LiFEBOoK is OPEN for registration!

Lifebook 2015 is open for Registration today. But before I even talk about this Collaborative Online workshop, let me tell you about Tam Laporte!

This is Tam the wonderwoman!  When Tam felt overwhelmed by sad world events, she decided to raise money for clean water by creating  a mini art class. She raised a collosal amount of funds for her Water Campaign at ‘Charity Water and that will make a real difference to people in need.  Inspirational!
Arty Party with Tam 103She’s the mother of these two sweethearts! (Dylan and Elliot have very little to do with the rest of this post but… hello?! CUTE!!). They are full of personality and energy and keep Andy and Tam very busy!

Arty-Party-with-Tam-Laporte-3Back to Tam… my  friend and such an inspiration!

My first online Art Workshop was with Tam. I fell in love with her gentle personality, her sense of fun and her beautiful artwork.  Over time, we became friends.

In 2011, Tam came up with the wonderful concept of Lifebook – a year long, collaborative online workshop.  And Tam makes things happen! She asked me to be part of her new venture and of course I said “yes!”.Fast Forward, and Lifebook is heading into it’s fourth year. Thousands of people from around the world join in each year to create and build an arty community. It’s amazing.

On a Skype chat, I told Tam about my upcoming trip to Paris, and we started plotting a meet-up, and that turned into hosting a workshop! Drum roll for cutest logo in the world:artypartypromo-900

I had a ‘pinch myself’ moment when I finally met her in the flesh! ( well maybe that lasted for an hour) . It wasn’t like meeting someone for the first time, I felt like we were old friends catching up! I felt instantly at ease and so comfortable around her and I bet most people feel that same way.  That’s the Tam effect. Arty Party with Tam 098

So Angus and I were made to feel so welcome… and we went out to see the marquee and preparations for the workshop – GORGEOUS! All that was left to do was to  hang colorful pennants in the apple trees.

Arty Party with Tam 102In the rolling hills behind Brighton we gathered a creative bunch of fun people for a weekend of mixed-media mayhem and art! It really was a brilliant and super fun weekend.Arty-Party-with-Tam-LaportePerfect weather all day, smiles and art, art art! These cuties (sorry Steve to call you that, but you are a cutie too!) were a joy to teach

Arty Party with Tam 099Arty Party with Tam 101And look at the gorgeous, whimsical art created in Tam’s class:Arty Party with Tam 100  And after class, Tam and I would stay up WAY to laugh LAUGHING our heads off each night .  It was wonderful. She is wonderful.

And so is her assistant/lifesaver/fellow wonderwoman: Gracie. I love looking at photos from this event! I had SUCH A GOOD TIME!  I miss these two so much!


So aside from being my friend, a talented artist, a joy to be around and a wonderful mother with a loving little family, Tam is also the orchestrator of LifeBook – a year long mixed media workshop!


Join me and 25 incredible art teachers who are all gearing up to share their mixed media techniques, tips and tricks with YOU!
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! 

shineyourlightYou will be able to:

  • Download all class materials to your machine, keep them forever
    Learn many new mixed media techniques and styles
    Grow and develop both personally and artistically
    Receive extra inspiration, like PDF worksheets, art journal prompts, free uplifting affirmation jpegs (for you to print and hang up), give aways, artist interviews etc!
    Connect with like-minded creative people
    Make new artistic connections
    Become part of a buzzing/ thriving art community for a whole year!


Jane Davenport –  
Jenny Lee Wentworth –  
Violette Clark –  
Danielle Donaldson –
Effy Wild –
Flora Bowley –  
Lynzee Lynx –  
Andrea Gomoll –  
Kristin van Valkenburgh –  
Jill K. Berry –  
Alena Hennessy –  
Juliette Crane –  
Mati Rose McDonough –  
Patti Ballard –  
Rachael Rice –  
Roben Marie Smith –  
Lynn Whipple –  
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“Life Book, a celebration and honouring of YOU” is a year-long mixed media art class
organised by Tamara Laporte from Willowing Arts.

If you use the links from my blog here, I will receive part of your Registration fee.
If you coose to, thank you so much for joining LifeBook through me.
I’ll see you during my Lifebook Week!
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