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Joy in the everyday Sunday Inspiration
Posted Nov 26, 2017

Finding joy in the ordinary, takes practice. In all the business of life, we forget to search for meaning in the day to day,  With the holidays approaching, it gets even more hectic and we can let things weigh on us. Or holidays can have sorrow associated with it, but in all of this there is at least one thing to find joy in. I promise it’s there, we just need to be present and find it.

My hope for you today is that you find the joy you need and want.

Enjoy your Sunday inspiration video

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Supplies Used:

12×12 mdf board, Scrap paper, , Deco Art media fluid acrylic, Deco Art Media Medium Matte, Circle Master Template from the drawing section in your local craft store, Sennelier oil pastels, charcoal pencil, black and white gel pen.

Stencils Used: Donna Downey stencil “Tangled Pattern“, Backgrounds 2, In the Garden, Scribbles, Tiles, Mandala,

Just an FYI Donna Downey has 50% off almost everything! Even those yummy Sennelier Oil pastels!

Also Prints on wood and originals are still on sale until Tuesday including Christmas decor/ornaments. There are still some originals available too. 25% off …use coupon code: thankful2017


I hope your Thanksgiving was filled with peace.

Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!

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Posted Nov 26, 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, all I can say is “WOW”!!! Talk about finding JOY in the ordinary!!! Your beautiful piece of art brings a smile to one’s face……..can’t help it!!! Thank you for this……I hope your Thanksgiving was peaceful and full of joy as well!! Sending you a big hug!!

    • Shawn

      Thanks you Carole, I hope you had a wonderful holiday as well! Hugs and love!

  2. Debra McDonough

    Just came across this video and absolutely love it! Can you tell me…do you stencil the wording or print it? And what paper are you using? It looks very transparent…but too this for tissue paper.

    • shawn

      I print on tissue paper. It’s one of my favorite things to do! Thanks for watching!


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