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A surprise ending and New Beginnings
Posted Oct 2, 2016


New Beginnings happen everyday…. We wake up in the morning with the opportunity to start a new. A clean slate, to let go of yesterday and approach the new day with excitement. This piece was the perfect example of new beginnings. Once I finished the first piece… I wasn’t happy with it… it wasn’t what I had in my head… it wasn’t the idea of where I wanted to go with this piece… just like life can be. I know for me there was a day when I woke up as said, “is this my life? How did I get here.” My life is continually about new beginnings. My life is amazing but each new day is a chance to learn and grow.

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This is the collage pak for this piece: you can get it HERE

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Stencils used: Vintage quatrefoil, backgrounds 2, scribbles, get them HERE



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Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!


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Posted Oct 2, 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. memalagene

    BEAUTIFUL! Love the original (my personal favorite sample) & 2nd new beginnings you created!

    • Shawn

      Thank you so much!


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