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Moving to Midland: Fighting Through the Ugly to Find the View

Satellite map stalking can only prepare you so much.I saw Midland in real life, for the very first time, the night before we closed on our house here.  We had just finished the 2-day-long trek from North Dakota with 3 kids, 2 dogs,1 cat and the biggest Uhaul they make.We had engine troubles along the…
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Menace to Society

Menace to Society… Almost

I was in a major funk after our vacation in mid-June.  Maybe it was a vacation hangover.  Maybe seeing my parents and siblings made me miss them even more.  Maybe it was the summertime lack of schedule.  Maybe it was the random rainy weather.  I’m not quite sure. I just know that I didn’t want…
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Locking My Keys in the Car and the Surprising Thing That Saved Me

Ding, ding, ding. The fuel light flickered on right in the middle of the evening juggling act. I had dinner on the stove at home and my two youngest waiting for me to get back. I had just dropped my oldest kid off at Jiu Jitsu and was only supposed to be gone for 20…
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10 Dollars, The Stranger And Why I Make Art

I will never forget him, even though I never got his name. I don’t remember what he looked like, but his words changed my path.  They realigned me with who I am and what brings me joy.  For that, I am forever grateful. I was at an event in a neighboring town, “100,000 Poets, Artists…
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The Best Bad Day: Failure, Freezing and Friends at the Farmer’s Market

I knew there was a huge potential that the day could be a bust. It was the first market after the holidays and the temps were in the upper 20’s to low 30’s. But, I had decided that participating in live markets this year was important to me and I just couldn’t miss the very…
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Simplify and savor art

Finding My Compass: From Resentment & Resistance to Peace & Presence

English cucumbers, heirloom tomatoes and fresh mozzarella swim in Italian dressing bolstered with sea salt and cracked pepper to my left. Two shots of espresso, vanilla and cream share a stainless steel rainbow tumbler to my right. The normal bustle of dogs and children is replaced with the sounds of cars passing outside the window…
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Create With Your Kids WITHOUT The Stress and Mess: Our Pick Your Pack Coloring Challenge with Free Bonus

My kids are obsessed with YouTube.  One of their favorite things to watch and then do is called a 3 marker challenge.  From what I gather, you close your eyes, reach into a bag or bin of markers and randomly pick 3.  You then have to color the picture with only those 3 colors.  When…
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Dreamer cover

Dreamer: The Story of a Story That Almost Wasn’t

The Birth of a Story It took 3 years and almost didn’t happen. Once you read the story of Dreamer, you’ll understand how very ironic that is. … We were getting ready to move from Williston, North Dakota to Midland, Texas. My husband had accepted a new position with his company and was already busy…
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Figaro The Sock Fox Book

Figaro The Sock Fox

Ever wonder where those missing socks go? Meet Figaro! Now Available! Direct from Publisher (Hardcover, Paperback and Ebook) Amazon (Paperback and Ebook) Barnes and Noble (Paperback and Ebook) Q & A with Nicole B Roberts (These were my answers from the initial press release interview in 2016) What inspired you to write this book? I originally…
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Catalyst Gardens coloring journal

Catalyst Gardens: The Art, The Book, The Reason

My Catalyst Gardens art collection launched September of 2020 on Society6. The Catalyst Gardens affirmation coloring journal was released November of 2020 worldwide. This is the story of how they came to be. 2020: The lesson of a broken year At the beginning of 2020, I started drawing flowers, just for fun.  Each time I…
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Nicole B Roberts

My purpose

In all I do, my purpose is to model and reiterate that we were each “created to create and that our joy is hiding within the acceptance of that divine identity.

I believe that when we know who we truly are, we can be a catalyst that creates positive change in ourselves, our families, our communities and our world!

Xo, Nicole B Roberts










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