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You are loved! free print to celebrate the women who have impacted our lives
Posted May 14, 2017

I made this especially for you! It’s Mothers Day here in the US, so I made this for the moms, for those who have moms and for those that have someone who has been an influence or a second mother.

Or maybe you know someone that just needs to know they are loved, that they are not alone.

Then you can print this out and give it to them. Make a card, use it on a tag, frame it. Just please use it only for personal use, as a gift but not for resale.

Mothers day is always a little strange for me.

Never really knowing my mom when she was alive and then her dying when I was 15, now at 52, I can barely remember her. Our relationship was not great, she was a hard women, scary at times and an alcoholic.

It was just her and I from the time I was 8 so I grew up fast often having to take care of her.

But to this day I cling to the things that she gave me. What she taught me, and I have a softer view of a woman that was hurting. I’m grateful for her life and for what she taught in the midst of her own struggles.

I’m pretty sure that, that is one of the reasons why I do what I do and create what I create.

She IS the reason why I am so strong and the reason why I worked so hard to be a mom that loves, learns and grows.

There are other women that have played huge roles in my life, that took care of me, Just when I needed it. Who walked with me as I dealt with life, who taught me how to set a table or cook a pot roast or how to accept myself just as I am.

I hope you find those women to celebrate today, or you can remember what you loved about your mom or celebrate YOU!

You can get the free print HERE

Enjoy your Sunday Inspiration video



Supplies Used: Deco Art Media fluid acrylics (quinacridone violet, pyrole red, yellow oxide, titan buff, quinacridone gold) Walnut ink crystals, black pastel, collage pak (see below) Deco Art Matte Medium, tissue paper

This week on the Deco Art Blog I share a project (below) Head on over there to watch the video.

This weeks crash the stash… lovely pastels, no acrylics..

You can see it HERE 

Be Inspired, Create and know that you are loved!

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Posted May 14, 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. Julie

    Happy Mother’s Day to you and thanks so much for the download!

    • Shawn

      Your so welcome, hope your day was great! hugs


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