Life Book 2022


I was new to the mixed media art journaling scene.  


A whole world had just opened up to my “art heart”


Sitting at my dining room table, crayons, markers, and pens rolling all around.  All the colors of sunshine, yellows and golds, soft cremes, and vibrant orange.  What even was all this stuff?!  This newbie artist was excited to find out! 

Tam, the founder of Life Book,  was the teacher that week.  

A beautiful little cherub angel who glowed like the sunflower shining in the sun was our lesson for the week. 

I wasn’t sure if I could do it.  Make an angel?  Make a FACE?  Are you kidding me?  I’m a brand new to this art journaling world.

 And the eyes.  Those tell all the story.  Get those wrong and the face goes all wonky.

But I followed along, set by step,  my new artist hands not really sure of the next steps.  

OK, Tam,  I hope you’re right and can get me there.  She talked me through the process.  She’s really good at that. Guiding and leading the way.

 And at the end…those eyes.  They radiated.  Kindness, love, I couldn’t believe the way this little figure seemed to look right at me. 

It may sound cheesy, but it was almost like she had a soul.  


 I couldn’t believe it! I had made that art


I still have that angel.

 When I had to evacuate for a hurricane (life in Florida) she was one of the things that came with me.

 It was precious cargo space,  three kids, a dog and a cat, plus everything we needed if our house blew away.  

But that angel, she made it in there.

That’s the power of these classes.

 If  you are looking for a place of rest, a way to let go and have fun, somewhere to explore, Life Book 2022 is your place.  

All the photos here are the class I teach in the Free Taster Week that happens before Life Book begins.  They are what I call Encouragement Cards and are some of my favorite.  I love making them as they are so easy and can be made in so many ways.  

Make them for your friends or yourself.  To hang on your mirror for a little encouragment in the morning.  Pop into a book to mark your place.  Or put them in the mailbox, on the grocery shelf, or tuck into a note for a friend.


Join Life Book 2022

Life Book is a year-long mixed media art class focused on creativity & wellbeing, organised by Tamara Laporte from Willowing Arts.

  • Over 80+ mixed media art & wellbeing classes
  • Learn from 31 expert artists
  • Includes a virtual gift bag with lots of goodies including extra free classes!
  • Learn to use your creativity to support your wellbeing
  • Lifetime access to all class videos
  • All content downloadable
  • ONLY $190 USD for the whole course (valued at over $3000)
  • 30% off for Early Bird! Use: ARTJOY30 when signing up before Jan 1st 2022!
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