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Behind the scenes: what I do when I’m not sure what to create
Posted May 15, 2022
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Today I take you on a little behind-the-scenes journey of what I do when I don’t feel inspired. I always film my Sunday inspiration videos on a specific day and on this particular day, I had no idea what to do.

It had been a very busy week or couple of weeks and I wasn’t feeling inspired, I didn’t have a quote, a color, a feeling…. nothin.

So what do I do when that happens? I show up. So today I walk you through that process of just starting and taking the next step. One layer at a time for what feels good at the time.

I got stuck, I changed directions, but I kept going. My journal page isn’t the best I’ve done, but it’s also a masterpiece because I did something. Creativity is a courageous act and it takes showing up to grow. Every time I step to my table, whether I’m completely inspired or not, I learn something new. I learn something about myself, the material, or the techniques.

Showing up is half the battle. Even if I had just put a few brush strokes down, that in and of itself is an accomplishment.

So I wanted to show you that it’s not always easy, that I fumble around, get lost, and yet I’m so grateful to just get my hands on some paint and play.

And hopefully encourage you to show up… step up to your table and make a mess! Have fun watching…. and remember you are loved!

 

 

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Posted May 15, 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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