Tag: tamara laporte

October 21, 2021

Finish a journal – Episode 7

NEW Episode: Finish A Journal! Yay!! Did you know that I have heaps and heaps of art journals? And did you know that pretty much NONE of them are fully finished/ filled up? Ha! It kinda breaks my heart when I go through my journals and it’s a mixed bag of ‘beautifully finished pages’ and ‘meh what is Read More

August 09, 2021

The Beast

The Beast. I spent 4 hours wrestling with this beast of a painting last night. It’s a beast because it’s large 20 x 20”, and it’s a beast because it was created on heavy, cradled (maple) wood board. It was also a beast because it fought me with a snarl, tooth and nail. You likely Read More

March 27, 2020

💜 Free resources for staying home.

Explore Our Free Resources Dear Creative Friend, Sending you a hug and love while we are collectively going through these very strange times. I hope you are managing to stay grounded and calm, perhaps with your art supplies and some music. I had an insight the other day after another 2 hours of crying and Read More

November 28, 2019

My Fav Art Supplies – Updated! :)

Hey there fabulous friends! :) Time for a more up to date blog post on my favourite art supplies! I’ve been pretty consistent over the years with which supplies I’ve favoured, but it has changed quite a bit in the last couple of years, so I thought I’d do a new bloggie on this for Read More

November 01, 2019

Embracing Yourself Fully

Quirky Birds first came to me about 6/7 years ago in 2013. I found myself doodling one day and ended up creating this odd/ strange/ asymmetrical little bird characters who seemed to be totally happy within themselves. They had a joy of life in them and a self love and self acceptance I envied for sure! Read More

August 14, 2019

Want to win a copy of my 2nd book? :D

Ladies and Jellyspoons, Mermaids and Unicorns, here’s a message to let you know that the big ‘Tam’s 2nd Book’ blog hop has now commenced, huzzah! :D 15 wonderful current and previous Ever After (& Life Book) teachers are taking part in this blog hop which involves give aways of copies of my brand spanking new Read More

April 17, 2019

Free Spirit – Painterly Play

Those of you who’ve been on my classes will have heard me talk about the arguments that happen between two parts of me: one part is ‘the illustrator’, the other is ‘the painter’. The illustrator in me loves clean lines, tight artwork, meticulous attention to detail. On the other hand: The painter in me loves Read More

January 18, 2019

Yay new art supplies! :D

I’m so lucky to have Jane Davenport as a close friend. Guess what? She sent me a huge box of her latest line of art supplies and got to play with them all! :D Check out the video below in which I do an unboxing of what she sent me and create a new art Read More

September 20, 2018

Made of Mermaids – Jane Davenport Unboxing

Hey Good Friends! Many of you know that the magical Jane Davenport and I have been close art friends for many years now! I’m so very proud of everything Jane has achieved, it’s been a joy to see her come out with her amazing books and art supply line! I’m so blessed that she sent Read More

May 15, 2018

Get 20% off! -> Ever After 2018 – Registration Now Open!

Ever After 2018 – Registration Now Open! Yay! :D YOUR 20% OFF EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT CODE: MAGIC2018 Hello magical beings! Exciting times!!! Ever After is back! We are about to start another round of beautiful art making! Want to come make some magic with me?! I hope you do! And if your answer is: Yes Read More

February 28, 2018

The Second Star to the Right

Hey friends. I was sharing images of this painting on Facebook and many people asked about its story. Here is the story behind this sacred painting. This was a commissioned painting in honour of someone’s sister (Lisa) who passed away. Lisa had brown hair and brown eyes, loved Peter Pan and referred to her sister, Read More