Tam’s Book Launch Blog Hop & Give Away!

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Hello everyone!

I 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 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. The book is full of colour and fun, just like the beautiful Tam!

“Celebrate and honour 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, 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.

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



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! 🙂

How to enter the give-away

. Leave a comment below letting us know why you would love to get a copy of Tam’s book!

I will announce the winner just after Christmas.

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! 🙂

Blog Post Date


Blog URL

1st December 2017

Tamara Laporte

2nd December 2017

Effy Wild


3rd December 2017

Ivy Newport


4th December 2017

Roxanne Coble


5th December 2017

Andrea Gomoll


6th December 2017

Mystele Kirkeeng


7th December 2017

Tracy Verdugo


8th December 2017

Wyanne Thompson


9th December 2017

Shiloh Sophia McCloud


10th December 2017

Alena Hennessy


11th December 2017

Lindsay Weirich


12th December 2017

Jane Davenport

13th December 2017

Carla Sonheim


14th December 2017

Mati Rose McDonough

15th December 2017

Annie Hamman


Have a great time following the blog hop! 🙂

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  • lilbearbluz@me.com

    Well….. Life Book is how I met YOU, dear Jane! I would love to win Tam’s book because I’m sure it is no less than awesome!!!

  • ozco21

    Expanding my creativity is the goal for 2018 and this book could be the key. I have locked up my creativity for decades and although it has leaked out a little here and there, with me quickly securing it again, it is now pounding on my boundaries to release it. My walls are weakening, but at too slow of a pace and I need something to just break them down and release the flow of creativity.

  • Joanne

    I would love to win Tams book, what a great jump start to creativity for 2018!

  • Andrea

    This book looks great! Happy Holidays!!1

  • shariipopp

    I’m just getting started, and would love to win Tam’s book! Xo

  • Leslie

    I just recently came across Tam, and love her warm spirit. So cool when you discover your admired artists are actually friends in real life!

    Tinsel! Please pick me for the give away❣️

  • jc4chargers

    What an incredible opportunity….I would love to win this beautiful book by Tam which is… by the way… photographed so yummy! I love mixed media but honestly just getting started. I love love Janes book and hope to win Tams book and look forward to Janes new book. Thanks for this giveaway Merry Christmas and good luck to All. Hope I get some products from Santa. 😉

  • cathym30

    Hi Jane – how exciting to have the opportunity for a chance to win Tam’s book. Love the energy that both of you put out into the world. Hugs!

  • Karen

    I teach art journaling to kids. Always love new ideas and creative fun!!
    Would love to enjoy and share this book of ideas.

  • cfraser

    Hi what an amazing book. I’m a social worker and do most of my work with parents and infants struggling with emotional health issues. I have been looking at ways to incorporate art into my work, as a vehicle to express both the joys and challenges of parenting . I would love to explore the possibilities in this book and bring it into my work.

  • davnpeep.t1der

    I would love to have a copy of the book because… first of all, who WOULDN’T?!?!
    Also, I have been feeling the need to get back to art journaling for the sake of my mental health and self care, and this would certainly give me a boost and the help I’ve been needing.

  • Regina

    I would love to win a copy of Tam’s new book! I’ve taken classes from Tam and have enjoyed them so much, so it would be a very happy day to win her book! I also have your Beautiful Faces book Jane and plan to get your new ones coming out in 2018. You’re both such awesome and wonderful teachers and I’ve learned so much! Thanks for this opportunity. 🙂

  • Angie

    I would love to win a copy. Love Tam’s ART and BEAUTIFUL spirit…she is such an INSPIRATION!!

  • Madeleine

    This would be a love gift for my husbands sister, it would be wonderful to be able to supersize her with this ^_^

    • Madeleine

      LOL, * lovely gift and I’d like to *surprise her with it. The book does look amazing 😉

  • kreationsbykimberly31

    This book would help me to grow as an artist and develop new skills and techniques to further my art. I would be most grateful for the opportunity to have Tam’s new book in my home. Thank you for sharing your passion for art and teaching!

  • losolo

    Hi! I would love to be able to receive a free Life Book! I love art and being able to learn so much and get back into the joy of painting and coloring and designing would be awesome. I’ve been on disability for 25 yrs and can’t really afford to purchase art materials. THank you !! 🙂 PICK ME PICK ME

  • Carol

    Hi, I would love this book. I follow a lot of her art online. I am on her site and her art is beautiful

  • Rae Lynn

    I would love to win this beautiful book! It would help inspire me to do more art.

  • corinne.bekker@xs4all.nl

    It would be great to win a copy – so generous of you to host a give-away for Tam. I’ve been on Lifebook since 2014 – it would be great to have this book as well to take to my art table. Thanks!

  • sonya.eva

    What an amazing idea! To journal your life and art! I’m new to this whole art thing and I am just fascinated by your products and your techniques and everything! Thank you for this opportunity and good luck to the winner!

  • Donna

    I cant have Tam (or you!) sitting next to me when I `art’, so having Tam’s book would be the next best thing! 🙂

    *Merry Christmas everyone!* x

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