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Sunday Inspiration video and a little bit of everything
Posted May 3, 2015

I hope your week has been good….. I got to spend some time with my oldest son who came into town…. good family time! So I didn’t get to post anything for play day…..and I didn’t get to do a weekly wrap.. but…. Today’s post includes a little bit of everything.

Sunday Inspiration

Courage with mandala flower stencil



Here are some things I have been working on this week!


pic-for-sunday-5-3-6 pic-for-sunday-5-3-7Another winged girl…. she will be titled Journey when she is finished
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went to Goodwill this week and found these for only $5.00! score!


Then I got new goodies from Donna Downey!…. can’t wait to use these on an artist gang Tuesday…. Speaking of artist gang.. I’m up on Tuesday next week so keep an eye out for that!


Pro types of new stencils…. by ME! wahoo! more soon on those…


The last thought………..  been doing alot of thinking this week on letting go…. and how much courage that takes….. to do something for someone, to give your money, to love openly, to trust and not knowing what will come back…. what the return is, if there is any….loving for the sake of loving…..doing the things to make a business grow, really never knowing if things will work…..

Letting go of the outcome….. it soo so scary…..being true to what’s calling you, obedient and faithful…. and then letting God take care of everything else…..It’s hard to not want to control…. but I have been reminding myself all week that He is in charge of the outcome….

I don’t talk about my faith walk much in this space, we are all on our own journey. But this has swirling around in my head all week, so I had to share….I hope that you can let go of some things…. be true… be faithful…. be inspired….. and know that you are loved!

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Posted May 3, 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. carmen012c

    What a great find at Goodwill! I need to go to that one for sure! Congrats on the stencil designs, can’t wait to see them! Be blessed my friend.

    • Shawn

      Thanks love!….

  2. harriet hansen

    Just beautiful Shawn.Gives me goosebumps. Love your work!!!

    • Shawn

      Thanks Harriet!

  3. Amanda

    I can’t wait for your stencils!!Love your work.Hope you are feeling better. 🙂

    • Shawn

      Thanks…. I can’t wait either!

  4. Patti H.

    Shawn I have had the same thoughts this week. I lost my job on Friday and it seems surreal. I’m striving to stay focused on what opportunities that presents so that i may lean into what I really want to do – art therapy – although it is a180 degree difference from what I’m educated, licensed and experienced to do – a tax CPA. Thanks for sharing your heart here.

    • Shawn

      Oh Patti, I am so sorry about your job loss…. man oh man that happened to me almost 8 years ago…. it sent me spinning…. and not in the right direction. But…. it propelled me toward my journey today and the beautiful, scary and creative place that I am at. Change is hard in any circumstance, but a job loss is hard. I pray that this time although hard brings to a new place in your journey… learning, growing…. I love your attitude… looking for opportunities…! I would love to encourage you in any way that I can. You are loved….keep me posted on your journey!


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