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Creating with what you have Sunday Inspiration
Posted Feb 7, 2016


Some times only having a few options when it comes to supplies can be a good thing…. and is a fun practice. It really helps your creative thought process. This week while in temporary house until our house is ready… I used what was on hand and I just love the results.

Enjoy your Sunday Inspiration video!


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don’t forget to come back on Tuesday for Soul Collaboration…..

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Posted Feb 7, 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. Amanda Miller

    Welcome to Ohio!! Loved your piece this week.Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Shawn

      Amanda, where in Ohio are you? Glad you like the video. hugs!

      • Amanda Miller

        I’m in Medina Ohio.About 45 minutes from Cleveland

  2. marilyn

    Shawn, I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your Sunday videos. Last week I thought for a moment you were moving to Texas when you were in Waco. But I realized you just stopped at Magnolia Market on the way. I was just curious where you have moved to. Hope you have had a smooth transition.

    • Shawn

      We have moved to Ohio west of Cleveland. Quite a difference from Phoenix. So glad you are enjoying the Sunday videos! hugs!

  3. jane w

    you are so freaking cool lol really 🙂 love!

    • Shawn

      Thanks Jane!

  4. Jacquelene L

    Hi Shawn! I wanted to tell you how important this Sunday Inspiration Art piece is to me. It got me back in my art room, it got me creating again in my art journal. I am using my stuff, I have pulled papers and pulled out stamps. I can’t find everything but I am creating again, and it is feeding me and who I am as a person. I need this, life is hard and I feel broken, but my art nurtures me. Your Sunday Inspiration helps lift me up and out and reminds me I am loved and I am worth it, and never give up on me, this also brought me back to God and rebuilding my relationship with Him, and in the worst moments His words are coming back to me. Thank you for sharing Sunday Inspiration and for putting yourself and your emotions and vulnerability out there for us to see and share. I think it is important and you are doing God’s work by sharing Sunday Inspiration. When you get discouraged remember this is Important. It is amazing how much art helps us heal and nurtures who we really are.
    Jacquelene L

    • Shawn

      Jacquelene, Oh my dear… I am so, so glad that I could be part of your inspiration! I am so happy that you are creating, and creating for you and for the spiritual experience that it creates. Art is my healing place and I think it is that for alot of people. Thank you so much for your encouraging words, it means so much!
      Hugs and love!


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