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Playtime in our journals 6-26-22
Posted Jun 26, 2022

I came across this quote this week and it was just perfect for how I was feeling in my creative time.

“Play is the highest form of research” Albert Einstein

I’ve been feeling this freedom in my creativeness and life. I’ve committed myself as of late to go easy on myself…. well, easier. Allowing for imperfection, allowing for exploration, naps, and time to just be.

This is a hard path sometimes as an entrepreneur and a type-A personality! And play is part of that work. I know that sounds like a contradiction (work to play). But for me, it has to be a conscious effort, otherwise, I’ll work myself silly.

In that play time…. in life and art… there is so much I learn. Like….everything went fine even though I didn’t have everything perfect. Like…. that piece of art turned out better than expected by just letting go.

I’ll share more about it and my process for this journal page in the video. Hope it inspires you! YOU are loved!



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Posted Jun 26, 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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