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Signs of hope mixed media 1-16-22
Posted Jan 16, 2022

Today’s Sunday inspiration piece is super simple. I needed to create without thinking and this is what came out.

I’d planned to do my word for the year but couldn’t think through what I had planned.

We had a family emergency this week that was beyond anything I could have imagined. I feel a little numb at this point. BUT….

There are signs of hope, hope in this situation, and hope inside of me. I can’t go into details, but I have some mighty prayer warriors on the job. And I can feel it.

I’m hoping that you, this week, find your signs of hope in whatever you’re facing.

I hope you enjoy this simple, calming, and quiet little piece.

You are loved!




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Posted Jan 16, 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. Fiona Whitehead

    Oh Shawn I was so saddened to hear of your sad news – yet again 2022 is proving difficult for you and for the year you have had I know I’m not alone in your followers of wishing you a calm and peaceful year ahead. There are times when life just throws everything at us at once and it can be difficult to see a way forward. Thank you for your wonderful piece today – it inspired me to create along with you. Sending you and your family Reiki healing to see you through the difficult days.

    • Shawn

      Thank you so much for your thoughts and for sending healing. It’s working! I’m so happy that you created a long with me. I hope your week is good. Hugs!

  2. Jen

    I always look forward to Sundays because of you! Thank you for sharing your thoughts and talents with us.

    • Shawn

      Jen, thank you so much and so glad that I can be a bright spot of inspiration for you! Thanks so much for being here!

  3. Wasselin Evelyne

    Thank you for your lovely peace Shawn. I send you lots signs of hope and love to help through the difficult moments.

    • Shawn

      Evelyn thanks so much!


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