Tam’s Book Launch Blog Hop & Give Away

Hello gorgeous creatives!

tamholdingbook2I have some wonderful & exciting news! Tamara Laporte from Willowing Arts has written a book! It’s called ‘Create Your Life Book: Mixed-Media Art Projects for Expanding Creativity and Encouraging Personal Growth – AND I got to be a part of it! Can you say deeply honored?! Um….yeah!!! PLUS, I get to give away a copy!

Let me tell you a bit more about Tam’s new book in case you haven’t heard about it yet! “Celebrate and honor your creative potential with Create Your Life 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, Effy Wild and well…ME! So awesome to be alongside these fantastic Mixed Media Artists!


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.





This book is truly a delight – full of wonder and creative inspiration! My project involves creating a mixed media photo collage where we create Angel Inspired self-portraits around the theme of self love and protection!


You can now pre-order Tam’s gorgeous book here:

http://amzn.to/2gyhVg9 (USA)

http://amzn.to/2i0mHTQ (UK)

http://amzn.to/2gGwRfC (Canada)

http://bit.ly/2i1IQkx (Australia)

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! :)

To enter the give away do the following:
🌟Like my Facebook page here.
🌟Sign up for my newsletter here AND….
🌟Leave a comment telling me why you would love to win a free book!
I will announce the winner on December 16th!

Here is the list of the other people on Tam’s Book Launch Blog Hop – they too will be giving away a copy of Tam’s book so go check them out and enter their give-aways! :)

1st December 2017 – Tamara Laporte https://www.willowing.org/blog/

2nd December 2017 – Effy Wild http://effywild.com

4th December 2017 – Roxanne Coble http://www.bybun.com

5th December 2017- Andrea Gomoll http://www.andrea-gomoll.de/blog/

6th December 2017 – Mystele Kirkeeng https://www.mystele.com/blog/

7th December 2017 – Tracy Verdugo http://artoftracyverdugo.blogspot.com

8th December 2017 – Wyanne Thompson https://www.facebook.com/WyanneArt

9th December 2017 – Shiloh Sophia McCloud http://www.shilohsophia.com

10th December 2017 – Alena Hennessy http://alenahennessy.com/blog

11th December 2017 – Lindsay Weirich https://thefrugalcrafter.wordpress.com/

12th December 2017 –  Jane Davenport https://janedavenport.com/blog/

13th December 2017 – Carla Sonheim https://carlasonheim.wordpress.com/

14th December 2017 – Mati Rose McDonough http://www.matirose.com/blog-news/

15th December 2017 – Annie Hamman https://www.anniehamman.com/blog

Have a great time following the blog hop! :)

Much love and gratitude,



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92 responses to “Tam’s Book Launch Blog Hop & Give Away

  1. I would love to have a copy of Tam’s lifebook so hat I can show others a glimpse of what to expect on this year’s course that I have signed up for. It will be my pleasure to receive lessons from such a great bunch of artists and I believe a truly healing process.

  2. Donna Jones

    A great round up of teachers all in one amazing book!! :)

  3. pelArgoNNiA

    Life Book and all of you teatchers have done so much for me, both regarding personal developement and artistically. I love you all for that! Thank you! And thanks for the chance to winning Tam’s book!

  4. subscribed :) and liked. I would love to win a copy of Tams new book, as I have never taken a lifebook course with her and absolutely think her work is fantastic! thank you thank you

  5. Since I met Tam I’ve learned a lot from her and all the wonderful teachers like you. And because I’m not an english speaker, it’s more easy to me learn from a book. I imagine that this book would help me express myself better. I would love to have a copy, with all my heart. Thanks Ivy!

  6. Tonya

    I would love to win a copy of this book so that I could re-gift it to a dear friend who loves creating art, yet she is unable to commit to a year long class online. This book would be pure magic for her.

  7. I would love to win one of Tam’s books…. she was the first I ever saw who inspired me to try art. I love her style and am drawn to it. Thanks for the opportunity to win one! You are also one of my faves!!! I have quite a few of your classes!!

  8. katasee

    I have been with Tam since the beginning… it’s been one of the best life changing classes I’ve ever experienced… I would love this book to share with my sister who has an up coming 40th surgery😞
    She has battled cancer for years and the deterioration of her body and side effect from all the chemo and trials of numerous medications. She needs something uplifting in her life… I know how much Tam and yourself have helped me throughout the many years that I’ve been sick. My hope is that it could give my sister the love, light, healing, and encouragement that Tam has given me💜

  9. wen

    I’m so excited for this book to come out! Everything that Tam does is so inspiring, and I’m looking forward to all the wonderful inspiration from her and the contributors in the book. Thanks for the chance to win!

  10. Didi Arias

    Hello Ivy! I would love to win Tam´s gorgeous book! Please enter me. P.S. I love your self portrait angel.

  11. gwen luttrell

    Winning this book will help with my journey into art and journaling by adding paintings to my thought and writing. Also, it will help with the making of my grandaughter’s journal which I am working on as she become her on person, she is now 3. How exciting…

  12. thecindysutton

    OMG I would luv to receive a copy, I have been involved with lifebook since 2014 and it has been a major catalyst to my creative expression and becoming :)
    Thank you so much
    Blessings Cindy

  13. Jan

    Lifebook and all the amazing artists have made a wonderful difference in my life. I have spent the last 6 years struggling with breast cancer and it’s effects on my body. Discovering art as a healing treatment has helped in so many ways. Thank you for your willingness to teach and encourage others. I would love a copy of the book to show and encourage others.

  14. Sheryll

    Beautiful art work!!! This is my first time seeing your work and I can only say WOW! Congrats for being in Tam’s book!!! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  15. Studio Rose

    I am learning of so many wonderful artsy people by following this blog hop! Just signed up for your newsletter and followed on FB. I envy you having this beautiful book already! The cover is pure eye candy.

  16. Nardja

    I would love to have this book! I join Life Book 2018 and I think this book would be an excellent addition to my class! ❤️ Thank you for the opportunity!

  17. Jodie Beckstine

    I have joined the Life Book Class 2018 and I am so excited about this Blog Hop as well. Getting to know a little bit more about each contributor is amazing.

  18. Dianna

    I am so pleased that you posted about your lesson of self-love and protection. I like to share art with my middle-school aged granddaughter & your lesson resonates with me for her experiences this year. I would love to be able to do that lesson with her, sharing time and a common interest in a tough year. Please consider me for your give-away 💜

  19. mjmarmo

    Tam is such an inspiration. I know this book would help me in my art journey! Thank you for the opportunity!

  20. A friend bought me LifeBook 2017 and I quickly fell in love :) I am an introvert (perhaps fear of imperfection) and having a physical book to connect to would help me keep creating.

  21. Hope

    wow Id love to won the book! I’m subscribed to LB2017 and LB 2018

  22. Melanie Rivers

    How exciting Ivy to see you are a part of Tams book! I’ve learned so much from you and from Lifebook. Would love to win a copy. Big hugs. Melanie

  23. pantheartist

    I would love to win because I love Life Book and all of the amazing artists involved!

  24. Julia

    That is a gorgeous project! Can’t wait to do it!!

  25. Hi! I’d love to win a copy because then I can give the one I pre-ordered to a friend! <3

  26. cathym30

    Hi Ivy my sweet friend. Hope all is well. So happy you are going to be in Tam’s book. I have always love both of you and the wonderful energy you put out into the world. Fingers crossed!

  27. Cheryl Cooper

    I would love to win a copy of this book as I am new to ‘create your own life book’ and could do with a book to help me explore my artistic potential!

  28. Love Tam’s work and have taken several classes including LifeBook
    Only seams natural to want the book too ♥

  29. For me, a new Instagram follower of Tamara, winning her new book would be an introduction to her work as an instructor, and I would love that! :)

  30. Tora

    I LOVE Tam´s work and would be so happy to have her book.

  31. Lainey

    Lovely to find your page Ivy, I love your work. I would love to win the book because it looks amazing and i would love to have a copy so i can play! :)
    Love and Light

  32. I would Love to have this book! I love books <3 I have been following Tam for years and taking many of her classes and in 2018 I will be joining Life Book for the fourth time, I have learned so much from her and all the other teachers on Life Book, both Tam and all the other teachers have inspired me so much <3 :)

  33. Art has a way of reaching in, healing. Even when you don’t realize you need it. It brings beauty and togetherness – I’d love a copy !

  34. Tam’s book looks beautiful! I would love to work through it in 2018. Congrats on being a contributor with your lovely work!

  35. travelingincircles

    I’d love to win a copy of this book to gift it to a friend in need. Life Book 2017 has been such a life saver for me that I’d love to spread the joy.

  36. Chris Welch

    I love learning new styles from various artists and this book looks like it would be a treasure!

  37. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of Tam’s book. Congrats to both of you.

  38. I would love to have Tam’s book to refer back to and work on the projects she has to work through creative blocks.

  39. Kati

    I would love to win a copy of the book because from the previews I’ve seen, all the project ideas look fascinating. I’m always looking for new ideas with meaning behind them.

  40. justagirlandacamera

    So many awesome artist contributors to this book! I would love to win a copy!

  41. Jo Anne Young

    I’ve signed up for Lifebook 2018 and figure the book will be a great addition.

  42. I would love to win a copy of Tam’s new book.

  43. I’d love a chance at winning Tams new book because I’ve gone through the entire Lifebook 2017 course and only managed one lesson due to poor health and having tams book would help me enormously by having such a beautiful thing to look through and brighten my mood. Thank you.x

  44. Susana

    Hi! I need this book… because it might be the second to none! The best of its kind! This is the reason! Thank you!

  45. I would love to be gifted a copy of this book. You share a name with our daughter – who is an angel. The creative energy put into this book is just the talent to push me forward. Thank you <3

  46. Heidi Envall

    I would love to get a copy of the book because Tamara seems like someone you spreads love and healing. I would love inspiration.

  47. Kelly

    Hello. I would love to win this beautiful book to experience and see all the wonderful creativity and inspiration. I’m always looming to better myself and my art through other talented artist like the ones who are a part of this book. Thank u for this wonderful opportunity.

  48. Heidi Envall

    I would love to get a copy of the Lifebook because Tam seems like someone you spreads love and healing. I would love inspiration.

  49. Beth

    The book sounds wonderful & doable too. Would L😍VE to win this book for my twin teenage girls Christmas school holiday. Your lesson is a creative idea for a way to self love. THANKS.

  50. Sandra

    Hi Ivy, I would love to win a copy of Life Book so that I could use the ideas in the book to help my teenage art students develop their sense of self worth.

  51. mika

    I’ve liked and followed so to speak on all social media. Thank you Ivy!
    Ps..I adore your glasses!

  52. Carolien klb

    Love to win a copy! First time Lifebooker in 2018. And a book on the shelf from Willowing, who wouldn’t want that? I love books by my favourite teachers!!

  53. I would love to win a copy of Tam’s book. I enjoyed a Life Book once, such a creative and healing journey with talented artists. Thank you for the opportunity to win. I am so happy Ivy that book included your wonderful projects.

  54. Serena

    I have always been interested in Life Book but haven’t joined in yet. The book, I imagine, would be my initial gateway. I’m pretty excited to see what’s in the book!

  55. Winning a copy of Tam’s book would be a great gift of art inspiration, exploration and wellness activities. I’m on a healing journey and this book looks like a must have. Thank you ♥️

  56. Hi Ivy. Thank you for having Tam’s book as a give away. When I first started to learn about art journaling my life felt scattered. There were a few online art journales that truly helped me learn and gain more confidence in my art and Tam was/is one of them. Her teaching method is superb not to mention the fact that her voice, like yours is soothing while explain all the intricacies of the piece you are sharing. Blessings. Linda

  57. Ronda Conley

    I love Tam & Lifebook! Would love to win her book, if not I will purchase one for myself! Thanks for the opportunity.

  58. Sharon

    I would love to win a copy of this book because I absolutely love Tam’s painting and uplifting teaching style, and would so enjoy being inspired by her every day in my own art journaling journey. Thanks for being a part of this project!

  59. herbalroots

    So many reasons I would love to have this book! A few: 1. to “meet” new artists 2. to give me some ideas when I’m feeling stuck 3. learn new art styles. 4. Self improvement is always a good thing! Thank you for such an awesome giveaway!

  60. Michele

    I didn’t sign up for Life Book as I had registered for too many classes—I have heard so many talk about how great it was. I feel like I missed out—perhaps winning this would give me the motivation needed to get some online classes done so I can register for it!

  61. dana!strickland

    you already have my email and i have lijed your page some time ago! i have love how this book looks!

  62. Bronny

    I am thrilled for Tam to have her book published!!! Congratulations Tam!.. and I would love to win a copy so I can be inspired by her talent and wisdom. XXX

  63. Chandra

    Looks like an amazing book filled with so much inspiration and greatness. I’ve enjoyed Lifebook for a few years now and it would be fun to see it in a book.

  64. I would love to win the book because I adore Tam! Life Book was my gateway back to living a creative life and I will forever be grateful to her for that! I also just adore Tam, all of the artists in the book, and look forward to seeing all that the book has to offer! xoxo

  65. Hi Ivy, what a lovely book! My late mom also made a life book and I cherish it as a great treasure for the rest of my life… I would love to make one for my son and I expect this book will give me te power and inspiration to do so!

  66. I will own this book sooner or later because it looks different than any other mixed media book out there! thanks for the chance to win it.

  67. Heidi

    I feel like 2018 is going to be a year of change, and some LifeBook inspiration (and guidance?) would be welcome!

  68. Would love to have a copy under the xmas tree. Love lifebook since the beginning and it is wonderful that Tam gather all the faboulous painter around her. hug Ivy love your works.

  69. Violette Skye

    I would love to win …I am healing and this looks like a fabulous tool for the journey…Thank you Ivy

  70. Jen

    Tam is such an amazing teacher, her book looks so fun! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  71. As a big fan of Tamara´s videos (and yours of course!), I´d love to win that book!

  72. I would love to win a copy to send to my granddaughter. I just received my copy of Tam’s book and would like to be able to share it with my special artist .

  73. thanks for the chance, I want this because I so want to learn how to create various life angels of color!

  74. Trish Bee

    What a fantastic book! I would truly love to win this. Thank you for the chance.

  75. Trish Bee

    What a fantastic book! I would love to win. Thanks for the chance.

  76. I would love to start 2018 with the creative beautifullness of Tam’s book reaffirming my own creative beautifullness!

  77. Carol Gourley

    What a wonderful day it would be to win one of Tam’s book.

  78. sairamgopalreddyk.wordpress.com
    I am writing a life story and completed 3 parts ……. Click the above link and read ….. Follow the page for the rest parts please like follow and comment

  79. stjulia73

    I would love to win her fantastic book so I can learn more and more and more! And I love the art you created from the book!

  80. Tam is such a great inspiration. I love that she includes other artists in whatever she does. Would love to have a copy of her book. Thanks for the chance to win! ~Patti

  81. Cathy Garrett

    Would love to win a copy of Tam’s book for inspiration, encouragement and personal growth. Thank you for the giveaway.

  82. Denise Johnson

    I would love to improve my skills and Tam’s book is such an insipration.

  83. I would love to win Tamara’s Life Book. It would be like getting the Christmas gift I always wanted. Filled with treasures and eye candy and magic. Oh the fun and possibilities. Thank you Ivy. :)

  84. I’ve heard so much about the Life Book course, it would be awesome to have the book as an “intro”

  85. nataliagorgona

    I have already liked your facebook page and I have already signed up for your newsletter. I would love to win a free copy of this book because it seems so amazing with all those wonderful teachers/artists participating !!! I could take it anywhere with me !!! Reading it and practicing would be so much easier for me and so much fun than looking at a computer screen , which makes my eyes hurt after a while. It would make the perfect Christmas gift for me these Holidays!!! Thank you so much for this opportunity and wish you Happy Holidays dear Ivy!!!

  86. Joyce Navarro

    Hi Ivy

    I have liked you on Facebook and signed up to your newsletter. I would love to win this gorgeous book because:-
    a) It IS gorgeous
    b) it would still look gorgeous on my craft table
    C) it would look gorgeous to others on my coffee Table
    d) next to my bed…well!!!!
    e) I have never won anything and would love this book to be the start of something wonderful

  87. I would looooove to win. Tam was one of the first artists I met online and because of her I got to know you too! Both of you have been an inspiration for me, not only when it comes to skills but also your kindness, the way you handle your art biz, how you grow as an artist. The book looks gorgeous!

    I was already subscribed to your newsletter and page. :)


  88. Thanks for this opportunity to win the book. Tam’s Lifebook was the start of my art journey and has led me to wonderful teachers such as you, Ivy. Making art is my peaceful refuge and I am so grateful.

  89. I’ve just started following your site and look forward to your 12 Days of Creativity. I would also love to win a copy of Tamara’s book.

  90. soappen

    I think this lovely book would inspire me to do more art and get me off the procrastination train.

  91. I love the way Tamara and guest teachers in LIfe Book teach basic skills of mixed media, or art journaling and how Tam blends it with personal development. The art is wonderful. I would love to have a copy – to enjoy, to share with other, to take to my art table. Thanks for the chance to win. xoxo

  92. Donna

    I would love to win a free copy of this book! I believe it would be a great “jump start” to get me back into Art Journaling, which is something I almost desperately need to do and yet–without structure from outside myself–I do not do it.

    P.S. I have also liked your FB page and signed up. Fingers are crossed that I will be chosen. ;-)

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