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…


life book 2016: registration now open


it’s been really rad reading the emails and comments from you all since announcing that I am teaching in life book 2016. I feel so incredibly honored to be part of such a great year long course…

that all being said, I’m stoked to let you know that LIFE BOOK 2016 is officially open for registration! hop on over here to snag your seat.

I can’t wait to create with you in class!

Life Book 2016 – Blog Hop & Giveaway! (giveaway now closed)


YOU. GUYS. I’ve been on the edge of my seat waiting to share this post. I’m stoked to announce that I will be teaching on Life Book 2016! even more exciting, is the fact that I get to giveaway one spot to this incredible YEAR LONG online art journaling course…

about life book:
“life book, a celebration and honouring of YOU” is a year-long mixed media art class
organized by tamara laporte from willowing arts. tam is joined by 23 incredible art teachers who are all gearing up to share their mixed media techniques, tips, and tricks. themed around self-development and healing, you’ll be creating several mixed media art journal pages per month which by the end of the year you will bind into a glorious journal (a life book)! learn more details about the life book course click here! registration opens on october 5th, and class kicks off january 1st 2016.

I can’t go into too many details yet on my specific class that will be offered (eep!), but I can say that it is VERY much inspired by the above journal spread! okay so now to the fun stuff…I’m giving away one spot to life book 2016. here’s how to enter:

***subscribe to my email list (in the side bar —>) and leave a comment below on why you want to win the spot! if you’re already on my email list, then just leave a comment on why you want to win. the winner will be selected at random, and announced on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1st by 12:00PM PST*** // giveaway is now CLOSED.

feel free to also check out the official blog hop, where other life book 2016 instructors are hosting their own giveaways:

7 Sept 2015 – Tamara Laporte
8 Sept 2015 – Annie Hamman
9 Sept 2015 – Kristin Dudish
10 Sept 2015 – Effy Wild
11 Sept 2015 – Faith Evans-Sills
12 Sept 2015 – Gillian Lee Smith
13 Sept 2015 – Ivy Newport
14 Sept 2015 – Jane Davenport
15 Sept 2015 – Jenny Grant
16 Sept 2015 – Angela Kennedy
17 Sept 2015 – Lisa Viger
18 Sept 2015 – Martha Lever
19 Sept 2015 – Mary Beth Shaw
20 Sept 2015 – Melody Ross
21 Sept 2015 – Pam Carriker
22 Sept 2015 – Pauline Agnew
23 Sept 2015 – Rae Missigman
24 Sept 2015 – Renata Loree
25 Sept 2015 – Roben-Marie Smith
26 Sept 2015 – Roxanne Coble **you are here!
27 Sept 2015 – Shiloh Sophia McCloud
28 Sept 2015 – Donna Downey
29 Sept 2015 – Tracy Verdugo
30 Sept 2015 – Wyanne Thompson

happy hopping everyone…and good luck on the giveaway!

+++ UPDATE – congrats to Belinda Dworak! you were randomly chosen as the giveaway winner. you’ll be getting an email notification from me shortly. thank-you for everyone who entered!! +++