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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

 

 

 

 

 

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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