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I used to hate the word I created with today
Posted Aug 7, 2016


I used to hate the word Wander….. and especially the quote by JRR Tolkein … Not all who wander are lost.

I have always been a person to schedule, plan, have a goal, like to check the boxes…. oh how I could go on and on… Some of this is my control issue and some of it is to help with my anxiety.  The act of letting go is a little scary ..ok alot scary to me. Annnd the thought of wandering around with no plan…. makes my tummy hurt.

My husband on the other hand is great at the wander part of life…. he helps me get out of my comfort zone, and experience new things and have a child like sense of wonder. He loves to hike, He  loves the adventure…. and gave me a great explanation for the reason to go hiking.  You see, I didn’t see the point in hiking. I go to the gym to get my workout so why would I want to “wander” around. And my sweety said…. hiking is about, the not knowing what is around the corner, to find new treasures, about being present and enjoying right now, right at this very moment, what is around you…. it is alllllll about the  adventure.

I hope you enjoy your Sunday Inspiration video

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Supplies Used: Mdf Board, gesso, modeling paste, Acrylic paints in raw umber, paynes grey, titanium white, grey. my stencils: (new) rounds abouts and block font, matte medium, collage pak, letter stamps and black permanent ink pad

4 new stencils available , 2 I used in this piece.

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Posted Aug 7, 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!


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