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shawn petite
Dare to be bad at something and create differently 2-4-24
Posted Feb 4, 2024

Today’s project was hard to start and then I couldn’t stop! I’ve had this block with creating florals and I decided to just play today… to make a mess.

I also found some inspiration from a new to me artist Gorge Galindo.

I started in my journal, playing with stencils and pan pastels, just to get out of my own way… and do something related to flowers. I’ve had this vision in my head of what and how I want to create my floral projects but just couldn’t do what I wanted.

I’ve created other projects that were good, just not what I wanted. But as I was doing my journaling and quiet time this week. I came across THIS QUOTE:

“I believe that the most single important thing beyond discipline and creativity is daring to dare.” Maya Angelou

So I decided to dare today… dare to create something that just might be bad, and to dare to continue to make ugly flowers until… it felt right and until I found my way.

I dared today to stop overthinking it and just DO it. And I did it in the most unexpected way.

I share all about it in the video. Enjoy the process and always know that you are loved.

The original is available HERE and the print is available HERE

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Posted Feb 4, 2024
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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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