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Finding my way super grungy journal page 12-26-21
Posted Dec 26, 2021

Oh my, the grungy goodness on this page! This page felt like home…. it has so many of my favorite things.

Chalk paste, grunge, vintage paper, and I’m introducing myself to Pebeo matte paint and so far it’s a great relationship…lol.

I was reading this week and the phrase “finding my way” spoke to me…. I said out loud… “yes! that’s all we can do!”…. and I knew that this would be my page for today.

We each are finding our way through this glorious, hard, rich, tiresome, brilliant life that we’ve been given. No one has it figured out.

I always thought (when I was younger of course) that I would have things figured out at at 56…. that just makes me laugh now. The older I get the more I realize that we never “arrive”.

We are all finding our way, one day at a time.

I can’t wait to share this journal page with you and all the layers of it and the story.

I hope the video encourages and inspires.


  1. Vintage Postage 1
  2. Round Abouts
  3. Mosiac 2
  4. Dictionary Page


  1. Train Tickets (printed version) or (instant download)
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Posted Dec 26, 2021
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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. Libby

    An encouraging and uplifting message. Thanks Shawn.

  2. Lorraine Cooper

    Thank you for wonderful projects you share. I want to wish health, love and happiness in the coming year

    • Shawn

      Thanks so much and I wish the same for you! So glad you are here!

  3. Kim

    This journal piece is so Stunning! The layering and grunge are spot on-Gorgeous!

    • Shawn

      Thanks so much Kim! So glad you enjoyed the page!!


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