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“We are better Together” mixed media houses by CT Member Cheryl Pressner
Posted Mar 11, 2020

Plain and simple — we are better together 

  I love little houses and these are so easy to make with an old piece of 2×4 (and your husband’s chop saw).  Little houses all in a cluster remind me of togetherness and how we are made for each other.  We can each be unique and celebrate how each one is created differently.  We can so add to each other in so many ways.  May we all “Love our neighbors” and “Be kind to one another” 

Enjoy the Video!

Products used:

Shawn PetiteBorders Stencil, Little Pots Stencil, Bricks and Bubbles Stencil, Scribbles Stencil, Doodle Minis with Masks Stencil, Scribble Marks 1

US Art Supply Clear Gesso, Liquitex Acrylic Paint Unbleached Titanium, Daler Rowney Matt Medium and YES paste, Craft Smart Acrylic Paint Hot Pink, Craft Smart Acrylic Paint Orange Red, Craft Smart Acrylic Paint Suede, Craft Smart Acrylic Paint Bright Yellow, Apple Barrel Acrylic Craft Paint Lime Tree, Apple Barrel Acrylic Craft Paint Burnt Umber, Happy Hues Acrylic Paint Groovy Green, Daler Rowney Acrylic Paint Zinc Mixing White, Artist’s Loft Titanium White, Windsor & Newton Crimson, Windsor & Newton Raw Sienna, Faber Castell Big Brush Pitt Artist Pen Indian Red, Faber Castell Big Brush Pitt Artist Pen Warm Grey, General’s Charcoal Pencil, StazOn Timber Brown, Small Alphabet Stamps, Hammer and Nails, Sandpaper block, Vintage bits and bobs, Vintage cloth book covers.


Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!

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Posted Mar 11, 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. Janene Anderson

    Really loved this community of little homes, ideas aplenty for presents or just because. Thank you

    • shawn

      Thanks for being and sharing in the journey!


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