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shawn petite
Finding magic in new beginnings 7-10-22
Posted Jul 10, 2022

It’s always interesting to me how I get ideas for my art. This week,  I was feeling super stressed and feeling anxiety rising within me. I took a couple of deep breaths and journaled out what was going on.

I asked myself …. what if I chose to see today as a new beginning? I could see in my mind the sun just beginning to rise and pushing away the darkness…. it felt like magic. And then suddenly I could see this piece coming together.

I’ll share a couple of fun new tips and make some delicious collage papers.

I just feel so much joy when I look at this piece and will share more about my journey to creating this in the video.

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


The original is available HERE and prints of the original are available HERE


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Posted Jul 10, 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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