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Posted Aug 28, 2016


Sometimes things don’t go the way we planned…. Thant’s the story of my life and I wouldn’t have it any other way. In the moment I’m not so thrilled, and I might throw a little tantrum…. but by now I have learned that my best growth happens in these moments. I know that something beautiful is going to happen.

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Collage pak for this piece: Get it here.

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Stencils used: get them HERE

Damask Duo

stencil damask cut

Wildflower 2

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Be Inspired, Create and know that you are loved!


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Posted Aug 28, 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. Patty Neuss

    Hi Shawn,

    Where can we get the dragonfly print out? Love this one!

  2. Patty neuss

    Hi Shawn,

    Is there a template for the dragonflies, you showed it on your video so when I purchased the packet I didn’t see it in there?

    Thank you,

    • Patty neuss

      Sorry, it didn’t show my comment when I left this second one, so I thought it didn’t go through.

    • Shawn

      There was not a template…. I used previous dragonflies or there is a template of a dragon fly in the free downloads and you can size it down when you print it out. Hope that works. Hugs

  3. myperfectlynotperfectlife

    I am just now taking an interest in mixed media and paper collage.. your video was wonderful, but your message and inspiration at the end was truly what I needed… thank you…. <3

    • Shawn

      Thank you and I’m so glad that my words can encourage…. hugs to you my friend!


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