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Embracing the changes that happen Sunday Inspiration
Posted Jan 24, 2016



I got a little emotional in my closing…. It surprised me, and yet again it didn’t.  I have been so busy making sure to take care of all the details of closing up a home and moving my business that the emotion just came.

I hope you enjoy the video.

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Supplies used: 8×8 mdf board, wrapping paper, Liquitex gesso, liquitex matte medium book pages, Inktense pencils, Liquitex paint marker white, black fine line pen, charcoal pencil, letter stamps and archival ink pad.


ps…. I hope that you will share the journey of our soul collaboration see all the details HERE. 4 weeks of tutorials by all 4 of us! Starts next Tuesday! So check out the details.

soul collaboration January 2016


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Posted Jan 24, 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. Annelies

    Thank you so much for sharing. Your words spoke to me, I’m touched…
    Like you, I’m somewhere between the old and the new. It doesn’t go fast enough and it’s also frightening. I hope you will feel at home at your new place real soon.
    Warm hug, Annelies. (The Netherlands)

    • Shawn

      Annelies, yes..! I’m with you sister on the inbetween… it’s no fun! saying prayers for your journey and thanks for sharing. Hugs and love!

  2. Loreen Moore

    I love the effect that the burnt umber gives to your pieces whether you use new paper or already antiqued paper.

    • Shawn

      Thank you! so much!

  3. jbresmom

    Shawn, thank you for sharing yourself and your creative process. I had the privilege to attend one of your workshops at Craft Fusion, I wish I’d been able to attend them all! You inspire creatively, emotionally, and with love with your art and yourself. Best wishes for your trip, and your new home! Jennifer

    • Shawn

      Thanks so Jennifer… hugs!


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