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“Laugh With Me” mixed media art pallet by CT member Cheryl Pressner
Posted Jan 8, 2020

It’s a new year, a new season, a new beginning, a new day.  This piece is kind of nostalgic looking with vintage looking wallpaper, lace tablecloth, etc. As lovely as the past and our memories are or maybe not for some — for me it’s time for greater clarity, vision, and wings.  I pray this for you as well.  Happy New Year 2020.  May we all have 2020 vision.  God does impossible things.

Enjoy the Video!

 Products used:

Shawn Petite Stencils: Borders Stencil and Lace Stencil

Liquitex White Gesso, Liquitex Acrylic Paint Unbleached Titanium, Daler Rowney Matt Medium, Craft Smart Acrylic Paint Light Pink, Craft Smart Acrylic Paint Coral Reef, Apple Barrel Acrylic Craft Paint Palm Leaf, Delta Ceramcoat Acrylic Paint Forest Green, Daler Rowney Acrylic Paint Medium Green, PanPastel Raw Umber, PanPastel Chromium Oxide Green Shade, PanPastel Burnt Sienna, PanPastel Red Iron Oxide, PanPastel Titanium White, Faber Castell Big Brush Pitt Artist Pen Indian Red, Faber Castell Big Brush Pitt Artist Pen Cinnamon, Faber Castell Big Brush Pitt Artist Pen Permanent Carmine, Faber Castell Big Brush Pitt Artist Pen Chromium Green Opaque, Faber Castell Big Brush Pitt Artist Pen Warm Grey, General’s Charcoal Pencil, Distress Ink Vintage Photo, Distress Ink Antique Linen, Krylon Workable Fixatif, Posca Pen White, Fine Liner Black .02, Various soft pastels from stash





Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!

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Posted Jan 8, 2020
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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!

1 Comment

  1. Nancy A Olsen

    What a beautiful piece ! I love your layout and I’m excited because I found three of the wooden pieces on clearance last year and had no idea what I was going to do with them ! Thank you for the inspiration and new ideas on using my stencils !!


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