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Journaling play day…
Posted Oct 23, 2015


Today was a time for me to get out my fears…. to get quiet and bare my soul. Just getting it out on paper takes away the strength of the fear. It gives me perspective. It is my silent prayer, it is so valuable, it is crucial to my growth, it is a time of making space and owning where I am and where I want to go.

I also found some flower petals in my stash and started a journal page that I will finish and share next Friday. I put the petals down with matte medium and then added (alot of) gesso.

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Come back next Friday to see how I finish these.

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Be Inspired, Play and Create.

You are loved!


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Posted Oct 23, 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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