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shawn petite
Courage- Explorative mixed media floral 6-19-22
Posted Jun 19, 2022

Today’s piece is all about saying yes. Yes to trying new things, yes to letting go, yes to freedom…. so many yes’s! The more I explore the more I find myself in my art and my life.

I share how I said “what if” a lot in my process for this weird and wonderful floral, and just how much I loved it. I also share a few simple steps to finding what your voice is in your art journey.

Saying yes takes courage…. for some, it takes more courage than others, but showing up, saying yes can be scary, which is why I put one simple word on this piece. COURAGE.

I’ll share more about it in the video. Hope you enjoy the project…. YOU are loved!


The original is available HERE and prints are available HERE!


  1. Mediterranean Duo 2
  2. Mosaic 1
  3. Little Flowers Statice
  4. Daisy 1
  5. Daisy 2
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Posted Jun 19, 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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