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An unexpected ending Sunday Inspiration & free download
Posted Jun 5, 2016


I had such a hard time with this piece. It just wasn’t working…. I finished it and I knew it wasn’t right… I wasn’t connected to it… so I went back to the table and finally created a piece that I love!

Enjoy your Sunday Inspiration video!

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Supplies used: 8×8 mdf board, Deco Art Fluid acrylic paints, Deco Art Modeling paste Higgins ink, Dylusions ink spray, Walnut ink, Faber Castell pitt pen, scrapbook paper by Graphic 45 and book pages, scraps of paper, paper doilies, home made stamps, Tim Holtz stencil blossom, charcoal pencil.

My stencils used for this piece: Vintage Quatrefoil, Numbers, Flourish, old type text (that I covered up)

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My sketch of the dragonfly is a free download get it HERE

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Be Inspired, Create and know that you are loved!

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Posted Jun 5, 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. sandie

    Watching your hands create, is an experience in itself. It as though those beautiful hands are filled with magic. A marvelous work of art. The butterfly, so appropriate to your chosen sentiment. Thank you for sharing your gift.

    • Shawn

      Thank you Sandie!

  2. sandie

    sorry I misspoke–that wonderful “dragonfly” I meant to say!

  3. Kim Sumrack

    I ordered some of your stencils , I love them and can’t wait to use them! Your work is so beautiful!

    • Shawn

      Thank you Kim…. I hope you like your stencils… hugs!


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