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Beautiful things Sunday Inspiration
Posted Sep 11, 2016


I was reading Glennon Doyle Meltons new book this week, Love Warrior and it is a brave, vulnerable story. It resonated with me in so many ways. A memoir of a women’s journey trying to find her worth and beauty in a world that tells us what we should be and look like.  In one particular part of the book she was trying to explain being beautiful to her girls and she said “Beautiful means being full of beauty”, so we have to fill our hearts with beautiful things and that is what beautiful is” Yes! Yes! Yes! Tears just rolled down my checks…  Beauty starts on the inside…. and radiates out…. So let’s allll fill our hearts with beautiful things!

Enjoy your Sunday Inspiration video!

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This original is available HERE

Supplies Used: 10×8 Mdf board, collage pak for this video, Liquitex modeling paste,  Wildfower 3 stencil, charcoal pencil, oil pastels, coffee grounds, walnut ink and burnt umber for drips

Collage pak for this piece: get it HERE

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This is the Stencil I used: Wildflower 3 get it HERE


Have a great Sunday, Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!

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Posted Sep 11, 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. BJ Ratzloff

    I always watch your Sunday Inspirations…and they often speak to me, but this one especially. (I usually am a watcher and don’t comment…but this time I have to.) I have a health problem and the medications have really changed my looks. (Steroids…) So I struggle…but your words were like a balm to my soul…and I know them to be true. Thank you!

    • Shawn

      Oh I am so glad that my words came at the right time…. thank you for sharing…. it encourages me to keep going. Hugs and love!


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