Let's Create!

Even in the midst of these uncertain times, it has been so encouraging to see our art community coming together in so many ways. I highly recommend getting creative so you can keep your mind busy and your heart happy!

I recently shared a video on Instagram where I showed a quick flip through of the latest journal I made out of a vintage book. I received a lot of questions about how I put it together so I decided to share how in a free mini workshop. To add a little more fun to the mix, I show my process for creating some painted pages as well.

I hope you will enjoy the Transitions Journal and be blessed by it. Let’s create a little something together!



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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the workshop start?
Everything is available to you when you sign up and is work at your own pace. Enjoy!
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Are videos downloadable?
Yes, videos are available for download.
Can I access the workshop content anytime?
Once the workshop goes live, the workshop will be self-paced and all materials are available to you. Join in when you want and finish on your schedule!
Can I watch on my iPad or smartphone?
If everything is up-to-date on your IPAD and/or smart phone, there should be no problem using them.


Old Book
Matte Medium
Regular Gel Medium
Kraft Shipping Tape Gummed
Paper Drywall Tape (Optional)
Assorted Papers for Pages
White Gesso
Clear Gesso (optional)
Paint Brushes
Stabilo ALL Pencil
Empty and Dried Tea Bags
Soft Pastels and/or Prismacolor Nu-Pastels
Instant Coffee
Black Acrylic Paint
Lead Pencil
Ledger and/or Old Book Pages
Papers: Watercolor, Newsprint, Tru-Ray (all optional - I use for inside pages)
Spray Bottle with Water
Ledger or Other Misc. Paper
Baby Wipes
Heat Craft Tool
Tracing Paper (optional - I use for inside pages)

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Your Instructor

Roben-Marie Smith
Roben-Marie Smith

Meet Your Instructor

Hey! I’m Roben-Marie and I provide ideas, inspiration and quality instruction for hobbyists and art entrepreneurs. I teach artists from beginners to those making a living from their art through my blog and my popular online workshops.

Both in and out of the studio, my passion is helping my fellow creatives step into their full potential by creating confident, expressive art and sharing that art with more people through the power of the Internet. I’m a huge tech nerd and I love making technology easy and fun for overwhelmed artists! My flagship program, Maker’s Tech U, guides tech-challenged artists through every step of building their own website and powerfully effective online art presence.

As a woman of faith I believe that I’m called to serve and support others, so I strive to be accessible to artists who need my help. Seeing other creators embrace their unique voices, build their online art dreams and gain confidence in their new skills brings me great joy.

I’ve been a working artist since 2004, am self-taught and believe that anyone can cultivate their creative spark. I’ve taught mixed media art workshops and retreats across the U.S. and my work has been featured in countless books and industry magazines.

In my spare time I love to read, bake and travel. I live in Florida with my husband of 33 years and together we work with the youth in our church. I also have a heart for mission work, having served in Panama, El Salvador, Romania and Honduras.