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An important announcement, practicing what I preach and working through a piece
Posted Aug 27, 2017

I struggled with this piece, I had an idea of how I wanted it to look and I couldn’t quite get it to what I had in my mind. There are so many things I like about it and will have to sit on it a while to see if I need to change anything. Creating sometimes works like that.

I hope you enjoy your Sunday Inspiration video and stay to the end, I share my gratitude and talk about taking some rest.

Supplies Used: 12×18 mdf board, collage pak 4-23-17, Deco Art matte medium, Variety of Acrylic paints, Marabu spray acrylics, marabu art crayons, chalk pastels in black and burnt umber,  fine liner, gesso, Stencils used: old world minis, vintage quatrefoil, words words, pattern 1, numbers, scribbles, round abouts, 

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Thank you again for a great Birthday week! All orders are out and on their way and I am so blessed that you are sharing this creative journey with me.

I’m looking forward to a bit of a rest and a chance to brainstorm, refuel and fill the soul. Even though I’ll be taking a break, there is still lot’s of things happening. The first Creative team post will be happening Sept. 6th, I will have videos that I have not shown on my you tube channel before and I will be over in the creative souls cafe facebook page creating live.

Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!

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Posted Aug 27, 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

    Shawn, enjoy your most deserved respite from the “every day”……..take a nap, listen to some of your favorite music, read a book, daydream………. We’ll all be “here”……wishing you our very best……always……. Please consider yourself HUGGED……..enjoy your Sunday, my friend……. Will look forward to your return………love from me to you…….
    Carole from Chicago

    • Shawn

      Thank you my friend! Hugs

  2. suzschultz23

    OMG I can probably read the shorthand pages if I could get close enough. I used to sit with my paper pad and pen in hand and take shorthand from my boss like a good little secretary. BTW, love the butterflies!

    • Shawn

      I have always wanted to learn! Thanks for being here!

  3. Kathy C Bradley

    I am so happy I found your blog and YouTube channel. Your videos are wonderful and full of awesome techniques. Happy Belated Birthday! Thank you for sharing your time and your art!

    • Shawn

      Thank you Kathy, so glad you are sharing the journey with me!


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