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Messages to my Heart Sunday Inspiration
Posted Sep 27, 2015


This piece is a direct reflection of where I am right now. I am doing some great reading and felt inspired to create this for myself … and hopefully is resonates with you.

Enjoy the video.

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Supplies Used: Vintage Wallpaper, Matte medium, a variety of cream, white, khaki, black and wine paints. Fine liner, mdf board, krink paint pen, montana paint marker, letter stamps and archival ink pad. My stencils 1. Backgrounds and 2. Scroll.

Collage pak:

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You can get the collage pak HERE and the Stencils HERE


My friend…. I hope that you take some time to find the messages to your heart….  Find those things that you need to remind yourself of daily. Then put them where you can see them. With life so crazy busy for everyone, our days can be sucked up and we end up just existing…. I know I did and still do some times, that why I read books to help me break free, listen to speakers that motivate, watch artist that are masters of inspiration.  Growing never stops, life changes, transitions happen and we need to reevaluate where we are and update the things that are important to us. I so want you and I to live our best life…. so that we can inspire others to do the same.

You are loved

ps…. this is the first message to my heart about 5 years ago…. so much growth, so much change ….. Life is good!


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Posted Sep 27, 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. Cyndi Cesare

    As always, beautiful art and a wonderful way to start my Sunday! Thank you.

    • Shawn

      Cyndi, thank you! hugs!


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