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Finding Peace
Posted Sep 18, 2016


Boy of boy what a week…. I had the flu, orders…. the admin side of my business needed attending to… getting ready for a show… it was chaos…. and I had no inspiration to create this week. I was wearing too many hats and could not find anything that inspired me. I had to shut out all the noise in my head and in my house and find my peace in my journal page.

Enjoy your Sunday Inspiration video.

Supplies used: Acrylic paint, gesso, 9×12 journal, modeling paste, vintage paper from collage paks, cheese cloth , ink stained papertowel. Stencils: damask duo, round about, garden, old text font

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Stencils used: get stencils HERE

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New stencils


This last week in case you missed it. I was up on the Deco Art Mixed Media Blog, sharing how I made this fun little journal page. See it HERE


I was also a guest artist for Find out Fridays on Donna Downey’s blog.

I am truly honored to be in this group of world renown artists. We are given a box of materials, and create with it. Each month are different materials with different artist. I hope you can check it out HERE


Be Inspired, create and know that you are loved!


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Posted Sep 18, 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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