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Wednesday
Oct222014

Art Journal Peeks...

Tuesday
Oct212014

Just RISE UP!

Hello!!

As a woman of faith, I strive to share joy and encouragement through my art and my blog.  Last year I was asked by Sarah Martin to share my creative journey, how it connects me with God and tips for making time for creativity. I agreed because I saw this as a way to reach the young women Sarah inspires with her Godly life.

A few months ago, Sarah was the spotlight artist featured on the Art to the 5th website.  She is also an amazing artist who sees her art as a part of her expression of who she is and her ministry.  I have great respect for Sarah's ministry and want to congratulate her on her new book called Just RISE UP

Have a  blessed day!

Roben-Marie

 

 

It is common to look at our faith as something that just “is”. It’s not strong, nor is it weak; it’s simply a part of us. But faith is something we desire to strengthen. It is a vital relationship with our Lord that should be nurtured, celebrated, and shouted from the rooftops as the most incredible gift we will ever receive.

Just RISE UP! is a call to do just that. This invigorating study motivates women to do life differently by making Jesus famous in all aspects of life. Many have the itch to make a difference with their lives but don’t know how. By living a life of praise, with a humble posture and a Kingdom perspective, women will step into their life purpose. With Just RISE UP! readers will evaluate their present stance before the Lord and become excited to RISE UP! and take their place in the Kingdom to make the name of Jesus renowned.

Features include:

  • Snippets of conversations with Sarah’s readers
  • Journaling prompts to help the reader dig deeper
  • Questions to facilitate dialogue

 

Meet Sarah:

Sarah Francis Martin is an wife, mom, friend, mentor, author and wannabe artist. Sarah has invigorates women to get up off the couch of complacency and live out their faith with every square inch of their lives. Reflected in her speaking and in the pages of her books, Sarah looks straight into women’s hearts with her real, raw and relevant approach. With a vision to spark passion for the fame of Jesus, Sarah desires that women in this generation will RISE UP! and do life differently as they step into their God-given purpose and place in God’s kingdom. When she is not writing or working on a teaching message, you can often find Sarah on date nights with her husband, rough housing with her young son or getting messy with craft paint. Read more from Sarah on the Live it Out Blog!

Where To Get Your Copy:

Sunday
Oct192014

On My Art Table...

What is on your art table?

It was so nice this week to spend time creating.  My friend Susan was visiting from California so we set up shop in the dining room where we had a nice view of the water and lots of space to spread out. 

Me and Susan!

I worked a little in my art journal.  I have been interested in exploring the human form so we'll see where that takes me!

I also spent some time working on a new class idea that involved lots of cool papers made with the Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate.


Saturday
Oct182014

New Mixed Media Stickers...

Hello!

I just added some new Art Pops™ Stickers to my Etsy shop!  This collection is called Sanibel Days and is reminiscent of lazy days on the beach.  I have plans to release the set of Art Pops™ Cards to coordinate but I ran into a few issues with the printer.  I hope things get resolved soon but in the meantime, I wanted to share the stickers.

Enjoy!

Have a  blessed day!

Roben-Marie

 

In my ETSY Shop HERE!

 

In my ETSY Shop HERE!

 

Thursday
Oct162014

Face Practice - Week Two Plus One...

Here we go with week two where I made a cool discovery.  I found that I like using messy inked up scratch paper as the base for my drawing combined with waterolors and the Stabilo Marks All Pencil. I like trying to "find" the face in the ink and marks that are alreday on the paper. 

Join in on Instagram with #facepractice

Have a  blessed day!

Roben-Marie

Tuesday
Oct142014

Art Journal Love...Sanibel

Saturday
Oct112014

The Documented Life Project - 10/11 (Week 42)...

The Documented Life Project

October 11, 2014 - Week 42 Challenge:  Stars

Visit the Art to the 5th blog for more inspiration.  

 

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You can find us HERE: The Art to the 5th Academy and Flickr - Instagram: #documentedlife  

Our Blogs: Lorraine Bell, Rae Missigman, Sandi Keene and Barbara Moore

Thursday
Oct092014

Face Practice - Week One Plus One...

Hello!!

Drawing or painting faces is not easy but something I really want to develop.  I am drawn to the more abstract faces which is a good thing because I don't draw very well.  I was following along last month as artist Kristin Peterson cranked out some intriguing faces and it encouraged me to give it a go for a month. Here is the first week of faces plus one because the layout looks better with eight photos.  Ha! Ha!  A few of my friends decided to play along.  Join in on Instagram with #facepractice

Have a  blessed day!

Roben-Marie

Sunday
Oct052014

Life Book Registration is Open!

 

 

LIFE BOOK 2015 registration opens TODAY!

Want to know more?   Check out all the details HERE along with a full schedule of all the lessons!

I hope to see you there!

 In January, I will be presenting my bonus:  “Playing Tag” -  Join me as we choose a word for the year and create an artsy tag to remind us of our intention.  Hang it in your studio or tuck it into your planner or journal.  And, in Celebration of New Beginnings, download a colorful digital collage sheet made for you by me! 


In September, I will be presenting a mixed media lesson:  “From Here to There” - Open your heart and creative mind, putting aside your fears and collage and paint with me while I guide you through my approach to art journaling.  We will blend color and add design elements through my rule-breaking methods with prompts to keep you inspired and motivated.


 

Saturday
Oct042014

The Documented Life Project - 10/4 (Week 41)...

Friday
Oct032014

On My Art Table...

What is on your art table?

Tuesday
Sep302014

Stamping with Stencils...

Hello!

I recently discovered that some stencils and masks make great stamps.  That's right! Here is a quick video tutorial showing how I used a few to make a gift tag.

Have a  blessed day!

Roben-Marie

 SUPPLIES USED

 

Monday
Sep292014

Have you heard? Life Book 2015 is coming soon!

Hello!!

Have you heard? LIFE BOOK 2015 registration opens on October 6! 

Organized by Tamara Laporte from Willowing Arts, she is joined by 25 incredible art teachers who are all gearing up to share their mixed media techniques, tips and tricks with YOU! Themed around self-development and healing, you’ll be creating several loose mixed media art journal pages per month which by the end of the year you will bind into a glorious journal (a Life Book)! You will have a wonderful keepsake that you can treasure for the rest of your life! 

I am excited to announce that I will be teaching with Life Book 2015!

Want to know more?   Check out all the details HERE!

Remember, registration opens on October 6 and the fun begins in 2015.  I hope to see you there!

Have a  blessed day!

Roben-Marie

 Would you like a chance to win a spot in this amazing year-long workshop?  Just leave a comment on this post by October 3 at 7:00PM and I will select a winner and announce by 10/3 @ 9:00PM.

 

Here is the AMAZING line-up of teaching artists!  Be sure to check out all the artists in the blog hop for more chances to win a spot in the workshop!

8th September 2014 – Tamara Laporte
9th September 2014 – Jane Davenport
10th September 2014 – Joanne Sharpe
11th September 2014 -  Jenny Lee Wentworth
12th September 2014 -  Violette Clark
13th September 2014 -  Chris Zydel
14th September 2014 -  Danielle Donaldson
15th September 2014 -  Effy Wild
16th September 2014 -  Flora Bowley
17th September 2014 -  Alisa Burke
18th September 2014 -  Rachael Rice
19th September 2014 -  Jeanne Oliver
20th September 2014 -  Andrea Gomoll
21st September 2014 -  Kristin van Valkenburgh
22nd September 2014 -  Jill K. Berry
23rd September 2014 -  Alena Hennessy
24th September 2014 -  Juliette Crane
25th September 2014 -  Jenny Doh
26th September 2014 -  Mati Rose McDonough
27th September 2014 -  Patti Ballard
28th September 2014 -  Lynzee Lynx
29th September 2014 -  Roben-Marie Smith – YOU ARE HERE - THAT'S ME!
30th September 2014 -  Andrea Schroeder
1st October 2014 -  Lynn Whipple
2nd October 2014 -  Donna Downey

Wednesday
Sep242014

Art Journaling Video and a Giveaway...

Hello!

I have a new Watch the Process video to share of me creating a journal page.  I used two stencils on the page that I would like to giveaway: The Crafter's Workshop Four Ferns and Onion SkinI have two sets and all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post by Saturday, September 27 at 7:00PM.  The giveaway is open to everyone and winners will be announced by 10:00PM on 9/27.  I hope you enjoy the video!

PS - That cute little flower bracelet I am wearing was made by my friend Rae Missigman!

Have a  blessed day!

Roben-Marie

 

 

 

 

 

SUPPLIES USED

Monday
Sep222014

Art Journal Peeks...

Happy Monday!!

I was busy this weekend creating in the studio and I am excited to share a few peeks of some art journal pages in the works.  The thing they all have in common is that I used some of my NEW, soon-to-be-released Art Pops™ Cards!!!

I am still working on samples, packaging, printing and working on the release so watch for details over the next couple of weeks.

Have a  blessed day!

Roben-Marie