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Transformation can be scary
Posted Sep 6, 2015




Enjoy the video

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Supplies used:

 I used and alphabet stencil that I’m not sure who the maker is, random scrapbook papers,  and three of my stencilsstencil alphabet nofflo font

Fun Fonts 1 Stencil

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Wing and a prayer Stencil

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I also created two backgrounds similar to the one I did in today’s video that you can purchase and download immediately to use as a collage element or as a background for a quick project.

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Play day gave me my inspiration for Sunday

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I created a great piece for artist gang using Donna Downey stencils.


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Student work….

Rita shared her work using a collage pack…. So great! Nice job Rita!



Transformed: to undergo a change in form, appearance, or character; become transformed.

I am under going change all the time…. always learning, always growing. I will be this way until I go to my forever home. Change is hard and it takes work to look at what needs work, to change a habit or thought process. To have a different perspective. Transforming is uncomfortable, the familiar is easy….

I am a creature of habit in so many ways. I go the same way to the gym or stores. I wear the same black t shirt and jeans. I have a schedule that I do certain things on certain days…. Schedules are good, habits are good, routine is good unless it keeps you stuck. And I have been stuck many, many times! I have  “on purpose” changed things up to clear the cobwebs, to shake things up, to get a new perspective and it is scary and unknown. But so so good. The hardest transformation is the transformation of the soul. Transforming hurt, bitterness, hatred or a multitude of other soul emotions is deep and real and painful and brilliant and good. Letting go of those things that we have hung onto for so long can be terrifying and freedom all at the same time, but it needs to happen. It needs to happen for our health, our mind and our relationships. Be tranformed…. NO… be always transforming …. always be watching for what you can let go of….

Oh Lord may I be transforming daily!

Have a beautiful day

You are loved!


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Posted Sep 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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