woman holding Art Journaling magazine Robin Le Roy
I was honored to be featured in Art Journaling magazine Summer 2020. COVID kept us from celebrating this exciting accomplishment in a brick & mortar bookstore, but I was so proud, nonetheless.

As a self-taught mixed-media artist, lover of journals (to write in & to make), and lifelong writer, I think of my journals as small pieces of original art with stories meant to inspire, empower, and encourage you to explore. I call them “Life Story” journals because they’re designed with words + colors to tell my stories while inviting you to tell yours.

Robin Le Roy-Kyle

We all have a story to tell.

More than a blank journal, my “Life Story” journals are creative short stories waiting for you to add yours!

handcrafted Life Story© journals


  • On average, a journal takes me 5 – 40+ hours to make. They are not mass produced or digitally made. Each one is created as a one-of-a-kind and gets my full attention during the process.
  • Want to see my journal-making process? Follow me on Instagram for daily updates/what’s in my studio.
  • Even my itty-bitty journals (1.5 x 1.5 inches) take a few hours, with their own special embellishments.
  • “Found Word” microstories are original in all of my journals – no two are alike.
  • When you purchase a journal from me, you’re buying creative space + my original writing meant to inspire and encourage you to write, too. 🙂

kind words from Etsy customers…

So beautifully handcrafted to be a shared experience between the creating artist and the receiving artist to then begin the process of creating all over again. Beautiful pages chosen to spark joy and creative inspiration. Carefully and thoughtfully packaged with love tucked in the pages and arriving in a timely manner. Thank you Robin, for a beautiful journal! ? ~ Tracey

A lovely journal with so much heart and a touch of whimsy! Always a pleasure to buy from this talented artist!  ~ Valerie

 Robin really knows how to put the “Happy” in happy mail🎉 ~ Valerie

Purchasing any items from Robin’s store always feels like Christmas when they arrive! The two that I purchased were for my 9 and 10 year old daughters. It pulled them away from their electronics for hours and allowed them to focus on their creativity!! ❤️❤️
Their daily school journals are ready to go!!
~ Alex

Beautiful handmade journal. Robin’s attention to detail shines thru on every page. Fast shipping to boot! Thank you! ~ Jennifer

This little journal is absolutely stunning! I absolutely adore every single page that Robin painted and stitched together. It was so easy to create in and add pages to. Her style is marvelous, not only that, she’s got talent and a natural creative ability. I’m very much looking forward to my two bit kits and 4 journals to arrive. Absolutely love the beauty of each page I flip through every time I play in this journal. 10 stars ?? ~ Luna


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