What does mixed-media art mean to you?
As a creative person, mixed media is a way for me to express myself. I thrive in the studio and feel more confident when I am bringing ideas to life through painting and collage. It is a real joy to not only create but to share my love of mixed media with others.
How long have you been a mixed-media artist?
I dabbled in may forms of art and craft during my life but a fire was ignited to learn as much as I could about combining artful expression with words when I discovered art journaling. I researched art journaling, stamp making, and mixed-media artists and found a form of expression that was a great fit for me. I started my artsy stamp company, Paperbag Studios, began developing my art-journaling style and never looked back.
How has your art impacted or enhanced your life?
I work hard to find the right balance between business and personal life. As a woman of faith, I believe that blessings are given to those who serve. Being accessible to people whether by teaching, blogging, or correspondence allows me to encourage and support other artists along that way and this greatly enhances my life.
What are a few of the mixed-media supplies you find yourself using most?
My tried and true supplies include gesso, a good journaling pen and lots of colorful inks!
Who are some of your favorite mixed-media artists?
- Jennifer Mercede
- Cy Twombly
- Michael Cutlip
- wendy mcwilliams
- Mindy Lacefield
- Flora Bowley
- Katie Kendrick
- Andrea Daquino
- Jesse Reno
- M.A. Wakeley
- Line Juhl Hansen
- JM Myers
- Josias Scharf
- Casey Matthews
What makes your mixed-media art unique?
I believe, from what I have been told, that my work is uplifting, inspiring and positive.
Where can we find you?
About Roben-Marie Smith: Roben-Marie is a little kooky in many ways and clearly OCD in others. She doesn’t like wearing shoes, is a loyal friend, would rather give than receive, is afraid of heights, is an introvert who works hard to be an extrovert, and her favorite color is green.
She has been married for more than 23 years, digs football, can converse on many subjects, is a God’s girl and a computer geek. Her favorite movie is Pride and Prejudice, she is a college graduate, likes to read historical fiction, embraces a variety of music genres, once rode a camel, and she makes amazing made-from-scratch brownies, or so she is told!
She is into a bunch of craft and art forms, including mixed media, art journaling, sewing, digi designing and more. She likes to laugh but sometimes take things too seriously and one day would like to say that “making things for others” is her job!
In addition to designing products, Roben-Marie shares her love of mixed-media art, handmade journals and more through her inspiring blog, Every Life Has a Story, offering video tutorials, step by step how-to’s, give-aways and workshops.