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Brave, Strong and Broken all at once, Sunday Inspiration
Posted Jun 4, 2017

“She was brave and strong and broken all at once”  ~Anna Funder

There have been so many days that I have been all three of these. It’s just life.

I don’t remain broken, but life’s just hard sometimes, and things don’t go as planned. Feelings get hurt, relationships end, jobs get lost and our hearts break little by little or sometimes is one fail swoop.

I often think that too many people are walking around feeling broken, never realizing how brave and strong they are to keep going.

How brave and strong they are for working on healing or forgiveness.

How brave and strong they are to start over.

As we all work on our healing, suddenly we realize that the pieces have come back together and we’re just brave and strong. And broken is just a memory.

My love, I believe in your strength, I believe in your bravery, …. I know you can work through this. Whatever your story is, it’s ok to be brave, strong and broken. It’s life, but be willing to do the work, to not stay in a broken place. (that’s the brave and strong part)

Enjoy your Sunday inspiration video


Supplies Used: 8×10 mdf board,  Vintage wallpaper collage pak, Deco Art Matte Medium, Deco Art Gesso, Americana (Raw Umber), Americana Glazing medium, Soft pastel in black, General charcoal pencil, palette knife. fine liner

Stencils Used: Round about stencil, Background 2, Background 1 stencil

This weeks crash the stash, Gold leaf??? You can see it HERE

Be Inspired, Create and know that you are loved.

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Posted Jun 4, 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!


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