RMS Artisan Team Member - Janice Martin

Hello everyone!

I would like to officially begin introducing our 2019 RMS Artisan Team Members.

Let’s begin with Janice Martin.

Janice and I met years ago in Grants Pass, Oregon, while working at the now-shuttered Scrapbook Connection. We both worked for our dear friend, Kay Fortner, part-time as sales clerks and class teachers. Janice’s forte was by far paper arts, with a primary focus on scrap-booking. I was more of a mixed-media gal teaching altered bottles, canvases, and other dimensional crafts.

So, when I re-invented my blog and published artworks from PatinaMarie to Rusty Monkey Studio, it was only natural to invite Janice along on this crazy journey. She still loves all things paper and enjoys taking classes up and down the West Coast, and I think she has single-handedly supported many of the craft industry leaders. You should see her HUGE scrapbook room! She is also an avid animal lover… and not just cats and pups. She feeds all the generations of critters roaming through her yard and camping out on her back patio - the deer, the raccoons, the possums, the skunks!

So without further ado, here’s Janice!


Hi. I’m Janice Martin. Born and raised in Anaheim, California, I have lived in southern Oregon now since 1971. I'm a girl that loves all things vintage and rusty. I love doing all forms of arts and crafting, and have had several of my pieces published in Stampington Publications. I have a vintage trailer, and enjoy glamping with my friends, traveling to new places, and looking for old junk to transform into art pieces. I'm willing to pack my bags at a moment's notice and take off on a new adventure. My favorite saying is “well-behaved women rarely make history”. I think my sense of humor and great friends have gotten me through the hard times that life tosses our way. I am so honored to be a part of the Rusty Monkey Studio Artisan Team 2019. I hope you enjoy my contributions and they inspire you.