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shawn petite
Worthy of time mixed media abstract 6-12-22
Posted Jun 12, 2022

I love all the parts of this layered abstract. Each and every part of it is telling my story, all the parts are part of the meaning. I kept going until it felt like it was right and that what I wanted to say in this piece was right.

It started with a line from one of Morgan Harper Nichols books.. she said ” YOU are worthy of the time it takes ….. to do ….” you fill in the blank. I made my list of things that I’ve struggled to say I’m worthy of.

And I’ll share it in the video, but I sooo want you to know how worthy you are.  So often I think we sabotage our success because way back in the back of our minds we think we’re not worthy of doing the thing, whatever that thing is. (At least that’s how it goes in my head so many times).

But you are worthy… perfectly imperfect, you don’t have to wait till you’ve “got it together”.  No one has it together, we’re all just doing the best we can.

I’ll share more about it in the video, I hope you enjoy the project! YOU are loved!



This original is available in the shop. The prints are available too.


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Posted Jun 12, 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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