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shawn petite
Courage one step at a time 4-30-23
Posted Apr 30, 2023

This was a blind faith kinda page. I showed up without too much of a plan, or should I say I had a plan that had a lot of parts but I wasn’t sure just how I would put it all together.

BUT, I had courage and took it one step at a time. I had some assurance that no matter how this page would meander around… that I could do enough and work enough to be happy with it.

Maybe it wouldn’t be perfect, but I would be happy with the chance to create.

And I swear that every lesson that happens within my art is a lesson for my life.

That’s why creating is so good for the soul and creating is a courageous act. Just like living day by day.

I’ll share more about my thoughts and the process in the video.

But be courageous today to show up for you, or your art or your loved ones…. or whatever that thing is that you know you need to have courage with.

I hope you enjoy the project and always know that you are loved!


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Posted Apr 30, 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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