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Sunday Inspiration – bringing her back
Posted Jan 3, 2016


I had this piece all planned out…. and thought that it would go together easily. It’s always in those times, when it doesn’t go the way I wanted. But I brought her back.

Enjoy the video.

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Supplies Used: white gesso, acrylic paints (turquoise, sea breeze, yellow ocher, raw sienna, burnt umber, black, sand paper, random papers, catalyst tool, My background stencil, Tim Holtz number stencil, TCW script stencil, Letter stamps, charcoal pencil,



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Posted Jan 3, 2016
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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. Beverly Bain

    Thank you for sharing about “bringing her back”! I will remember to keep experimenting when things don’t go as planned. She is beautiful!! I love the workshop videos I just ordered from you and can’t wait to see what you do next! xoxo

    • Shawn

      Bev, thanks so much… glad you are enjoying the videos! Hugs!

  2. Irma

    Moving? How exiting! I will not be moving but I will travel a whole lot more this year…probably weekly…Shall postpone our project until all is “normal”?
    Hugs – Irma

    • Shawn

      Hi friend…. yes moving… but still on track for our collaboration… I sent you an email.

  3. Julie

    Happy New Year! You inspire me each week! Thanks for such awesome videos!

    • Shawn

      Julie, Thank you!


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