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Rooted in Peace
Posted Oct 30, 2016


Peace can mean many things…. Peace for me is not a rah, rah cheerleader kind of happiness…. it a calm, underlying feeling that no matter what happens, no matter what season of my life I am in…. that I know myself enough to know that I am strong and can get through anything…. It doesn’t mean that I am necessarily happy about the particular season or situation but that my strength muscles will carry me through. This piece is calming to me… the neutral palette says peace to me. I hope today you can be peaceful in whatever season you are in.

Enjoy your Sunday Inspiration Video.

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Supplies used: 8×10 mdf board, Black, raw umber and white acrylic paint, Matte medium, collage pak, Krylon fixative spray, Tree stencil, splatter stencil

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

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New Stencils

I was hoping to have all of them ready for you but … no go…. These are what’s available now.

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One more reason Ohio is great….

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My son and his family…. This past weekend I drove up to New York and celebrated my oldest granddaughters birthday. I am blessed!

Have a great Sunday

Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!


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Posted Oct 30, 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. Pat

    Beautiful, just like you. And what a beautiful family. God Bless You!!!

    • Shawn

      Thank you Pat!

  2. Rhonda Hudson

    Shawn, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your Sunday inspirational talks! I’ve a love watching how you work and yet I think I love listening to the calmness in your voice just as much. Sometimes I think I hear a little sadness in your voice and yet you always find away to turn it into a blessing. Thank you! One quick question… So often you use a pencil to go around some of your pieces in a collage in order to shade, etc. What type of pencil is that?
    ❤️ Rhonda

    • Shawn

      Rhonda, Thank you so much for your kind words! I use a charcoal pencil. by General. It is listed in the art supplies sections of the shop. Thanks for sharing the journey with me!


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