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It’s been a bit of a rough day for me today. Ove It’s been a bit of a rough day for me today. Overwhelm. Anxiety. Pit in my stomach. Confusion. Numb. Surreal. Worry. Eventually spending time with my big kid Dylan, helped ground me again (he’s very in the now and loves life). This evening I painted my heart out with more loose watercolour play. Hey friends: it’s ok to struggle. It’s ok to not be ok. I get it. Feel your feels. You, we, will get through this. I love you. ❤️
The Quirky Birds keep on coming! This one is on a The Quirky Birds keep on coming! This one is on a branch. :) Tweet tweet! He bids thee a happy day good friends! <3
For Life Book next month, we are going to work wit For Life Book next month, we are going to work with 'our shadow'. I'm a firm believer in the idea that our 'shadow selves' are actually in great need of our love, kindness & attention. Once understood, seen and heard, that 'scary dark monster' (shadow self) will turn out to be a loveable, sweet and cute little thing that just needed to receive empathy and compassion. After having worked through a shadow aspects of ourselves, we create this cute little monster. He represents the integrated, happier, shadow aspect of ourselves. It was a joy to create him, he makes me so happy. His cute little smoochie face is everything. 😍 Hope he makes you smile too. If you haven't joined Life Book yet, we begin Term 3 on September 7th and you can still join no problem! Sign up here: https://bit.ly/TamLB2020n (Or swipe up link in my stories/ profile ❤️)
Worked on this cute little Ellie last night. I'm c Worked on this cute little Ellie last night. I'm currently mid cold and mid RA flare up with a lot of pain in my jaw and knee. So super low on energy. I notice how when I'm low on energy I also tend to create 'calmer' characters. This one was so lovely to hang out with, the sweetest little thing. :)
The high contrast Frida painting finished. :) I lo The high contrast Frida painting finished. :) I love how it came out! This will be part of the next Woman Unleashed summit! More info soon. :)
Goddess of Nature - inspired by Artemis/ Diana/ Na Goddess of Nature - inspired by Artemis/ Diana/ Nature Nymphs. This lesson will be included in the Art for Earth project at the end of March! <3 Hope you love her (and her cute little friends) as much as I do! :) ♥️ 🦌 🐦
Kitty Says Rrreow. :) Kitty Says Rrreow. :)
I started an abstract painting on wood the other d I started an abstract painting on wood the other day, then a stag appeared. Quite like it, but might still make some changes to it, doesn't feel completely finished yet. I used to paint deer and stags a lot in my art journal, it was nice to revisit the stag. <3 (will be for sale, pls email hello@willowing.org for details). Xxx
New painting whodat?! 😉 This is my lesson for L New painting whodat?! 😉 This is my lesson for Life Book 2019 September. It’s about accepting both the shadow & light in ourselves and working with moon energy/ symbolism. It was very healing for me to work on this lesson, lots of meaning and depth went into it. Excited to share it with my Life Book friends. BTW, you can still sign up to Life Book, you’ll get life long access! Join here; http://bit.ly/LB2019Tam
This lesson has just gone live on LB2020. :) yay! This lesson has just gone live on LB2020. :) yay! You can still join us!  http://bit.ly/TAMLB2020
Sat down to paint this evening to ‘shake off’ Sat down to paint this evening to ‘shake off’ all the stress of the past few months. This lady appeared. Thought I knew what she was trying to say, then suddenly in her hair, I saw ‘trees’. And ‘The Tree’ wanted to come forth. Of course, I’ve been massively worried about the climate and the amazon burning, so it’s no surprise this came up, but didn’t think I’d be painting about it. The tree branches *had* to go over her forehead and then suddenly looked like ‘veins’ - branches = veins = life force = intertwined. The hair and tree branches intertwined, plus star constellations in the sky all pointed towards: we are connected, there is no ‘this’ without ‘that’. We are dependent on nature, the trees, in all ways do we rely on nature. Everything is one and connected. In one of the collage pieces the words: ‘not afraid’ popped up. Felt like a message, so these words made it onto her forehead and so now this piece is titled: ‘Not Afraid’. Let’s not be afraid, and take action where we can to help this world. ❤️ PS. Not sure if it’s entirely finished, can probably work on it a bit more but wanted to share it fully at this stage.
A cute whimsical giraffe appeared on my page this A cute whimsical giraffe appeared on my page this eve. 🦒😍
I’ve been working on my main lesson for the firs I’ve been working on my main lesson for the first week of Life Book 2020! 😊 We start so soon! And this lesson is so deeply meaningful to me. It’s filled with symbolism, love, care, protection and good juju for the new year ahead! Loved working on this painting. It’s called: Angels are Always with You. 😊 Have you joined Life Book 2020 yet? I hope to see you there! Join here: http://bit.ly/TAMLB2020 (Or swipe up link in my stories/ profile ❤️)
Made this Quirky Bird last night and love him so m Made this Quirky Bird last night and love him so much, imagine if he was made into a stuffed animal!! So colourful with all the rainbow feathers! :)
Working on this at the moment. Love doing this typ Working on this at the moment. Love doing this type of expressive art so much. I like bringing together figurative and abstract 😍😍😍 #wip
This little guy showed up the other day during a L This little guy showed up the other day during a Life Book live session. He’s telling you that you are worthy no matter what and don’t forget it. ❤️
Finished the cutie pie. :) Finished the cutie pie. :)
Mama and baby Quirky Bird. :) Mama and baby Quirky Bird. :)
When confronted with the massive struggles and cha When confronted with the massive struggles and challenges the human race seems to be facing and the accompanied feelings of dread, overwhelm, worry and concern I feel, I keep saying to myself: "It's How The Light Gets In". Of course no idea if that will actually happen (the light getting in, finally and once and for all please now universe mkay?), but it's something I try to hold onto. Last night, I painted this, and loved how it came out and it's titled: "It's How The Light Gets In." xoxo hugs my friends.
Look at this cute foxy pair! 😍😍😍 I filmed Look at this cute foxy pair! 😍😍😍 I filmed how to create one of these for the Life Book 2021 Taster Sessions! Have joined yet? Come make a cute fox with me! 🦊❤️🦊 Join here: http://bit.ly/LBTasterTam (Or swipe up link in my stories/ profile ❤️)
Spriiiing is in the air! I don’t often do floral Spriiiing is in the air! I don’t often do florals, but when i do I looooove them. So fun what you can do with colours, marks and shape! 🌺🌹🌸
A little odd doodle while on the phone! 😊 A little odd doodle while on the phone! 😊
Dylan asked me to paint him a panda bear. Of cours Dylan asked me to paint him a panda bear. Of course I couldn't say 'no' to that opportunity! Very pleased with this friendly little guy! May he brighten your day! ❤ 
Art by Tamara Laporte - www.willowing.org
A cute new little Quirky Bird called Rosie. :) She A cute new little Quirky Bird called Rosie. :) She says “tweet tweet quack chip tweet” to you - loosely translated as: “you are awesome and loved, embrace yourself, all of yourself, including your weirdness and quirks.” <3