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Wednesday
Nov192014

More Rubber Art Inspirations...

The Paperbag Studios design team has been busy at work creating diverse and inspirational pieces with our new stamps called Natural Elements by Rae Missigman.  See the details HERE about her stamps and enjoy the these amazing designs.

Have a  blessed day!

Roben-Marie

DESIGNER: MARY WANGERIN

DESIGNER: KRISTIN PETERSON

DESIGNER: TABEA BECKER

DESIGNER: MORVANA FEYFANT

 

Saturday
Nov152014

New Rubber Art Stamps at Paperbag Studios...

Hello!!

I am so thrilled to announce that there are new stamps available at Paperbag Studios called Natural Elements by Rae Missigman.  Rae has been carving her own stamps and doing amazing things with them and now they are available to you!!!!

Over the next couple of weeks our designers will be showcasing their creative works of art so be sure to visit and be inspired: Rae Missigman, Sandi Keene, Lorraine Bell, Kristin Peterson, Stephanie Schutze, Tabea Becker, Kira Harding, Mary Wangerin, Gina Lee Kim and Morvana FEYFANT.

See more amazing samples in the Shop at Paperbag Studios and get your stamps today!

Have a  blessed day!

Roben-Marie

 

DESIGNER SAMPLES

 

 

 

 

Saturday
Nov152014

The Documented Life Project - 11/15 (Week 47)...

The Documented Life Project

November 15, 2014 - Week 47 Challenge:  Attach a map of your state/country or the world  - document something about that map.

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

I approached mine a little differently.  I added a map from our summer vacation to document the best place we visited - Bainbridge Island, WA and Bloedel Reserve.

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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

Monday
Nov102014

Art Journal Love - No Surprise...

Saturday
Nov082014

The Documented Life Project - 11/8 (Week 46)...

The Documented Life Project

November 8, 2014 - Week 46 Challenge:  Incorporate Fabric onto your page.

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

I stitched a pocket out of fabric onto an inky piece of card stock and then added into my book.

 

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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

Wednesday
Nov052014

Face Practice - Week Four...

Here we go with our final week of #facepractice!  Thanks for all the sweet comments of encouragement.  It was not easy keeping up with this for 31 days but I am so glad I did not give up on day 4 when it crossed my mind!

Have a  blessed day!

Roben-Marie

Molly's morning coffee always gave her the jolt she needed to take on the day with energy and excitement...this is post coffee Molly!

 After baking her famous pumpkin cookies, Eleanor was quite disappointed to discover that cinnamon and cumin look remarkable similar!

 Sylvia, mother of three, always looked put together but despite her attention to detail mistakenly grabbed the diaper cream instead of the moisturizer.

The neighborhood kids teased Jerome, calling him pale and scary...this Halloween he planned to use it to his advantage.

Jane was a bit put off by the question but went back to the bathroom to brush her hair anyway.

 

 This one is fill in the blank! 

Penelope was in a mischievous mood and was contemplating ______________.

 I know he is creepy but he is my favorite of the whole month!

Monday
Nov032014

Cover Story Workshop Open for Registration...

Hello!

As an avid art journaler, I am often asked what I do with my journal covers?  I usually wait until I have filled my journal but there is something special about carrying around a journal that has a beautiful painted cover.  I used to work primarily on lose pages and would bind them when finished, and while I still like doing that, I have fallen in love with the Dylusions Journal by Dyan Reaveley with its perfect size and mixed media paper.  The Art to the 5th™ artists all agree this is an amazign journal and have taken the guess work out of what do to with your journal covers by creating four classes in one with Cover Story™!

Anticipation, apprehension, excitement…

A new journal equals blank pages filled with unlimited possibility, of personal challenges and of achieving new levels. It deserves a cover you can’t stop touching!

Instructors Lorraine Bell, Sandi Keene, Rae Missigman and Roben-Marie Smith share their distinct technique filled cover designs. 4 artists, 4 classes, 4+ hours of step by step video instruction on how to collage, doodle, grunge, gelli plate, sketch, paint and watercolor your way to a cover that you will love. Choose one design or collect your favorite techniques from each artist and blend them into a style all your own.

Use these designs on art journal covers, journal pages, cards and gifts. These designs are not limited to an art journal cover.  Each instructor has condensed hours of video into one hour of techniques, insights and products that make facing the blank page exhilarating.

See you at The Art5 Academy!

Have a  blessed day!

Roben-Marie

 

 *Created for The Documented Life Project 2015: The Journal but suitable for any journal cover.

 

Saturday
Nov012014

Art to the 5th™ Reveals Plans for Project and a New Workshop...

Hello!

Have you heard?  Art to the 5th™ has revealed its plans for The Documented Life Project™ 2015 and it is bold and exciting!   I am thrilled to be a part of this group of talented and inspiring artists.  Won't you join us in 2015 for this new adventure?

Have a  blessed day!

Roben-Marie

 

 

 

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Welcome to our bold new adventure! You have amazed us with your art and courage which has inspired us to celebrate the artist within each of us with more art and more techniques. Documenting our lives this year will mean telling our stories through art and words.

We are so excited to share our vision of storytelling through color, texture and technique. Working our way through 52 prompts, we will build our confidence and fill our tool chest with elements that we will reach for over and over again.

To add to the excitement, we have gathered an amazing line up of superstars including Dyan Reaveley, Dina Wakley, Gina Lee Kim and Stephanie Ackerman to inspire us with their documenting art styles. The project is FREE and perfect for both the beginner and experienced art journaler.

Join us as we begin a transformative year filling the blank page before us…
the rest is still unwritten.

Join us on The A5 Academy Today!!

 

Every adventure deserves a well chosen vehicle. For our journey, we have chosen:

Dylusions Journal by Dyan Reaveley - (11.3" x 8.75”)

We love 'it’s just right size,' sturdy pages, affordability and the envelope inside to store goodies. It is available HERE. We have been in contact with Ranger and Dyan so they could prepare for us.

Note: as always you may use what journal/planner or notebook you might prefer.

Once we had our journals in our hands, we wanted to create a new OPTIONAL paid workshop, Cover Story, to share how we developed our covers into pieces of art we can’t stop touching.

 

Anticipation, apprehension, excitement…

A new journal equals blank pages filled with unlimited possibility, of personal challenges and of achieving new levels. It deserves a cover you can’t stop touching!

Instructors Lorraine Bell, Sandi Keene, Rae Missigman and Roben-Marie Smith share their distinct technique filled cover designs. 4 artists, 4 classes, 4+ hours of step by step video instruction on how to collage, doodle, grunge, gelli plate, sketch, paint and watercolor your way to a cover that you will love. Choose one design or collect your favorite techniques from each artist and blend them into a style all your own.

Use these designs on art journal covers, journal pages, cards and gifts. These designs are not limited to an art journal cover.  Each instructor has condensed hours of video into one hour of techniques, insights and products that make facing the blank page exhilarating.

*Created for DLP 2015: The Journal but suitable for any journal cover.

 

Friday
Oct312014

The Documented Life Project - 10/31 (Week 45)...

The Documented Life Project

October 31, 2014 - Week 45 Challenge:  Add a tab

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

I made tabs with a hand punch (shaped like a tab) and then attached to a variety of papers I like to call "page stacks."  I layered them so they will lift up so I can write on them or attach ephemera or photos.  I stiched the whole stack at the top of my page with a sewing machine.

 

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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

Monday
Oct272014

Face Practice - Week Three Plus One...

Here we go with week three where I decided my odd looking faces needed to tell a story so I wrote a little narrative to go with each one...enjoy!

Join in on Instagram with #facepractice

Have a  blessed day!

Roben-Marie

Blind dates can be very stressful so Sylvia's friend gently suggested that she may want to wax her eyebrows.

Toby ran through a quick mental risk assessment and decided he could, in fact, beat John at arm wrestling.

Fred was not self-conscious about his teeth because Maude assured him that she loved him for his winning personality.

Homer might be strappingly handsome and confident but still blushes when a pretty girl smiles at him.

Ingrid was suspicious when her friend told her, "It tastes just like chicken!"

Mimi would have preferred a turtle neck to that off the shoulder drape thing they made her wear in her senior picture.

Judy's hairdresser assured her that her new bangs did not resemble a dirty mop.

When Emily is in an especially good mood she breaks out the Bonne Bell Lip Smacker in Cheerful Cherry!

Saturday
Oct252014

The Documented Life Project - 10/25 (Week 44)...

The Documented Life Project

October 25, 2014 - Week 44 Challenge:  Incorporate leaves (real or drawn/painted) onto your page in a creative way.

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

 

I grabbed a few leaves from the bushes in my front yard and painted them with acrylic paint.

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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

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!