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Joy is right here, choose it! and Free print!
Posted Sep 20, 2015


This week I was back on the road…. and I think I lost my mind when I packed my supplies… You will see in the video.

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Supplies used: Modge podge (which is not my favorite but it’s what I had) Inktense pencils, cream, yellow and island blue Americana paints. scraps from Daphnes Diary Magazine. Mixed media paper. and Flower gang stencil 1 and 2 and leaf it stencil. Charcoal pencil. Once I got home I sprayed it with a fixatif and sealed.

Joy is available as a download, print or print on wood in the Store as well as the Stencils

Ok Now! The winner of the flower trio that I posted on Friday.  I went searching for words or for this piece and asked you to help. I got sooo many great ideas from all platforms that I couldnt decide sooooo. I’m going to make it free to EVERYONE. One with a word and one without. So you can put your own word or phrase on it.

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Thank you for all the great ideas…. I would love to see what you do with these! You can send me an email



Start with gratitude and in the darkest of places you will find a ray of Joy. May your Sunday be peaceful and may you find joy in your day!

You are loved!


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Posted Sep 20, 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. texasbarb

    Thank yoou for the freebie!! Love it!!!

    • Shawn

      Your welcome!!!

  2. Irma

    Thank you for sharing your creative process and inspiring words. Especially about being in the dark places…Thank you! – Irma

    • Shawn

      Thank you!


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