Of course her artwork was amazing, but it was also her words that inspired me. In the book, she says: "I realized I wanted to offer inspiration to others..." -- that's what struck a chord with me most because when I read it -- I was in the same place in my artistic life and found myself inspired by her words and her art.
Fast forward to today...I've taken two online workshops with Roben-Marie and plan to take more in 2014, I follow her blog religiously, and I'm a huge fan of her new product -- ArtPops™ (which I recently used to make a small Coptic stitched book).
It's not just her style of creating, but her openness and honesty about her process. I'm also ridiculously inspired by her use of what she calls, "rule-breaking color combinations". Following Roben-Marie and learning from her has really pushed me out of my art comfort zone. She makes collage look effortless and she does things with a sewing machine that gave me the courage to try sewing on paper for Book-in-a-Day #8 ---Gratitude 365--and I'm NEVER looking back.
Oh!!! And then there's the fact that she's a Florida gal!!!! Of course that sealed the deal for me since I'm a native Floridian transplanted to California.
So you can probably imagine how spectacular it was to have Roben-Marie join the blog hop. Seriously, she's right in the middle of launching her own product (ArtPops™) and she still agreed to join the hop and do a video of her process with the Mixed Media Inspiration Deck™ -- check out her video here.
Okay!!! You have until the 9th to check out her blog post for the hop and leave a comment if you want to win your own Mixed Media Inspiration Deck™ -- while you're there, go ahead and sign up for her newsletter and follow her in all the cyber-spots.
And make sure you join me on the 10th for the MASSIVE give-a-way that includes a seat in one of Roben-Marie's new 2014 courses (you'll likely see me there too).
Make sure you're in all the right places so you get entered into the giveaway. Here's what you should/could do...
- Visit the blogs of the hoppers (listed here)
- Order a Mixed Media Inspiration Deck today
- Sign up for my blog (see the sidebar for options)
- Like my facebook page
- Follow me on twitter and instagram
- Sign up for my newsletter
- SAVE THE DATES -- DECEMBER 2nd - 9th -- The Blog Hop Happens Here In Cyberland
Head on over to Roben-Marie's blog and join us on the hop.