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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

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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

 

 

 

 

 

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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

 

Saturday
Sep202014

The Documented Life Project - 9/20 (Week 39)...

The Documented Life Project

September 20, 2014 - Week 39 Challenge:  Splatters & Drips

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

Saturday
Sep132014

The Documented Life Project - 9/13 (Week 38)...

The Documented Life Project

September 13, 2014 - Week 38 Challenge:  Draw, paint, doodle, sketch a feather onto your page.  Don't draw, paint, doodle or sketch?  Incorporate a real feather onto your page!  Get creative and have fun!

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

Friday
Sep122014

Art Journaling at Retreat...

Hello!

I am in Orlando enjoying some girl time with my art friends this weekend!  We visited the Farmer's Market earlier today to purchase edibles for our home cooked meal and have spent the rest of the day creating in the studio.  I had a hard time feeling inspired, which happens from time-to-time but I finally just started applying paint to the pages and adding paper scraps and things began to evolve. Here is what I have so far!  Not sure if I will actually finish these pages this weekend but I will post my progress so check back.

Have a  blessed day!

Roben-Marie

 

Wednesday
Sep102014

Art Journal Love - Autumn...

Monday
Sep082014

I am teaching with Life Book 2015...

Hello!!

I am excited to announce that I will be teaching with Life Book 2015, a celebration and honoring of YOU!  This year-long mixed media art class features lots of inspiration from 26 incredible artists! 

Check out all the details HERE!

Today kicks off a month long blog hop so don't miss all the fun!! 

Have a  blessed day!

Roben-Marie

 

MY LINK!

Friday
Sep052014

Five Things Now...

things I am crushing on right now...

 

1. The Bookman's Tale - I love historical fiction and this novel does not disappoint!

2. Alpenglow Hand and Body Wash - The little cottage we rented in Homer, Alaska had the Alpenglow products for our use.  I am pretty picky about my hand soap and this one not only smells amazing but does not leave your hands feeling dry.

3. The music of Dustin Tebbutt - Great music for relaxing!!

4. The art of Albert Stern - I found Albert's art on Instagram and after visiting his site, I knew I had to share his work with you. His style is raw, outsider art and I am so drawn to his ghostly faces and style of painting.  He paints with his fingers...no brushes!  Check out his fingerpainting process HERE

5. Rawnola Bars (Vanilla Bean) by Earthling Organics - Oh boy!  I am hooked on these yummies!!

Wednesday
Sep032014

The Uni-ball Signo Broad Pen - A Must Have

One of my favorite journal artists, Kira Harding has done it again!  She has discovered an awesome doodle and journal pen and after reading her post HERE about it, I quickly jumped all over it.

I stalked my UPS guy on delivery day, his name is Mark, and tore the box open immediately to reaveal a box of beautiful (these guys are pretty) Uni-ball Signo Broad Um-153 Gel Ink Pens!  I popped off the cap and gave one a test drive.  Oh, boy!  I even did a "blur" test and brushed some water over my doodle marks.  Perfect...it truly is waterproof!  And if that wasn't enough, it writes over dried paint with ease!  The pens are a little pricey on their own but a box of 12 drops the price down about 50% off each pen!

Have a  blessed day!

Roben-Marie

 

Monday
Sep012014

Artsy Wall Calendars for 2015...

...are ready to ship!! 

Size: 8 x 11 - See a Page by Page View HERE!

Quantities are limited. 
Leave a comment if you are interested in purchasing one and I will contact you directly.*

Price: $24.95 + Shipping

US (Priority): $30.45

Canada: $29.70

All other: $35.70

Prices shown include packaging and shipping.

 

*NOTE: Etsy is requiring sellers to go through an extensive application process in order to continue to add items that are not "handmade" by the seller.  Until I am approved, I am offering these via my blog.

 

Saturday
Aug302014

The Documented Life Project - 8/30 (Week 36)...

The Documented Life Project

August 30, 2014 - Week 36 Challenge:  Black & White

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

Tuesday
Aug262014

Alaska Highlights...

Hello!

My husband's mom and sister's family moved to Alaska a couple of years ago so we made the visit out there last month to visit.  We also stopped in Seattle along the way and loved it!!  Come along as I share some highlights!

Have a  blessed day!

Roben-Marie

The afternoon view from the room in our B&B in Denali.

We saw this beauty on the side of the road in Denali.

View from one of our hikes in Denali National Park.

I was so happy to finally get to meet Eleaca Young in person...a fellow artist.  She and her state trooper hubby joined us for dinner.

Inside Denali National Park...was surprised that most of the park is tundra.

I was amazed at how heavy these were.

How cool to get to see this momma and baby in the park!

The view from our room in Denali at 11:30PM - crazy, eh?!

 

Highlights: •It was still daylight at 2:30AM

•We visited the North Pole and the Alaska Pipeline.

•I had one of the best Falafel Pitas I have ever tasted at the Pita Place.

We visited the Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge and got to see hundreds of Sandhill Cranes.

Birch trees are one of my favorites and they were everywhere.

 

In Seward, we took a whale watching dinner cruise and I had the best lentil quinoa burger at a cool place called Sip N Spin. The cafe was inside a laundry mat..cool!

 

 

 

If you are ever in Homer, AK be sure to dine at Cafe Cups!  The atmosphere is very quirky and artsy and the food is flavorful and unique!

I was pleasantly surprised at the number of beautiful flowers all over Alaksa.  These are called Fireweed and grow wild everywhere!

While in Homer we dined at a cute place called The Little Mermaid.  Once again, I got lucky and they had a wonderful vegan dish called Falafel Tapa Plate.  Isn't it pretty!!?

I loved this door on the mud room of our little cottage. The little room smelled like lavendar and fresh cut wood. It was a nice little space!

I saw artist Drew Michael's Spaces Within exhibit at the Bunnell Street Arts Center.

 

I was especially drawn to this mask.  The circled wording: "Why can't journals be on masks?"

 

On the most beautiful day of our visit, we decided to do something spontaneous on our way back to Anchorage and rafted down the Kenai River.

Cooper Landing was one of the most beautiful places we visited!

Our rafting guide, Kristi.  I thought it was funny the contrast between how we were dressed and this was the warmest day we had in Alaska!

 

 

Monday
Aug252014

Gelli Plate Printing...

Have you heard about the new Gelli Plate Printing: Mixed Media Monoprinting Without a Press book by Joan Bess...the inventor of the concept for the Gelli plate?  It is due out September 12 and I am so excited to have a piece of my work included in the gallery!