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I must always have flowers Sunday inspiration
Posted Jun 11, 2017

“I must have flowers always and always”  Claude Monet

Some days I need to just stop a smell the flowers. To rest the soul and truly take in all that I have to be grateful for.

Feeling the calm come over me as I breathe in the goodness of everything, is sacred.

What do you have to be grateful for? Do you need to slow down to remember all the good. Even is seasons where life is hard, this practice can make is all the more bearable.

Find your calm today. Find your sacred place to be grateful and rest your soul.

Enjoy your Sunday Inspiration video

Supplies Used: 10×10 mdf board, Deco Art Media matte medium, Deco art Media fluid acrylics (english red oxide, titanium white, pyrole red, yellow oxide quinacridone violet, vermillion, titan buff, cobalt teal hue, hansa yellow medium, quinacridone magenta) Americana ( raw umber, seabreeze) and glazing medium, Letter stamps, gel pen, charcoal pencil, black and umber soft pastel, charcoal pencil

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Stencils Used: flower gang 5, pattern 3

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This weeks crash the stash was all about believing the unbelievable

You can see it HERE

A new workshop coming called Open your wings.

You can see all the details HERE

Wishing your rest today,

Be inspired, create and know that you are loved.

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Posted Jun 11, 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. Catherine Sylvester

    I truly enjoyed your video. It gave me such inspiration and hope that I could make something so beautiful. I have been watching your work on Instagram and I love it. Thanks for sharing.

    • Shawn

      Thank you so much! so glad you are here and that I can inspire. Hugs!


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