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Family Birds and a new collage pak
Posted Jul 10, 2016


Family can be a tricky thing…. no family is perfect… there are wounds that go deep and can separate us. If we take a look at our own hearts, set boundaries, offer forgiveness and realize that we are all just human beings…. maybe we can close the gap. Sometimes we don’t have family….in those cases…  we can create a family of friends, but relationships, whether you are born into them or created them can be hard…

However wacky, broken, blended or anything else your family is…. they are yours… take a minute today to be grateful, give grace and say I love you.

I hope you enjoy your Sunday Inspiration video

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Supplies Used: Collage Pak, 8×10 mdf board, acrylic paints, matte medium, vintage quatrefoil stencil, gesso, Dr. Martins black ink, charcoal pencil, script and number stamps, archival ink pad.

New Collage Pak  7 pages





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Vintage Quatrefoil get it HERE

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Be Inspired, create and know that you are loved!

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Posted Jul 10, 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. memalagene

    AWESOME piece! I love watching your process!

    • Shawn

      Thank you so much! Hugs!


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