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A Journey Home 5-28-23
Posted May 28, 2023

I’ve been on a journey this year discovering new things within my art and myself. I have truly taken my word for the year “Curiosity” to heart.

In the process of stepping outside my comfort zone and trying new things, I’ve also started to realize what I’m truly passionate about in my art. This year has rekindled a love for so many things in my creative process.

As I started to get ideas for today’s project and doing a portrait, I said to myself “I’ve missed doing this… it feels like home.”

While our journeys take us in many directions, in art and in life…. there are some things that we just know are what we love and want to do. Our path can meander around a bit, and there are so many factors to that – life, family, job, you fill in the blank.

Today I share that if you feel like you’re not on the path you thought you would be… it serves a purpose, I promise!

I’ll share all about it in today’s video. I hope you enjoy the project and always know that you are loved.

The original “A journey within, a journey home” is available HERE and prints are available HERE.

Stencils used: These will be on sale this week

  1. Faces 1 Looking Down
  2. Just Flowers
  3. Hydrangea Trio
  4. Mums
  5. Daisy 2

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Posted May 28, 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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