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Grow like a wildflower 5-14-23
Posted May 14, 2023

Today is a giant experiment! And I love it! Today’s inspiration for my year of curiosity is Uppercases’ Encyclopedia of Inspiration– Print/Maker.  I love all the inspiration from Uppercase.

I love the look of printmaking with the subtle imperfections and shading, plus I love how it feels graphic and playful. My favorites are the fonts…. just the blocks of letters are a work of art. But…I don’t have the patience for carving so I thought I would try to get some sort of print look with my gel plate.

All of my fonts, images and patterns are all printed with my gel plate and I love it. I love the playful feel and the graphic look.

I can’t wait to share this process with you.

The quote on this piece is one I’ve had on my desk for a while.  I was waiting for the right project to use it and THIS is the one.  I love the quote because so often friends and family (and even ourselves) can think that we are limited to what we can do by what we’ve done in the past. We put ourselves, or allow others to put us, in a box. With words like “I’ve NEVER done that before”, or “YOU can’t do that”. Or “why would you do THAT?”

Some might not like the fact that you’re growing and changing, because they’re not growing and changing.

I share much more about this in the video and I even inspired myself!

Have fun watching and always know that YOU are loved.

The original of “Grow like a wildflower” is available HERE and prints are available HERE.

The last 24 hours of the doors to be open and the free preview. The doors will close Monday 5-15-23

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Posted May 14, 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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