Life Book 2013

For questions about Life Book contact Tam or Gracie on willowing AT (or leave a comment below).
“Life Book, a celebration and honouring of YOU”
is a year-long mixed media art class organised by




 Or join the Life Book 2013 Tam Edition here.


Tam is joined by 21 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 a minimum of 2 loose mixed media art journal pages per month (through a minimum of 2 lessons a month) which by the end of the year you will bind into a glorious journal (a Life Book)!
Watch the promotional video:

Praise for Life Book


Hi peeps I’m just dropping in here to let everyone who’s considering signing up for the 2013 Lifebook know that they shouldn’t hesitate.  This is the best £60 you will pay for ANY on line course.  I have learnt so much through Tam and this wonderful community of artists – we not only learn from the fantastic tutors, we learn from each other and that’s half the fun – everyone is willing to share their learning experiences, their tips and their art.  It’s truly an inspirational place to hang out and chat and be a part of. It’s also a terrific way to sample lots of artist’s styles and techniques and perhaps to try some of their on line classes too – there’s everything you need here whether you’re coming in as a completely new artists or someone who’s experienced, you really won’t regret this.  I honestly think it’s one of best ‘experiences’ I’ve ever bought into – Tam has made this a wonderfully safe place to try new things without pressure, you can participate as much or as little as you feel able or want to – you will ALWAYS find help and encouragement.  Thank you so much Tam for making this possible xxx” – Dee Champion, UK

*Teacher Line Up has been announced, scroll down!*

We are going to be joined by an AMAZING array of teachers INCLUDING the awesome and amazing 

Melody Ross

from Brave Girls Club! 


Don’t miss out on joining this awesome course!
“Life Book – a celebration and honouring of self!” is an EPIC year long art workshop which will begin on January 1st 2013! With monthly mixed media lessons by Tam and a wide variety of additional lessons and other activities by another 21 contributing mixed media art teachers, you will be chronicling your development and growth of 2013 in many mixed media pages which by the end of the year you will combine into a journal (or Life Book). You will be part of a thriving, buzzing and creative community of artsy people for a whole year. The course will be overflowing with lessons, exercises and activities to keep you inspired and motivated. Additionally you will also be challenged to include self celebration/ honouring/ healing exercises into your journal pages which are bound to make you feel good about yourself! This is the biggest thing I’ve ever organised, I hope you’ll all take part! :) Download the monthly course outline by clicking on the PDF image. 

 Download a tentative supply listby clicking on this image:

How does Life Book work?
Once you have sent payment through you will be added to a private group on my ning site. There will be some sort of activity every week, but you will get at least 2 main mixed media art lessons each month. I myself will contribute 10 lessons throughout the year and every month there will be 1 or 2 more guest teachers contributing a lesson as well. You’ll be creating your lessons on single pages and by the end of the year you will bind all your pages into one big book, a Life Book. 
How are the lessons structured? 
Tam will provide 10 mixed media lesson throughout the year (she’s taking 2 months off as 12 turned out a bit much in 2012, ha!). Tam’s lessons will be posted on every 1st Monday of the month and this year there are 21 contributing mixed media teachers who will each provide a lesson for a month they’ve been assigned to (these lessons will be posted each 3rd and 4th Monday of the month). In addition there will be extra things happening the other weeks: artist interviews to inspire you, journal prompts to encourage you, extra art exercises, tips and tricks, you name it! This course will be overflowing with lessons, inspiration and stuff to keep you busy the whole year!! 
You will become part of a thriving, buzzing, creative community with opportunities to make new connections, learn many new mixed media styles and techniques and make new arty friends!
  • 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!


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


What do I need and need to know in order to join Life Book 2013?

  • 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! Unfortunately I am unable to offer the entire class on DVD/ CD.
  • 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 theme focus of the course is ‘self-development/ self-love/ self-healing’. We may refer to concepts such as: “The Goddess in You”, “Mandalas”, “Crystals”, “Yoga”, “Sacred Ritual” etc.   







Please note: The paintings accompanying the biographies are pieces created by the teachers but do not necessarily represent what they will teach! Of course, what they will teach will be in their style, but they may not exactly teach what you see in the above paintings. The paintings are shown so you can get a feel for their style. :)

If you want to find out more about these lovely people, please visit their websites here:

Jane Davenport
Jane Davies
Erin Faith
Julie Fei-Fan

Shiloh Sophia McCloud
Aimee Myers Dolich
Monica Zuniga
Michelle Kral (Mitsi B)
Dina Wakley
Joann Loftus –
Jeanette Maisy
Dawn DeVries

Melody Ross –

More Praise for Life Book!

I always thought my creativity and abilities would not be enough to paint anything worthwile. I started life book, learned so many differend methods and developed so much personally and artistically that I now think about starting a creative business! When I really look at my life I always wanted to do something creative and didn´t have the guts… I thought I was not skilled, creative, good enough even to try! Life book changed that feeling and my art skilles about 180°! (Thank you, Tam!!!) It makes you stretch out of your comfort zone and makes you reach for the stars – and you will reach at least the moon! :-)” – Leila Freiburg (a.k.a.”Amy”); Germany
An amazing course that spans a whole year, and has lessons from some amazing artists that have really inspired me to try new techniques.– Monique Green, Surrey (UK)
It’s a fantastic self-paced course with world wide, well known instructors teaching methods in a way that anyone can create great works of art. The course also helps to expand the mind opening the door to creative thoughts that have been dormant in some and locked in others. With visual instruction along with readable content and available help 24/7 makes it THE online art course to enroll in! “ Connie Foster Bissell – Marshfield, MO USA
Life Book is a wonderful, Year Long, Art course. With new lessons by different teachers each week. It’s fun, and challenging, and it’s full of amazing techniques, I’m learning about new to me mediums, which is great! And there’s a personal development aspect too, which I love. There is so much to it and it’s very reasonably priced …. it’s exciting and wonderful! And at the end of the year all these pieces of art you created will be bound into an amazing book. You get lots of support and encouragement… and help when you need it. And you work at your own pace. “WOW” ….I really LOVE Life Book! ;) “
Phoebe Thibault-Sherrard, in Kitchener, Ontario
I am taking this amazing year long art class. It has so much information to learn and is so incredible. I can’t recommend it enough!” Stacie Spencer,New Market, Maryland USA
There’s this GREAT class called Lifebook, available on-line! The cost is affordable…and it is so nice to have something to look forward to each week. You can work at your own pace, you can download information if you choose. The teachers are varied in style & lessons vary in content so there really is something for everyone. I’ve LOVED being part of this experience!” Patricia Bleecher, MA., USA
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76 Responses

  1. Sharon Robinson
    Sharon Robinson August 21, 2012 at 8:31 pm · Reply

    Hi Tam, I am really interested in this course, how much is it?

  2. Sharon Robinson
    Sharon Robinson August 27, 2012 at 4:56 pm · Reply

    I just finished your Art, Heart & Healing course. I drew a bit while I watched so I have nothing finished yet. I love, love your work so much & you are an inspiration. I really want to take all your courses, especially the magical mythical beings & the summer girls. I think the life book would be better for me to take at this time. I am waiting ever so patiently for October 8th. Hugs to you & your family, Cheers!

  3. Rachel Rodenborg
    Rachel Rodenborg August 29, 2012 at 4:58 pm · Reply

    Tam, I’m a mosaic artist with a mixed media bent that would love to work on the Life Book, but am wondering how I might be able to do this in my artform? (I can draw very rudimentary shapes and figures…drawing and painting isn’t my forte.) Thoughts? Rachel

  4. Mary Fish
    Mary Fish August 31, 2012 at 2:07 pm · Reply

    I just stumbled upon your site and the LifeBook2012. Cant wait to sign up for 2013. Will it be the same course, or a new one? If it is different, would it be possible to still sign up for 2012 and play catch up?

  5. Natalie
    Natalie September 1, 2012 at 6:27 pm · Reply

    Sooooooooooooooooooooo excited,yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Gina
    Gina September 2, 2012 at 3:55 am · Reply

    What will the prices be for each level and what does one get in each level? I considered joining this year’s course but the year was already half over by the time I found out about it.

  7. Belinda
    Belinda September 3, 2012 at 6:06 pm · Reply

    I’m taking Life Book 2012. Will it be all new material? Loving LB 2012!!

  8. Christine Osman
    Christine Osman September 12, 2012 at 5:23 pm · Reply

    I think the time is right. Very excited. Thank you for putting together such a wonderful program

  9. tatteredangelartfuladventures
    tatteredangelartfuladventures September 12, 2012 at 6:23 pm · Reply

    This sounds so exciting, what will the U.S. price be?

  10. bethany
    bethany September 12, 2012 at 10:14 pm · Reply

    Loving life book 2012…8th of October is my birthday. That’s a sign, right? I’m taking it as a sign. I like those sorts of signs. ;)

  11. Alison Quick
    Alison Quick September 14, 2012 at 12:01 pm · Reply

    Hi Tam, don’t know a lot about this but wondered how much time is needed, each month, to put into the course? As we all know it is hard with everyday life to make time for the “fun” stuff :) What is actually involved… this is all very new to me any advice would be great. Thanks heaps Alison

  12. Jerri Thompson
    Jerri Thompson September 14, 2012 at 11:56 pm · Reply

    Oh, Tam, Soul Sister of Mine!!! I have taken your free class, the Summer Girls and am currently taking Fabulous Faces! (All in a two week period!!) I definitely want to take the Loving Life Book Class. Wow! I can’t wait! Thanks for doing this. There are so many of us with so much healing that needs to occur! Jerri

  13. jeauxjeaux
    jeauxjeaux September 15, 2012 at 12:01 am · Reply

    Is there some way to sign up to be notified when the sign up starts?

  14. Peeaceful
    Peeaceful September 17, 2012 at 3:00 pm · Reply

    as soon as I can I pay my fees !!!! so exciting !!!

  15. Jenni D'Amato
    Jenni D'Amato September 18, 2012 at 12:05 pm · Reply

    Hi Tam, Just wondering if I take the highest package will you be offering any different classes to take or will they remain the same…hope this makes sense.

  16. Sherree
    Sherree September 21, 2012 at 4:29 pm · Reply

    Hi Tam, what a line up you have for 2013. I hope to be able to join this one. I missed the 2012 Life Book and it is my loss. I’m sad everytime I think about all I’m missing.

  17. Dee Champion
    Dee Champion September 23, 2012 at 4:37 pm · Reply

    Hi peeps I’m just dropping in here to let everyone who’s considering signing up for the 2013 Lifebook know that they shouldn’t hesitate. This is the best £60 you will pay for ANY on line course. I have learnt so much through Tam and this wonderful community of artists – we not only learn from the fantastic tutors, we learn from each other and that’s half the fun – everyone is willing to share their learning experiences, their tips and their art. It’s truly an inspirational place to hang out and chat and be a part of. It’s also a terrific way to sample lots of artist’s styles and techniques and perhaps to try some of their on line classes too – there’s everything you need here whether you’re coming in as a completely new artists or someone who’s experienced, you really won’t regret this. I honestly think it’s one of best ‘experiences’ I’ve ever bought into – Tam has made this a wonderfully safe place to try new things without pressure, you can participate as much or as little as you feel able or want to – you will ALWAYS find help and encouragement. Thank you so much Tam for making this possible xxx

  18. Alex
    Alex September 25, 2012 at 1:07 pm · Reply

    Wow, wow, wow!!! I just found this and absolutely must participate! What an amazing collection of artists and to have them all focused on finding me! WOW! Thank you!

  19. Helene
    Helene September 29, 2012 at 4:43 am · Reply

    Wow….I was sitting on the fence about signing up again but the year outline did me in!!

  20. Kasia
    Kasia October 4, 2012 at 10:36 pm · Reply

    Hi, I have already signed up for the newsletter not to miss the moment when the the registration starts! I can’t wait the 1st of January!

  21. Marcelle
    Marcelle October 8, 2012 at 11:19 am · Reply

    Come on Tam!!! It is morning! It is the 8th of october, wanna sign in :)
    XXXXX and hugs

  22. Rachel Rodenborg
    Rachel Rodenborg October 8, 2012 at 3:06 pm · Reply

    Tam, I am thrilled you are making LB 2013 available along with your lessons from LB 2012 in one package. Can you tell me how many additional lessons will be included from the 2012 session? Thanks! Rachel

  23. Heather Williams
    Heather Williams October 8, 2012 at 4:36 pm · Reply

    Hi, Tam! I’m just a bit curious about the LB2013 Extreme….how many lessons did you teach in LB2012? I had intended to participate in LB2012…but, honestly, I become so overwhelmed w/ the idea of having something each wk for the entire year….as I work slowly & tend to easily fall quite behind…that I ended up not signing up at all. This time around, I’ve been thinking…especially, for the value….just going into this thinking of partaking in the bits that speak most to me, instead of overwhelming myself w/ thoughts of trying to take it all in w/in the time frame given. Who says I MUST do it all, right?! (And that’s not to mean that, of course, I wouldn’t want to do it all! ☺) Does that even make any sense?? Plus, I’m LOVIN’ the line up of artist teachers you are including!!!

    Thank you & many gorgeous blessings!!! ~H♥~

  24. Evie Edwards Moss
    Evie Edwards Moss October 8, 2012 at 6:45 pm · Reply

    Hi Tam

    The course looks amazing and is something I’d really to take part in. Just wondered though if it could be done in a journal/sketchbook and if it’s good for all ages to take part? Thank you


  25. keahn
    keahn October 8, 2012 at 7:52 pm · Reply

    Question: I know that the registration for the LB 2013 obviously opens today — so — how long will registration be open for? I really want to take the course, but won’t get paid until the 15th.

  26. Renee'
    Renee' October 8, 2012 at 9:19 pm · Reply

    it all looks so fun and lovely and i will just have to wish for another year to take it…cant even manage the payment plan of any sort…. maybe next year! enjoy all! great work Tam, lots of great artists!

  27. Patrice
    Patrice October 8, 2012 at 10:28 pm · Reply

    Do you have to have an art background to join?

  28. Leanne
    Leanne October 8, 2012 at 10:39 pm · Reply

    Hello Tam. I just love your stuff, and am seriously considering signing up, but I am wondering if it would be suitable for me, as I have NO SKILLS.. I have never done scrapbooking, I quilt, and I can copy things, but have never created anything original.. Would I be able to keep up with all you talented people? Is it something that I can copy what you do closely at first? Is that Ok, or would I have to be original?

  29. samara
    samara October 9, 2012 at 1:09 am · Reply

    Hi Tam….super excited! Currently in the 21 success and having a ball and just can’t wait to do all this for “one year????” O my greatness\\\\\!!! I sent you an email re pay. I hope you got it. I’d like to do your extreme course. I’m at

  30. Lynda Wilson
    Lynda Wilson October 9, 2012 at 3:49 am · Reply

    Hi Tam, I was thinking of doing the 3 installment plan option but was wondering how big the gaps of time are between each payment? I was also curious as to what exactly I get for purchasing that option, is it exclusively the 2013 life book or does it also include another class as well (such as with the premium course how it is both the 2013 life book as well as an additional course by you). Thanks for taking the time to read and respond. I’m excited!

  31. Evie Edwards Moss
    Evie Edwards Moss October 9, 2012 at 8:47 pm · Reply

    It would be lovely to bind my own book so I think I will probably go for individual paper, just thought journal/sketchbook would be a good alternative if I can’t source the paper….will figure that one out nearer the time, so thank you for advice on that (: Yes can completely understand about the age, I will be 19/20 whilst Life Book 2013 is going (felt like a bit of a youngster ha) and am currently on my gap year so this course is perfect. It gives me something to keep creative, plus the structure helps (: I like the idea of the healing mixed with art. Thank you for all the info/ advice. I look forward to taking part :D

    Evie xx

  32. Sandy Fisher
    Sandy Fisher October 29, 2012 at 11:08 pm · Reply

    I would like to sign up the the whole enchilada but I don’t see how to do that…and can I pay on the installment plan if I take them all?

  33. Elise Laporte
    Elise Laporte November 6, 2012 at 5:44 pm · Reply

    heey tante Tam,
    het lijkt me echt heel leuk om mee te doen!

    xox je nichtje Elise

  34. navintos38
    navintos38 November 7, 2012 at 4:22 pm · Reply

    Hi Tamara Laporte! ; )

    I want to be a part of your beautiful Life Book 2013! How do I make payment arrangements and make sure I am registered? ; ) I am so excited and I CANNOT wait for January 1st, 2013! Woot, woot! I am gathering my art tools, excited, & ready to begin!

    Elizabeth Aviles

  35. Angel - Hammer and heels
    Angel - Hammer and heels November 11, 2012 at 10:01 am · Reply

    Hi Tam I’m considering signing up for the Super Art Party but I just wanted to check with you first to see what was covered in your lessons in 2012?

  36. Shaparak Lonning
    Shaparak Lonning November 14, 2012 at 3:14 pm · Reply

    Hi Tam,
    I’ve already signed up for LB2013 a while back, but seeing your comemnt above with more details on your 2012 lessons, I’m tempted to upgrade to the big package (not sure if you’ll accept that??),
    But I was also wondering how your 2012 classes diffrent from your 2013 classes. Will it be all new material /techniques or will it be repeat?

    Thanks so much!!

  37. Laurie
    Laurie February 8, 2013 at 1:39 pm · Reply

    TAAAAAMMMM! Hello lovie,
    I am SOOO anxious to get started on LB13. Can’t sign in- credit card being wonkky. Is there somethink I need to do to convert UK monies to US monies? We are having a HUGE snowstorm here today & so want to lock myself in and start on the lessons I have missed.

  38. Carole Miller
    Carole Miller February 11, 2013 at 11:32 am · Reply

    ‘vie been sick with the flu. I’ve lost the way to get to the site. I’m a paid member. Help!!.

  39. Michelle Sylvia
    Michelle Sylvia February 23, 2013 at 9:15 pm · Reply

    Hi. I would like to join but have a few questions. If I join now late do I have access to the January / february classes? And will I get one class from you a month with the $99 package?

  40. anne
    anne June 18, 2013 at 1:00 am · Reply

    will you have this again next year? i’d wish i would have started in January…..

    1. admin
      admin June 19, 2013 at 10:11 am · Reply

      Hi Anne! Yes there will be a Life Book 2014 -yay!! Preparations have already begun, watch this space!

      Registration for Life Book 2013 is still open too! (its up to you whether you start from this weeks lesson and/or go back to catch up on all the past weeks Life Book 2013 lessons). You can sign up to Life Book 2013 HERE! or go to top of this page to see Life Book 2103 offers.

      Love Tam xx

  41. tracy
    tracy August 8, 2013 at 10:38 am · Reply

    Is the discount code for lifebook 2013 still available to the 2012 lifebookers

  42. Patti
    Patti August 24, 2013 at 3:31 am · Reply

    Tam, I’ve just recently discovered your beautiful site & work. I think what you are doing is amazing both with your art & trying to help people heal through it. I’ve been doing all kinds of mixed media for many years but I had to put it on hold for a while as I moved across country (US) from Florida to Seattle, WA! I’m finally settled & my studio is (mostly) unpacked. I’m excited to hear that you are doing a Lifebook 2014 but I would love to try Lifebook 2013. But since it is sooooo late into the program is it possible (realistic) to catch-up or do you recommend waiting? I do have a full-time job as an oncology RN but my daughter is an adult so no small children. Hope that helps a little with my time available.

  43. Stacy Le
    Stacy Le October 16, 2013 at 4:27 pm · Reply

    Hello Tam,
    I signed up for lifebook 2013 through my husbands email and paypal account and I am not sure how to access the courses. Please help! I can’t wait to get started.

  44. Gracie
    Gracie October 17, 2013 at 2:40 pm · Reply

    Hi Stacy! I’m Gracie at Willowing, I have sent you a message to your email :)

  45. gypsygirl33
    gypsygirl33 February 1, 2014 at 7:10 pm · Reply

    I feel like a ding-dong asking this question however I cannot seem to figure this out so maybe someone could help me. I signed up for LB2013 when the year was almost over. I knew I would not be able to get to the lessons until January of 2014 due to work and thought if I bought it the lessons would still be there for me to see. I got all the supplies and amped up my courage and headed on in today to begin and I cannot see or download any of the video tutorials. Was I suppose to download these in 2013? I would be the dorky girl who would have missed that instruction. Maybe I am just doing something wrong? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks and have a super fabulous day!

  46. susan
    susan June 25, 2016 at 11:44 pm · Reply

    I signed up to take Lifebook2013 when it first became available. Three years later I have gone through a divorce, moved, had deaths in the family, many surgeries and too many more issues to get into. I am just now seeing my clear to get back into my artistic endeavors and wonder if I can still access the 2013 course…still have the password. I know this has been a long time and I am asking a lot but just thought I would ask! Thanks for your consideration….Susan Warrick

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