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Saturday
May302009

A Girl and Her Journal..

If you are interested in art journaling and recording your thoughts in words and images, don't miss Kira's blog!  She is not only a whiz with the paint brush, but she is a very talented writer!  She is very open to share and is a super neat person!

Have a  blessed day!

Roben-Marie

Independence

“Solitude is independence.”  ~Hermann Hesse

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Wednesday
May272009

Textures...

I love textures! All of these photos were taken in the Old City in downtown Knoxville, TN.  Enjoy!

Have a  blessed day!

Roben-Marie

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Friday
May222009

Cool Digital Canvas Boxes...

I found these super cool digital canvas boxes by Holliewood Studios at OScraps!  They come in a variety of sizes in plain and some with colors painted on the sides and top!

Have a  blessed day!

Roben-Marie


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Tuesday
May192009

Beautiful Weeds...

Saw these beautiful "weeds" on the side of the road in Knoxville.  Anyone know what they are?

Have a  blessed day!

Roben-Marie

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Credits: Overlays are from Paperbag Studios:  Texturizers

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Friday
May152009

Knoxville Street Art...

Found some interesting street art in Knoxville!

Have a  blessed day!

Roben-Marie


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Thursday
May142009

Right Place @ the Right Time...

Spent the afternoon at Market Square in downtown Knoxville, shopping with my brother-in-law.  There is a summer concert series called Sundown in the City.  Tonight it was Gavin Rossdale, formerly with Bush.  He was actually doing the sound test and afterward was kind enough to sign autographs and pose for pictures.  He was very kind and friendly!

Have a  blessed day!

Roben-Marie

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Wednesday
May132009

On My Mind Today...

•I am loving Facebook, but it is very time-consuming!  I was even "found" by a fellow Girl Scout from grade school and many other fiends I have not had contact with for over 25 years!  Very cool!

•Twitter is confusing, but I am trying to figure it out!  Life is now measured in 140 characters!

•Just finished browsing through and marking projects to try in Kelly Rae Roberts' book Taking Flight!  I highly recommend it if you enjoy mixed media!

•First day of fitness boot camp today was a lot easier than the first one the first time.  Say that three times fast!  LOL!

•I love my new Blackberry Storm.  It is a great for e-mailing,  texting and the internet, but it stinks as a phone!

•Will it be Adam and Kris, Kris and Danny or Danny and Adam?

•I'm wondering just how Peanut Butter with Asian Curry Spice tastes?

•Can the computer mouse go bad as mine is wigging out!

•Why does my hair have more body when it hasn't been washed in two days?

•Glad the afternoon thunder showers are back in Florida. I love the sound of thunder!

•I sure hope they bring back Lie to Me!  Love that show!

•Found this very cool handmade shop called Lollishop!  Check it out!

•I never buy those cheesy items sold through TV commercials, but I did buy a PedEgg and it really works!

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Have a  blessed day!

Roben-Marie

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Monday
May112009

Blog Give-away...

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{Thanks to everyone who left such kind comments to this post!  I really appreciate it and I am happy to announce the winners of the drawing!  That's right, winners as in plural!  I decided to give-away two sets of cards.  Our winners are Anita and Katelen! Congratulations!  I am not sure why, but we had 38 comments and only 25 are showing on the blog.  I printed the list from my admin page and counted those to get the winners.  Thanks again! :)}

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I'm having a blog give-away!  Win a set of my Rural Sketches Art Print Cards.

Card Size: 7" x 5"
Envelope Size: A-7 (7 1/4" x 5 1/4")
Photograph is 4 x 6 and centered on the card front.

Photo lab printed onto Fujicolor Crystal Archive Paper with a gloss finish. Card base is ivory or white smooth finish heavy card stock.

Packaging: Cards are packaged in a cellophane bag with selection card of images. Each package contains two each of the three images.

To enter, leave a comment here and in a few days I will use Random.org to generate a winner!  Good luck!

Have a  blessed day!

Roben-Marie

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Friday
May082009

Boetcker Wrote This...

• You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
• You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
• You cannot help little men by tearing down big men.
• You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
• You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
• You cannot establish sound security on borrowed money.
• You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
• You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn.
• You cannot build character and courage by destroying men's initiative and independence.
• And you cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they can and should do for themselves.

~ William J. H. Boetcker- authorship of a pamphlet entitled The Ten Cannots, published in 1916

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Have a  blessed day!

Roben-Marie

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Wednesday
May062009

Cool Finds...

Just discovered this really cool site for whimsical gifts called boygirlparty.com. I bought an illustrated journal for a friend and really like it!  I might have to buy another one!  They have tons of interesting things, so check it out!

Have a blessed day!

Roben-Marie

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Treetops Journal I bought.  Visit and click image to view more!

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Thursday
Apr302009

Great View...

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GREAT VIEW Journal Page by Roben-Marie with walnut ink,  glazes, acrylics, watercolors, collage and doodles.

Have a  blessed day!

Roben-Marie

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Tuesday
Apr282009

One Second After...

I just finished reading One Second After by William R. Forstchen.  It is a must read!

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Have a  blessed day!

Roben-Marie

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Friday
Apr242009

Sea Sponges & a Prophecy @ The Lucky Dill

Our first full day at the beach was spent sunning in Clearwater and then driving North of Tarpon Springs to sightsee and look at property.  Hubby is really in his element while tracking down bargains.  Anyway, we stopped for lunch at this New York Style Deli restaurant, and I mean NY style.  If you have ever been to NY and eaten in the restaurants there  you know the tables are "very" close together!  We are so used to our personal space in the south, but there, you might as well be eating with your neighbors.  Which brings me to the prophecy.  There were two ladies seated next to us and during our meal one of them says that God told her to tell us that Bobby, my hubby, is going to experience a job change.  She told us that we were meant to sit beside her at this restaurant so she could deliver that message.  She said more, but that was the gist of the prophecy.  Interesting....

Okay, now to Tarpon Springs, which is known for its sea sponges and Greek population. I'm not sure I can describe its waterfront area except to say that it reminded me of the San Francisco Wharf meets a Greek flea market.  The best in Greek bakeries every other store and lots of shops offering sea sponges and things made with and to go with sea sponges!

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Tuesday
Apr212009

Perspective...

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PERSPECTIVE Journal Page by Roben-Marie

“You must look within for value, but must look beyond for perspective.”  ~ Denis Waitley

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Roben-Marie

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Monday
Apr202009

New Video Tutorial...

Ever wondered how to add those realistic frames to your photos either in your blog post or for the photos you want to use in your scrapping layouts?  Well, if you are interested in how to add realistic frames to your photos, I created a video tutorial showing you how!  You can view it on the Paperbag Studios website and it comes with a free personal use frame. It is called ADDING A FRAME TO A PHOTO and I recorded it in PhotoShop Elements 4. 

Have a  blessed day!

Roben-Marie

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