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shawn petite
Freedom to choose 4-23-23
Posted Apr 23, 2023

This project today made my soul sing. I want to do a whole series of these!

This was a coming together of ideas, experiments and play dedicated to giving me more joy and ideas in my work. And the freedom of finding my unique voice.

I’ve been trying over the last 4 months to take you on my own journey of heartache, healing, finding my way back, and freedom to choose how I want to show up for my art and my life.

Little by little I see a clearer picture, but that wouldn’t happen if I didn’t CHOOSE to do something, anything, and few brush strokes and a mess and getting ideas from what inspired me and my lively books.

It all serves a purpose.

And today is all about the freedom to choose to get back up, get back to painting. Freedom to stop the negative voices, freedom to make yucky art.

We are the artists of our lives. What will you choose today?

I share all about my thoughts and ideas in the video. I hope you enjoy the project and always know that YOU are loved!

The original “Freedom to Choose” is available HERE and prints are available HERE.

Stencils Used:

  1. Butterflies with masks – THIS WILL BE ON SALE THIS WEEK
  2. Collage Fodder Circles Large mask – THIS WILL BE ON SALE THIS WEEK
  3. Let It Fly 2 with masks – THIS WILL BE ON SALE THIS WEEK
  4. Letting Go mask – THIS WILL BE ON SALE THIS WEEK

New Stencils Used:

  1. Simple Background 7 5×8
  2. Simple Background 8 5×8
  3. Carved Sphere 5×8
  4. Simple Background 6 5×8
  5. Simple Background 5 5×8
  6. Simple Background 3 5×8
  7. Simple Background 4 5×8

Next week the doors will open with a free preview weekend!

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Posted Apr 23, 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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