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You will need a highspeed internet connection to download the videos and have a basic understanding of things such as downloading and playing videos on your computer. These skills will not be taught in the classes.

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Life Book 2014 - Open for Registration!

For questions about Life Book contact Tam and Gracie on
willowing.arts AT gmail.com
(or Tam on tamara.laporte AT gmail.com /
Gracie on graciewillowing AT gmail.com)

“Life Book, a celebration and honouring of YOU”
is a year-long mixed media art class
organised by Tamara Laporte from Willowing Arts.

Tam is joined by 22 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!

REGISTRATION OPEN NOW!

Class Begins: January 1st 2014


Hello dear one! My name is Tam! Thank you for stopping by and checking out the Life Book information. Life Book is SUCH a precious project to me, I pour my be-end all into this baby. Let me tell you all about it. It's kinda an offer you can't refuse I'm sure! Nearly 2000 wonderful people joined us on Life Book last year, it's been an incredible experience (it's still going as we speak). People have learned so much! They've created such beautiful art work and they've been so brave when digging deeper into some of the healing exercises! I receive uplifting emails almost daily from participants telling me how Life Book has enriched their lives. I'm so honoured and blessed to be the host of this fantabulous course each year. I count my lucky stars every day!

 

In a nutshell, this is the Incredible Life Book offer:

◙ 10 In depth Mixed Media Art Lessons by me: Tam

◙ 22 In depth Mixed Media Art Lessons by Spectacular Guest Teachers
(see below who the 2014 guest teachers are)

◙ 20 (Smaller) Bonus Activities like: extra PDF prompts & step by steps/ artist interviews/ ATC swaps/ give aways/ audio meditations/ writing prompts etc by Tam & Guest Teachers

 

Watch the Promo Video:

 

 

So basically you continue to receive creative inspiration and prompts WEEKLY (without fail, every week there is something for you to enjoy) and all that for ONLY £70 GBP or approx $109 USD (the course content is valued at over $1000 so you get a year filled with incredible lessons and inspiration for only 10% (a fraction) of the retail price, is that awesome or awesome?) There is no catch here, just me and a bunch of awesome other artists wanting you to have access to a 'library' of inspiring & educational art lessons and personal development tools that help you enrich your life. Simple as that. :) I personally believe that practising self care through art & self enquiry creates happier people and happier people equals a better world (happy people are nice to others and spread light and goodness! and sometimes: muffins!!!). :-)

I'm so excited about all the fantastic contributions this year! We have a range of truly incredible artists contributing their wisdom, light, beauty and artistic talent to the course, one of which is a personal hero of mine: Flora Bowley! :D

I will also have the joy and honour to interview the wonderful and talented Claudine Hellmuth (she won't be teaching this year, but we'll hear all about her creative life and business in the interview)! Of course this Artist Interview will be shared with all the awesome Life Book 2014 students! (To read more about the incredible teacher line up, scroll down!)


Isn't this just awesome? Of course, I am totally biased, but if I came across an offer like this myself: I would jump at the chance! Not only because you can download all the videos which means that even if you fall behind or if you can't participate for a while, you can revisit the lessons at your own time in the future should you want to. :)

So, are you ready to sign up?!

Choose any of the packages below to make your 2014 sparkly and wonderful!! :)

(or read on for more information)

 

Basic Package
£70 GBP

(approx $109 USD depending on the daily exchange rate)
Includes access to Life Book 2014 for an entire year for one person.

Add to Cart

 

 


Premium Package
£87 GBP
(approx $137 USD)
Includes access to Life Book 2014 for an entire year for one person + life long access to one of Tam's other self study courses (choose below).

Which other course of Tam's do you want?:

 


Rainbow Package
£105 GBP
(approx $164 USD depending on the daily exchange rate)
Includes access to Life Book 2014 for an entire year for one person + life long access to two of Tam's other self study courses (choose below).

Which other course of Tam's do you want?:

What is the 2nd course you want?:


Extreme Package
£115 GBP
(approx $179 USD depending on the daily exchange rate)
Includes access to Life Book 2014 for an entire year for one person + life long access to 'Life Book 2013 - Tam Edition' - Please note: LB2013 Tam Edition includes all of Tam's LB2013 lessons: this class DOES NOT include the LB2013 guest teachers' classes.

Add to Cart

 


Double Extreme Package
£122 GBP
(approx $199 USD depending on the daily exchange rate)
Includes access to Life Book 2014 for an entire year for one person + life long access to 'Life Book 2013 - Tam Edition' + Life Book 2012 - Tam Edition' - Please note: LB2013 Tam Edition + LB2012 Tam Edition include all of Tam's LB2013 + LB2012 lessons: these classes DO NOT include the LB2013 & LB2012 guest teachers' classes.

Add to Cart


The Great Art Caboodle
£162 GBP
(approx $253 USD depending on the daily exchange rate)
Includes access to Life Book 2014 for an entire year for one person + life long access to 'Life Book 2013 - Tam Edition' + Life Book 2012 - Tam Edition' - Please note: LB2013 Tam Edition + LB2012 Tam Edition include all of Tam's LB2013 + LB2012 lessons: these classes DO NOT include the LB2013 & LB2012 guest teachers' classes. + life long access to two of Tam's other self study courses (choose below).

 

Which other course of Tam's do you want?:

What is the 2nd course you want?:


Installment Payment Plans are now closed.

If you want to join up, and pay for any of the Life Book 2014 packages in installments, please contact Tam and Gracie on willowing.arts [AT] gmail.com


 


If you are choosing any of the packages that allows you to choose any of Tam's self study courses and you want to find out more about these courses, please click here.

I get daily letters from Life Book participants letting me know Life Book has enriched their lives. I feel so blessed and lucky to be able to provide a program that truly helps people feel better about themselves!

But let me stop gushing and let some of the Life Book students have their say.

Praise for Life Book by current (gorgeous) Participants

✻ Amanda from Jackson MI, USA says: "I never dreamed that an on-line art class would make such a dramatic impact on my life! As long as Life Book is offered, I will be there!!!"

✻ Charmain from United States - Toney, AL says: "It has been a fantastic experience, I look forward to Monday mornings, so that I can see what I am going to experience this week. I've been exposed to so many teachers and different avenues of mixed media. It has just been GREAT!"

✻ Jan from Stratham, New Hampshire, USA says: "Just can't thank you enough for the experience! Because of you and your class I was "brave" enough to sign up for a couple of other on line classes this summer and continue to grow in confidence. Would never have tried these classes without you and your wonderful Lifebook experience. You truly are amazing and thank you for touching so many of our lives!"

✻ Glenda from Henderson, NV, United States says: "One of the residuals of my childhood is not feeling loved or wanted. This experience has helped me to heal and as I write these words I am realizing just how much. I am thankful for Tam and all the teachers. I love them all and their teaching skills are just phenomenal. I am even overcoming my aversion to drawing the human body. Through Life book I have come to embrace the artist that lies deep inside and quieting the self talk that told me for years I was not an artist. Thank you Tam and teachers for helping me to grow."

✻ Liezbeth from Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands says: "I love the fact that everything is downloadable. This way I can download my favorite lessons and do them another time, I can also take them on my Ipad and take them on holiday."

✻ Carolyn from Queensland, Australia says: "Life Book has been my first experience of an online art course, and I love it- I'm sold on it!"

✻ Sharon from Bristol UK says: "I have loved it and have made some great stuff - am still looking forward to the book binding bit at the end. I think the course is an absolute bargain and even if I had only completed a couple of lessons, I would have been very happy. The content is massive, massive and I think on so many levels LB is a very generous offering. Hats off to you Tam cos you must have to work very hard to make it what it is. I have enjoyed the meditations and the artist interviews as well as the art making itself."

✻ Rosa from USA, Oroville, CA says: "i will say it again...best investment for myself...enjoyable...knowledge is priceless and i have learned so much about myself and art techniques...especially without leaving home...in my pajamas...can't get any better than that"

Cornelia from Washington State, USA says: "Life Book continues to amaze me. I am feeling more grounded and able to express feelings. I am becoming less judgmental towards myself and more accepting. I look forward to each Life Book lesson. My art ability is improving and I am developing strong preferences for material that I use in my projects. I am a quilter and a knitter, but have not had an art background. It did not matter. I now consider myself an artist. Loved the art angel lesson at the beginning. I was very critical of my artistic endeavors, but my art angel is there to express kindness and acceptance of my art. Thanks again to all of you, especially Tam, for all the hard work and love you contribute to this course."

Life Book - More Information
& Teacher Line Up!

Yearly Class Schedule is HERE! :)

Download this PDF to read a description of all the weekly offerings. Please be aware, however, that though the likelihood is that the classes will appear as described in this document, some may change slightly depending on the circumstances & happenings throughout the year!

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Basic Supply List

Click on the image to download the basic supply list needed for the course. Please be aware that you won't necessarily need to buy every single thing on the list, certain materials can easily be replaced with other ones that you already have. So if you are on a budget, don't go crazy buying all the supplies. Throughout the year different teachers may introduce you to new materials as well. It's never compulsory to buy all the materials used on the course (of course not!), I'd say: see how you go throughout the year and if you see a teacher use something you really really love, then go buy it, but you don't need to 'arm' yourself with a house full of supplies you may not continue using in the future!

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LB2014-basicsupplylist

 

Who can sign up to Life Book? I haven't ever done any art, can I join too?

Darling, OF COURSE YOU CAN! Life Book is for EVERYONE! :) Sure, the course will be easier if you've done some art already, but don't deprive yourself of learning the awesome magic making and healing power of art just because you haven't done it before! The course is suitable for beginners/ intermediates and masters alike! Everyone will get something different out of the course. The course is run in an open, supportive, inclusive and encouraging environment where you can play, experiment, make a 'fool' of yourself and start all over again! There will be no judgement, we will only love you and encourage you! :) All lessons are conducted in such a way that you can follow the tutors step by step, so you can do what they do, and if that bores you, then you can go totally off the rails and do your own thing inspired by their lesson! Sounds good? :) You are loved and welcome here, no matter what skill level, for serious! :D xoxoox

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What do I need and need to know in order to join Life Book 2014?

  • You will need a highspeed internet connection to be able to download the videos. If you have a slower connection you can stream the videos online and/ or learn through the PDFs, but the best option is to have a highspeed internet connection.
  • It will be helpful to have a basic understanding of IT, like reading emails, navigating sites like Facebook and flickr etc. If you're having trouble with some IT related stuff some help can be given, but in depth IT guidance cannot be given.
  • If you are planning on downloading and keeping the videos you will need to make sure you have "a few" gigabites available. Each video can be between 200 - 900 MB in size. Multiply that by at least 32 lessons and you can see you'll need quite a bit of space! I recommend you get an additional external hard drive on to which you can download all the lessons. Unfortunately I am unable to offer the entire class on DVD/ CD.B
  • Be aware that you will have access to the Life Book content until the end of January 2015, so make sure you download what you want throughout the year, DON'T WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE, because the content will really disappear after Jan 31st 2015.
  • With regards to the personal development exercises: please understand that none of the art teachers on the course are qualified psychotherapists or psychologists. Therefore if you are prone to depression or if you think you might be triggered through one of the healing exercises it's important to me that you only embark upon the healing exercises knowing that you have an adequate support system around in the form of friends, family and/or a therapist to help you deal with painful stuff should this happen. Though there will be an 'emotional support thread' on the course available, the teachers and I are not able to provide you with in depth emotional support (as much as we would want to!)
  • The course is not based on any specific religious faith but may refer to and base lessons on and around 'non-dual' teachings. The course is inclusive of every human being regardless of their chosen faith. The theme focus of the course is 'self-development/ self-love/ self-healing'. We may refer to concepts such as: "The Goddess in You", "Intuition", "Shamanism", "Mandalas", "Crystals", "Yoga", "Sacred Ritual", "Being Here Now" etc.

     

Who are the awesome artists contributing to Life Book? Hold on to your seats, guys, this line up is QUITE something!! :D

I am so privileged and honoured, excited and joyful to have the following amazing artists contribute their skill, time, knowledge and energy to Life Book 2014.

To read in depth bios and see examples of the artists' artworks download this PDF (or scroll down to read all about them):
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Alena Hennessy - www.alenahennessy.com

Anna Dabrowska - www.tworzysko.blogspot.co.uk

Carissa Paige - www.carissapaige.com

Carla Sonheim - www.carlasonheim.com

Christy Tomlinson - www.christytomlinson.com

Danielle Daniel - www.danielledaniel.com

Dyan Reaveley - www.dyan-reaveley.blogspot.co.uk

Effy Wild - www.effywild.com

Flora Bowley - www.florabowley.com

Jane Davenport - www.janedavenport.com

Jennibellie - www.jennibelliestudio.blogspot.com

Kate Thompson - www.fracturedangelics.blogspot.com

Kelly Hoernig - www.kellyhoernig.webs.com

Kat McBride - www.KatCanPaint.com

Lesley Riley - www.lesleyriley.com

Marieke Blokland - www.bloknote.nl

Micki Wilde - www.thesecrethermit.blogspot.co.uk

Mika Diaz - www.mikadiazmixedmedia.com

Serena Bridgeman - www.serenarty.com

Steven Speight - www.speightoftheart.com

Tascha Parkinson - www.timewithtascha.blogspot.ca

Traci Bautista - www.treicdesigns.com

 
 
 

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