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A post office moment
Posted Dec 4, 2016


This time of year, can make people crazy with all the business…  This is definitely the busiest time for me. I get laser focused and constantly have a list running in my head of the next thing to do. I have my head down and work with a fever. Today was no exception. I had just parked in the parking lot of the post office to drop off loads of orders when I noticed the older women next to me struggling with her packages. My hands were full with all of my envelopes and boxes and I was having that inner voice (and inner struggle) saying to me that I should help the lady next to me. I gave into the voice, put my things down and bent down and said, “here let me get that, and I can help you in with these”. She looked up with sad eyes and began to cry… I got a little nevous… and she told me that her son had just died… and through some more tears she shared a bit of her story. I hugged her and said “is there anything I can do?” Then she spoke the magic words…… “your words and your kindness are making the difference…. thank you”.

This all happened within about 15 minutes, I helped her and she was gone. I thought that maybe I should have gotten her number… or done something more… but what if I was there at that moment to give her just enough strength… to reach someone else who will love and care for her…. I don’t know.

I do know that I have had brief encounters with people who healed my soul and lifted my spirits and then never had another conversation with them.  All this to say that your words, your work, your service matters…. It makes a difference. We may never know how we touch someone….

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Posted Dec 4, 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

    Awesome video! I got my stencils this week and I can’t wait to use them.Bricks and bubble is really cool.Thanks.

    • Shawn

      Yeah!! cant wait to see what you create!


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