If only I knew then, what I know now

This morning I woke up from a funny dream. My best friend and I were back in second grade. We didn’t have the same teacher back then, but neither did we in the dream, so she went to the classroom next door, like it was then. It was funny to me because of that saying “If only I knew then what I know now”, well it was like that. Let’s just say I totally ruled at second grade! The grammar lesson was a jamoke, and then this girl from second grade was telling me about how she wanted her own website, and I was all “been there, done that”. I’d be a second grader with an attitude if I knew then what I know now, lol.

In my last post, I shared a letter I received from someone who purchased one of my Artomat paintings. This week I have received a couple emails regarding Artomat. One was from someone wanting some tips on submitting and the other was this AWESOME picture from Marisa who purchased this painting from a machine at her school. I asked her if it was okay to share it on my blog because it’s my first picture from an Artomat customer and I was so psyched. Holla Marisa! How cute is she? With all the Artomat messages lately I think the world is trying to tell me it’s time to start my next series.

I just listed another reproduction print in my shop this morning. It’s from the photographs I took a couple years ago of snow falling through the tree branches. The thing that’s so cool about this piece is how it looks like a drawing or painting, but it’s actually an unaltered photograph.

This morning I had a great idea to create a “coloring book” style booklet to add to orders as an extra goodie. I’m excited to start working on this project.

Lastly, are you in need of some umph? Listen here.


Hi, I'm Robyn and I was Hatched from a Kinder Surprise Egg. Graphic Designer by day, Maker of things by night. I have worked as a graphic artist professionally since I was 16 years old. Went on to get my Bachelors of Art from NIU. I like to share my Artwork online at flickr.com/photos/robayre and on my own personal website http://www.robayre.com. I also have an online shop http://www.robayre.etsy.com where you can find more of my "crafty" sorts of things, as well as a random piece of artwork here and there. Oh, and I'm also an occasional contributor to Artomat (artomat.org).

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