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Window Pane Canvas By CT Member Sherry DiPaolo
Posted Oct 2, 2019

I’ve always loved viewing pictures of old vintage windows with big beautiful flower boxes.  The ones you see on old buildings or homes in small villages and towns. Painting one is something I’ve always planned to do, but never have.  So when I was asked to be on Shawn Petite’s Creative Team and I saw her Windows 2 stencil; I knew I was going to create something beautiful with it.  I was drawn to this stencil immediately and I envisioned exactly what I painted. I knew this would be my first Creative Team art piece. When you look at this finished piece, you feel the calm and the quiet it portrays.  It takes you to a place where you wonder about the building this window is built into. You escape to the small village where it stands, daydreaming of what it sees though the window pane.

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Posted Oct 2, 2019
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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

    Great video , I love the ease of the flowers and the window frame is another I will need in my stash soon.

    • shawn

      Thanks so much!


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