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Sale, Workshops and Thankful for so many things
Posted Nov 20, 2016


I am so thankful for so many things. Gratitude is a practice, it’s so easy to get distracted by all the crazy life things… that can be stressful or negative. When we take just a little time to make note of the things we are grateful for it gets easier to find them. Then when we share our gratitude with our loved ones, neighbors and community… it helps others to find their grateful times. It becomes contagious.

My prayer for you this Thanksgiving is that you, no matter your situation, or how you are celebrating the holiday…. that you take the time to find something to be grateful for and that you know that you are loved!

This is your Sunday Inspiration video…. enjoy!

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This original is available HERE

Supplies Used: Modeling paste, Acrylic paints, (sea breeze, raw umber, burnt umber, quinacridone crimson, quinacridone nickel azo gold, black. Black pen, charcoal pencil, chalk pastel black, gesso, mdf board Stencils

These are the stencils used:


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I used the collage pak from 9-11-16 Sunday Inspiration

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It’s here! This Christmas/Holiday workshop is jam packed with lots of fun projects. I know that no one has extra time or money at the Holidays, so I wanted to create a workshop that gives you lots of options without alot of money or time. These are super easy to create that works for the budget. I am really happy with how the  projects turned out. 16 pieces! You also receive 6 pages of downloads to create with. Ornaments, Bags and tags, coordinating gift, cards and non holiday gift ideas. This is not just a Holiday workshop but the techniques I share can be used all year long in so many ways. Annnd it’s only 19.00!

You can get it HERE

This piece is a finish it workshop.


I walk you through start to finish. With all the layers. Working with modeling paste and texture paste. I show you how to make this so realistic and beautiful grungy texture. You will receive 3 pages of downloads including pictures of a gorgeous door. It is only $12.00 and you can get it HERE

Don’t forget there will be an an after Thanksgiving sale! Friday all workshops including any new ones and collage paks will be 30% off. USE COUPON CODE givethanks

  Saturday All Prints on wood and originals will be 25% off. USE COUPON CODE: givethanks2

 Sunday and Monday all stencils are 20% USE COUPON CODE: givethanks3

This will be a great time to get Christmas/Holiday presents and to get some fun stuff for yourself for the holidays!

One last thing….. I created these little cuties and the video is over at the Deco Art Mixed Media blog…. check it out!


Blessings to you this week…. Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!

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Posted Nov 20, 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. lucine

    hello ShawnPetite,
    i don’t speak english very well but i want to say to you
    i love your art, you has so many talent
    it’s very very beautiful !!!

    • Shawn

      Thank you!


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