Tam’s Book Launch Blog Hop & Giveaway! (giveaway closed)


Life Book book by Tamara Laporte, featuring artist Roxanne Coble (aka BY BUN)

oh snap, you guys!! I’ve got some exciting news for you all…

as you may already know, Tamara Laporte from Willowing Arts has written a book! it’s called ‘Create Your Life Book: Mixed-Media Art Projects for Expanding Creativity and Encouraging Personal Growth’. and guess what, not only am I a guest contributor…but I get to giveaway a free copy here on the blog! here’s a bit more on this fabulous new book:

Life Book book by Tamara Laporte, featuring artist Roxanne Coble (aka BY BUN)

“Celebrate and honour your creative potential with Create Your Life Book!”
Based on much-loved mixed-media artist Tamara Laporte’s popular, multi-year series of online classes, Create Your Life Book offers mixed-media drawing and painting projects that can raise your awareness of and help you work through personal challenges and other obstacles to creating art and achieving self-fulfilment.

Each themed chapter presents 4 or 5 two-part projects: The first part of each project explores a common issue that hampers creativity and/or positive self-worth, and includes a worksheet or list of questions to be answered; the second part is a step-by-step mixed-media art project that provides a way for artists at all skill levels to contemplate and work through that issue. Also included are projects contributed by some of Tamara’s Life Book guest teachers–Roxanne Coble, Andrea Gomoll, Alena Hennessy, Mystele Kirkeeng, Ivy Newport, and Effy Wild–who are noted mixed-media artists in their own right. Along the way, Tamara shares inspirational photos and uplifting and encouraging affirmations. The final chapter presents a simple binding method for creating a keepsake book of your Life Book projects.

it’s officially published in January 2018, although many sites are now showing the publishing date as this month! I ordered a copy for myself on Amazon, and already got it! here’s where you can order it:
via Amazon (USA)
via Amazon (UK)
via Amazon (Canada)
via Fishpond (Australia)
via Book Depositary


Life Book book by Tamara Laporte, featuring artist Roxanne Coble (aka BY BUN)

okay, now onto the giveaway and blog hop! I’ll be giving away ONE copy of Tam’s new book to a lucky winner. be sure to also follow the blog hop (links & dates below) for more chances to win. to enter here on my blog:

+ be sure you’re subscribed to email list (in right sidebar), and leave a comment below letting me know why you would love to get a copy! I will choose one lucky recipient at random and announce the winner on December 16th 2017 +

Dec 1st: Tamara Laporte
Dec 2nd: Effy Wild
Dec 3rd: Ivy Newport
Dec 4th: Roxanne Coble (oh hi there, you’re here now!)
Dec 5th: Andrea Gomoll
Dec 6th: Mystele Kirkeeng
Dec 7th: Tracy Verdugo
Dec 8th: Wyanne Thompson
Dec 9th: Shiloh Sophia McCloud
Dec 10th: Alena Hennessy
Dec 11th: Lindsay Weirich
Dec 12th: Jane Davenport
Dec 13th: Carla Sonheim
Dec 14th: Mati Rose McDonough
Dec 15th: Annie Hamman

I would also like to give a special shout out and thank-you to Tam, for inviting me to be in her book and part of this wonderful experience!

good luck everyone…xo.

+ UPDATE: this giveaway is now CLOSED, thank-you to all of those who entered! congrats to the random lucky winner SHANNON HOGAN!! +

life book, book!!


Life Book, book from Tamara Laporte with a contribution from artist Roxanne Coble (aka By Bun!)

as some of you may have seen on my instagram yesterday, I was finally able to share some pretty rad news…I’m a contributing artist in Tamara Laporte’s new Life Book book!!!! and yes, this was the secret project I was working on back in January (as seen on the vlog here and here).

I feel so incredibly honored (and absolutely thrilled!) to be one of the six guest artists in Tam’s book. I remember doing a double take when I first got the email about it, like: what! omg. does she mean me?! and while I can’t say anything about what exactly I’ve contributed quite yet…I’ll just say it’s pretty rad 🙂

the book releases Jan 1, 2018 and you can pre-order it over on amazon. be sure to also read Tam’s lovely post about how this whole beauty came about…


art journal kickstarter


I know, I’ve been completely off the blog radar. I miss this space very much, and hope to really put some time in once I wrap up my semester…

needless to say, my credential work has pretty much consumed my life. on top of my coursework (and working weekends at pnla), I’ve been doing my best to take on opportunities and gigs as an artist. the last few months have been very exciting, and I feel like I’m really pursuing two careers at the same time. ultimately, I’m juggling two paths: becoming an art teacher, and being a working artist.

I’m excited to say that I’ve got a string of really fabulous upcoming publications, the first of which is the art journal kickstarter book! this will be my first book publication as a contributing artist. I’ll admit I haven’t physically seen the book quite yet (as it’s still in pre-order mode), but I’m excited to get my paws on it…

pre-order your copy here!

***I have another VERY VERY exciting announcement coming THIS MONDAY…so keep an eye out. it’s a good one folks. xo***