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The time is now… grungy goodness
Posted Oct 9, 2016


The quote that I originally was going to use, seemed a little dark or depressing… it was “Don’t die with your song still in you” so I opted for, now is the time to fly… as in don’t wait another day. Life has a way of stalling our plans. Some times it is necessary to pause, to care for children or parents or a miriad off other things that take our time and our passion. Mostly good things and some bad things. But setting all of that aside, I find myself thing about the time I have left on earth and all the things that I still want to do… and a passion to go get them. I just wanted to encourage you today to unearth the plans that you made or take the dreams down off that shelf and take small but passionate steps in the right direction. Now is the time to fly!

Enjoy your Sunday Inspiration video.

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This Piece is available HERE

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What is a quickie tutorial…? It is a quick, real time video to go deeper in technique, to go over my thought process when putting a piece together, finishing and background details. Anything that will help you create.

In the Quickie tutorial for this piece I go over how to approach the background texture, the best way to apply the paint for cracks, glazing, texture on the foreground and you will also receive two pages for collage that has the clock, butterfly and background ledger page.




This is the stencil I used in this piece. You can get it HERE

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Be Inspired, Create and know that you are loved! Oh and Fly!


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Posted Oct 9, 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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