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Posted Jan 11, 2018

This week I needed a reminder to rest and take care of myself. To stop and find joy in things that would help me heal and get well. I had been working so hard over the Holidays and launching the new workshop that I had run myself ragged. You think I could learn this lesson. So this week I’ve been laying low and finding the joy in just being.

When I pulled these papers they were literally the first ones I came to…and I had no idea what I would do….  These messages always show up when I need them.

Enjoy the video


Supplies Used: Canson 9×12 mixed media journal, course modeling paste, fluid acrylics and craft paints, scrap paper from the stash, Stabilo All Pencil – Black, general charcoal pencil, black gel pen.

Stencils used: flower garden and old type text

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Posted Jan 11, 2018
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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 Comment

  1. Nancy A Olsen

    Thank you I can’t wait to try this one also !!


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