Ever After Blog Hop + Giveaway! – Winner Announced!


Random.Org helped me select a random person from among 130 comments, and here’s the number that came up:

That means that JILL (jillsfine@gmail.com) has won a seat in Ever After 2019. YAY! KERMIT FLAILS! I will be emailing your details to Tamara today, Jill! CONGRATULATIONS!

The Contest is NOW CLOSED! Thanks for playing!



SO EXCITED!! :) Ever After 2019 is now open for registration AND we are running a blog hop and many give-aways to kick off this fun news! (Scroll down for blog hop and give away info!)

Please note: this is Ever After’s LAST YEAR! If you know you want it, please use the Early Bird Discount code to get 20% off!


Ever After began in 2016 and ran again (with totally new art lessons) in 2017 and 2018. It has a blend of magic (because FAERY TALES) as well as style development that is fantastic for beginners, intermediate, and advanced artists.

If you’re not ready for (or into) style development then you can just buy the ‘Ever After Fairytale Bundle’ offer on its own (without the style development element) which simply is an awesome mixed media art class with a fairytale theme taught by some of your most favourite artists and fabulous teachers in our beautiful mixed media community!

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

This year I’ll be working with the story: The Witches Of Eastwick. I know, I know – NOT A TRADITIONAL FAERY TALE – BUT it has all the elements of one, and I will go over those with you in class. I will also be switching things up a bit the way I do so that our heroines get a better deal. *Wink*

Even if you know for sure that you’re IN LIKE FLYNN you can join the GIVEAWAY! YAY!

Blog Hop & Give Away Information!

To celebrate the launch of EA2019 we’re running a super fun blog hop with all the teachers who can each give away 1 space on Ever After 2019! Want to win a space? Follow the blog hop along and make sure to follow the instructions on the teachers’ pages to get entered into the draws.

To enter the give-away please do the following:

*Sign up to my newsletter*

* Share this blog post on your Facebook page/ Twitter or Instagram *

* Leave a comment below saying I DID IT!

I’ll announce the winners on May 10th 2019!

There are multiple chances to win, so HOP ALONG WITH US!

To up your chances to win and to learn more about the amazing EA2019 teaching team, be sure to follow the BLOGALONG:

Date Teacher Blog URL
1st May Tamara Laporte willowing.org/blog
2nd May Andrea Gomoll andrea-gomoll.de/blog
3rd May Danita Art blog.danitaart.com
4th May Effy Wild effywild.com  <————YOU ARE HERE
5th May Natalie Mecham nataliemechamart.com/wall
6th May Angela Kennedy pennystamper.blogspot.com
7th May Marieke Blokland bloknote.nl/tag/blog
8th May Pamela Vosseller pamela-vosseller.squarespace.com/
9th May Renee Mueller reneemuellerart.com/blog-1
10th May Lora Murphy facebook.com/lora.murphy.9
11th May Maria Pace-Wynter mariapacewynters.com
12th May Patti Ballard pbsartstudio.blogspot.com
13th May Natalie Neumann instagram.com/moonshadowgarden
14th May Shilpa Lalit (Artyshils) artyshils.com/blog
15th May Alena Hennessy alenahennessy.com/blog
16th May Tanya Cole tanyacolearts.com/blog-2


Registration is now open! :D

See you there!

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:

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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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 – https://www.willowing.org/blog/
20th August 2017 – Devorah Spilman – http://www.devorahspilman.com/blog/
20th August 2017 – Juna Biagioni – https://www.junabiagioni.com/blog/
21st August 2017 – Christie Drahnak – http://www.christiedrahnak.com/blog/
22nd August 2017 – Gabrielle J-C – http://www.gabriellejaviercerulli.com/blogupdates/
22nd August 2017 – Laura Horn – http://www.laurahornart.com/blog-1/
23rd August 2017 – Mariëlle Stolp – https://mariellestolp.wordpress.com/blog/
23rd August 2017 – Danielle Mack – http://www.apaintedpage.com/
24th August 2017 – Lucy Brydon – https://lucybrydonart.wordpress.com/blog/
25th August 2017 – Sarah Trumpp – http://wonderstrumpet.com/
25th August 2017 – Effy Wild – https://effywild.com/  <———–YOU ARE HERE
26th August 2017 – Mystele Kirkeeng – http://www.mystele.com/blog
27th August 2017 – Deanna Jinjoe – http://www.anewdayartstudio.com/blog/
27th August 2017 – Alena Hennessy – https://www.alenahennessy.com/blog/
28th August 2017 – Sharon Harkness-Dobler – http://yellowrosedbs.blogspot.de/
29th August 2017 – Sophie Adamou – http://www.loveartandbeyond.com/
29th August 2017 – Amanda Grace – http://www.amandagraceart.com/writings/
30th August 2017 – Jane Spakowsky – http://www.jane-spakowsky.com/recent-work-currentevents
31st August 2017 – Nanda Boukes – https://www.nandasartjourney.com/blog
31st August 2017 – Flora Bowley – https://florabowley.com/blog/#featured
1st September 2017 – Andrea Gomoll – http://andrea-gomoll.de/blog/
2nd September 2017 – Jo Klima – http://www.mapstoherself.com/
3rd September 2017 – Rebecca Leigh – https://www.woundedwritersask.com/blog/
3rd September 2017 – Julie Gibbons – http://www.juliegibbons.com/blog/
4th September 2017 – Ivy Newport – http://graceandivy.wordpress.com/
5th September 2017 – Tara Marie Jack – http://taramariejack.com/blog/
5th September 2017 – Annie Hamman – http://www.anniehamman.com/blog/
6th September 2017 – Joy Ting Charde – https://www.instagram.com/joycharde/
7th September 2017  – Tara Morris – http://www.tspoonphotography.com/
7th September 2017 – Louise Gale – http://louisegale.com/blog
September 2017 – Wyanne – https://www.facebook.com/WyanneArt
9th September 2017 – Katrina Koltes – https://katrinakoltes.com/blog/
10th September 2017 – Kathy Glynn – http://www.artsycanvasgirl.com/blog
11th September 2017 – Jeanne Marie Webb – http://www.jeannemarieart.com/inmystudio/



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

Ever After 2017 Blog Hop & Giveaway!

Friday Five will be flying in your direction a little later today. Meanwhile…As you may have heard if we’re connected on social media, I will be teaching again in Ever After this year! YAHOOO!

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.

Registration opens on May 17th, 2017 and classes begin on July 1st, 2017.

Just LOOK at this LINE UP!

I’m so excited about this course, you guys! I taught in it last year, and the work created for my lessons was *incredible*. This year promises to be just as amazing, AND I get to give away ONE FREE SPOT!

Here’s How To Enter

  1. Share this giveaway on Facebook or Twitter. (Here’s the shortlink: https://wp.me/p1ZQyo-1Wj)
  2. Leave a comment on this blog post, letting me know why you’d love to join Ever After this year.

The winner will be announced on May 16th.

Follow the hop below for more chances to win!

2nd May 2017 Tamara Laporte willowing.org/blog
3rd May 2017 Andrea Gomoll andrea-gomoll.de/blog
4th May 2017 Danita Art blog.danitaart.com
5th May 2017 Effy Wild effywild.com <——YOU ARE HERE
6th May 2017 Kara Bullock karabullockart.com/2017/03/happily-ever-after
7th May 2017 Karine Bosse kabostudio.com/blog
8th May 2017 Katrina Koltes katrinakoltes.com/2017
9th May 2017 Marielle Stolp mariellestolp.wordpress.com/blog
 10th May 2017  Micki Wilde  thesecrethermit.blogspot.co.uk
 11th May 2017  Roberta Laliberte  prairiefairydesigns.com/blog
 12th May 2017  Sarah Trumpp wonderstrumpet.com
 13th May 2017  Stephen Lursen  http://stephenlursen.com/blogs/stephen-lursen-art
 14th May 2017  Tiare Smith  tiaresmith.com
15th May 2017  Toni Burt  toniburt.com.au/blog
16th May 2017  Ivy Newport  graceandivy.wordpress.com

Good luck, and see you in class on July 1st!