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Walking through the fear Sunday Inspiration
Posted Feb 21, 2016


When I was sent a reminder this week of one of my favorite quotes… I could not wait to create with it.

Enjoy the video!

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Supplies: 8×8 mdf board, matte medium, scrapbook paper, vintage papers, Stencils: number stencil from Donna Downey, number stencil by tcw, doillie stencil from americana, and other random stencils, needle point plastic round, gesso, white americana paint, vanilla americana paint, sea breeze american paint, black and white paint pen, letter stamps and black archival ink stamp pad.


I just put in the shop the last 4 Sunday Inspirations. Originals!!! prints on wood and prints.

To get the prints click here and print on wood HERE

I added limited quantities of stencils in the shop this week and they have almost all sold… sooooo …… I will have stencils back in stock next week.



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Posted Feb 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. Sarah Miller

    Great Sunday Inspiration ! It is funny because I have been trying to “find” my word for the year and kept coming up with “fearless”…but I think fearless can mean you have gotten through the fear. I am still fearful and I have to ask God everyday to help me. So, I think my word will be “Courage” It gives me more room to get to fearless.

    • Shawn

      Aaaah yes courage!!! to get through the fear! love it!

  2. Jacquelene L

    Wow this piece speaks to me today. I needed inspiration today. This quote speaks to me. I will be doing an art journal page with it. Love the collaged wing, great idea, I will be using this technique in the future in many projects. I love butterflies, and wings. I can’t draw, but I could use stamps and stencils and dies. That means pulling out stuff and playing, I need an art play day this weekend, had a very frustrating week. Yes, courage is doing things scared to death, when I am anxious I tell myself to just breathe, just breathe, and I say out loud “I believe”, “I believe” and I keep praying until I get through it. Thank you for sharing this awesome art piece, and for the creative inspiration, and the uplifting, loving encouraging words. I needed this today, I feel much better now, less stressed and frustrated and more relaxed and that I can handle this and never give up. This weekend there will be play days of art!
    Jacquelene L

    • Shawn

      Jacquelene, I’m so glad that this spoke to you and that I can inspire. I love when the right message comes at the right time. Have fun creating! You are loved!


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