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Creating the cover for my journal and journal flip through 1-1-23
Posted Jan 1, 2023

Today I completed my cover for my journal. It always feels like such an accomplishment.

A symbol of sorts… to put closure on another year around the sun. It also gives me the chance to reflect on the year and what was happening and how I was feeling when I created those pages.

Some pages I can feel the hope and some pages I can feel the despair, but all the pages truly capture life as it happens.

That’s what I love about my journals… it’s just a small time capsule of my life. A safe haven to be me… and to work through all the things.

I hope your journal is that for you too.

Here’s to a new year, whatever it may bring… all the joys, hardships and sorrows. I’m here for it, still showing up…. still growing… still learning and living life imperfectly….. And THAT is all we can do.

I hope you enjoy the video… Happy New Year!

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Posted Jan 1, 2023
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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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