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That’s how we discover the stars
Posted Apr 9, 2017


~When you set out on a journey and night covers the road, you don’t conclude that the road has vanished, you keep walking by faith,

Because that is how we discover the stars.~

The paths not easy in some seasons of our life, but when darkness comes… the path is still there.

That’s when we have to rely on our courage muscles to lead, we have to rely on our faith, our belief that we will once again see the beautiful sun.

 But just remember, that the dark is the only time we can see the stars. There is treasure in the dark. The kind of treasure that builds our character, that teaches, that shows us something new about ourselves.

My love, let the dark times reveal the stars, let the lessons come

The darkness is never easy and our minds can run wild with fear, but keep walking with faith. YOU WILL see the morning.

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Supplies Used: 10×10 mdf board, Collage pak (listed below), Deco Art Media modeling past, gesso, matte medium and fluid acrylics (Quanacridone violet, hansa yellow medium, Americana glazing medium and acrylic paint (Deep midnight blue, Calypso Blue, Raw umber) Walnut ink, My stencils (listed below), charcoal pencil, palette knife

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Stencils Used:  Damask Duo and Old type text

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Have a great week,

Be Inspired, Create and know that you are LOved!

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Posted Apr 9, 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. Sue

    Wow …. thank you for the time on this one. I have a very very dear friend that lost her husband unexpectedly last month and she has been struggling … this simple verse speaks volumes to having faith to continue to walk the road watching for the stars … and the morning light. Thank you Shawn.

    • Shawn

      I’m love it when that happens, when a message comes at just the right time. Prayers for your friend. Thanks for sharing the journey with me.


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