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Create the life you want and So much goodness!
Posted Apr 17, 2016


Sometimes I can get lost on my journey and have to find my way back to creating the life that I want…..  My journey is the inspiration for this weeks Sunday Inspiration Video.


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This original is available HERE

Supplies Used: Deco Art Media Matte medium, gesso, fluid acrylics (burnt umber, quinacridone gold, black, teal hue) , Antiquing cream (patina green) Regular Americana acrylic paints in lamp black, warm white, burnt umber and American writer in white. Vintage papers (collage pak) 140lbs water color paper, old paint brush. Tim holts sticker letters, walnut ink, matte finish spray, foam roller stamp, and house hold item for additional texture. Number Stencil (available in shop)

You can find all kinds of fun projects and all of the Deco Art Products Here



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This weeks “Quickie” I explain how I created the wings, what products I used, take you step by step in real time. I also share how I use walnut ink, and some of the shading in this piece. It’s only $7.00!




Also this week I released the “Quickie” for last weeks Sunday Inspiration you can get it below.




On Saturday I shared a piece that Melodie Wilson did that was inspired by a Sunday Inspiration as well and a few more beautiful pieces. Check it out HERE



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Posted Apr 17, 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. Irma

    Your last thoughts could have been mine. I sooo often “loose myself” that I need the feeling of breaking down first before I come back to what is important to me. I do not like that at all and always try to figure out new tricks to avoid this viscious circle. At the moment it is a small routine of starting the day with meditation, yoga, green smoothies and writing…I am now practising, on Tuesday the #100dayproject starts and I will want to keep this routine up as much as possible.
    Have a great, creative and much loved Sunday! – Irma

    • Shawn

      Hey my friend! I think it will always be a process for me…. i think it’s life… just as long as we work our way back and not stay stuck. I too am changing some things… with diet and focus and prayer! Hugs to you!

  2. joiatrr

    Definitely a amazing Sunday Inspiration post Shawn. Thank you. Xj.

    • Shawn

      Thanks so much my friend! hugs!

  3. Barbara Rankin

    Beautiful canvas, Shawn. You have really inspired me to make one, or something similar, for myself! Love it! TFS

    • Shawn

      I’m so glad that I inspired you! Would love to see what you create! hugs


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