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shawn petite
My book of courage and curiosity 5-7-23
Posted May 7, 2023
Mixed media journal page
Mixed media journal page

It feels like I was set free in this wonderful little project, or projects I should say.

My book of courage and curiosity was just that–an act of pure experiments.

I was inspired by Roxanne Evans Stout’s book Dancing on Raindrops. Each page in her book is a yummy experiment of shape, texture and paper.

So I decided to create with the purpose of doing things differently. This is all part of my months-long journey into curiosity, which is my word for the year.

My journey of stepping outside of my comfort zone to find new ideas, new ways to create and a new part of me. A freer version of me.

I’m still a work in progress and always will be. So will my art, but I’m loving this journey.

This week I start the first page in my book with you, and then I will put the rest of the pages and the cover lessons in the membership. This Sunday video is detailed, with lots of discoveries and techniques that you can use in your own book. Then you can watch all the rest of the videos for free. They’re all waiting for you.

You can sign up for the free preview and get all of the lessons. They’ll only be available this week so don’t wait if you want to see them all. You can also have a look around in the membership and maybe, just maybe, you might want to join a wonderful supportive community of creatives that have a heart for creating just like you.

I hope you enjoy the project and I hope to see you in the membership.

Always remember you are so loved!

Close up of mixed media journal page
Close up of mixed media journal page
Close up of mixed media journal page
Close up of mixed media journal page
Images of mixed media journal book
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Stencils used in mixed media journal page
Images of mixed media journal book
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Posted May 7, 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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