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These moments mixed media barn 10-23-22
Posted Oct 23, 2022

I’m still relishing the time I spent last week taking in the beauty all around me… right now.

And a couple of days after last Sunday’s video, I was reading in Morgan Harper Nichols book- All Along You Were Blooming, and I turned the page to find this beautiful quote, and I knew that I would use it to inspire me this week.

Morgan writes ” Living in the moment is learning how to live between the big moments.” It’s learning how to make the most of the in between and having the audacity to make those moments just as exciting.

How about you and I have the audacity to love the moment we’re living right now!

I’ll share more about it and the project in the video. I hope you enjoy it. And always know that you are loved!

The original is available HERE and prints are available HERE.


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Posted Oct 23, 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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