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Posted Oct 16, 2016


I took a trip to Phoenix this last week. I needed to go back home or so I thought. I felt unsettled when I got there, I felt that this wasn’t home anymore. I felt like no place felt like home. Ohio, phoenix neither were familiar. And then I had a moment when everything came together and there was peace within. It didn’t happen until I was on my way back to Ohio. Putting this piece together was truly putting the pieces together in my own journey. I share more about it at the end of the video.

I hope your enjoy your Sunday Inspiration video.

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This Original is available HERE

Supplies Used: 8×8 mdf board, vintage papers, matte medium, gesso, acrylic paint in blues, black, raw umber and burnt umber, glazing medium, vintage bird, birds, birds, birds stencil and Garden stencil


I am cleaning out old Originals…. some have been around toooo long, the first ones will be FREE!!!  I will even pay the shipping, and then the others will be anywhere from 10.00 to 20.00. Such a bargain!!! great for gift or to spruce up your home for the holidays.


I will be offering them on instagram follow me @artgirl38 and my business facebook page

I will offer several pieces each day. So if you see something get it fast.

So lets get started right now. This is free…. 100% free, I pay the shipping!


Those who give will know joy 10×8 Original on wood. FREE!


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Happy Sunday,

Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!

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Posted Oct 16, 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. Amanda Miller

    I understand how you feel.I have lived in Ohio for almost 5 years and it still doesn’t feel like home to me.I have had a hard time finding my “people” here.Being a stay at home Mom makes it even harder to meet people.Your videos every week have made me feel more connected to the art world and I have learned so much from you.Thank you for putting yourself out there.It really does help to know there are people like me out there.

    • Shawn

      It is hard to connect. Especially if your work from home! Thank you for the kind words.

  2. Michelle Becker

    Wow the message was powerful…made me cry! Thank you for being you! Love you

    • Shawn

      love yooo

  3. soozyb2013

    The wee bird in the nest truly hits “home” for me. I haven’t been anywhere else really. I did live in Edmonton for a few years back in my early 20’s but the west coast was always tugging hard at my heart strings. I missed the ocean the most! I missed my folks (they were both alive at that time), and wanted to be with my family and friends again. There is always a space, a space that isn’t filled until you are “home”.
    This piece of artwork is very special Shawn and I do love it.
    I am sorry that your “free” stuff isn’t offered to Canada, I would pay the shipping?! Think about it 🙂
    much love and hugs from Victoria, BC

    • Shawn

      Thank you my friend and I have had alot of requests for out of the country purchasers , so I will work out a way to make it happen.

  4. jane w

    Shawn, this is gorgeous! love your work and just got a couple of your stencils. If you get lonely, you can drop me a note! I live in Hinckley, Ohio and glad to have you here. 🙂

    • Shawn

      Thank you my dear!


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