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Finding sunlight and inspiration 2-5-23
Posted Feb 5, 2023

We’ve had quite the journey the last month. We’ve created 5 pieces that have portrayed the steps I’ve taken to find my way back to inspiration.

It’s a journey that I’ll have to take over and over until I stop creating. It is my creative winter and just like all the seasons, they come for a purpose and whether we like them or not… they still come.

But I’ve been through enough winters to know the steps I need to take to find the sunshine. It takes practice, it takes courage, it requires showing up for no one else except ourselves and most importantly… is a divine act.

You bringing something to life is supernatural…. but the only way that will happen is if we show up.

We dance, sing, read, listen, watch and come to the table with a simple scribble…. or tidy our space, or try something new or long forgotten.

We plant the seed and we nurture it and keep coming back and watch inspiration make it’s way through the dark and into the sunlight.

This was my journey but I hope it has inspired yours. I hope you enjoy the last project of this series. YOU are loved!

The original “Finding Sunlight” is available HERE.


  1. Living and Growing 2 6×6
  2. Sparkle 6×6
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Posted Feb 5, 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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