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The in between – following a path to inspiration 1-15-23
Posted Jan 15, 2023

January is always a weird time. It’s winter and it’s what I call the in between time. We’ve just come through the holidays and seeing family and all the things… and there’s little bit of “okay what do I do now?”.

For those of us in cold climates… it feels a little like hibernation… and that’s how I feel about my inspiration too right now.

I have …zero motivation to create… don’t get me wrong.. I have a lot to do and a lot of projects to work on… but I feel a little like I’m trudging through mud to even get to my table to create.

This doesn’t happen often for me, I LOVE what I do…. I’ve tried taking it slow, some rest, doing other things…. but still no rush, no stirring in my soul.

So what do I do?  I show up…. I clean, I dabble, I look at papers and think.

I talk to myself as if I’m talking to a friend…It might take a few tries at this but almost always in this process… something happens…. and today I’m sharing this whole process with you and how inspiration came, and came like a flood… I’m so excited to share this with you and I hope you enjoy today’s project, because there’s more to come.

Always remember how loved you are!

The original is available HERE.

Stencils used: These will be on sale this week

  1. Just Angles with mask
  2. Scribble Marks 1
  3. Collage Fodder Circles with mask large

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Posted Jan 15, 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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