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Being Authentic, Sunday Inspiration
Posted Jul 26, 2015


Here’s your Sunday Inspiration

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The collage pak for todays video

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Mdf board in the shop.


I created another piece for the flower vase series, played with image transfer, and sprays and masks. See it HERE


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Denise made this beauty this week …. see the video and supplies HERE. I’m up next week!


If you have created something that was inspired by a video or workshop, I would love to share it. Send me an email with pics. Today Hannah shares one of her pieces.

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Be your authentic self…… be real…… there are so many people, out there trying to be something that their not. The most attractive, interesting people are those that are comfortable in their own skin. You know them when you meet them…. they immediately make you feel comfortable too. They are confident but not prideful or egocentric. They have come to love all the good and the not so good that makes up who they are. They are ever learning and growing…. wanting to understand themselves and others better.

This is my daily quest to be more and more ok with who I am.  It is also my quest to allow others to do the same, to provide a space where we ALL can be real… vulnerable … honest.

Thank you for allowing me to be vulnerable here it this space, in my videos. I am honored to have so many around me who lift me up daily and encourage me, to keep loving… to keep inspiring others…. to keep encouraging others.

We are all light and dark, and we need to love all of our parts… and find others who are on the same quest. This week…. love yourself… be authentic…. be real…. because by doing that, you give others the permission to do the same.

You are loved!


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Posted Jul 26, 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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