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Rest, breathe, listen Sunday Inspiration
Posted Aug 2, 2015







 Mdf board in my shop and collage pak for hello beautiful

play-day-headerPlay day this week I was able to take an intuitive painting workshop see it all HERE



This week with Deco Art Products I show you how to refresh and old frame and create something simple to go in it. See it HERE


artist gang +photo crop72 (1)This week I create a triptych using donna downey products

New Products in the Shop


The tote that I have above is the 18×18 This would be a great work bag, yoga bag, workshop bag. 13×13 $18.00 16×16 $22.00 18×18 $24.00



this pillow is the 16×16. Really durable poplin fabric. Pillow cover (insert not included) 16×16 $20.00 18×18 $23.00 20×20 $28.00 Everything made in the USA


As you will see in this weeks video….. I got a chance to get away to the cool pines and get out of the Phoenix heat.



Rest, Breathe, Listen……… I am whispering to myself as much as I am to you on this last thought.  The quiet is where we find so many things. I got a chance to get away this week, but even if I don’t get away I still need to practice getting quiet. If we don’t listen to our own soul, who will?? How will we know what makes us happy, what makes us tick, what our dreams are, what our desires are. The quiet allows us to take care of ourselves. The quiet allows us to care for others. It gives us the chance to fill up, renew and rest, so that we can give to others. It gives us clarity and helps our gratitude. The quiet shines light on the beautiful spaces, places and people in our lives. The quiet gets us so familiar with our own voice that when someone speaks lies to us we know the truth. The quiet makes our voice so strong that no one can tell us who we are, or what our value is except us. Take time today, this week, right now to get quiet and listen to your soul. Get quiet on a regular basis…. make it a practice….. because if you don’t listen to your soul…… who will?

Have a great week…. You are loved!


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Posted Aug 2, 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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