Life Book 2015

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For questions about Life Book contact Tam or Gracie on willowing.arts AT gmail.com
(or leave a comment below).

“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 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! 

REGISTRATION FOR LIFE BOOK 2015 IS NOW CLOSED
REGISTRATION FOR LIFE BOOK 2016 OPENS ON OCT 1ST 2015
 

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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 2800 wonderful people joined us on Life Book last year (and over 5000+ people have joined it since its inception in 2012!), 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 personal development 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:

◙ 9 In depth Mixed Media Art Lessons by me: Tam
◙ 25 In depth Mixed Media Art Lessons by Spectacular Guest Teachers
(see below who the 2015 guest teachers are)

◙ 18 (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 promotional video for information and a dose of ‘happy’ ;) 


 

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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 £75 GBP or approx $120 USD (the course content is valued at over $1000+ so you get a year filled with incredible lessons and inspiration for only 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!!!). :-)

 

alisa bio picI’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, people like Alisa Burke, Jessica Swift, Flora Bowley and Donna Downey are only a handful of the amazing teachers contributing to Life Book 2015! (Scroll down to read about the entire teacher line up for LB2015!!)

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. :)

 

 



Exciting right? :-) 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. :)


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


✻ Pepi Valderrama, Spain says: “If you want to have fun, laugh, meditate, discover yourself, and find parts of you you didn’t know existed within you, you have to be part of the tribe! Life Book is more than just some art lessons, is a journey we make with people around the world, all together, with joy and creativity. We are like a family who shares art, life experiences and warmth. There is more than art in Life Book!

✻ Maryann Covington, Kent, UK says:
“An amazing opportunity to learn loads of techniques from loads of different teachers within a really supportive lovely community, for an incredible price.”

✻ Kim McKinstry, Lumberton, Tx USA says:
“An excellent opportunity to learn from a large variety of teachers, explore and connect with thousands of artist online, and the best thing I have found, so far, to give me the confidence I need to move forward with my own ideas.”

✻ Nicole Jones, Tennessee, USA
: “Life Book is an incredible mixed media art course taught by an eclectic group of talented artists. You get to spend the year playing with all sorts of materials, working in different styles and learning new techniques. The Life Book community, teachers and students alike, is filled with warm, welcoming and supportive people who are always there to offer encouragement and guidance. It has been such a fun and rewarding experience, and I highly recommend it to anyone. I am a better artist and a happier person for having been part of Life Book!”

✻ Jill Holmes, Brunswick, GA USA says:
“One of the best, year-long art motivations that one can purchase on the internet. The variety of techniques and teachings are amazing and it is a very good value for the money involved to participate.”

✻ Nia Bennison Maple Ridge, BC USA says:
“Life changing!”

✻ Sharon from Bristol UK says:
“It is the best e-course I have ever taken (and I’ve taken a lot)…you sure can’t beat it anywhere!”

✻ Rosa from USA, Oroville, CA says:
“Lifebook is a weekly commitment to art journaling. There are so many wonderful and varied teachers from around the world. You can work at your on pace and on your own schedule. The Lifebook community is so supportive and encouraging of each other’s work. There is so much that can be learned technically and spiritually. You can participate as much or as little as you wish. But the more you put into Lifebook, the more you will get out of it. It’s absolutely the best online class I have ever taken!”


✻ Marsha Mees, California, CA. USA says:
Unbelievable! An art lesson every week, 52 weeks of creativity! Lifebook feeds my creative soul. Meeting new people, new artists, making new friends, creating art, what more could you ask for. All this for such a great price!!! Who doesn’t want to create in their Jammie’s”

* Kim Margarit Canada says: “Be prepared to have your socks knocked off! It’s FUN, it’s so SELF-FULFILLING & GRATIFYING. You’ll grow as an artist & find that with all the fun stuff, that your heart is opened more as well. That with all of Tam’s love & positive messages, it changes you little by little in such a delightful way. I feel blessed to be a part of LifeBook & know of it’s magical powers to transform.”
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Life Book – More Information and Teacher Line Up!

 

How does Life Book work?

supplies1Once you have sent payment through you will be added to a private group on the willowing.ning site and you will be invited to join the Life Book Facebook & Flickr Groups. Each week a new lesson is posted in the ning group. You will be notified by email every Monday that a new lesson is up. You will find download instructions in the lesson thread. 


You can then watch the lessons at your own time at home, do your work and share your work in the groups (should you want to – it’s not necessary to share your work if you do not want to). You can create your paintings on single pages which by the end of the year will be bound into a book, a Life Book :) Sounds exciting no? :) 

 


How are the lessons structured?

 Tam will provide 10 mixed media lesson throughout the year which will be posted on every 1st Monday of the month and this year there are 25 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, meditations, ATC swaps, art tips and tricks, give-aways 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!

You 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!

 

About Tam’s Life Book Lessons
Tam provides completely new (unseen) lessons to Life Book each year (there are no repeat lessons apart from the binding videos posted in December. Though the lessons are new each year, techniques that were covered in previous years may be repeated. Tam’s Life Book lessons become available in a self study group once the Life Book year is finished. 

 

Life Book 2015 Yearly Class Schedule

Download the yearly class schedule by clicking on the image or link below. Please note that we will all work towards sticking to the schedule though please allow for some wriggle room in that sometimes unexpected things happen in life and some classes might be changed last minute (this doesn’t happen much at all, but please assume this can happen). 


Basic Supply List
Click on the image to download the basic suggested supply list for the course. Please be aware, this is a suggested list that will help you get started, but 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!


LIFEBOOK2015-SUGGESTEDSTARTER-supplylist.PDF

 

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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Things to consider before joining:

Life Book is all about “inclusivity” and welcomes every person no matter gender, ethnicity, religious background or age. That said, the course might not be suitable for you if:

  • You are under the age of 18 – it is recommended that children and teenagers do the course with a parent or custodian mainly because of the personal development element of the course. (Many parents have done the course with their teenage or younger children, if you have questions about this pls email us on willowing.arts AT gmail.com).
  • If you are bothered by references that are more ‘new age/ “woo woo”‘ in nature. We may refer to concepts such ‘the inner goddess’, ‘the muse’, “Intuition”, “Shamanism”, “Mandalas”, “Crystals”, “Yoga”, “Sacred Ritual”, “Being Here Now” etc.
  • If you strongly do not enjoy or if you do not want to be exposed to personal development/ healing concepts (though these sections can be skipped)
  • If you are hoping that each lesson will present a completely new technique and that no technique is ever repeated. Each lesson is fresh and newly created by each teacher, BUT we all work in the same field, so we will likely overlap with some techniques here and there. That doesn’t mean you don’t learn anything new because we all do something different with each technique, each teacher has their own unique style and creates amazing work, just be aware that some techniques may overlap or that some styles are similar.
  • If you hope that Life Book can be the sole treatment for an existing mental health issue (Life Book can be used in support of a therapy treatment, but should not be used as the only treatment for a mental health issue.)
  • If you don’t like drawing faces/ portraits. Though all lessons are different and many lessons will not include drawing/ painting a face, expect approx 30-40% of the lessons to include a face of some sorts (either attached to a little whimsical body or as an actual portrait by itself). The rest of the lessons can include: abstract shapes, natural shapes (flowers/ trees etc), animals, landscapes including houses etc.


What do I need and need to know in order to join Life Book 2015?

  • You will need a highspeed internet connection to be able to download and 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 (it would be at least 20 DVDs).
  • Be aware that you will have access to the Life Book content until the end of January 2016, 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 2016.
  • 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 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!)
  • This course should not be considered a substitute or a replacement for face-to-face therapy. It is designed to help and encourage the participant to love and accept themselves more fully through personal development exercises and connecting with their inner creative nature. Participants who suffer from any kind of mental health issues are advised to seek the help from mental health professionals. Life Book can be used as a supplement to any therapy treatment, but should not be used as a main form of treatment for any mental health issues.
  • 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 (or non-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, we have yet another fantastic line-up!! :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 2015.

Download this PDF to read about this awesome group of teachers!

Alena Hennessywww.alenahennessy.com
Andrea Gomollwww.andrea-gomoll.de
Andrea Schroederwww.creativedreamincubator.com
Danielle Donaldsonwww.danielledonaldson.com
Effy Wildwww.effywild.com
Flora Bowleywww.braveintuitiveyou.com
Jane Davenportwww.janedavenport.com
Jessica Swifthttp://www.jessicaswift.com
Jill K. Berryhttp://jillberrydesign.com
Juliette Cranehttp://www.juliettecrane.com

Kristin van Valkenburghhttp://www.kristinvanvalkenburgh.com
Lynzee Lynxhttp://lynzeelynx.com
Mati Rose McDonoughhttp://www.matirose.com
Patti Ballardhttp://www.pbsartstudio.com
Rachael Ricehttp://rachaelrice.com
Roben Marie Smithwww.robenmarie.com
Violette Clarkwww.violette.ca
Lynn Whipplewww.lynnwhipple.com
Donna Downeywww.donnadowney.com



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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147 Responses

  1. Jaswinder
    Jaswinder August 20, 2014 at 10:44 am · Reply

    Hello Tam, i have been following you for sometime now. You are beautiful and a gentle soul. I have no basic knowledge on any form of art or drawing. I would like to know if I sign up for your Life Book 2015 will it be possible for me to follow the classes. Thanks. By the way, how much will they be.

    1. Gracie Howle
      Gracie Howle August 21, 2014 at 2:00 pm · Reply

      @Jaswinder
      Hi there! Gracie here (I work in the Willowing Office with Tam) hello! Thank you for your lovely comment, so lovely for Tam to hear :) Tam’s asked me to help you, I hope that’s ok for you? We are finalising the Life Book 2015 details this week and should know fairly soon the prices etc, to find out more please go here: http://www.willowing.org/life-book-2015/ and also sign up to the newsletter here: http://visitor.r20.constantcontact.com/d.jsp?llr=ioxvm8iab&p=oi&m=1109020827080 …Tam will let you know via the newsletter when Life Book 2015 is all ready. So exciting! Life Book is great for total beginners and established artists alike, so you will be able to follow the lessons no problem! I hope that helps, let us know if you have any more questions. See you there!!

  2. Kristen
    Kristen September 1, 2014 at 7:31 pm · Reply

    Hi – Can’t wait for this to begin, I’ve heard so many great things about this class!! Though I’ve been making cards for over 10 years I’m new to mixed media. I can’t wait to get started and will be experimenting with mixed media techniques over the next few months.

    Kristen

  3. Andrea Barnson
    Andrea Barnson September 8, 2014 at 5:46 pm · Reply

    I hope this is the right place to enter to win a spot. Am I the first one? These past few years have been hard on me. I am a single mom of a teenager. She has gone thought a lot of emotional issues and issues with staying focused in school. It actually has given me some silver highlights. I want to be able to work on something that can take my mind off the troubles. Something that is for me. I have a room that I created to be able to do something for myself but haven’t been able to use it and it ends up being storage. Money is super tight and I would love to win one spot for the 2015 Life Book. Thank you again!

  4. Barbara Talbert
    Barbara Talbert September 8, 2014 at 6:13 pm · Reply

    I hope this is the place to let you know why I want to win a place in Lifebook 2015! It has been the most life changing experience of my life in 2014 and I can’t imagine waking up on Monday mornings in 2015 without a new lesson to look forward to. The teachers are amazing and the support from everyone in the Facebook group is so meaningful. The best experience of my just beginning artistic journey!

  5. scrapbookdoll
    scrapbookdoll September 8, 2014 at 6:17 pm · Reply

    I am curious for this class, last year i would have loved to join but didn’t….
    I looks very appealing and i am in doubt again…
    Marie-Anne

  6. JUlia
    JUlia September 8, 2014 at 6:59 pm · Reply

    This has been added to my Christmas list. Year TWO here is come…. Woot woot!!!

  7. Tracy
    Tracy September 8, 2014 at 7:14 pm · Reply

    Is there a specific type of Art Journal you would recommend? I’m almost at the end of my last one and plan to join LifeBook 2015. Thanks!

  8. Carmen
    Carmen September 8, 2014 at 8:05 pm · Reply

    This goes on my Christmas wish list for sure, unless I am lucky enough to win a precious spot!

  9. Amanda Schofield
    Amanda Schofield September 8, 2014 at 8:09 pm · Reply

    Hi Tam and Gracie, I cannot put into words how amazing it would be to do Lifebook 2015, LB 2014 has become such a huge part of my life I can’t imagine not doing it again. Thank you for everything

  10. Denise McGirt
    Denise McGirt September 8, 2014 at 8:18 pm · Reply

    After recently discovering mixed media ideas, I realized that I am being lifted up with new life. I spend most time alone (my husband works 3rd shift) and have yearned for something that would give life to my evenings and these art techniques have done just that. I finally look forward to evenings. I fall into the shadows of a true artist, my sister, she is quite acclaimed in her art accomplishments,yet as I produce my own art, I am proud to show her what I have produced. I have worked through many different challenges in my life and now at 62, I think it is time to put my life’s experiences on paper. Joining the Life Book classes would be the icing on the cake!

  11. Glenna Gray
    Glenna Gray September 8, 2014 at 8:31 pm · Reply

    Tam, I’ve been following you for some time, and purchased your faces cd. I would love to be a part of this great class!

  12. Carolyn Felmingham
    Carolyn Felmingham September 8, 2014 at 8:32 pm · Reply

    Because Life Book 2014 is so AWSOME! And I don’t want it to end. MMWWWA!

  13. Meryle hawkins
    Meryle hawkins September 8, 2014 at 8:33 pm · Reply

    Hi Tamara, I came to art journalling late in life. I have always been arty but was ignorant about this lovely art form. I spotted a couple of your classes and enrolled in them and I was hooked. I have filled up a couple of art journals and I have on my walls a couple of gypsy lady canvasses as well as one of your summer ladies. I have tried many different styles but keep coming back to your colourful free and from the heart artwork. I have followed life book for the last cole of years and it would be my hearts desire to enrol in one. I can’t imagine what a years worth of art journalling and mixed media would be like, it sounds like arty heaven.

  14. kari
    kari September 8, 2014 at 8:36 pm · Reply

    on my birthday last year, my friends Bea and Yvette fanned my little spark of light enough that I came to your page and subscribed to the free classes and asked all my people for art supplies for my self and talked about the 2014 Life Book as a possibility for me. I have still not painted with you, though I did go with a friend as a guest to a class in my city. it didn’t hurt me :) Not very scary so I wanted to tell you I am still here watching and reading and my little spark is still burning, thank you. Not sure I would be worthy of a space because they are SO precious ….. and I AM still here..

  15. Barbara
    Barbara September 8, 2014 at 8:52 pm · Reply

    Hi Tam and Gracie,
    I am a volunteer teacher in Nepal helping teach marginalized women in Nepal and I can not afford Lifebook. I know if I am selected I will be able to share my new knowledge in art with the women and children in Nepal that do not have access to computers and online learning. I am sharing my passion for art with them. Please consider me for a free spot in this amazing class. May God bless you and guide your creative journey.

  16. Marcie Aspras
    Marcie Aspras September 8, 2014 at 9:06 pm · Reply

    Why would I like to win a spot of LifeBook 2015? Simply put, I cannot live without LifeBook!! I have been taking this since it began and to NOT take it would be like cutting off a limb! Love you Tam!!!!!

  17. Charissa Struble
    Charissa Struble September 8, 2014 at 9:10 pm · Reply

    Lifebook has changed my life and inspired me to go to art school. I am currently studying illustration because I love drawing and painting so much. Thanks for sharing your brilliance with the world ladies and gentlemen!

  18. jmo71421
    jmo71421 September 8, 2014 at 9:13 pm · Reply

    This course sounds amazing! Some of my favorite artists are included in this group! Maybe I can put it on my Christmas Wish List. I’m not sure who will read my wish list, but it’s worth a try :)!

  19. Rosana Berdichevsky
    Rosana Berdichevsky September 8, 2014 at 9:15 pm · Reply

    Life Book is an amazing environment of supper duper artists, fellow participants and awesome positive creative criticism that helps us to grow and evolve artistically and also to become better humans through the process.
    My second year and I do not want to miss it for nothing, even when I am traveling and sometimes get behind a bit, I know that it is there for when I am ready.
    IT IS MY THERAPY and it makes me smile and learn each time.
    Thanks a lot Tam for your unbelievable vision!

  20. Penny Meyer
    Penny Meyer September 8, 2014 at 9:29 pm · Reply

    Newly retired, I wanted open a new part of my life that had been so buried while making a living. When I began to look online at what I would like to pursue, I was amazed (I mean, it should have figured, right?) to find that those whose art really captured me are amassed in this big, beautiful LifeBook project. Lucky us out there who want to be part of such an amazing array of talent. I would be honored to be chosen for a chance to join. After working in the corporate world, it feels like I can breathe for the first time … AHHHH. Thank you for your work and consideration.

  21. tinastoll
    tinastoll September 8, 2014 at 9:30 pm · Reply

    Dear Tam, Dear Gracie, i would like to win a spot on Life Book 2015, because Life Book 2014 saved my Life definitly. i had such a rough time this year and i learned through all the lessons, how skillfull it takes me through this roughness every week of this year. Thank you so much for beeing a part of this, for me, wonderful therapeutic community.
    Hearty Greetings – Tina

  22. Claire
    Claire September 8, 2014 at 9:34 pm · Reply

    Wow, what an amazing line. Can’t wait.

  23. Rebekah Kinsey
    Rebekah Kinsey September 8, 2014 at 9:43 pm · Reply

    Time and Money! These are the two reasons that stop us from doing what we love. I am no different. I have had my eye on Lifebook since 2012, but time and money have always gotten in the way. However, 2015 will be different! I have purposefully lessoned my load by going from a full time teaching job to a part time teaching job so I can spend more time with my family (hubby and 3 wonderful children) and have time to do what I love – art! I am hoping to win a spot into Lifebook 2015 since my full time pay has also been reduced to part time pay, but nevertheless, I am excited for the new opportunities in Lifebook 2015.

  24. Sandi Mueller
    Sandi Mueller September 8, 2014 at 9:56 pm · Reply

    This is a fun way to kick start another year. I joined in 2014 and haven’t been able to keep up but sure have learned a lot!

  25. Nadine
    Nadine September 8, 2014 at 10:23 pm · Reply

    I am saving my pennies for Life Book 2015! I have been following your videos and blog for a while now. I only recently, 9 months ago, started my journey into the art world but I must say that I am drawn to Tam’s positive love and energy. Thank you and I look forward to joing you in 2015. (Maybe I will get lucky and win a spot)

  26. Flamingo Gypsy Susan Daniel
    Flamingo Gypsy Susan Daniel September 8, 2014 at 10:31 pm · Reply

    I would love to win a spot for 2015. The idea of being in community touches and warms my heart. The thought of being a able to learn from such a wild, eclectic, zany bunch of teachers excites me so! I can feel it in my fingers and my toes! The Aha! Eureka! knowing that this is a tribe I would like to be creative with. I am a retired public school teacher of kindergarten munchkins so I am having to learn how to swim about in the world on limited funds. I was in Shiloh Sophia McCloud Lewis’s Red Madonna red thread circle in 2013 and have been hearth keeper for her RM Matrix 2014. If I could be a part of your Lifebook 2015 I could lead sooooo very much. I appreciate your kind thoughtfulness for considering me for the gift or receiving Lifebook has to offer for free!!!
    All ways us living
    Love
    Light
    & Laughter,
    Flamingo Gypsy Mama Susan Daniel
    aka The Pink Flamingo Lady of LaLaLand
    /Lower Alabama
    /Love Always Land

  27. Linda
    Linda September 8, 2014 at 10:35 pm · Reply

    I hope this is the right place to win a place in your life book 2015! I would really like and love to join you. To learn from all you great people. The reason I’m hoping to win a place is just very simple. I just don’t have the money to join you otherwise

  28. Carol Sweetapple
    Carol Sweetapple September 8, 2014 at 10:41 pm · Reply

    Hi Tam I am teaching myself by doing mixed media classes on the web and have been amazed at the generosity of the “art world tutors” I have come across. However I am in a bit of a bind at the moment, still trying to develop my own style so would really welcome the opportunity to work with all your amazing teachers and you of course, and delve deeper into my creative being and bring out what I believe is hiding therein. PS love your work

  29. Jacqueline Pexton
    Jacqueline Pexton September 8, 2014 at 10:45 pm · Reply

    I joined Life Book 2014 with excitement and anticipation. My expectations have been more than fulfilled. I have had fun, challenged, and look forward every Monday to each and every tutor with excitement. I would say Life Book has given me Life.

  30. Pat McNeill
    Pat McNeill September 8, 2014 at 10:58 pm · Reply

    Thank you for this chance to win. I really need this ! It sounds so exciting and helpful . I sure do need the help !

  31. gerda
    gerda September 8, 2014 at 11:23 pm · Reply

    this is my third year in life book and would not want to mis it for the world next year

  32. Robyn
    Robyn September 8, 2014 at 11:25 pm · Reply

    Hi Tam and Gracie, my daughter and I have been following your site for a long time and loving what you do. For my gal, art is her greatest passion, therapy, outlet, joy, nest when she needs a safe place, and the most natural and beautiful way to express herself. I could spend all day doodling alongside her and watching her create! I would love to win a place on Life Book 2015 for her and I to take the journey together. (She will turn 10 in a couple of weeks and is planning, in her words, ‘A day of cake, happiness and dancing’!!! Gotta love that!)

    Thanks, have a great day!

  33. Susan
    Susan September 8, 2014 at 11:27 pm · Reply

    I would be thrilled to be part of this amazing journey in 2015.

  34. Kathy Thompson
    Kathy Thompson September 8, 2014 at 11:47 pm · Reply

    I hadn’t done any art for a couple of years when I signed up late for Life Book 2014, and I’m so glad I did. I got my mojo back and have loved every minute. I’m looking forward to a very arty 2015.

  35. lauradrida
    lauradrida September 9, 2014 at 12:36 am · Reply

    I discovered and joined Life Book late in the year, but knew already during Week 1 that I would be joining Life Book 2015. I was a cardmaker & scrapbooker and yearned to get into mixed media, but had no clue where to begin – there seemed to be so much to learn. I’ve learned a tremendous amount in the 10 or so lessons I’ve completed at this point. Tam, Gracie and “the tribe” are amazing and I can’t imagine my life without Life Book now. I think about Life Book 24/7 and wish I could quit my job to completely devote my life to making art…hehe. Pick me! Pick me!

  36. angela mondoux
    angela mondoux September 9, 2014 at 1:19 am · Reply

    Hi there. I would LOVE to win a spot in Life Book 2015. I have purchased LB in the past, but due to illnesses and tending to parents illnesses – I have never been able to keep up or complete the lessons. I’d like another chance to learn more about myself through art. Thank you.

  37. Sandra Schmidt
    Sandra Schmidt September 9, 2014 at 2:30 am · Reply

    Hoping this is where I enter to win a spot for Life Book 2015! I have enjoyed Life Book 2014 so much and have spread my wings….now I want to FLY!!!

  38. G. Bottom
    G. Bottom September 9, 2014 at 2:33 am · Reply

    If Lifebook 2015 is half as good as this year then I will be one heck of a happy camper. I have not loved every lesson, but I have learned new techniques as well as learned things about myself with each lesson as well. Best art decision I have made! Yippee!

  39. Robbie
    Robbie September 9, 2014 at 3:12 am · Reply

    Tam. I would love to join Live Book 2015. I am newly divorced after 36 years of marriage. Art journaling has been my life line and saving grace the past few months as I have poured out my grief and hope for the future. Would love to win a spot in the class.

  40. Patricia Johnson
    Patricia Johnson September 9, 2014 at 3:48 am · Reply

    This has been a life changing experience for me and I would love to win a spot on LB2015. I have learned so much and am ready to grow another year!! Thank you for everything!!

  41. Debra Rilea
    Debra Rilea September 9, 2014 at 4:27 am · Reply

    Here’s why I’d like to join Life Book 2015. It is the best part of my life period! Thank you for your passion and love and dedication.

  42. Cathi
    Cathi September 9, 2014 at 4:28 am · Reply

    I am so excited to join this year. I am new to art journal and creative self exploration. Being a clinician myself I’m excited to expand my personal development through art. Now is a good time for me to begin this journey. My husband of only five years has been recently diagnosed with cancer and our new life together is facing some scary changes. I have much to explore in a safe and encouraging environment.

  43. kecia
    kecia September 9, 2014 at 4:42 am · Reply

    I’m always up for starting over in the new year. I’ve never participated in Life Book (been too busy ), but it certainly has caught my eye from time to time. Turning the big 50 this year, makes me look ahead and where I want my life to head. As an instructor, my art time diminishes and I find myself wishing for more fun art time. So I think spending a year playing with such a great group of instructors could only be a win win situation. xoxo

  44. Linda Breshears
    Linda Breshears September 9, 2014 at 6:20 am · Reply

    Why would I like to win a spot? The classes are so motivating and I just want that to go on and on. I’d just about stopped creating art until I took LB 2014 and it jump started me again.

  45. Christine Davis
    Christine Davis September 9, 2014 at 7:28 am · Reply

    I have learned so much this year from participating in a Lifebook 2014. What an amazing experience. I also love the community that surrounds this awesome adventure. And you, Tam, oh generous spirit that you are, make it all happen! What a blessing.

  46. Tanya McAlexander
    Tanya McAlexander September 9, 2014 at 7:42 am · Reply

    Tam I love your blog and love everything you so very much. I really hope I can figure out how to join lifebook this year. I have been wanting to be a part of it for a long time

  47. Ellen Hendrikx
    Ellen Hendrikx September 9, 2014 at 7:58 am · Reply

    I love drawing and painting… then I feel relaxed!! Now I am looking for a new job I have more time to relax!!
    During that time I like surfing on your website (I think I am a bit jealous) and on facebook (Mixed Media Art Club Holland). Good luck with Life Book 2015!!

  48. ginger young
    ginger young September 9, 2014 at 10:11 am · Reply

    What a fantabulous introduction to Lifebook 2015! This is a glorious opportunity to be involved with so many creative, life affirming caring, & giving souls! I love playing around with all sorts of things related to making art.
    I’ve been making some sort of art all of my life. I love experimenting, learning & giving to help others in various ways by giving some of my creations. Although I went to a Fine Arts College & have taken some classes over the years from some artists, I’ve never participated in an online art making event, so I’m excited!
    Fortunately, I’ve been able to help various people in need by donating some of my creations.
    I got into making glass beads & got involved in the BOC program, (www.BeadsofCourage.org) donating over 1000 beads, each year, for three years in a row.

    I would be thrilled to have the opportunity to participate in Lifebook 2015!

    Tam, thank you so much for all the wonderful vibes you emit from your grand sharing in the world. You are truly an angel on this planet.

    Awesomely grateful,
    ginger

    Sorry so much to say.

  49. Jaswinder
    Jaswinder September 9, 2014 at 10:31 am · Reply

    Dear Tam, I was introduced to you by Dr. Fay Yunus, my sister in law. (you met her in Bali). My dad passed away this year and both my Mum and I had a rough time taking care of him. It was very taxing and nerve wrecking. But when Fay introduced me to your art I was absolutely stunned by how wonderful, gracious and kind you are. I also realized that art helps me to release negative energy and it gives me a purpose in my life. Now my Mum has to have an operation on her spine and I have to take care of her for another year. I would love to win a spot on your Life Book 2015 as I know it will help me to mentally relax and and focus my mind on something beautiful after taxing days of taking care of mum, surgery and hospitals. At least I can come back to my art and free my soul. Thank you

  50. Megan Jennings
    Megan Jennings September 9, 2014 at 11:17 am · Reply

    Officially entering for the chance to win free Lifebook 2015. I’m a new follower who has bookmarked your site and I lurk here often.

    The project looks amazing & can’t wait to complete my own LB while learning from your amazing line-up of artists. Bring on 2015!

  51. Carole Costo
    Carole Costo September 9, 2014 at 11:54 am · Reply

    Because Life Book 2014 is so much fun, i would like to keep the pleasure for 2015

  52. diana zandbergen
    diana zandbergen September 9, 2014 at 12:53 pm · Reply

    I’ve only just started lifebook 2014, but definitely want to participate in 2015. I can really relax with life book and just do my thing. Relaxation is very important for me as a person. Because I work with people with dementia and upon returning home I enjoy my two children, both with ADHD. So I really need my time to relax. In my hobby, I am really seeking, but find that I really go to certain topics with lifebook. Especially week 6 and 28. Drawing faces and working with inks, great. I still find it hard to know what to invent for myself, now i imitate allot :-). But my own ideas start to come. I want to thank you very much Tam:-) You give me my one art, relaxation time, art skills and especially enjoy to be creative. Thank You

  53. Pets To Go
    Pets To Go September 9, 2014 at 1:50 pm · Reply

    2014 has been a rough year for me on a personal level which hasn’t allowed me to do much in the way of using my creative juices. My artistic soul feels as though it has been pushed to the bottom of the list for months and months. I’ve lost a lot on financial and personal levels. 2015 will be my 60th year on this planet and I would like to get a fresh/positive start with your journaling experience. I keep seeing the ads for these art journaling classes but have to pass them up because of all the “stuff” I’ve had to take care of. I’m almost finished with “taking care of business” and can feel the rush of new and exciting artistic possibilites coming around in 2015. Your classes look like they would be a lot of fun, inspiration and great support. Thank you, for this opportunity to possibly win! Blessings to you.

  54. Mandy
    Mandy September 9, 2014 at 1:53 pm · Reply

    I would love a place for Life Book. I am having chemo at the moment and it would give me lots to look forward to.

  55. byanode
    byanode September 9, 2014 at 2:15 pm · Reply

    Your energy is so infectious and not in an ebol -ient kind of way. You support and encourage a person’s art experience. I very much want to participate because of your infectious spirit. I want to contribute too. I know the importance of the group coming together in a live or web-based class. I’d like to be considered for a free slot. I appreciate the opportunity for learning and sharing the fun. Thanks.

  56. Denise of Coffeeberry Cottage
    Denise of Coffeeberry Cottage September 9, 2014 at 3:13 pm · Reply

    I would love to win a spot in lifebook.I wanted to play along last year but was not able to afford it

  57. Kara Bullock
    Kara Bullock September 9, 2014 at 6:34 pm · Reply

    I am so excited for LifeBook 2015! I was thinking about starting 2014 this month, but I might have to wait!!! Looking forward to learning with all of these amazing teachers!

  58. Alena Mccrum
    Alena Mccrum September 9, 2014 at 7:04 pm · Reply

    Don’t hesitate to join because the teachers and Tami are awesome. The classes have so much information that it is hard to take it all in. Every participant is friendly and helpful as well. alena

  59. Alena Mccrum
    Alena Mccrum September 9, 2014 at 7:08 pm · Reply

    Hi Tami, I would really like to win a free spot on LB 2015. Even though I have not done too much on 2014 because of a health issue that hit me about 5 months ago I know I will use the videos. Love everything about Willowing. alena

  60. Martice Smith II
    Martice Smith II September 9, 2014 at 8:33 pm · Reply

    Capturing my most sacred thoughts is very important to me. Not only because I feel that documentation is essential but because I want to leave something tangible for someone else. Life Book will offer me that chance.

    Participating in Life Book will help me develop a greater sense of accountability towards my peers and my creative following. I desire to give freely of my creative being so that I can nurture and continue being authentic for the ones among us and ultimately, for those to come. ​Perhaps, another reason why I’d love to win is simply because it is so “life giving” with a resounding energy! Thank you for the chance to win!!

  61. Elixabeth D
    Elixabeth D September 9, 2014 at 9:12 pm · Reply

    Greetings Tam,
    I am throwing my paintbrush in the ring for a chance to be a part of Life Book 2015. As many, I too have a story to tell and a journey to continue. I am a mother of two exceptional children both in their own special ways. In this past year, I have had to embrace the significant challenges of having a child with a mental illness and losing the other to college. To top off the entirety of dealing with some significant life changes, I am now recovering from very extensive back surgery. What does this mean for me??? Time, Time that I have never had to explore, develop or focus on myself and what creative energy I have tucked away inside. I have followed you and your work for a couple of years now, but have never had the time or energy to participate. I too, like others would be honored to be given the “fellowship” of a unique and special gift.

    You just never know when an opportunity may present itself for us to grow, learn and connect with other like minded souls.

    Thank you also for a chance to win a special spot!!!
    Liz D

  62. Tammy Mohr
    Tammy Mohr September 9, 2014 at 11:57 pm · Reply

    Life Book is such a wonderful way to get art techniques from so many talented people. I have so enjoyed this year. I can’t believe it’s already time to talk about next year. Where did the time go?

  63. Sheila Bunney
    Sheila Bunney September 10, 2014 at 2:33 am · Reply

    Woot woot. I’d like to go again:)

  64. Shawnee Charles
    Shawnee Charles September 10, 2014 at 3:57 am · Reply

    Hi Tam, I am so loving this Art Journal experience I am new to Art and ask myself where have I been? LoL’ I been waiting for Oct 6th. I found a new love and for the past 7 month’s Art Journaling gave me back my happiness. I seek and want to learn new techniques so I too can create beautiful Art. Not that I am unhappy, I am very blessed..going through a terrible illness in which life was sucked right out of me I remained Happy, but something was missing! Then I found Art..I experienced growth, sharing my love for Art with friends and family has been wonderful. Now as a family we sit around the table all painting all laughing. Sharing is Caring!!! Now I would love a bigger family..Thank you for a chance to win.

  65. susan salyer
    susan salyer September 10, 2014 at 4:01 am · Reply

    I am looking forward to it. You are so gracious Tam and your hearts desires are being fulfilled each day..that too is an amazing part of Life book Journey..you gentle whimsy is so catching. :)
    hugs
    susan s

  66. Gail D.
    Gail D. September 10, 2014 at 5:19 am · Reply

    Hi Tam,
    My name is Gail and I’m kinda new here. I was on your site last year for a short time, never participated but just enjoyed your creative wisdom and energy. Although I am a beginner when it comes to drawing and painting, I could never see myself creating anything other than cards and scrapbook pages.
    I truly hope to be able to join you guys this time around. I really want to push my creative muse in a different direction in the New Year.

  67. Claire M.
    Claire M. September 11, 2014 at 1:01 am · Reply

    Hi: I need some art in my life!!! Direction and inspiration from Life Book 2015 sounds like a great way to increase my creativity and motivation. Thanks for offering such a project.

  68. sharylleggate
    sharylleggate September 11, 2014 at 3:00 am · Reply

    Dearest Tam,
    Life book 2014 was my first class, and I have it on my Christmas list for Santa to bring me Life Book 2015. Sometimes I think listening to your meditations and encouragements were the only things that kept me from returning to my Major Depression. I’d love to give Santa a present by getting a chance to win one of your spots. God Bless you.

  69. Sue Trueman
    Sue Trueman September 11, 2014 at 6:16 pm · Reply

    I would love to have done the life class 2014, having seen such fantastic reviews, but having been made redundant I was not able to, nor will I be able to afford 2015 either, I am sure you will all have lots of fun,and love seeing your works of art. Who knows, I may be lucky to win place!

  70. anneliese66
    anneliese66 September 12, 2014 at 12:05 am · Reply

    I would love to win a spot. I think art does help with healing not just spiritually but physically. I suffer from Fibromyalgia and I know that when I do art it helps me get my mind of the constant pain.

  71. Kim Lucas
    Kim Lucas September 12, 2014 at 1:01 am · Reply

    I have just started diving into mixed media..although I have been an artist my whole life. I love the personal development component of your project and would love to be able to be part of that with life book 2015. I am constantly looking for ways to challenge and grow, and it has helped me in a particularly trying time to regain myself. Hope I can join you to continue that growth hoping to have a chance at a spot. Your words and your work is phenomenal.

  72. Karen Bozman
    Karen Bozman September 12, 2014 at 5:20 am · Reply

    Hi Tam, The reason I want to take the Life Book 2015 class is because I want to get better with my art so that I can work with alcoholics and addicts in recovery through art. They are so creative and don’t realize it until you give them a chance. I want to be the one to give them many chances and a new gift in life.

  73. coleenfranks
    coleenfranks September 12, 2014 at 8:36 am · Reply

    I would love to win a spot on LB 2015 so that I might continue my growth thru the next year. These classes have pushed me in ways I’ve needed. Besides, as an American missionary in Ukraine who teaches art, my growth results in more fun for the folks here. Thanks Tam and Gracie for all your work. I know it is a humongous job.

  74. Veerle Anna
    Veerle Anna September 12, 2014 at 12:21 pm · Reply

    I signed in for the Lifebook 2014 recently and I am already addicted. So wonderfull and inspiring!!. I started art journaing and mixed media a few months ago. I have/had no artistic background, but your teaching, and the courses of your co-teachers really inspire me and make me confident. I absolutely would like to win a spot in tgen LB 2015. Thanks a lot for all the energy and dedication you put in thes projects!.

  75. chloe
    chloe September 12, 2014 at 5:46 pm · Reply

    Reading these comments is a real tribute to the quality of this project. Hearing from these women or men, who could be my friends and neighbors but are actually all over the world, is amazing. We have so much in common. My life coach recommends that I surround myself with people that I admire, that are positive influences and to learn from them. I can finally begin my journey. I’ve already started the blog hop and can hardly wait to start LB 2015. Thank you for reaching out.
    – sincerely, chloe
    Madison, Wisconsin

  76. Gina Carnahan
    Gina Carnahan September 13, 2014 at 12:48 am · Reply

    I’m so looking forward to the Life Book experience. I’m fairly new to journaling and am still searching for my own style. I am fascinated with pages that have faces and feel like that is the direction I am being lead. Can’t wait!

  77. Donna MayBrunet
    Donna MayBrunet September 13, 2014 at 7:37 am · Reply

    Hey Tam and all the Willowing Art Gang. I must be jinked as I have been unable to comment on your site for a chance to win a LifeBook 2015. Hopefully this one will stick! I have been watching you for a year now & I LOVE your Art & your TEACHING and your GIVING SPIRIT. I’ve never won anything before, but there is always that first time, right? I am disabled now with a nasty disease called Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. In layman’s terms. PAIN, PAIN, AND MORE PAIN. My Nerve endings are not growing properly. Half my body burns most of the time. So many Surgeries and Drugs later… My Doctors tell me…. Find your place in your Art! It will elevate some of the pain. And sure enough. It works. There is an imbalance of chemicals to the center (pain center) of my brain. I have implants and have to be very careful of undo stress. But Art….. The flow of it….. The stream of it, pushes pain back in my brain. Amazing how our bodies work. I would love to STREAM with all of you incredible teachers. I hope to minister to woman with similar issues. And to take them along as you have countless other women. I was invited by a therapist to teach an art study for a woman’s retreat. But…. I just didn’t have the level of skill and knowledge of technique you gorgeous ladies have. I would LOVE to learn from you! I hope that I will be considered for your life Book 2015. I’m ready to go….. if you are. At any rate. Thank you so much for all you do for us. We all equally appreciate your hospitality and your art. God Bless Donna ;))

  78. Donna MayBrunet
    Donna MayBrunet September 13, 2014 at 7:39 am · Reply

    Opps…. I mean Eliminate some of my pain. My Computer corrects my spelling way too much. Sorry

  79. Liezbeth
    Liezbeth September 14, 2014 at 3:50 pm · Reply

    Wow what an amazing line up. Looking forward to 2015 with a bit of sadness because 2014 passed so quickly. Glad whe still have some awesome LB lessons in 2014 to go and looking forward to a new beginning in 2015.

  80. Kay Halliwellsutton
    Kay Halliwellsutton September 15, 2014 at 12:30 pm · Reply

    Congratulations Tam on a stunning line up of classes and teachers. I’ve never done Lifebook but would love to have some me time to create. Thank you xx

  81. Aneta Sandhu
    Aneta Sandhu September 16, 2014 at 6:04 pm · Reply

    Why would I like to win a spot? I really need some motivation, encouragement and fun back in my life and Life Book is perfect for this:):) Can’t wait for the start now!!!

  82. Robin Sila
    Robin Sila September 18, 2014 at 7:16 pm · Reply

    I would adore winning one of the three spots because I am finally falling into this new season of my life with aggressive Rheumatoid Arthritis bringing me home from my first grade teaching career. It was a hard thing to accept…but watching Tam create such beauty with hands like mine, well…it is awe inspiring. It makes me KNOW that I HAVE RA and IT DOES NOT HAVE ME. That I can STILL have a passion and create beauty through pain. What a perfect way to celebrate ME, all of me!! JUST THE WAY I AM after 24 years of walking with this disease…. finally CELEBRATING it in such a beautiful way.

  83. janenicole66
    janenicole66 September 21, 2014 at 3:36 am · Reply

    Hi Tam, I found you through a link on Jane Davenport’s artsite and am so glad I did! I’m heading into recovery from an addiction and I think LB2015 is exactly what I need to help get me through the tough times. I hope to incorporate my own wellbeing program into my Life Book so I am really looking forward to 1 January 2015…although I will have to wait until 2 Jan as I am Down Under in Australia ;) btw your interview with Jane D was awesome so I can’t wait to watch the artist interviews you have in store for us next year. May my creative soul burst forth and life shine with much longed for happiness. Thanks heaps xx

  84. Linda D.
    Linda D. September 23, 2014 at 12:37 am · Reply

    Everything about this class speaks directly to my heart, lovely ladies! I would be honored to win a place on the class roster. Thanks for offering the opportunity. I’m finishing up all (6) of my classes this year and won’t be able to do that again because I just retired. However I happily and joyfully volunteer to teach crafting to a rowdy bunch of seniors and do as much volunteering as I can fit into my schedule – just so it doesn’t take me away from my mixed media fix =) The teachers are outstanding, I can’t wait for the class. Hugs your way.

  85. Kelly
    Kelly September 30, 2014 at 7:49 pm · Reply

    I would love to win one of the spots in Life Book 2015! I can’t wait for it to start!! I missed out last year but heard and read the most amazing things about it. I am so excited for it to begin again and be able to participate this time!! Thank you for all you are doing!

  86. Deborah
    Deborah September 30, 2014 at 9:10 pm · Reply

    I would love to win a free spot in LB2015! I’ve been dabbling in arts, crafts, diy, and art journaling for many years, and have a site on creativity in general – Creativity For Life. Being able to be a part of Life Book 2015 would give me access to both creative skills and creative people that I’ve never had before. I would also love the opportunity to share my journey through the course with my blog readers!

  87. loisreed
    loisreed October 4, 2014 at 5:24 pm · Reply

    I hope to win a space in LifeBook 2015 – LifeBook 2014 opened me in ways – well, that you will never know because I find that I need to be quiet with my art right now and it felt so noisy on the FB page – but please know that you have all touched my heart so deeply!! Thank you.

  88. Mary Cantwell
    Mary Cantwell October 4, 2014 at 6:32 pm · Reply

    Lifebook 2014 was the best experience of my life and I would love to continue this dream.

  89. Kelly
    Kelly October 5, 2014 at 2:47 pm · Reply

    I am hoping to win a place in LifeBo2015. I just recently began my healing journey after some life changing experiences. the pain has been tremendous, but so has the healing. I am discovering myself in ways I never thought possible. You helped with that so much Tam! I do have to say, at first some of the work was difficult for me. Tears flowed, but the amazing results speak for themselves. You are amazing. Thank you for sharing and giving such a gift to us.

  90. serraapowen
    serraapowen October 5, 2014 at 11:01 pm · Reply

    Hi, Tam! I re-upped for another hitch! Also chose Ult WOW because I’ve always wanted to take that class, comes highly recommended ;) I’m so happy I am all set for the new year! LB 2015! YAY!

  91. Linda DeChow
    Linda DeChow October 6, 2014 at 4:13 pm · Reply

    I love art in all its forms, and truly feel that making art and sharing my art is the breath of life to me. Also, it is so much fun to just learn from different artists and try on their styles. Everyone is so different, even with the same media. I have been itching to join Life Book, this would be a wonderful opportunity for me.

  92. englishwithkatie
    englishwithkatie October 7, 2014 at 2:09 pm · Reply

    I am a convert. My profession is voice over and I am working on my second business. I went to a master mind retreat and we did art journaling….I then went home and decided to start doing DOODLE DEE DO FRIDAY for my English language learning blog. I would love to be able to stretch myself in fantastic way with DOODLE DEE DO FRIDAY for 2015! http://englishwithkatie.com/five-ways-t-say-it-doodle-dee-doo/

  93. Karen Workman
    Karen Workman October 10, 2014 at 10:02 am · Reply

    I am stuck! My intention to keep a journal is in the back of my mind and there it stays! I need like- minded people to bounce ideas off. I am in a desert! I love the idea of life book 2015, page by page. Please consider me for the winning spot so I can join you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

  94. Suzanne Francke
    Suzanne Francke October 12, 2014 at 3:22 pm · Reply

    Wondering if you are able to offer a monthly payment plan or auto debit or something like that? I would love to do this but need to spread out the payments.

    1. Gracie Howle
      Gracie Howle October 15, 2014 at 1:11 pm · Reply

      Hi Suzanne, I have sent you an email about this xx

  95. GraceNote
    GraceNote October 14, 2014 at 1:48 pm · Reply

    serraapowen, I was reading through the recommedations for this class, and I read in yours that you had signed up for the “Ult WOW” class b/c it came highly recommended. I could not find a reference to that class. Could you please point me in the right direction to find it? Thank You!

    GraceNote

    1. Gracie Howle
      Gracie Howle October 15, 2014 at 1:08 pm · Reply

      Hi there! Gracie in the Willowing office – hello! :) You can find out about and sign up to World of Whimsy here: http://www.willowing.org/2010/05/21/ultimate-world-of-whimsy-course-information/. If you have any questions please do let us know xx

  96. Eve Ruby
    Eve Ruby October 22, 2014 at 2:43 am · Reply

    Hi I am new to journaling and I would love to learn. As a military wife, I try to do different things to keep me busy but I have never had the opportunity to learn how to create an art journal and this would be so cool.

  97. liz
    liz October 24, 2014 at 11:21 pm · Reply

    Hello- I registered for this course but I realized that I do not have my registration connected to the right email address. Who may I contact to update that information?

    1. Gracie Howle
      Gracie Howle October 27, 2014 at 12:00 pm · Reply

      Hi Liz, Gracie here in the Willowing office, please can you send your details to us in the office here: willowing.arts AT gmail.com …thanks x

  98. Liz
    Liz October 28, 2014 at 9:30 pm · Reply

    Thank you! Just sent it. :)

  99. Kris Art
    Kris Art November 3, 2014 at 7:36 pm · Reply

    Hi Gracie! Is it possible to send my money to your bankaccount. I really don’t trust PayPal. We had a negative experience with it. I really like to join the Life Book 2015! I’ve already send a mail to Tam, but i think she is busy. Thnaks a lot! Kristel

    1. Gracie Howle
      Gracie Howle November 4, 2014 at 11:28 am · Reply

      Hi Kris, I’m going to email you x

  100. Mary Ann Farley
    Mary Ann Farley November 18, 2014 at 8:21 pm · Reply

    Gracie, where do I put the promo code (sparkle&shine2015)? The shopping cart took me to PayPal to check out, but I didn’t see anywhere to insert a coupon code. Will that appear somewhere as I move through the checkout process? (Kindly write to me at maryannfarley118@gmail.com as my email address is changing.)

    1. Gracie Howle
      Gracie Howle November 19, 2014 at 8:59 am · Reply

      Hi MaryAnn, I’ve sent you a message xx

  101. caydenise
    caydenise November 23, 2014 at 12:56 am · Reply

    Is there an icon for Life Book 2015 that you allow being added to a person’s blog?

    1. Gracie Howle
      Gracie Howle November 25, 2014 at 10:10 am · Reply

      Hi there! Yes there is you can find it in the Life Book 2015 group here: http://willowing.ning.com/group/life-book-2015/page/life-book-2015-faqs (scroll down to to find the Life Book 2015 buttons for your blog or website). Hope that helps and thank you! xx

  102. Jacqueline
    Jacqueline December 14, 2014 at 10:25 pm · Reply

    Hi, Tam and Gracie – I’ve just sent off an email re. payment – hope to hear from you soon <3

  103. Kayla Torres
    Kayla Torres December 22, 2014 at 2:07 am · Reply

    Hi Tam and Gracie! I’m interested in a payment plan for the premium package- would like to take the Fabulous Faces course. Please let me know if this option is available.
    Thank you so much!! Kayla

    1. Gracie Howle
      Gracie Howle December 22, 2014 at 3:52 pm · Reply

      Hi Kayla! There is a payment plan available for this option. I have sent you an email with all the details. If you have any more questions please do let us know. Hope to see you there! x

  104. Di
    Di December 26, 2014 at 5:17 pm · Reply

    Hi Gracie, I have signed up and purchased the rainbow package and chose the faces and lettering classes as well.
    can you please send me the appropriate links?
    My email is dsignsbydi@gmail.com
    thanks in advance
    Di

    1. Gracie Howle
      Gracie Howle December 31, 2014 at 12:19 pm · Reply

      Hi Di, we resent you the links, did you receive them ok? x

  105. Heather B.
    Heather B. December 28, 2014 at 12:17 am · Reply

    Just signed up for Life Book 2015– so excited! Its going to be a great year of embracing my inner artist. I’m sure there will be plenty of discoveries along the way.

  106. Kayla Torres
    Kayla Torres December 28, 2014 at 2:16 am · Reply

    Thank You Gracie!!!! I just sign up for 2015!! I loved 2014 which was my first time here! looking forward to this year!!!

  107. Anna
    Anna December 28, 2014 at 7:05 pm · Reply

    I have been planning on joining since September but now sadly due to unforeseen circumstances I cannot afford to. Enjoy!

  108. elliejc
    elliejc December 30, 2014 at 3:57 pm · Reply

    Hi! I won a spot in Life Book 2015 through Jane Davenport’s blog and am completely unsure how to participate. I haven’t received any log in info. I don’t see any place to contact you about this. What do I need to do to get in? SO EXCITED! Thank you so much!

    1. Gracie Howle
      Gracie Howle December 31, 2014 at 12:00 pm · Reply

      Yayyy congratulations! I will sign you up today and send all the details to your email address. Enjoy!

  109. Maryjane
    Maryjane January 1, 2015 at 3:25 am · Reply

    Hi Tam and Gracie – I am very excited to join Life Book and start this new journey! I signed up on Sunday the 28th, but still haven’t seen a message in my inbox about the directions for accessing the group. Is there something else that I still need to do? Thanks! Maryjane

    1. Gracie Howle
      Gracie Howle January 1, 2015 at 10:24 pm · Reply

      Hi Mary Jane, I’ve just sent you a message to help you! xx

  110. Heather
    Heather January 2, 2015 at 3:59 am · Reply

    Hi there. I haven’t received any info on how to access either. Not sure if I should be waiting for an email or access some other way. Can you let me know the next step?

  111. Eileen Sievers
    Eileen Sievers January 4, 2015 at 4:01 pm · Reply

    Hi! I have just learned about Lifebook2015 and would like to sign up! is it too late? I know I am only a few days behind, but will I have access to the content from the beginning?
    Thanks! Eileen

  112. Suzanne
    Suzanne January 4, 2015 at 7:03 pm · Reply

    Hi ladies, waiting anxiously for my email to get started. I signed up today and am hoping you are online and will see this. Happy new year and I can’t wait to start this journey with all of this fabulous talent. Stalking my inbox . . .

  113. Jo
    Jo January 5, 2015 at 1:38 am · Reply

    Hi there is it too late to sign up for life book 2015 now ?

  114. Irit Shalom
    Irit Shalom January 7, 2015 at 2:31 pm · Reply

    Is it still possible to start the Life book 2015?

  115. Sarah
    Sarah January 12, 2015 at 4:09 am · Reply

    Signed up today, and still waiting for a confirmation….

    1. Gracie Howle
      Gracie Howle January 12, 2015 at 11:59 am · Reply

      Hi Sarah! Thank you so much for contacting us and thank you for joining us on Life Book 2015, welcome! I have signed you up today :) Signing you up is a manual process and, as you purchased Life Book on a Sunday evening (here in the UK), we have just signed you up now (it’s Monday morning here in the UK now). I do hope you understand. Thank you again for joining us and if we can help with anything please let us know. I hope you LOVE the course! In Kindness, Gracie.

  116. Marilyn
    Marilyn January 25, 2015 at 5:48 pm · Reply

    If I did Lifebook 2014, is the 2015 different enough to make it worth taking? I love your teachers, techniques, art etc. but I want to make sure the lesson are all new and not repeats/reruns from 2014. I get the impression LifeBook 2015 is new material, but I just want to make sure before I sign up.
    Thanks.

  117. sandie
    sandie February 15, 2015 at 10:14 pm · Reply

    Hello Tam, am I too late to join in Lifebook 2015?

  118. daveshunny
    daveshunny February 16, 2015 at 8:44 pm · Reply

    I was looking for an email to ask you if you had seen the Mixed Media Travelbook with brush and pocket made by Daler-Rowney Cachet with 120b paper I found it at Michaels in US for 24.99 and it has 40 7×10 pieces of paper. You had mentioned in a You tube video about liking the paper from Daler-Rowney I think and so far this is the best mixed media paper I have found in a journal form.

  119. Nancy Nelson
    Nancy Nelson February 19, 2015 at 12:30 am · Reply

    Howdy, Wondering if it is too late to join. Would I get the Jan-Feb classes to download? Should I wait until next year? Sounds like FUN!!!!!! Best, Nancy Nelson

  120. Madelene Antrim
    Madelene Antrim March 3, 2015 at 11:50 pm · Reply

    How can we pay in full? I keep seeing a payment plan, but no way to pay the amount in its entirety!

    1. Gracie Howle
      Gracie Howle March 4, 2015 at 10:17 am · Reply

      Once you have chosen the package you would like, find and click on the ‘add to cart’ button next to the package. Hope that helps! Let us know if you are still having trouble xx

  121. Heidi
    Heidi March 22, 2015 at 2:37 am · Reply

    Hi, I want to sign up for the Life book 2015 but I would also like to do the Fabulous faces class, I was wondering if I really need to do the Fabulous Faces or does the Life book 2015 cover faces in it? Thanks

    1. Gracie Howle
      Gracie Howle March 23, 2015 at 2:23 pm · Reply

      Hi there, thank you for getting in touch! Life Book does cover faces but not in as much depth as Fabulous Faces. So it really depends on how much depth you want to go into. Fabulous Faces is specifically a course that covers faces, whereas Life Book covers many different mixed media and art techniques. We also run smaller classes on faces (The Summer Series), each Summer Series class goes into depth on creating one specific face, but isn’t a big course like Fabulous Faces. You can find out about the Summer Series here: http://www.willowing.org/summer-series/ I hope that helps? Gracie x

  122. Amiee
    Amiee April 7, 2015 at 6:45 pm · Reply

    Hey is it way to late to join up now I would still really like too.

  123. Myriam
    Myriam July 19, 2015 at 10:42 am · Reply

    Hi Tam, Iove your work !! I guess it’s a little too late now to begin with life book 2015 ? Will there be al life book 2016 ? By the way I’m a beginner , can I join life book or is it to difficult for beginners ?

    1. Gracie Howle
      Gracie Howle July 20, 2015 at 9:00 am · Reply

      Hi there! It’s Gracie here in the Willowing office – hello! Tam’s asked me to help you, hope that’s ok for you and thank you for contacting us :) It’s not too late to join Life Book 2015, many people are still joining daily and Life Book 2015 is open for registration until September 2015. You will have access to all the Life Book 2015 content posted since the beginning of the year and you have until January 2016 to download all the content so you can catch up in your own time. Life Book is great for beginners and advanced artists alike and you can go at your own pace and do the classes in whichever way and order you choose. Life Book 2016 goes on sale in October this year and we are busy prepping for the release, so exciting!! :) To keep up to date with the Life Book 2016 release and things Tam’s up to you can sign up to the newsletter by clicking here: Willowing Arts Newsletter. If you have any more questions please feel free to get in touch! Hope to see you on Life Book :) Gracie xx

  124. jojacksonstudio
    jojacksonstudio September 24, 2015 at 11:49 pm · Reply

    Sounds amazing! I am in need of all that you spoke of having endured trauma. I know art heals and is an offering of beauty to myself and others. Would love to be in this tribe. Jo

  125. Alyss
    Alyss October 6, 2015 at 11:18 am · Reply

    Hi….I have bought last year Brook 2015!!!!and I want to begin it now…..How can I do….my mail is gain86@wanadoo.fr and I have forgotten my password ….
    Thanks a lot for your answer.
    Alyss

  126. Annette Poacher
    Annette Poacher December 30, 2015 at 8:59 am · Reply

    Gidday Gracie, I signed up for Life Book 2015 and got side-tracked with life!!!!! I spilt a cup of coffee on my laptop and it got into the hard-drive (yes I know – already had the lecture from my husband and teenage children). Anyways, I cant access any of the lessons from 2015 because we cant get anything off the harddrive. I was wondering if you have any suggestions so that I can access the classes from 2015.

    Cheers
    Annette Poacher
    P.S new email address is below

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