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It’s all about friends and burlap Sunday Inspiration
Posted Aug 9, 2015

Today I’m working on something a little different…. working on a burlap canvas board.

So this week with all the editing I’m doing for lots of videos… I had allllll kinds of technical difficulties 🙁 soooo I was not able to embed the video. You tube issue 🙁 Below is the link to the video. Sorry!

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Collage pak used for this piece

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Stamps….. I have a new video available, on how to make your own stamps See all the details HERE


or if you don’t want to make them I have the ones available, that were used in this video.

Just a reminder these are hand cut so there will be some slight variations. $8.00

Get them HERE



On Play day…..I finished up a few projects….see what was on the table… see it HERE

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On Tuesdays artist Gang Brian Miller paints our shadow self see it HERE


Friendship…. we all have friends, acquaintances, co workers…. etc…. that are part of our world….. but I’m talking about those that are in our inner circle…. this circle is small…. and I guard this circle with all that I am….. It’s the place that I am the safest….. where I can be me, where we can agree to disagree, where we don’t have to call each other everyday to know that someone is praying and watching out for me.  There is something so special and cleansing about some girl time… with those that know us…. that can call us on our crap or can high five us when we have success. There is no competition… just, how can we make each other better, how can we walk this crazy life together. We can go weeks without talking and then one of us sends out the bat signal…. and everything stops and we go to listen…. to laugh…to cry,… to congratulate…. It is my tribe, my space, my breath, my heart.

Finding this is hard….. REALLY hard…. but the best place to start is being real. Countless days have been spent with people, that don’t really know us. We put on a good face and say “I’m great… and you?” When in reality we’re tired, scared, hurting, or so dang proud of ourselves we want to shout it. Sometimes we have to take a risk to be real, to get the good stuff, The circle, the tribe. It can be a small risk…. but we have to start being real for things to change.

My prayer today is that we all can have a tribe… a safe place…. so that we can send out the bat signal in times of need or of great joy. Find it… search for it,,,, cherish it….. safe guard it….

You are loved!


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Posted Aug 9, 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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