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Strength and grace with new stencils 9-18-22
Posted Sep 18, 2022

The piece today was inspired by a couple of things….

A quote from one of my favorite authors Morgan Harper Nichols, some new stencils and needing to be graceful and soft with myself.

Morgan says “Our worth is not delicate glass, it is made of hope and grace that lasts. Through the good, the bad, the I’m afraid and I don’t knows, our worth withstands fire, and we come forth as gold.”

I feel like I wrestle with strength and the grace of worthiness … how about you?

The struggle to find balance in the …. I can be strong, a go-getter, soft, grace-filled, and offering myself a safe place to just be.

So I painted that struggle today…. the hard lines and the flowers….. Strength and Grace.

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

The original is available HERE and prints are available HERE.

Stencils used: these are some of the new stencils released today

  1. Just Polygons
  2. Just Flowers
  3. Just Angles
  4. Just Lines
Examples of fall 2022 new stencils
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Posted Sep 18, 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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