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Grateful Heart and New Quickie
Posted Jul 31, 2016


I was whining around this week…. complaining…. feeling overwhelmed…. and then I had a V8 moment. I had a reality check…. and sat down and thought about all of the things I have to be grateful for. This simple act can change your attitude, change your mind, change your relationships, can change so so many things.

I hope you enjoy your Sunday Inspiration video

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Supplies Used: Acrylic paints in blues and greens, Burnt umber and black vintage papers (included in the quickie tutorial) Modeling paste, Matte medium, Mdf board




Stencils Used in this piece:

Stencil-wildflower-webstencil love never gives up old type

You can get the stencils HERE


Be Inspired, create and know that you are loved!


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Posted Jul 31, 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. Julie Sparkman

    Hi Shawn,
    Just love this sweet mixed media! Thank you for sharing. I’m GREATFUL for you, you have brought so much to my life. God bless you my friend.
    Julie Sparkman

    • Shawn

      Julie…. aah you make me smile, I’m so glad that you are here traveling with me… Hugs and love


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