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Being known and loved is the best gift Sunday Inspiration
Posted Oct 29, 2017

There is nothing better than being able to be yourself with someone… and even better when they still love you in spite of yourself. hehe!

This piece feels very feminine, which is perfect because is came from my heart and love for those who know me and love me.

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Supplies Used:

8×10 mdf board, Matte medium, book covers and ledger papers collage pak, Medium body and fluid acrylics,  flower spray stencil, charcoal pencil, letter stamps, misc. items for additional texture (bubble wrap etc)

My bff from Phoenix came into town and we spent a laughter filled week together. We have committed to seeing each other every 6 months and not letting the miles come between us keep us.

There is no greater freedom than to be able to be yourself 100% with someone. It is rare to find that person that “gets” you… that can finish your sentences or sing the song of your heart back to you when you have forgotten the words.

To find someone who knows the dirt, the skeletons in the closet and has seen the worst of you and still loves you and values you is a gift and true blessing.

Keeping that relationship growing and healthy take works and is worth the investment.  Any relationship requires time and nurturing, but if we seek out those who are moving in the same direction as we are and then plant the seeds to help it grow, it will bloom.

I pray that you have that in your life, or that you are trying to figure out who that might be and take the risk to reach out.

Have a great week!

Be inspired, create and know that you are loved.



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Posted Oct 29, 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. Helen Gullett

    What a beautiful story behind your art work. Friendship is a priceless treasure. My BFF live 10,000++ miles away and we do not get to see each other for years.

    • Shawn

      Thank you Helen, It’s hard to have distance between our friends…

  2. Clara Melchor Bowman

    Thank you Shawn for your love-filled words of inspiration and encouragement. Much love, Clara ?

    • Shawn

      Thank you Clara!


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