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Expect Great things Sunday Inspiration
Posted Nov 15, 2015


This Sunday inspiration was inspired by an email sent to me by a friend.

Enjoy the video.

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Supplies used: 8×10 mdf board (in my shop), Book pages and one of my Gelli plate prints. White , blue and aqua acrylic paint. Charcoal pencil, black and burnt umber pastel stick. White and black paint pen


These past few weeks have been ultra busy for me… It is the season…. with Holiday shows and online sale…. all very good!


I want to give you a heads up to the Holiday sale that will be happening in the online shop. Starting Wednesday November 25th Running through the weekend. 30% off every thing except totes and pillows. I will also have Every original I can get into the shop 50% off!!! Keep and eye out for a blog post and email if you are a subscriber with the coupon code.


I had a dream 20 years ago to have a place that would allow me to create and encourage women. A place that I could teach and inspire. A place that women would love to come to and shop, create and encourage one another.

I didn’t think that it would look like this… but this is it… this place is a long time coming and lots of hard steps to get here. Lots of life lessons, challenges and victories.

In my darkest days, I always quietly expected that it would happen. Some days my hope was bigger than others. But way down in the deep part of my heart, I never gave up.

My friend… NEVER give up. Adjust when needed, rest when needed, agree to see the dream in a different light, but NEVER give up. Write it down, write it down, write it down. In your quiet moments, picture what that dream will look like, and write it down.

My love, quietly (or boldly) expect great things! You can do it, YOU are worthy!

Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!


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Posted Nov 15, 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. Amanda

    Hi Shawn.Thanks for the inspiration today! I look forward to it and your words of wisdom every week.They help me more than you know. 🙂

    • Shawn

      Amanda, I’m so glad that my words and life experience can be used for good! So glad you are here each week. hugs and love!

  2. Sara Sampson

    Thank you so much for being such a good part of my weekend. I love watching your art process and I love the outcome. Your words of encouragement are priceless.
    God Bless.

    • Shawn

      Sara, so glad I can be part of your weekend :)…..Hugs and love!

  3. Lynda Harley

    Amazing art work! Thanks for the inspiration! How about setting up at the Atlanta Yellow Daisy Festival next year so I can meet you!

    • Shawn

      That might me a possibility next year! Thanks for being here… hugs!

  4. Sarah Miller

    Great inspiration today! I hope you are taking care of yourself while you are so busy. Thanks for taking time for us!

    • Shawn

      Thanks Sarah! It is joy for me to create for you! have a great week!

  5. Lynne

    Shawn I love you. I love your attitude about ups and downs. I know I always go through them. I love watching your work. You inspire me. When I heard you we’re leaving I was heart broken. I was wondering why? You have taught me a lot. Through your art , words please don’t stop.


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