Ever After 2017 Blog Hop

Hello everyone!

I have some wonderful & exciting news! I am going to be teaching on –  Ever After this year! PLUS even MORE exciting news is that I can GIVE AWAY 1 FREE SPOT on this magical new collaborative art course! Keep reading if you want to find out more about Ever After and if you want to find out how you can win a spot! :)


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 15 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 details (and sign up with the Early Bird price) by clicking HERE

My chosen tale is Hades & Persephone! My lesson will be inspired by this myth and I already have some fabulous ideas brewing! I’ve not fully developed my lesson idea yet, but I’m excited to be sharing an expressive style of portraiture, involving layering of different media and glazing techniques! Our goal will be to create mystery, beauty and atmosphere. I’m thinking rich colors, moodiness and emotion….all my favorite elements… similar to some of my other portraits…

Registration opens on May 17th 2017 and the class begins on July 1st 2017.

So, if you want to start your summer drawing and painting fairy-tales and myths, 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 Ever After to 1 lucky winner, yay!

How to enter the give-away:  

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

2. Subscribe to my newsletter (it’s at the bottom of the page)  (click here)

3. Leave a comment below letting us know how you entered and why you would love to join Ever After this year!

I will announce the winner on May 24th!

Check out the other amazing teachers who will be teaching on Ever After – go visit them and check out all the gorgeous talents they share! You can enter their giveaways too! So honored to be a part of this team! <3

Andrea Gomoll * Marielle Stolp * Katrina Koltes * Tiare Smith * Danita Art * Karine Bosse * Sarah Trumpp * Micki Wilde * Effy Bird Wild Tamara Laporte * Roberta Laliberte * Toni Burt * Kara Bullock * Stephen Lursen


Good luck and thank you so much for all your support! I hope to see you in class!!




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90 responses to “Ever After 2017 Blog Hop

  1. Marcia Bylina

    I love your art and your workshops, I had so much fun in last years Ever After and this years looks very promising!

  2. Good morning sweet lady. I shared on FB and I already subscribe to your newsletter. I really want to take this course so I’m thankful at a chance to win a spot. I took it last year and while I do need to complete all the lesson, it was such a fun course. Due to health issues and medical S bills I don’t know if I will be able to purchase it this year so it would be amazing to win a seat. Such amazing teachers this year.

  3. Teri Buczkowski

    Already a new letter subscriber. Shared on Facebook. Loved this class last year a d definitely would love to win this year. Thanks for the opportunity.

  4. Ronda Conley

    Shared on Facebook. I would love to work with all of these amazing teachers. Thanks for the opportunity to win a spot in this class.

  5. Congrats, Ivy! So happy to hear that you are teaching in Ever After. I’m hoping to get the chance to learn from you, I love your art. I enjoyed this course last year, and I’d love to win a space in the new one! Thank you so much for the opportunity! ❤️❤️❤️

  6. Fonda

    Hello Ivy! I’ve shared on Facebook (with joy!) and subscribed to your newsletter. I’m so grateful for this chance to discover new (to me) artists! I’d love to join Ever After to grow and refine my art techniques and style and to continue to be inspired by all the amazing artists contributing to the experience in a delightful way! See you there! :)

  7. Cheryl Sheehan

    I shared on Facebook and subscribed to your newsletter. I would love to win a spot so I can have the opportunity to learn many new techniques from so many wonderful teachers!

  8. Danielle

    I had been introduced to your art through Life Book, Let’s Face It and other online workshops I did in the last 6 years. This year, I would like to be part of Ever After again since I found it very useful to develop my own way of creating.

  9. Debbie Merhege

    Thanks for a chance to win a spot! I’ve shared on twitter, already subscribe (because I love your classes). I’m so happy you will be part of this course!

  10. sandradawkins2016

    I’ve shared on Facebook and I already receive your newsletter. :) I participated in Ever After last year and am so excited for this year’s lessons. So glad you are a part of it too. :)

  11. ros

    I have just subscribed to your newsletter it would be lovely to win a place on Ever After 2017 I would learn so much from these talented artists

  12. Jennifer Daniels

    Hi Ivy,
    I posted the blog hop on facebook. And I’m already a subscriber to your newsletter. I love myths and fairytales and it would be a lot of fun to learn how to draw to the images I read about as a child. This course is a great opportunity to learn from so many wonderful teachers.

  13. winning a spot in Ever After would be a fairytale come true! shared on twitter and I already get your newsletter… thanks for the chance!

  14. Hello from Ohio, US! I followed the link to your page from the Willowing blog hop newsletter. I love your art!

  15. Irene Bailey

    This sounds right up my street, and with such an amazing line-up of teachers I have to give winning a spot a go!

  16. Andrea

    I would love to enter EverAfter2017 because there is so much to learn from all the great teachers! (Shared on FB :) )

  17. Hi! I shared your post via Twitter and signed up for your newsletter!I would love to win a spot in Ever After to learn from such an amazing line up of Artists! Thanks for the chance!

  18. Juniper Stokes

    Shared on Pinterest and subscribed. I love all the different styles in this year’s line up and would love to cultivate my own more through these lessons. Plus, fairy tales!

  19. Hi! I shared your blog post on Facebook, and I’m already receiving your newsletter. I was in a Ever After 2016, and look forward to this year’s new lessons!

  20. Carolyn

    I subscribed! I’m looking forward to exploring fantasy art with so many fantastic artists!

  21. Janice

    I loved this class last year and how it helped me to start developing my own style and I’m looking forward to learning from all of the teachers this year!

  22. Debbie Riddle

    Shared on Facebook and Twitter. … already on your email list. I would love to continue the journey I started last year in this magical class. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  23. Marcie Aspras

    I would love to join EverAfter because I love fairytales & they spark my imagination. I would love to learn from the lineup of wonderful teachers!! I shared on Facebook and signed up for your newsletter.

  24. Ellen

    Hi, Ivy! I have shared the post on FB and signed up for your newsletter – I think I already am, but I made sure! I would like to join Ever After because this year I am exploring ways to find inspiration and think that fairy tales and other stories would be a rich source. I am also working to develop a personal style and could use a little help. I had passed on last year’s class and regretted it ever since, so I am in this year! It is even more exciting to see that you are teaching a class – I am looking forward to it. Thanks!

  25. Rebecca Ruff

    Shared on facebook and signed up to the newsletter. I definitely want to take this course. I love fairytale art and am totally ready for style development. Cannot wait to get signed up. Good luck everybody!

  26. Joys Maclaurin

    Hello Ivy. I’d love to learn more about your work. I’m enthralled by the idea that it will center around Persephone…absolutely one of my favorite myths with so much to offer about mother and daughter. I’m hoping I’m lucky with your blog hop giveaway for Ever After. Fingers crossed.

  27. I shared on Facebook and on Twitter. Starting in 2016 after learning I was being laid off my job of 33 years, I decided to let my inner artist have reign. Consequently, there is a deep longing to acquire classes which will promote new skills and aid me in discovering my own sense of style. Ever After is high on my wish list for this reason. I would love to win a spot and excited to see who all will win. Kudos to Tam and all the teachers for being so generous and giving away so many spots in Ever After.

  28. Carolien

    I would love to get in this course! I really want to develop my own style and love fairytales!! I shared on facebook and twitter. Thank you for this oppertunity

  29. Lori

    I’m super excited to join Everafter! I’m signing up first thing! I can’t wait to learn from so many talented artists! Thanks for the opportunity to try to win a spot! I shared it on twitter!

  30. cathym30

    Hi Ivy – I already receive your newletters. I would love a chance to win a spot. I love your teaching – taken several courses with you. Tam has created a wonderful list of teachers for Ever After. Fingers crossed.

  31. Lisa Churchill

    Shared and signed up for your newsletter! I wasn’t ready to take this course last year, so it means a lot that I feel I can do it this year, can’t wait!

  32. I entered by sharing this on Twitter and signing up for your newsletter. I’m excited for EA2016 to learn from all of the incredibly talented teachers this year.

  33. I did Ever After last year and it was fabulous. The wide array of fantastic teachers gave us so many different perspectives and insights and really helped to develop my skills and my confidence. Ever After 2017 looks to be just as awesome :) I’ve shared on twitter and will do likewise on all my social media :) Fingers crossed!

  34. Tonya

    thank you for the chance to enter your give away. Shared on Facebook to give exposure to the Ever After early bird special and the give away.
    I would love to participate in Ever After so I can further develop my own style.

  35. Linda Maher

    Shared on FB and already subscribed :) would LOVE to win a spot in 2017… loved ever after last year and cant wait to paint more fairy tales yay!

  36. Shelly

    Today is my birthday! And although I can’t dash off to Scotland like you… ❤️.. I’d love to get carried away in my own fairytale this summer with Ever After!!! 👩🏻‍🎨📿🙏🏼 Thank you, thank you, thank you for the opportunity!!

  37. I would love to win a spot!! I am exploring 2d art and loving it but have limited finances for classes. I am a 3d artist (metalsmith) but have taken on a foster baby (she’s 9 months old now!) and find it difficult to get into my metals studio with her around. Painting/drawing etc is something I can do more readily with her napping etc. It is helping to fill a creative void. I entered by subscribing to your newsletter. Thanks for the chance !

  38. Vanessa Cabrera

    hi! I shared this give-away on Facebook and subscribed to your newsletter. I would love to win this to learn more skills. I am a new artist and i am still developing my skills. Having the opportunity to learn from different artists would be a dream come true! Thank you for the opportunity!

  39. Hi Ivy, I heard of EverAfter through Tam. I already follow the lessons of LifeBook2007. EverAfter seems sooo interesting too: The subject but also the teachers. What I saw on the blogs is awesome and I can’t wait to dive into each and every way of making art of those teachers.

  40. Angela Grady

    I shared this on Facebook and signed up for your newsletter (I think I was already signed up for it, but I’m making sure!). I would love to be a part of Ever After this year because I am still captivated by Fairy Tales and am new to art journaling and mixed media. I’d love to have the opportunity to learn from all of the amazing instructors and learn new tips, techniques, and media to use! Thank you so much for the chance to win a spot!

  41. I really love fantasy and fairy tales. As a kid – and even now – I love reading about fantasy and fairytales.

    I think this would be the perfect course for me. I can honestly say that art and fantasy has saved my life on many occasions. I’ve lived with arthritis and fibromyalgia for years now (I’m 26). Art really helps me a lot in my life. I don’t really have a lot of money, being unable to work, but I would love to be a part of Ever After and learn more.

    Also, your art is amazing! I’d love to learn from you. <3

    Shared your blog on Twitter and Google+.

  42. Barbara Burkard

    So excited!!! Ready to flip open the cover of my fairytale!

  43. tanja1965

    Shared on FB! I already was on your email list as I love your work ;).
    Thanks for the chance to win a spot, I’m keeping my fingers crossed. I would love to be part of this new Ever After series, as the series last year gave my creations wings! Could use another pair!

  44. Dianne Cousins

    So pleased you are teaching in Ever After 2017. Would love to win a spot this year as I loved last years too. X

  45. Janel

    Ever After is in amazing opportunity to learn from many artists ! Thanks for the chance to win a spot. I entered on Facebook ☀️

  46. Marie Austen

    Shared on pinterest & subscribed. I would be thrilled to win a spot in this amazing course with the awesome lineup of instructors such as yourself! I want to take this course for the opportunity to grow as an artist and work on my personal style. Thanks so much for the chance! [[fingers crossed!’’]]

  47. Kim Arr

    Hi Ivy! Much gratitude for the chance to win a spot. I have been following the blog hop from the beginning and have shared your post. I’ve also been getting your newsletter for about year. I would love to participate in this class because I need to keep my art evolving and taking classes always gives me new perspective as well as technique. I also love fairytales and myths and would love to explore these themes not only in art but on an emotional, psychological and spiritual level. :-)

  48. Becky Albeke

    Shared on Facebook & signed up for your newsletter. Looking forward to some great classes!

  49. I have shared this post on my Facebook page and signed up for your news letter… am amazed by your artwork…it’s all wonderful!
    I would love to join…for reasons I have given the past few days on the hop… Just being at a point in my life’s journey where I am choosing me…doing this class would help me to finally let the child in me play freely… Thank you!

  50. Shared on FaceBook, Twitter and Pinterest :) Already a subscriber and follower <3 I was diagnosed with Lupus 3 months ago and I decided to try Art Therapy to get out of my head. This class with its fairytale theme seems to be an ideal way to do this and the line up of teachers is incredible!! who wouldn't want to do this :) thank you for the opportunity to win a spot and enjoy whats left of your trip to Scotland xxx

  51. leslie kenreich

    I can’t wait til Ever After starts. I learned so much last year. I would love to win a spot since I’m on Social Security and money is tight. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

  52. Dawn

    Ever After 2016 was such an incredible experience, and I am so excited it will be back this year with another group of amazing artists! I saved your blog post on my Facebook page and hope it inspires others to join in this wonderful art journey!

  53. Sandra kingsley

    Love your art! I have shared via facebook and signed up to your newsletter. Look forward to doing your class in Ever After, and would love to win a place in this amazing class for my daughter Sarah Burr who is the mother of my two gorgeous grandchildren. Sarah is very arty and would love your style of art!

  54. I shared in Facebook and yes I want to win a spot because it looks super awesome!

  55. Tai

    I would love to win a spot on the workshop because I need something to help me relax and take my mind off all the stresses of life with an ADHD ODD ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION 11yr old who has turned our home upside down.

  56. Nicole

    I would love to win a spot and learn from so many teacher. Thank you for a chance =) I shared in twitter

  57. I love the diverse mix of teachers and tales the Ever After courses offer. I’m intrigued by it all.
    Shared, Liked, Subscribed! Fingers crossed!

  58. Jacklyn Young

    Thanks for a chance to win, Ivy! I already get your newsletter and I shared this blog post on Twitter @shamhatsmusings. I would love to win a spot in this course because art and fairytales are two of my all-time favorite things!

  59. Susanne Timmerman

    Shared and subscribed, ofcourse ;)
    Honest, I didn’t know you…And I have missed out on something amazing!!
    Hope I will be able to buy the course and follow your lessen. (All depends on the vet bills this week, haha)

    Please keep creating the beautiful art you bring out in this world, its WOW

    • Hello Susanne! I just pulled your name as the winner of the giveaway! CONGRATS! I’m so delighted I am new to you and thank you for sharing and subscribing! I have let Tam know that you are my winner! I hope you enjoy the class and I’ll look forward to seeing you in the classroom!

      • Susanne Timmerman

        Thank you so so much Ivy… I just found out about me winning, and I can tell you, you made my day!! What, my month <3
        *happy dance over here*

        Looking forward to your class!!
        See you there xoxo


  60. I shared via Facebook, and Twitter and I would really LOVE to win a spot in this course. I’ve subscribed to your newsletter. Can’t wait to see more from you.

  61. Thanks for the opportunity to win a spot in Everafter 2017.

  62. Maribe Losada

    Shared on Facebook. Subscribed for your newsletter. I wish to learn to create my own style. This course is the best way to this purpose. I love all the teachers who will participate in Ever After 2017!!!

  63. Tracy le Roy

    Hi Ivy. I’ve shared this post on Facebook (I don’t have twitter!) and signed up to your newsletter; I would LOVE the opportunity to join you and all the other amazing artists on Ever After. I am a very tentative ‘artist’; I seem to be ok at copying others, but would like to learn how to develop my own style, and I also love the ‘Fairytale’ theme of Ever After. Thanks! xx

  64. wen

    Tweeted! So looking forward to this round of Ever After, and learning more about developing my own style. Thanks for the chance to win!

  65. Ivy, I’m so excited that you are teaching in Ever After ! I love fairy tales, myth and fantasy. Thank you for a chance to win! Already shared/subscribed.

  66. Maria Clark

    This looks like such a fun online course. Would love to win. I subscribed to newsletter and shared on Twitter.

  67. Catharina Bezuidenhout

    I want to be part of the magic!

  68. June Varey

    I’m not sure whether this is the right place but here goes… This year’s Ever After looks wonderful with really great teachers. I would love to win a free place and thank you for the opportunity. The Blog Hop has introduced me to some very interesting, new (to me ) artists.

  69. I’m so excited for this class! Fairy tale art.. what could be better?

  70. kelly button

    My jaw is still on the floor after seeing your beautiful art! Wow! I have shared this on facebook, and also subscribed to your newsletter! Thank you so much for this awesome chance! Fingers crossed!

  71. Barbara Beck

    I want to be part of Ever After because it’s so much fun

  72. Sandra

    Ivy, loved your work since Lifebook 2016 and would love a chance to be in Everafter this year which looks to be an amazing lineup!!

  73. Wow, Ivy your work is just gorgeous, so dreamy and magical. Can’t wait to see your Ever After tutorial. Thanks for the chance to win. I have shared via Pinterest as I have 1.5K followers and subscribed. Fairy wishes, Kate

  74. Radhika

    Shared in FB would like to win a spot because as a budding artist I can learn many things

  75. Good morning, Ivy! I shared the giveaway on FB and am already on your newsletter list :) I missed Ever After last year & don’t want to make that mistake again! Can’t wait to see your fabulous lesson!

  76. I like fairytales and many of my favourites are in Ever After this year. And drawing and painting helps me to keep my balance so this is a perfect combination and I would love to win a spot!

  77. valerie danchesi

    The last year was a wonderful travel so I’m hurry to start again :-)))) To France

  78. TOni

    Would love to join you all shared and signed up with your newsletter! Thank you for the chance to grow!

  79. born2kiss

    Thank you for this opportunity. I was reading about Ever after 2017 and I found the spot chance. Then I came to visit you. I wish with all my heart to have the opportunity, because it costs me too much to pay the ecourse (£ is very expensive in my country). Anyway, the important thing is: why do I want to win the Spot? Because -for me-this is a special moment (my angel in heaven would have 18 y.o) and I decided for myself and in his honor, return to paint that I love ( girls,fantasy, stories etc) and so, I need help from teachers!!… Thanks (sorry my English)birthday of my angel in heaven (may 18th)

  80. I have signed up for your Newsletter and shared on Facebook, good luck to all who entered….🤞😀

  81. 2bcrafty

    hi there, shared on facebook. took the course last year and had a blast so definately will be part of the course this year
    ciao joan

  82. JC Di Cresce

    I shared your giveaway post on FB. I would love to win because right now things are really tough in so many aspects of my life. I used to draw and paint when I was younger. My father is an artist. It made me very happy to be creative like him but somewhere along the way quite a bit ago, I put my brushes down when I started feeling down. Fairytales are my favorite. I’m hoping this giveaway course would help me get my own magical creative juices flowing again in the sense that it just sounds so fun and happy. Love your work. Thank you for the consideration.

  83. I saw today Tamara’s post for the last chance to win a spot at Ever After, so I entered… I would love to join Ever After because I love fairytales and the course would develop my skills to draw beautiful fairy tales.

  84. Sarah B

    I signed up for your newsletter and tweeted about this (twitter ID is unrelated to this email account tho ;) ) I love fairy tales and I’m stretching myself beyond the art that I’ve been doing so this seems like the perfect class at the perfect time

  85. Deb Determan

    I would love to win a space on the ever after class!

  86. Hi Ivy! I shared this blog post on my Facebook page. :) I would love to join Ever After this year and share it with my daughter because art has become something wonderful we can share and that has helped us through some very rough times this past year. My daughter only became interested in art/mixed media about 6 months ago and since then, her outlook on life has become so much more positive. Art truly is healing. It has helped both of us rise above depression and work through difficult times. We’re both very excited to see what Ever After has in store for us! :)

  87. Cait

    Ever since I found out about this course I’ve been really eager to participate, nurturing personal style as an artist is so fascinating to me and I always want to know what inspires other creatives. :) I love your art and have especially loved this particular myth ever since childhood. So excited to see how it all comes together. Thank you for this opportunity! I shared on Facebook.

  88. Rita Damiani

    Have been participating in LB for several years now and it has been wonderful experience. Two years ago I Thad the pleasure of following one your classes. It had a profound impact on me. I hope to continue participating in LB. Thank you for this opportunity.

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