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Play Day in Florida!
Posted Mar 6, 2015

I am on the road but have my stash of supplies…. not my usuals…. so I’m making do!

It is so lush and green here in Florida…. coming from the desert, I am in heaven! So all this bold Florida colors and vegitation has inspired my play…. enjoy !

I used ink tense pencils for these next two pics… the great thing about ink tense is, once it’s dry it is not water soluble!

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The next two are pastel pencils my favorite!

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These are water colors…. i love the organic…. uncontrollable feeling….



playing with the vegetation





I got inspired!

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Faith, Hope, Love …. the greatest of these is love!…..  Have fun playing, Be inspired… be creative and know that you are loved!

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Posted Mar 6, 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!


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