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Thursday
Feb052009

I Believe I Can...

I started a Bible study today with a very good friend of mine.  I can now justify a weekly visit to Barnes & Noble as well as Starbucks as Thursday is our day to meet, share and encourage one another.

The book we are studying is called The Power of Being  a Woman by Michelle McKinney Hammond. I want to share with you an excerpt that I have been reflecting upon this week:

"I believe I can speak in a normal tone and still be heard.  That I can stand perfectly still and manage to get things done. That I can influence rather than provoke, inspire rather than challenge. That I can affect a nation from my home. That I can move mountains with my faith!" ~ Michelle McKinney Hammond

This week I begin a journey.  I will keep you posted on my progress! 

Have a  blessed day!

Rms

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Wednesday
Feb042009

Precious One...

PRECIOUS ONE

Have a  blessed day!

Rms

Digital Credits: Be In Love Overlays, Black & White Papers and Worn & Torn Natural Papers by Roben-Marie Designs at Paperbag Studios.

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Wednesday
Jan282009

Nature Scenes...

“Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift.”
~ Albert Einstein

SPANISHMOSS
SPANISH MOSS
Blue Springs, Orange City, Florida

HYDRANGEA
HYDRANGEA
Mt. Dora, Florida

DAINTY
DAINTY
Mt. Dora, Florida

Texture used on all three photos by Jaiel.

Have a  blessed day!

Rms

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Tuesday
Jan272009

Digi Slide Show...

Have a  blessed day!

Rms

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Saturday
Jan242009

Flea Market Finds...

Rsmith_MS_medicine_bottles

MEDICINE BOTTLES
Mt. Dora, Florida

Rsmith_ms_chair_backs

CHAIR BACKS
Mt. Dora, Florida

Have a  blessed day!

Rms

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Tuesday
Jan202009

Creative Desktop Filing...

I found this great new blog called definatalie.com!  Natalie does great illustrations and doodles!  Don't miss her free monthly wallpapers.  The month of January is very cool and you can get it here.  The wallpaper is cleverly designed to organize your icons onto the various spaces she has created on your desktop.  I can't wait to see what she comes up with for the rest of the months of the year! 


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What fun!

Have a  blessed day!

Rms

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Monday
Jan192009

Warner, Missionaries and Multiples...

Today I am cheering for Kurt Warner who will be playing for the Lombardi trophy in two weeks!  I hope he will take his team to their first Super Bowl win! 

“The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.” ~Vince Lombardi

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We've had visiting missionaries from the Ukraine in town and I am the events planner/hostess for their ten day stay.  What a wonderful family and a great work they are doing with abandoned babies in the Ukraine.

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Rsmith_glassknobs_ms GLASS KNOBS
Mt. Dora, Florida

Have a  blessed day!

Rms

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Friday
Jan162009

More Multiples...

More images from my on-going Multiples Series.  Enjoy!!

“A mountain is composed of tiny grains of earth. The ocean is made up of tiny drops of water. Even so, life is but an endless series of little details, actions, speeches, and thoughts. And the consequences whether good or bad of even the least of them are far-reaching.”  ~ Swami Sivananda

Have a  blessed day!

Rms

Rsmith_salvaged_ms

SALVAGED
Mt. Dora, Florida
Overlay: cgrossmeier

Rsmith_open_ms OPEN
Mt. Dora, Florida
Overlay: nesster

Rsmith_cambridgegrain_ms CAMBRIDGE GRAIN
Mt. Dora, Florida
Overlay: nesster

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Wednesday
Jan142009

The Night Before Christmas...

I started using the internet about 13 years ago.  I got the standard dial up e-mail account with AOL and was on my way!  I knew I was hooked when I was working on a project for the advertising agency I was working for and needed a copy of The Night Before Christmas.  I found it within seconds on the internet!  The world was at my fingertips and I was amazed. 

Which brings me to this...I am reminded today of how small our world truly is.  I received an e-mail from a lady late last year who had seen my name in Journal Revolution. She wrote to say that she saw my artwork and that I lived in her town.  How nice that another art-minded person should live just down the street.  We agreed to get together after the first of the year.

Today I had lunch with Sandi.  I've read her blog and knew without a doubt that I would like her.  Afterall, we are both Burt's Bees junkies.  We would get along just fine!  So, over two bowls of soup at Panera Bread Company, we chatted about ourselves, our art and this-and-that.  I'm afraid I probably chatted more as I don't get to talk to many people during my work day.  Sandi is very warm and funny, too.  I really like her and see us becoming friends.  She has a studio big enough for more than one and that means I can get together at her place to make stuff!  No, I did not invite myself.  Although, I have been known to do so.  We all want to see where other folks create and "root" around looking at everything.  I feel blessed today to have made a new friend.  Life is good!

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On another note, I've been doing the digi thing this week and have a few layouts to share.  Enjoy!

Have a  blessed day!

Rms

BABY LOVE by Roben Marie with Merry Love Kit BABY LOVE with Merry Love Kit and photo at Dreamstime

RECEIVE IT by Roben Marie with Merry Love Kit

RECEIVE IT with Merry Love Kit and photo at Dreamstime

ALL WHO MEET YOU by Roben Marie with Merry Love Kit ALL WHO MEET YOU with Merry Love Kit and photo at Dreamstime

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Sunday
Jan112009

A Series of Multiples Part I...

Flea markets are the best places to find junk, but they are also great places to take pictures!  I'm putting together a series of images that contain multiples. Everything from door knobs to life preservers will be included.  Hope you enjoy them!

Have a  blessed day!

Rms

Rsmith_multiples_whiteknobs
White Knobs
Mt. Dora, Florida

Rsmith_multiples_greenglassGreen Glass
Mt. Dora, Florida

Rsmith_multiples_claypots Clay Pots
Mt. Dora, Florida

Rsmith_multiples_woodpostsWooden Posts
Mt. Dora, Florida

Rsmith_multiples_preservers Preservers
Mt. Dora, Florida

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Wednesday
Dec312008

Postive Self-Talk for 2009...

I'm not much for New Year's Resolutions.  It would always make me feel like a failure when I set goals and did not keep them.  I would do well for about a week or two and then I would soon realize that I had not set very realistic goals.  This year I decided that I would give myself some "love" and a little positive self-talk.  I know what I want to accomplish this year and I am perfectly aware of the things I want and need to change.  I'm going to try again this year,  but this time I am going to set realistic goals with achievable steps to get there.

The first step is to create the positive self-talk alphabet.  Create one for yourself, print it out and keep it where you can see it. 

Roben-Marie...

...is able ...is bold ... is courageous
...is determined ...is energized ...is focused
...is generous ...is happy ...is interesting
...is joyful ...is kissable ...is loving
...is motivated ...is normal ...is optimistic
...is positive ...is quirky ...is realistic
...is smart ...is thoughtful ...is undaunted
...is valuable ...is witty ...is x-ceptional
...is young-at-heart ...is zany  

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More images from Coconut Grove, Florida...

Votivesm

Boatsm

Overlay: Jaiel

Sea Wornsm

Overlay: Jaiel

Have a  blessed New Year!

Rms


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Tuesday
Dec302008

Pearls and Tulle...

Brideblogsm

Overlay: Jaiel

With Pearls Blogsm

Overlay: Jaiel

Took these pictures yesterday while browsing through shop windows in Coconut Grove, Florida.

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Have a  blessed day!

Rms


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Sunday
Dec282008

Oats, Sunset & Unity...

I have been inspired lately to play around again with adding textures, etc. to my photos.  In fact, I got a new camera and can't wait to really get out and use it!  Any suggestions on where I can hoof it around and get some great shots of old  houses with great windows and doors?  How about some grunge?  I'm willing to travel around Florida.  Any thoughts?

I worked on a few today that feature TTV overlays.  I don't have the real thing, so this is the next best thing!

Sea Oatssm

SEA OATS (Ponce Inlet, Florida)

Sunset at Poncesm

SUNSET AT PONCE  (Ponce Inlet, Florida)

Unitysm

UNITY (Captiva, Florida)

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Have a  blessed day!

Rms

Credit for TTV overlays: Nesster

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Thursday
Dec252008

Winter Flakes...

Hb3sm


Hb2sm2 


Hb4sm

Hb6sm

Have a  blessed day!

Rms

Credits

Photos: Roben-Marie
TTV overlays: Nesster

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Wednesday
Dec242008

Joy...

Joyblogsm

Have a  blessed Christmas!

Rms

Credits: Holiday Sentiments at Paperbag Studios and photo by Roben-Marie.

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