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See through layers, being enough and a sale for this Sunday Inspiration
Posted Jun 3, 2018

This 12×12 original is available HERE

“you are enough”

I love creating layers that you can see and having an intention to let the story start with the base layers. Often I let magic happen and let fate deide what shows through, but today I wanted to be intentional with the papers showing the beautiful vintage butterfly book pages.

I also love it when things happen unexpectedly while your painting and you love it and keep it in your work. I will share about that in the video.

I came across this quote last week and repeated it over and over the last few days. Too often I can quickly find what I’m not good enough at… the list is long… lol. But I needed to rest my mind and let go and remind myself, as I lay my head on the pillow at the end of the day… that I’ve done enough, loved enough, gave enough, that my work was enough. Not that I’m perfect, that I haven’t made mistakes or lost my temper, but that I’m human and tomorrow is a new day to set my best intentions and give all that I can.

Breathe deep and remember….

You have done enough, are good enough, are worthy enough… YOU are beautiful inside and out, just as you are. Rest my friend, have peace as you end your day and know that tomorrow is a new day and Joy comes in the morning!

Enjoy the video.


Supplies Used: Various acrylic paints, gesso, matte medium, spray bottle with alcohol,  Collage paper from Collage pak “vintage butterfly“, vintage butterflies , below, (available in the resource library), dry wall tape, bubble wrap.

Stencils used: Roundabouts, backgrounds 2, mandala, mini doodles stencil mask

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Posted Jun 3, 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. Nancy A Olsen

    I love this ! I just received some more of your great stencils and can’t wait to use them on this project ! Thank you again for a great video !

  2. Edith Tsacle

    I just love your work! I ordered “you are enough” piece and can’t wait to receive my first “Original” art piece from you! Thank you for all you do and for your generosity in sharing your artwork so freely ❤️

    • shawn

      Thank you Edith! I’m so glad you got that piece it’s one of my favorites!! Hugs!

  3. April Thomas

    I have just discovered you channel and have binge watching beautiful pieces I was wondering what the black smudge pencil that is red is. Is it a type of stabilo

    • shawn

      It’s a Generals charcoal pencil in extra soft I get them from Amazon. Thanks for watching and being part of the journey!


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