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Just Begin, simple but so good, Sunday Inspiration
Posted Dec 3, 2017

This has all the feel good feels for me. All my favorite things and colors! Even though the color palette is simple, sometimes simple says more. I also just love the vintage butterfly.

The message is clear too… I want to encourage you to not wait for someday to begin. Start today to make the changes, take the steps, lose the weight, open the business, find love or whatever it is you have been putting off for someday. There will never be a perfect moment to start, so just start.

I’m a planner and a person who loves checklists, but sometimes you just have to go with your gut and to heck with the plan. The plan can come later after we have taken the first step.

So my love…. just begin, don’t wait another day!

Enjoy your Sunday Inspiration video


This original is available HERE

Supplies Used: 11×14 mdf wood panel, vintage papers from the new collage pack, Catalyst tool, Titanium white heavy body paint, Deco art media fluid acrylic (raw sienna), Americana (Desert Turquoise), Daler and Rowney acrylic ink (Sepia), Sennelier oil pastels,

Stencils Used: Lace, Wildflower1, Old World minis, Background words,

Collage pak used: Vintage Butterflies

I have also added some vintage butterflies in the resource library Access the library HERE and you can also sign up as a subscriber and get access to the library HERE

I also am offering my Christmas workshop for only $9.00! 16 projects you can create for the Holidays!  Tags, Ornaments, Christmas decor, and bags for gift giving.

You can get it HERE

Be Inspired, Create and know that you are loved!

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Posted Dec 3, 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!


    • Shawn

      Thank you so much!

  1. Clara Melchor Bowman

    Hi dear Shawn,

    I’m backtracking here…but I just wanted to tell you, having purchased your fabulous Christmas workshop, that I made the gift bags (the ones with the text and white trees) and that my family & friends were delighted with my makes courtesy of you!

    Hoping that the New Year finds you happy & well. I have to admit that January isn’t my favourite month… but as you so lovingingly point out, beauty & blessings can still be found if we look hard enough.

    Love & hugs
    Clari 😊💛🌻

    • Shawn

      Oh I love to hear that students have actually made something with a workshop that they’ve taken! January is a hard month for most… the let down after the holidays, the weather.. it is definately a hard month for me too… but… spring will come!!! You are loved!


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