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Choosing rest 3-6-22
Posted Mar 6, 2022

This week I had a chance to get away after a very long 2 years. I left a snow storm to sit with my feet in the sand and to listen to the calming lull of the ocean.

We, typically, annually visit friends in Florida, but haven’t been back in 2 years. It was a needed respite in the midst of a rebuilding year or years.

There’s still so much happening in the world, and in our everyday lives, that’s hard. Taking time to rest, however that looks, is needed. A small-time to find peace, talk, laugh and just be.

This page is all my sights and sounds of our getaway. It is messy and beautiful, meaningful and fun.

I think sometimes we feel the need to make perfect art. But in our journals (especially our journals) it’s a place to document life, to let out all that we live and experience.

It is us living life, day by day.

Our stories need to be woven into what we create, whether it’s a masterpiece or a journal page. Let a part of you flow out onto the surface.

I hope that you are letting it out too. I hope you enjoy the process. I tried some new things and played. Have fun watching!

I wasn’t sure if now was a good time to release a new workshop, with the world feeling super heavy. But sometimes we just need an escape to not think about reality or read the headlines. So please know that I’m sensitive to the times that our world is in. I know that I create when I can’t completely process what is happening around me. So I decided that this workshop might be that for you. Hugs

My newest workshop is now available at early bird pricing!!

Are you ready to get your grunge on?

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Posted Mar 6, 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!


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