And The Winner Is! – Ever After Giveaway Announcement

Good morning, Wildlings! I completely spaced yesterday and forgot to tell you who won. the giveaway! I had the winner picked out out and everything, but whoops! I got to painting, and you know how that is, right?

Anyway! About two weeks ago, I asked all y’all to share my link on social media in order to get entered into a drawing for a free seat in Ever After, and 142 entries came flying in. This is the one picked by random number generation:

YAY! Crystal, I am writing to you right after I hit post so I can forward on your email address to the Willowing Team! Congratulations!

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Speaking of Ever After, REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Please use coupon code MAGIC2018 to get 20% off (unless you are an alumni student, and then you should check the EA group/your email for a different coupon code). Class starts July 1st, and I am just one among a whole treasure trove of teachers who will be walking you through the exploration of a particular faery tale. If you opt in to the style development portion of the class, you will also have an opportunity to learn how to make the most of mixed media art classes in order to develop your own artistic voice! This class is truly life changing, and I can’t wait to see you in there doing your thing!

When you sign up for Ever After, you will get to:

  • Download all class materials to your machine, keep them forever
  • Gain life long access, yay!
  • Learn many new mixed media techniques
  • Create beautiful paintings inspired by fairy-tales and myths
  • Deepen your understanding of and learn more about the history & symbolism of fairy-tales and myths.
  • If you join Ever After 2018 ‘Fairy Tales with Style Development‘ you will learn a vast amount on how to develop your own style and how to find your true unique voice/ how to tell your unique story.
  • Work from the comfort of your own home
  • Access to your own private class room
  • Access to a private (secret) Facebook Group
  • Connect with like-minded creative people
  • Make new creative connections
  • Become part of a buzzing/ thriving art community for a whole year!

As you all know, I deeply love being a part of Tam’s team of teachers whether in Life Book or in Ever After, so I am truly honoured to be teaching again this year!

And that’s me, today, loves. <3 Congratulations, Crystal, and I’ll see you all in class!

Ever After Blog Hop!!

Hello Wildlings!!
I have some awesome news to share this morning! I will be teaching in Ever After 2018! I’m really looking forward to exploring faery tales with you in this third iteration of Tam’s wonderful collaborative e-course!

As a teacher on the course, I can give away ONE SPOT for freebies! But first, let me tell you a bit more about Ever After in case you haven’t heard about it yet!

“Ever After” is a mixed media art & style development course with a fairytale theme hosted by Tamara Laporte from Willowing Arts. Tam is joined by 14 popular mixed media art teachers who will all share beautiful fairy-tale & myth inspired lessons with you AND they will also divulge all their hints and tips on how they developed their own style and how YOU TOO can find your own unique voice as an artist! :) Yay!

You can find out all the deets (and sign up with the Early Bird price) by clicking HERE.

My chosen fairy tale is The Matchstick Girl. My lesson will explore our creative fires, and how to keep them burning, I’ve not fully developed my class idea yet, but you guys know me! I’ll come up with something! Here are the paintings I made for Ever After 2016 and Ever After 2017:

The Ugly Duckling

Baba Yaga and Vasalisa

Registration opens on May 15th 2018 and the class begins on July 1st 2018.

So if you want to start your summer drawing and painting fairy-tales, exploring your own personal story and style and hang out with a wonderful creative community of like-minded souls, be sure to join once registration opens! :) Keep this page bookmarked so that you can sign up the moment it goes on sale! :)

Now then, onto the give-away and blog hop! :) I can give away 1 space on this year’s Ever After to1 lucky winner, yay! :) And if you follow the blog hop (see below for links and dates) you can up your chances of winning a space by entering all the other give-aways also! :)


1. Share this give-away on Facebook or twitter (or other social media)

2. Come back here and say “I DID IT!”

3. If you don’t have social media, no problem! Just comment below why you’d like to win a spot!

I will announce the winner on Monday, May 14th!

Here is the list of the other amazing teachers who will be teaching on Ever After this year – they too will be giving away a spot on Ever After so go check them out and enter their give-aways!! SO many chances to win! YEE HAW!!

30th April Tamara Laporte
1st May Ady Almanza
2nd May Andrea Gomoll
3rd May Renata Loree
4th May Cristin Stevenson
5th May Danielle Donaldson
6th May Effy Wild <——————–YOU ARE HERE
7th May Tiare Smith
8th May Kara Bullock
9th May Katrina Koltes
10th May Lindsay Weirich
11th May Lucy Chen
12th May Marielle Stolp
13th May Micki Wilde
14th May Regina Lord

Good luck! And see you in EVER AFTER!!

Blog Hop & Giveaway! WINNER ANNOUNCED!

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: / /

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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Life Book 2018 Blog Hop & Giveaway WINNER!

UPDATED: And the winner is…..*drum roll please*

YAY DIANA BOYD! Congratulations! I have already emailed the Willowing Team with your info.


Good morning! I come to you with some fabulous news! I will be making another appearance in Life Book 2018 next year! This will be my SIXTH anniversary as a teacher in Life Book! YAHOO!!

“Life Book, a celebration and honouring of YOU” is a year-long mixed media art class organised by Tamara Laporte from Willowing Arts.

Tam is joined by 23 incredible art teachers who are all gearing up to share their mixed media techniques, tips and tricks with YOU! PLUS this year, Life Book is going to be bigger and better by including another 12 fantastic artists and wellness guides who will focus on additional personal development practices and other art modalities, like sculpting, photography & writing! Themed around self-development and healing, you’ll be creating several loose mixed media art journal pages per month which by the end of the year you will bind into a glorious journal (a Life Book)! You will have a wonderful keepsake that you can treasure for the rest of your life! You will also be introduced to yoga, aromatherapy, dance and angel energy and other wellness exercises to help support your personal development journey more holistically and imagine the fun we will have getting introduced to and acquainted with some of the other wonderful art forms out there! You can find out a lot more about this wildly popular course (it has been joined by over 16500+ people in the past!) by clicking HERE.

I’m not sure what I’ll be teaching in Life Book next year, since I’m kind of a ‘fly by the seat of my pants’ kind of girl, but I always include rich mixed media techniques in my lessons that result in pieces like the ones you see below.

Registration opens on September 12th 2017 and the class begins on January 1st 2018, so if you want to start the year with a fabulous creative BANG and spend 2018 with a wonderful creative community of like-minded souls, learning more about art and how to be kinder and more loving towards yourself, be sure to join once registration opens! :)

Bookmark this page now, or sign up for my newsletter so you can sign up the moment it goes on sale!

If you didn’t win, no worries! There are more chances to do so below!

19th August 2017 – Tamara Laporte –
20th August 2017 – Devorah Spilman –
20th August 2017 – Juna Biagioni –
21st August 2017 – Christie Drahnak –
22nd August 2017 – Gabrielle J-C –
22nd August 2017 – Laura Horn –
23rd August 2017 – Mariëlle Stolp –
23rd August 2017 – Danielle Mack –
24th August 2017 – Lucy Brydon –
25th August 2017 – Sarah Trumpp –
25th August 2017 – Effy Wild –  <———–YOU ARE HERE
26th August 2017 – Mystele Kirkeeng –
27th August 2017 – Deanna Jinjoe –
27th August 2017 – Alena Hennessy –
28th August 2017 – Sharon Harkness-Dobler –
29th August 2017 – Sophie Adamou –
29th August 2017 – Amanda Grace –
30th August 2017 – Jane Spakowsky –
31st August 2017 – Nanda Boukes –
31st August 2017 – Flora Bowley –
1st September 2017 – Andrea Gomoll –
2nd September 2017 – Jo Klima –
3rd September 2017 – Rebecca Leigh –
3rd September 2017 – Julie Gibbons –
4th September 2017 – Ivy Newport –
5th September 2017 – Tara Marie Jack –
5th September 2017 – Annie Hamman –
6th September 2017 – Joy Ting Charde –
7th September 2017  – Tara Morris –
7th September 2017 – Louise Gale –
September 2017 – Wyanne –
9th September 2017 – Katrina Koltes –
10th September 2017 – Kathy Glynn –
11th September 2017 – Jeanne Marie Webb –



Mixed Tape II Giveaway!

Mixed Tape II is now open for registration, but I want you to have a chance to win one of three spots that Cristin, Sarah, and I are giving away. In order to enter, please share *THIS LINK* on your Facebook, Twitter, or blog, and come back here to say “I did it”. All comments on this post will be entered into a drawing for a free seat in this delicious class, which will get you using music as a portal to your creative practice.

Here’s more on Mixed Tape II. 

Click here for yet even more info.


YAY! KERMIT FLAILS! I’ll be emailing you today, Christina! Congratulations!

Effy Wild


This little mini workshop comprised of four lessons that feature four portrait techniques is on sale for $30 this week.


Ever After Winner Announced + A Live Journal Party + Summer School!

As you may have heard if we’re connected on social media, I will be teaching again in Ever After this year! YAHOOO! I held a giveaway on my blog last week, and I’m here to announce the winner, but first:

Here’s a course description!

Ever After” is a mixed media art & style development course with a fairytale theme hosted by Tamara Laporte from Willowing Arts. I will be joining Tam and 11 mixed media art teachers on this class. Together we will share beautiful fairy-tale inspired lessons with you and we will also share our hints and tips on how each one of us developed, or are in the process of developing our own style and how you too can find your own unique voice as an artist!

I will be working with the fairy tale “BabaYaga” and together we will explore our inner lights and shadows through a mixed media painting that will include two portraits in one.


Joelene has already been notified by email!

Registration opens TOMORROW MAY 17th, 2017 and class begins July 1st!

In Other News

I’m going to be hanging out with Andrea Schroeder live today at 2 p.m. EST for a *free*, live Journal Party!

To join in the fun, click here to register! There will be a recording available if you can’t make it live!

And finally for today!

Art Journal Summer School 2017 is on sale until May 31st! Get early bird pricing, and join me along with a fantastic line up of teachers who will be offering summer themed art journaling tutorials all summer long!

It’s the partyingest ‘school’ ever! I hope to see you there. <3