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Discover your strength Sunday Inspiration
Posted Mar 18, 2018

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Inspired by my mini vacation to the sea and all the stories of bravery and stepping out of a comfort zone by so many of you.

It’s when we go through hard times or scary, out of the box, follow your dreams kind of things, that we discover how strong and courageous we really are.

We don’t see it when we’re in the middle of it, but once we’re on the other side, we can look back and say “I did that” or “I made it!”

I know for me it’s always in the uncertain time that I grow and learn the most. I wish it wasn’t that way, but it’s true.

So hang on, if your walking uncharted territory, keep your eyes wide open and you will discover how amazing and strong you are!

enjoy the video


Supplies Used:

11×14 mdf board, vintage papers, fluid acrylics, marabu art spray, marabut art crayons, deco art media crackle paint, stabilo marks all pencil, charcoal pencil, catalyst tool

Stencils used: Background 2, patten 3, european lines, old type text, vintage papers 2

Collage paks used:

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collage pak for sunday 4-23-17


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Be inspired, create and know that you are loved


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Posted Mar 18, 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. memalagene

    AWESOME, thanks for the inspiration and encouragement!

  2. Nancy A Olsen

    I love this !! Another wonderful inspiration , thank you !!

  3. Celise McLaughlin

    you truly inspire me!

    • shawn

      Thank you so much, it really means alot!


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