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Sunflower Harvest on Canvas by CT Member Sherry DiPaolo
Posted Oct 23, 2019

I love Fall!  It is my favorite time of year.  The colors are so bright, beautiful, and warm and I love to decorate my home for fall.  I live in Pennsylvania and watching the leaves change is a beautiful process. I’m blessed to be able to enjoy this every year.  Also in the Fall, the days get shorter while darkness creeps in earlier. When my three boys were little ones and the days got shorter, it became a much-needed relief for me.  I could get them in the house and bathed and to bed earlier. Hehehe. Then I could curl up on the couch with a soft, warm blanket in front of the fireplace and relax. Even now that boys are all teenagers it just feels so good. 

When Shawn’s fall stencils came out I was so excited about the farmhouse truck.  I’ve been seeing these trucks being painted everywhere. They are very trendy these days.  I couldn’t wait to use it. I also love sunflowers and by pairing the beautiful yellow/orange sunflowers and the vintage red truck together it was a perfect combination and a perfect painted scene to add to the warmth of my home.

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Posted Oct 23, 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!


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