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Searching for peace in chaos Sunday Inspiration
Posted Nov 12, 2017

When life feels heavy and crazy, I have to take a breath and search for quiet and peace. Art does that, creating calms me and the stroke of a brush can heal.  How do you find peace in the chaos.

As I create I can prayer, sing, and just be quiet. The only thoughts are what comes next in my art.

I hope if your feeling stressed or feel like your running crazy, that you can find a peaceful moment.

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Supplies used: Vintage papers for background (available in the resource library) Medium body paints, fluid acrylics, Stabilo marks all pencil, charcoal,

Stencils Used: flower gang 2, flower gang 3, flower gang 4, flower gang 5, garden, wild flower.

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This 12×12 original is available in the shop and prints on wood are available too

Be Inspired, create and know that you are loved!

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Posted Nov 12, 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, your creative process and resulting artworks continue to inspire me and feed my soul……..thank you so much for these wonderful Sundays that you provide with your love and loving insight!! My friend, heed your great words of advice…….take CARE of yourself…..and I hope you’re able to wrap yourself up in a big ol’ blanket today, and shake that cold of yours!!! You are loved back……..Carole

    • Shawn

      Carole, thank you for always being an encourager to my soul. love and hugs!


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