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Go easy on yourself journaling 4-17-22
Posted Apr 17, 2022
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A relaxing time in my journal, trying some new things and letting the quiet nurture my soul.

Some days we just need to go easy on ourselves. I had a whole lot of ideas for today’s Sunday inspiration and things I wanted to talk about. But I was stressing myself out.

I had just put the finishing touches on a new workshop, launched another workshop, and I was pooped! So as I was preparing…. I literally said out loud to myself…. “Shawn, just go easy on yourself… just play and let it be what it is.”

Sometimes that’s exactly what we need to say to ourselves…. we (I), need to give ourselves a break, a breather, and just enjoy a quiet time of play.

So… that’s just what I did!  I tried a few new products… pushed paint around, tore up papers, and did my favorite and most relaxing things for this journal page.

Give yourself a break from perfectionism, give yourself a break from self-doubt, give yourself a break from guilt, shame, overworking….. you put in the words that you need to go on easy on yourself with. Just play today in the peaceful quiet or the blaring music–whatever floats your boat.

I hope you enjoy the project and always know that you are loved!

 

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  1. Background Words
  2. Butterflies with masks
  3. Inky Leaves 2 with masks
  4. Numbers 2

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Posted Apr 17, 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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