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Birthday week begins and choosing love Sunday inspiration
Posted Aug 20, 2017

There is so much happening in the world. So much division.

My prayer most days is that we would love more. That we would live with compassion and understanding.

That we would choose love over hate, courage over fear and joy over despair.

I know that my thoughts are simple and that what’s happening in our nation is more complicated than that, however if we could heal our bitterness, our insecurities and our loneliness things would change. If we worked on our own souls, learn to forgive ourselves and others and wrap that with love… we could have a little more peace.

I just keep saying over and over.

Love over hate

courage over fear

joy over despair

Enjoy your Sunday inspiration video


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Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!



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Posted Aug 20, 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. Carole Morrison

    This morning’s Inspiration (8/20) is truly a respite from the troubled world and country all around us! Just beautiful, Shawn! Your sentiments and thoughts are “right on”…….you are blessed with an extraordinary heart and soul…..thank you for sharing them with all of us!! Enjoy a beautiful Sunday…..beginning your Birthday Week!! Bless you, my friend……you are loved!!
    Carole from Chicago

    • Shawn

      Thank you my sweet Carole!


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