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There is Sacred in the ordinary
Posted Nov 13, 2016


This week as I was reading I was touched by a passage from the book “A daybook of Comfort and Joy” by Sarah Ban Breathnach

Sarah wrote about how the ordinary things become Sacred, the little things are divine and holy. How we say hello, or help a neighbor, offer forgiveness, care for a parent or tuck our kids in at night are the things that make the difference in the lives around us, in our communities and more. This is a simple reminder that those small acts of kindness and love MATTER. That even though they usually go unnoticed and we don’t expect anything from them…. they are SACRED.

Enjoy your Sunday Inspiration Video.

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Supplies used: Collage pak, collage paper scraps, matte medium, 8×8 wood substrate, white acrylic paint, burnt umber, avocado, number stencil, damask duo stencil.

This is the collage pak for this Piece

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I created this piece this week .. Oh the grungy goodness….it will be a finish it workshop available next week, it is also a print on wood


This is the stencil I used for it… a new one


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Here are a few more stencils that are new in the shop

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Be Inspired, Create and know that you are loved.


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Posted Nov 13, 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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