Hello artsy clan o’ mine!
I am so excited about this, y’all!! Tamara Laporte from Willowing Arts has written a book called ‘Create Your Life Book: Mixed-Media Art Projects for Expanding Creativity and Encouraging Personal Growth’ and a) I’m IN THIS BOOK and b) I get to give away a copy!
A Bit About The Book
Based on much-loved mixed-media artist Tamara Laporte’s popular, multi-year series of online classes, Create Your Life Book offers mixed-media drawing and painting projects that can raise your awareness of and help you work through personal challenges and other obstacles to creating art and achieving self-fulfilment.
Each themed chapter presents 4 or 5 two-part projects: The first part of each project explores a common issue that hampers creativity and/or positive self-worth, and includes a worksheet or list of questions to be answered; the second part is a step-by-step mixed-media art project that provides a way for artists at all skill levels to contemplate and work through that issue. Also included are projects contributed by some of Tamara’s Life Book guest teachers–Roxanne Coble, Andrea Gomoll, Alena Hennessy, Mystele Kirkeeng, Ivy Newport, and Effy Wild–who are noted mixed-media artists in their own right. Along the way, Tamara shares inspirational photos and uplifting and encouraging affirmations.
The final chapter presents a simple binding method for creating a keepsake book of your Life Book projects.
Did you read that bit there where it said Effy Wild is a noted mixed media artist in her own right? EEP! I about fell out of my chair. :D Yes, I’m in this book with a project about reframing your story, and creating it for you was one of the highlights of my life!
Pre-order a signed copy of Tam’s Book HERE or a non-signed copy in any of these places:
amazon.com / amazon.co.uk
amazon.ca / bookdepository.com
It’s officially published in January 2018, although many sites are now showing the publishing date as earlier in December 2017! You can pre-order it NOW! :)
Now then, onto the give-away and blog hop! :) I can give away 1 copy of Tam’s book to 1 lucky winner, yay! :) And if you follow the blog hop (see below for links and dates) you can up your chances of winning by entering all the other give-aways also! :)
I ran a giveaway and the winner was:
CONGRATULATIONS SHANNON! I’m sending your info on to Tam so she can get you sorted out!
P.S. You can get Life Book 2018 with early bird pricing if you sign up before December 31st! Life Book now comes with forever access (so no more year end panic to download) AND all students get instant access to a swag bag full of delicious bonuses, like high res prints, whole e-courses, mini classes, and more!
Click here to sign up!
Use coupon code LOVEBOMB2018
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One of the things that helped me the most when I was first starting my creative business was learning from my peers. Any time an artist or teacher that I admired released a blog post or program about how they do what they do, I jumped on it. I probably spent in the neighbourhood of a thousand bucks in my first year of trying to navigate this whole ‘teaching on line and making a living with my art” thing!
Well, there’s this eBook out now, and it’s way less than a thousand bucks. It’s FREE, Y’all! If I’d had this resource, I would have been over the moon! AND I’d have had more money for paint!
Download the new, expanded “The Business of Art” Ebook and get interviews with dozens of professional artists who share their advice on building a career out of your passions and give practical advice on improving your skills, teaching courses, selling merchandise, marketing and more.
Get the Ebook Here
The Business of Art is available as part of the second Art Bundle for Good coming on December 6th. The first Art Bundle was a massive success, and this bundle is bigger and better. I bought the bundle last year (because there were so many artists I wanted to learn from featured in it) and this year, I’ve been invited to participate! YAHOO!
There are thousands of dollars worth of courses, resources, ebooks, etc. on topics like, painting, drawing, mixed media arts, digital illustration, creativity, marketing your art, and more all bundled together for one low price for 5 days only. It’s a fantastic deal that will definitely take your art and creativity to a new level.
The best part is that 25% of the Art Bundle for Good profts are going to support Courageous Kitchen, a Bangkok based charity helping refugees. The Art Bundle for Good is a great opportunity to get dozens of top art learning resources from many of the biggest names in the industry and do some good.
Check out the website and sign up to get the free ebook. I’m sure you’ll love it!
Love you! Have a fabulous Wednesday! I’ll be back in a jiffy with Journal52. xo
Back in 2010, I taught a class called The Elements of Art Journaling, and in it, I featured the composition notebook as an alternative art journal. Over time, this practice of decorating and filling a composition noteboook became integral to my emotional well-being.
Today, I bring you an entire workshop in the art and science of Sweet Trash Journals for FREE. Yup. You heard me right. It’s FREE.
As an added bonus, when you join this class, you are automatically considered one of my beloveds, and that means alumni pricing, coupon codes, advance notice on things, and my love letters, in your inbox, on the regular.
I do hope you’ll join me.
In Other News
I have one helluva to do list to get through today, so this is all I’ve got. I’m thinking about those of you in FL and anywhere else the storms are raging. Be safe out there! <3
Today’s Nudge: Give something away. A printable, a mini class, a tutorial you did on YouTube, or sound advice about something your readership might benefit from.
There’s a bunch of us blogging along in September. Find out more here, or pop your email address in the box below, and I’ll send you a nudge to blog every day along with a link to my daily writings.