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Playing with inks and reflection in my journal 7-24-22
Posted Jul 24, 2022

Oh the joy of this page! I played with inks and a technique that I use to get the best randomness and speckles.

This week I also paused for a second, played for a minute, and processed through a few things in my journal. And I thought you might need the same.

So I’ll share all the fun and the thoughts about what it takes to know ourselves so much that our uniqueness can never be questioned, and what kind of action it takes, with grace…. to not play small, to be loving and kind to ourselves.

I hope you enjoy creating with me and always know that you are loved!



  1. Faces 5 looking over
  2. Mandala
  3. Newspaper font
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Posted Jul 24, 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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