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I had to get over myself this week and give myself this message
Posted Nov 5, 2017

When things get hectic, like it has been for the last few weeks, I get super focused and don’t rest and then get cranky. With the holidays coming I have shows and orders that keep me working long hours and when something doesn’t go the way that I’d planned… I have a little pout party and get even crankier.

So this week I had to have a talk with myself and say “get over yourself Shawn”… and then knew that I needed to repeat the message of this piece, to myself over and over.

Be humble and kind.

Humbleness is gratitude and any time I reflect on what I am grateful for it makes me thankful, not grumpy. It always changes my attitude. I also needed to remind myself to be kind, it’s so easy to be curt and not be courteous to those around me.

I hope that if you find yourself getting busier and maybe even a little cranky …. try some humbleness, some gratitude and remember to speak kind words.

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This print on wood is available in 4 sizes HERE

the 10×10 original is available HERE

Supplies Used: 10×10 mdf board, vintage papers from the ledger collage pak and the vintage wallpaper pak, matte medium, Fluid acrylics, Marabu art crayons, charcoal pencil, black and white gel pen

A LITTLE NOTE: when you heat marabu art cryaons, they will stay put. you can spray a fixative and then move on to another layer. I put matte medium over this to give it some ground so that I could draw on top

Stencils used: Lace, greek motif, numbers, old type text

The bingo card that I used in todays piece is in the resource library, If you are a subscriber you can access it HERE (if you forgot the password it is in the email that you received today)

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Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!



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Posted Nov 5, 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. Mary Elizabeth

    Absolutely the truth Shawn. I’ve been there myself this week. Gorgeous piece! Love the colors and how you used the vintage BINGO card. Wow! Thanks for sharing this with us.

    • Shawn

      Thank you and so glad you are here!


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