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True.. telling the truth Sunday Inspiration
Posted Apr 1, 2018

This 12×12 original is available HERE – Print HERE


This piece came together from my journey the past few months of the blahs and the point where I started telling myself what was true. It’s so easy to believe the lies about ourselves and our situation. But the truth is harder to find.

The truth is YOU are amazing, smart, beautiful, creative, strong and funny. YOU are strong enough to get through what ever is thrown at you, YOU can do great things, YOU can love, YOU can forgive and heal… Oh the beautiful truths.

Now take it all in, breathe in the truth, feel it and believe it. Walk into the truth and share it with others. YOU are loved!

Enjoy the video


Supplies Used: 12×12 mdf board, matte medium, vintage papers, Golden High flow acrylics (permanent violet dark, quinacridone magenta, teal, indigo, gold) Deco art media fluid acrylic, (titanium white, quin magenta, sap green,) Heavier body paint hookers green, carbon black, quin magenta, cadmium red light, naples yellow hue. Brayer, parchment papers, charcoal pencil

Stencils used: magnolia, flower gang 5, wildflower, eucalyptus branch, geo leaves, flower gang, vases large

Collage papers used: ledgers and collage pak 3-12


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Posted Apr 1, 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. Jane

    Loved watching your process and the result is outstanding. So glad you have found your way back to a better place. Thanks for sharing.

    • shawn

      Thanks Jane…. Hugs!

  2. carol

    Love looking at reading your blog. Thank you for your videos and tuts and goodies.

    • shawn

      Thank you so much!


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