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just like that, beautiful blooms Sunday inspiration
Posted Apr 29, 2018


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I love how this came together. How nature inspired the beginnings and lifes story continued the creative ideas.  I share in todays video a journal entry from my journal in 2003 and a surprising realization about healing. Just like nature suddenly surprises us with a sudden burst of blooms, healing can happen that way to.

Enjoy the video

Supplies Used:

12×12 mdf board, vintage papers, book pages, matte medium, glazing medium, acrylic paints – blick matte acrlic (blue red deep, black, alizarin crimson, titanium white) Liquitex (prism violet) Deco art fluid (raw umber, sap green, yellow oxide) Americana (neon fiery red, slate grey, cinnamon drop, avocado, coral) Charcoal pencil, inktense pencil in black

Stencils used: flower gang 5, flower gang 4, magnolia, garden 2



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Posted Apr 29, 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. Mona

    What a beautiful piece and thank you for sharing your journey. At this moment I am a pure puddle. Your piece and words spoke to me as I know their is light that comes from the darkness and with that your inner flower can bloom. Thank you once again for sharing your gift and words.

    • shawn

      Thank you Mona, yes there will always be light!!! hugs to you

  2. Nancy A Olsen

    This is so beautiful ! I’m excited because I just received my stencil order from you yesterday and planning on playing today ! I might need to make another order soon as I didn’t get the foliage stencil and now wish I did ! Thank you so much again and again for the inspiration . I’m so happy I found you I’m so energized with ideas !

    • shawn

      Yay, im so glad you like your stencils and that I can inspire you to creativeness!!

  3. Donna Rae Benz

    Just happily found you. Liking very much what you’re doing. How do I purchase your stencils please?


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