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The last page in my journal for 2021
Posted Jan 2, 2022

My last page in my journal. It always feels like such an accomplishment!

I always do a rather simple page for the last one because it’s where I document the last year. There are a few fun grungy surprises that happened…..  I have a lot to write about this year.

There was a lot of anxiety, loss, rebuilding, hard work, and unknowns. I honestly don’t think I’ve fully processed 2020 yet, but even in all the things….

There is this creative space that allows me to let go, allows me to process and helps me find gratitude.

My journal is like coming home to loved ones or a best friend. It’s comfort to me. A place to just be.

I share in the video why I journal and how important I think it is. I hope you enjoy the process, and next week we’ll finish the cover.

I pray that your New Year is uneventful and filled with grace and peace. YOU are loved!



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Posted Jan 2, 2022
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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. Jean Pilch

    So surreal, beautiful and speaks to my grungy soul. Thanks Hon!

    • Shawn

      Jean, I’m so glad! Grungy souls stick together!! Hugs!

  2. Libby

    Thank you for the New Year wishes. All things are wished for you, as well. Definitely 2021 was a tough year (2020, too). Strength and faith needed to enter this year with grace and hope.

    • Shawn

      Thanks so much Libby…. Lots of prayer for the new year ! Hugs!

  3. PJ Dietsche

    Love this page so much! Beautiful… and plum suede, that’s my color! lol
    Can you tell me what kind of journal you are working in? I’m looking for a different type of journal to work in.
    Thanks for sharing your amazing talent with us!
    Blessings in the new year!

      • PJ Dietsche

        Thanks! I’ll take a look see at that! Much appreciated… as are all your tutorials! I just love your work! You have a special gift, thanks for sharing it!

  4. Wasselin Evelyne

    A very happy New Year to you Shawn with Joy, peace, happiness and beautiful creations.
    I love this page and the colours.
    Lots of love to you and Yours

  5. Kathryn Annis

    Beautiful and meaningful page as always. Your videos have been inspiration and encouragement for me this strange and difficult year. Blessings to you and your family as we begin 2022.


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