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May GiveAway Time!

Hi All… It’s GiveAway Time!

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Yes, as a huge Thank You and as a way to introduce you to my Patreon account, (for those of you who aren’t over there yet), you will have the opportunity to win fantastic gifts, 11 in all!

Click Here See the Video of Giveaway Gifts!

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Grand Prize…Hand Printed Leather Journal with my Intuitive Scripting and a Ikat with antique kimono silk embellishments… $80 value

Click Here to Sign Up and Win!

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10 purge packs full of antique ephemera, handmade papers and other goodies…$45 value!

If you choose not to come on board at this time Please, Please still grab the Free Downloadable Gelli Prints you’ll find there as my gift and thanks for considering!

No Worries, to my current Patreon supporters you are already entered into the drawing!

For $10 every month you will get 8+ 30 min to 1 1/2 hour long videos, 5-6 downloadable images of my Artwork to include Gelli Prints and Antique Ephemera!

Click the link here to check out my page..Patreon Site

You may be asking “What’s Patreon” Robyn? Here’s a video that gives some insight, thx 🙂 What’s Patreon?

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Answers or Questions + Amsterdam/Paris Trip…

Hi All!  Happy New Year to everyone.  As we come to the close of the first month of the year I have a tendency to evaluate the start of this, new cycle.

A number of years ago I read a  Zora Neal Hurston novel, where she proclaimed “There are years that ask questions and other years that answer” I found it profound and immediately adopted that introspective approach to evaluating my year at its beginning, and amazingly I discovered that I could determine the energetic direction of my year by asking that one question.

So I ask you…Is this a year that is asking you questions or one that is answering?

 

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 Amsterdam!

At the end of 2018 I traveled to Amsterdam and Paris (with my daughters)! Visiting lots of Art Galleries, Flea Markets and of course incredible eating places.

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In Amsterdam, I had the great pleasure to connect with Tessa Maagdenberg and visit her studio.

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Tessa generously showed us around Amsterdam and The Hague.  Such a gracious hostess and an incredible artist!

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Journaling on the train from Amsterdam to Paris.

We also, were fortunate to spend the afternoon at the Louis Vuitton Foundation Museum, in Paris, viewing the art of Jean-Michel Basquiat.

One word sums up this incredible exhibition…Brilliant!

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What a perfect door color for this knocker in Paris.

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Notre Dame, Paris.

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What a great time!  Travel always inspires me and informs my art……

And as always…Happy Creating!
Robyn

 

ArtMythos: Join Me For Summer Fun!

ArtMythos” is Live and filled with Inspiration!

 

We are already having so much fun. What are your art plans?

Here’s what our members are saying about the Studio Classes!

 

“I‘m thinking about the weekly challenges a lot and it is so nourishing and inspiring to see all of your artwork here … I feel so blessed to be in this art family … ‘out beyond ideas of right or wrong, there is a place I meet you there…‘ (Rumi ) … I feel , this is the place where we meet …” M. Fritz

“This week’s message is so perfectly timed. I am surrounded by books that hold wisdom, and yet I know, I know the answer … for me at least. Giving permission to pursue that knowing is where I get stuck. Thank you Robyn I have a task ahead!”

C. Walden

“My journal pages have become more visual and more interesting to me. I love being playful with it. Thanks for mentioning the playful importance Robyn. I’m having FUN!” L. Fish 

 

 

To find out more click here.

Happy Creating!

Robyn

Puchinella ~ Back by Popular Demand❣️

I was able to source another bit of Punchinella enough to offer 10 feet of 5 different hole sizes and/or configurations!  Yaayyyyy!!!

So many of you have continued over the months to request this product from me so hopefully you’ll be able to pop over and snag a pack 😊

  

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Enjoy Gelli Printing!

Robyn 

Moleskine, My Go To Travel/Art Journal And Why….

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As many of you already know I journal everywhere I go. It is a wonderful way for me to stay engaged with my art and studio time while documenting my trip in a fun, interesting and stress free way.

I generally decide before i leave home the style and method I’ll use to journal. Over the years I’ve used many different style journals to work in, with experience I’ve learn that small journals, with some kind of closure like sting or elastic is best. It needs to be small enough to fit in the purse I’ve selected to travel with and I also like to take an accompanying pencil case that will hold the various pens and pencils I want to use along with small paint tubes of primarily matt acrylic paints, on this journal I used black. watercolor brush (which I use With my watercolor pencils) and my trusty glue stick.

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I do love the Moleskine journals for a number of reasons…They are easy to find even during travels most places carry them in the event I’ve left home without one or have more to document than one book will accommodate. The paper is of a good quality so that paints work just fine on the pages, ( I don’t recommend working with too much water but the pages can handle minimal saturation). Most versions come with an inside back pocket so when I’m traveling around and come across things that I want to put into the journal this pocket is a great place to store things until I sit down to work. And the most endearing feature is the elastic strap that keeps the journal closed. This becomes increasingly more important as your trip wears on and your journal begins to expand from all of the wonderful keepsakes that are documenting your vacation.

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I generally reach for the 3.5 X 5.5 size, it’s a perfect size to work in and document. I’ll use larger books when I plan to do artwork along with keeping a travel journal, but I find if I want to primarily document the trip while working with my pens and paints this passport size Moleskine is perfect!

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For this journal I decided that I wanted to work primarily in white ink on black paint, and to my surprise the printed literature of so many Australian business is highly graphic and in black and white! Who knew right? Much of what I documented worked beautiful into my Journal and consequently my little white pen got lots of use.

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Uni-Ball Signo White Gel Pen

Black Matt Acrylic Paint

 

Uhu Glue Sticks 12 pack

I’ve placed a link for the 12 pack because honestly I purchase them by the dozen because I go through them so fast that to buy one or two at a time is just not sufficient for me, and its far more economical, but certainly if you just want to try just 1 then by all means follow this link here!

Enjoy your own Journaling time!

Love and Peace
Robyn

 

A Peek Into My Australian Art Diary!

As I travel around this incredible country from the big cities of Sydney and Melbourne to the coastal towns of Geelong and Lorne to name a few….

You guys know how I’m the ambassador of daily art journaling , “365 days in the life of a journal”😊 

I’ll be introducing an “Art Journaling” membership group to inspire + encourage + teach you my techniques… coming up in January 2018.  I’ll keep you posted!  

  
Until then enjoy your Holidays ❣️

Love and Peace 

Robyn 

New Years Invite and A Free Print as My Gift To You!

Hello on one of the last days of 2016!  Here’s a short video inviting you to link up with me in 2017.  I’ll be sharing various strategies for creating passive income through art, giveaways and much more!

 

 

A Painted Book

One of the latest books from the studio…

Enjoy ❣️

  
Much Peace and Love

Robyn

Celebrate With Me

Click the link and head over to my new website and get a free piece of art❣️

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Much Love 

Robyn

WINGS TO FLY – FRIDA KAHLO

Today I spent an incredibly beautiful morning in Mexico City at Frida Kahlo’s home now gallery….

Words can not do it the justice that the visual image awards us with….

Enjoy❣

   
    
    
    
    
    
 
  

Love the inspiration that looking at other’s studios provides…

 

    
  

    
   
    
    
    
 
Much Love and Peace

Robyn