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life book 2016 week 3
Posted Jan 21, 2016

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Week three…. taught by Melody Ross of  was a difficult one for me to start and then turned into such a beautiful lesson…. about myself and what wisdom I have gained from life.

The perfectionist in me really showed up in this lesson…. because the girl was not to scale and the hair didn’t seem right…. but I was missing the point in this lesson. to draw with emotion and to learn from the printed material included in the lesson… to take a journey for a moment and feel good about my wisdom….. not to degrade myself for an imperfectly drawn girl….. aaah…. I finally got it , got over it…. got over myself and had a beautiful time creating, cutting my words and appreciating who I am.  And all the wisdom that comes with life.

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Let go of the fear ….. create just to create…. to learn …. to grow… to love yourself!

Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!

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Posted Jan 21, 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. Cyndi Cesare

    Shawn, she is so cute! You said last week that you had a fear of “faces”, but you are really good at them. Your post about faces last week made me think about my fear of bodies. I finally got over my fear of faces, but now it’s bodies that freak me out. But…..I painted my first head to toe girl yesterday and I was ecstatic with myself. Looking forward to your next face. Thank you.

    • Shawn

      Thanks so much, I’m learning and growing!


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