I have some wonderful & exciting news, I am going to be teaching on Life Book 2018 next year!!!
I have been a fan of Tam and Life Book for many years and I am so excited to be teaching this year. I truly am thrilled!!!
And even MORE exciting news is that I can give away 1 space on this amazing year long art course! Keep reading to find out more about Life Book 2018 and to find out how you can win a spot! 🙂
First let me tell you a bit more about Life Book in case you haven’t heard about it yet!
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.
We will be exploring how our Chakras and how they related to our creativity and experiencing the power of Conscious Dance to shift and release stuck energy and to set intentions for what we want to see and experience in our lives. After that we might even make some art!!!
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! 🙂 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 Life Book 2018 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 a space by entering all the other give-aways also! 🙂
How to enter the give-away:
- Share this give-away on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Google+
- Sign up to my newsletter (click here)
- Leave a comment below letting us know why you would love to join Life Book 2018
I will announce the winner on Sept. 1st, 2017.
Here is the list of the other amazing teachers who will be teaching on Life Book – they too will be giving away a spot on Life Book so go check them out and enter their give-aways! 🙂
BLOG HOP DATE Teacher BLOG URL
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 – http://effywild.com/
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/
Have a great time following the blog hop! 🙂
Overwhelmed she slips
below the surface.
Looking for escape.
The cares of the world
rate race in her mind,
where are the answers?
So much to comteplate
on long sleepless nights.
But in the water
she floats free.
through the flow.
Creative inspiration is really all around us, we just have to be willing to take the time to look for it. There are some very obvious places to look for inspiration such as an art gallery or museum but there are also lots of other places to look for inspiration that are a little outside the box. Here is a list of some places that I came up with.
People watching at the mall. The other day while shopping I stopped for a bite to eat, since I was alone I was free to just look around me and observe. I began to notice the different features on people’s faces, the style and colors of their clothing and even their gestures as they interacted with others. It was unfortunate that my sketchbook wasn’t in my purse!
Reading or looking through children’s books. I love illustration and children’s books have some of the most beautiful illustration out there. Often when I end up in a bookstore I will head over and browse through the books in the children’s department for a dose of creative inspiration.
Go for a walk in the woods. Nature is the most innately creative force on this planet. As you walk observe the shapes and textures around you, incredible beauty and inspiration is everywhere.
Reading Poetry. Poetry is full of imagery, just reading it can spark ideas and thoughts.
Go to the zoo or a wildlife refuge center or even a pet store. Observing the diversity of creatures that inhabits this earth can be a great source of inspiration.
At the movies. Movies have the ability to move us through time and space and take us to places we could never go in real life. This gives us the opportunity to observe and be inspired by many exciting options that otherwise don’t exist.
Watch the clouds. As they move through the sky cloud shapes shift and change. One moment you might see a dragon, the next island floating in the sky and in another moment perhaps and angel. It is another great example of the creativity of nature.
Go to flea markets or antique stores. All kind of treasures and unique items can be found at flea markets. You don’t even need to buy anything and bring it home. Just check out vintage artwork or jewellery for interesting shapes and color combinations. Look at the designs of furniture, inlaid wood can be a great source for shapes and patterns.
Walking through your own neighborhood. Take some time to walk through it with fresh eyes. Really look and observe. What flowers are growing in the yard next door, what color combinations are present in the plants, flowers and trees? What birds are flying around? Looking at these things with a eye to really seeing them can spark great ideas.
These are a few of my ideas. Feel free to comment below and share some of your favorite places to find inspiration!
Our books are bound completely by hand using a fourth century method known as Coptic Binding.
Coptic Bound Journals feature an intricate and painstakingly beautiful, non-adhesive binding with exposed knotted stitching across an open spine. This ancient art is kept alive by a handful of artists and artisans around the world.
Mechanically produced books and paper are easy and cheap to mass-produce but books made with machines do not hold the character and unique qualities of a handmade book and the person behind them.
When we design and hand-bind a book, each one has just a little of us in it! A bit of our heart, our soul, our spirit, and that sharing of ourselves enriches us as well as the recipient.
Our Coptic Bound Journals carry history, heart and one of a kind quality.