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Nothing could stop her and Happy New Year
Posted Dec 31, 2017

This original is available HERE

The prints of the original are available Here

I love this piece…. It tells the story of what I wrote in the bit of text that I placed in the background. Each element tells the story, I will share that with you in the video.

What’s your story? and where do you want to go?

As we enter into 2018. Do you need a reminder that Nothing can stop you, if you plan and put your mind to it?

When we live on purpose, with purpose…. we are unstoppable!

enjoy the video

Supplies Used:

Deco Art Media matte medium, Americana glazing medium, Deco Art premium paints (quinacridone violet, Phalo turquoise, cobalt turquoise, titanium white, ) Deco art fluid acrylic in burnt umber, charcoal pencil

Vintage papers from collage paks Shabby wood, vintage wall paper, die cut, botony class card

Vintage wallpaper 2 collage pak

Stencils Used: Old world, Lace, Numbers

Be inspired, create and know that you are loved.


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Posted Dec 31, 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. Nikki K

    This is absolutely stunning Shawn, beautiful project. x

    • Shawn

      Thank you so much!

  2. Tom

    great work – can you tell me what kind of black pncil you used to shadow the text part and the upper end of the painting? was it charcoal or oil pencil?

    • shawn

      It was a Genereals charcoal pencil. Thanks for watching


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