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Finding the magic in the journey Sunday Inspiration
Posted Sep 24, 2017

I shared last week about some of the things that I am challenging myself with and the journey I am on.  The idea that the journey, the search is where transformation happens. The magic! The lessons, there is so much wisdom in the journey, I pray that I can get just a little of what I’m supposed to be learning in this season of my life.

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Supplies Used: Liquitex matte medium, Liquitex or you could use Golden gel medium, Collage pak for Sunday Inspiration 10-30-16, Butterfly paper will be in the subscriber resource library,  Fluid acrylics in Titanium white, raw sienna and cobalt teal hue, alcohol to mist, Liquitex basics black acrylic paint, Golden glazing medium and fluid acrylic (raw umber) for wash, Letter stamps and archival black stamp pad, charcoal pencil, Stencils: wildflower 2 and garden 1

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This week was full of great stuff….

Quick tip Tuesday – making your own alcohol inks you can see it HERE

Mandy from the Creative team share this gorgeous journal page with us see it HERE

Crash the Stash was fun creating this using inktense pencils see it HERE

I created this piece in the Creative Souls Cafe facebook page live. You can join HERE

This last week I challenged myself to do a 15 mile kayak run. There were four of us and it was a work out.  I was hard and there were so many beautiful lessons. The water was low so it was a puzzle as to how to get through, There were low trees that we had to navigate and go under. It was fantastic!

The trek was hard and at some points we had to wait for the rest of the group, we also had to carry our kayaks several times, but then we would come around a corner and magic was before us. The sunlight in the trees and dancing off the water, we all just stopped and took it all in. It was so beautiful.

This is proof that in the journey the magic happens!

Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!

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Posted Sep 24, 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. Joanne B

    I work from home and very much related to what you said about needing to write a new story. I need to grow the part where I have more live and in person connections on a regular basis in addition to time spent with my husband. I need to discover more about ‘what feeds my soul.’ Thanks for sharing your journey.

    • Shawn

      Joanne, yes… I’m right there with you… let’s create a beautiful story together! Hugs

  2. memalagene

    AWESOME creation! I have a question, for the butterfly transfer, was it printed with ink jet or toner/laser printer? and was it on regular typing paper or cardstock?

    • Shawn

      printed on ink jet on regular copy paper… thanks for watching!


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