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Gratitude takes the ordinary and makes it extrodinary
Posted Aug 13, 2017

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. ~William Arthur Ward

My heart is full and feeling very grateful for so much. Lot’s of really great things happening here and also doing things a little different so that I can find some soul space. Some quiet time and time to plan what’s next.

I know I say it a lot, but if you’re anything like me, I need to hear it and be reminded.

Gratitude leads to joy.

When we’re feeling down and grumpy… stopping and taking stock of all the things we have to be grateful for… changes us from the inside out. Before you know it… joy creeps in and things are lighter… the burdens don’t seem so heavy and we have something to give others.

Enjoy your Sunday Inspiration video


Supplies Used: 8×18 mdf board, Golden mate medium, crackle paste, modeling paste, Finnabair platinum crackle paste, black pan pastel, Golden fluid acrylic in raw umber and nickel azo gold, Golden heavy body in teal, Liquitex heavy body quinacridone blue violet, Golden glazing medium

Stencils used: Vintage quatrefoil, fave words, garden, flourish, background 1, old world 1

Collage pak used:  Grateful 3-12-17 get it HERE


This weeks quick tip video… how to stencil with detailed stencils and crisp clean lines. You can see it HERE

You can see it HERE

This last week in the creative souls cafe Facebook page – I did 3 live videos. Showing the process on and original and also doing a Marabu crayon comparison to distress crayon and gelato. You can join the groupHERE   and post projects and enter discussions.

Part 2 of the 5 part Series “creating with Liquitex markers” is up in the Subscriber Resources

It’s my annual Birthday week!!  It starts next Sunday August 20th. Lots of sales and free originals and prints. I will have a schedule of what will be on sale each day and what will be free. Next week.

Have a great week… Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!

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Posted Aug 13, 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!


    • Shawn


  1. Misty Gage

    What a fabulous mixed media piece Shawn! it is so very beautiful. Thanks so much for the awesome video and for inspiring me to branch out in my own creations!

    • Shawn

      Thank you… so glad you enjoyed it!


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