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Who are you creating for? Exploring childlike play 9-4-22
Posted Sep 4, 2022

This week my son, his wife and their kids came for a visit and one of the first things the kids said was, “We want to paint with you Grandma!”  Talk about making my heart happy!!

Pretty soon there was glitter and sparkles and purple paint everywhere!

I can’t wait to share the story with you and how it got me thinking about….who are we creating for? And what if we created with childlike abandon?

So I did my best to create like that in today’s video. I hope you enjoy the project. YOU are loved!

The original is available HERE.

Stencil used: Swirls

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Posted Sep 4, 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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