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Love lives within
Posted Sep 25, 2016


I love it when an idea that has been on my heart and rolling around in my head comes together and has a beautiful meaning. I have had this idea in my head for a while and wanted to search my heart for the meaning and it all came together this week. I am a believer of taking care of taking your soul.  I hope you love the project and the message. I LOVE how this turned out!!!

Enjoy your Sunday Inspiration video




Supplies used: Matte Medium, 8×18 mdf board, collage pak papers, acrylics, hose handle,  and escutcheon plate from Michaels, Time Holtz distress crayons, charcoal pencil.

You can take a look at all the collage paks HERE

This piece is also available to purchase HERE

Take some time today to make the repairs, clean out the clutter (bad tapes) and do what  you need to do to take care of your soul. Turn the lock to keep out those that don’t nourish you.

Be Inspired, create and Always know that you are loved!


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Posted Sep 25, 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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