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shawn petite
An unexpected story 2-19-23
Posted Feb 19, 2023
Mixed media abstract with artist's brush

This piece truly was an unexpected journey and story.

This week I was asked, why am I trying new things? And I was told that I should keep creating as I’ve created in the past because that’s what people like.

I share in today’s video how being curious and trying new things is how we grow, learn and get new tools to create with.

And that as artists we are in the business of storytelling. Each piece that we create tells the story of where we are on our journey, and the season we’re in.

Every creation is an unexpected story… a legacy of who we are.

So let’s be curious together…. this piece was inspired by a journey through my fabulous book The Art of Anthropologie that I shared last week.

YOU are loved!


The original “An Unexpected Story” is available HERE.  Prints of this piece are available HERE.

Stencils used: These will be on sale this week

  1. Bold Big Font
  2. Numbers Grande
  3. Bold Numbers 
  4. Numbers Jumbled
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Posted Feb 19, 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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