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shawn petite
Childlike curiosity 2-12-23
Posted Feb 12, 2023

As I was working through trying to find inspiration over the last month, one of the things that I do is pull all my books out and go through them.

I got the idea that I would, throughout the year, use those books to create a journal page from! Twice a month-ish…

I also got a new book (you know I needed it to lift my spirits.. wink)! It’s The Art of Anthropologie and OMGoodness is it a delight for the eyes!

So today’s journal page is brought to you from the very first page in that book.

I’ll share with you today the plans I have for this series through the year and the most fabulous books I’ll be using!!

I’m so excited and curious… which is my word for the year.

I hope you enjoy the project, now let go and play!  YOU are loved!


  1. Butterflies with masks
  2. Let It Fly 2 with masks
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Posted Feb 12, 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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