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Beautiful stuff
Posted Feb 12, 2017


We are constantly and quietly being filled. The Trick is , knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out. ~ Ray Bradbury

I needed this quote this week. I needed to take a pause and look around at all the beauty in my life that fills me up daily. The love of my kids, the love from my husband who supports my dreams. The love and grace of my creator. A roof over my head, food on the table.

I needed to remember all the good stuff so that I can share it.. use it .. So that I can share beauty and love. So that I can inspire and encourage.

I hope you take a pause today to realize and be grateful for all the beauty so that you can spill it out too.

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Supplies Used: Deco Art Media Matte Media, Deco Art Media Gesso, Deco art Media fluid Acrylic (titanium white, green gold, hansa yellow, english red oxide and Americana acrylic paint, (Blue mist, Sea Breeze Midnight blue, coral blush, deep burgandy, avodcado), Deco Art Media antiquing cream (patina, medium grey, titanium white, raw umber)

Stencils Used: flower gang 4, numbers, let it fly 2, vintage papers 2, damask duo, vintage postage 2, vintage quatrafoil, splatters, flourish

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Crash the stash this week….

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Be Inspired, Create and know that you are loved!!!

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Posted Feb 12, 2017
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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

    This is so awesome!! I love all the new stencils.Can’t wait to order them.Thanks for always being here on Sunday.I really do look forward to it. 🙂

    • Shawn

      Thank you Amanda… thanks for the encouraging words. You are loved!

  2. joi-at-rr-art

    YOU definitely inspired today Shawn. Yes – you are so right – we have so much to be grateful for each day – each minute. Your project is BEAUTIFULLY DELIGHTFUL. YOU ‘tipped and spilled out’ BIG TIME sharing your love and hope and creativity. Thank you so much. Xj.

    • Shawn

      oh my friend you always have such encouraging words… thank you thank you! YOu are loved!


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