Hi Shawn, I looked in the shop for the 11×14 canvas Courage to Dream. Didn’t see it?? Do you have that to sell?

    • Shawn

      It is in the shop now…. and I usually mark and list them on Thursday… if you are interested I will give it to you at the sale price. Just let me know the sale price is 47.00
      Thanks Shawn

      • Barb Thompson

        Yes I want it! Should I go through shop to pay?

        • Shawn

          Yes, I just updated the sale price for you! Thanks!


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