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Roben-Marie Smith

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Life is not merely a series of meaningless accidents or coincidents, but rather, it's a tapestry of events that culminate in an exquisite sublime plan." ~ from the movie, Serendipity

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Documenter of Life

 At any given time, if you look into my massive shoulder bag/purse, you will find:

  1. A calendar/planner
  2. An art journal/sketchbook, and
  3. A diary or notebook of some sort 

 I always have these vital things with me as I attempt to keep track of my crazy schedule and document my life at the same time.  Whenever I try to downsize and carry a cute little clutch or stylish pocketbook, I am always missing one or more of those crucial items!  Inevitably there will be something scenic I want to sketch; some important event I need to write down, or a momentous idea that must be preserved on paper.

 In my pursuit of finding the “perfect” calendar/journal I realized that it just didn’t exist, so I decided to create my own!  I combined all three books into one and have the ultimate journal that I can’t wait to open everyday and fill full of schedules and paintings and lists. I created it to suit my crazy, art-filled, hectic life!

I have my weekly view calendar . . .


I have my journaling pages . . .


And I have plenty of paper to sketch, paint, doodle or list make!

Do you NEED one too?  You can get one in my Etsy shop here!

Each journal has been created using an authentic, Moleskine soft-cover day planner and has been altered and hand-painted. Fold-out pages have been added with using 90lb watercolor paper and luscious washi tape to make a beautiful, chunky, unique journal all ready for you to begin documenting your life . . . just in time for 2014!  Don’t want a painted cover ? I also offer them in classic black.  Each journal has 52 watercolor fold-out pages, 12 laminated monthly tabs, a metal clip, and an elastic closure to keep it all together! All journals are one of a kind and can be customized with your favorite color palette.  Plain journals (with no calendar) are also available.


Life should be documented . . . not only the BIG milestones, but the also the little moments – they are all worth remembering.

Watch for more inspiration and some exciting news about these journals and documenting your creative life!



Sketchbook Project 2012

What if you could submit your artwork to an organization to be exhibited and it would not be turned down?  What if you were told it would be displayed and it would travel and it would be SEEN and there would be no judge or jury--only people who would appreciate it and admire it?  What if you knew your art work would become a permanent part of an exhibit where generations to come could potentially see your talent?  If you knew all of that, wouldn't you submit your work?  Wouldn't you just put it out there?  Well, guess, what?  You CAN do all of the above and there is still a little time left to get your Sketchbook.  The Sketchbook Project is sponsored by The Art-House Co-op.  Check out their website and sign up so you can share your art with the world!

I've started mine--here are a few pictures of the process . . .