Life Book 2016 Blog Hop & Give Away!

Hello everyone!

So as I have mentioned in the previous post, I will be teaching on Life Book 2016  next year, yay! This has really been a dream come true.

And what is really exciting news is that I can give away 1 space on this amazing year long art course! Keep reading if you want to find out more about Life Book 2016 and if you want to find out how you can win a spot! 🙂

First let me tell you a bit more about Life Book in case you haven’t heard about it yet!

“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 23 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!

You can find out a lot more about this wildly popular course (it has been joined by over 8700 people in the past!) by clicking HERE .

I haven’t fully developed my class idea yet, but I’m excited to be sharing xyz technique/ theme/ style with you, much like you can see in this painting:


Registration opens on October 5th 2015 and the class begins on January 1st 2016.

So if you want to start the year with a fabulous creative BANG and spend 2016 with a wonderful creative community of like-minded souls, learning more about art and how to be kinder and more

loving towards yourself, be sure to join once registration opens! 🙂 Keep this page bookmarked so that you can sign up the moment it goes on sale! 🙂

Now then, onto the give-away and blog hop! 🙂 I can give away 1 space on Life Book 2016 to 1 lucky winner, yay! 🙂 And if you follow the blog hop (see below for links and dates) you can up your chances of winner a space by entering all the other give-aways also! 🙂

How to enter the give-away

1. Share this give-away on Facebook

2. Leave a comment below letting us know why you would love to join Life Book 2016

I will announce the winner on October 1st.

Here is the list of the other amazing teachers who will be teaching on Life Book – they too will be giving away a spot on Life Book so go check them out and enter their give-aways! 🙂

Date Artist/ Teacher Site

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 (Pennystamper)

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

27 Sept 2015 Shiloh Sophia McCloud

28 Sept 2015 Donna Downey

29 Sept 2015 Tracy Verdugo

30 Sept 2015 Wyanne Thompson

187 thoughts on “Life Book 2016 Blog Hop & Give Away!

  1. Hi Renata,
    Congratulations on being an instructor for LB16!! Your art looks amazing! I would be over the moon thrilled to win a spot!! I am very passionate about art, mixed media and art journaling! I especially love to draw faces and look forward to learning a lot from you and all the other fabulous instructors. Also, it would make a fantastic birthday gift as I just celebrated my birthday. Just sayn… Thanks so much for the opportunity! Looking forward to an art-filled year! <3<3 {PS I haveyour post on FB}

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    • How amazing an opportunity to win LB 2016 . I think the best gift you could give yourself is time & energy towards self care & self love through creativity . I have spent years learning & growing through creativity & to be part of LB 2016 would be the ultimate gift . I really appreciate other people’s gifts & talents & to be able to learn & grow through this course would be treasured . Thank you for the opportunity see you Jan 2016 .

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  2. Hi Renata, I’m so excited that you will be teaching this year! I would love to win Lifebook 2016 because I’ve enjoyed Lifebook 2015 so much this year. It’s been so therapeutic for me while I’ve been fighting cancer, so I need to continue, I look forward to it every Monday! I also enjoy the trading card swap! 🙂

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  3. I have shared on FB and would love to win a space on Life Book 2016 as I would love to have a bit of arty happiness coming into my inbox every week. Love discovering new teachers from all over the world.

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  4. This is such a fantastic class, and an excellent opportunity to learn from a host of diverse and talented artists. Thank you for the opportunity to win a free spot on what promises to be a life-changing course!

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  5. I love your style of painting! I’m getting very excited about the opportunities that will be offered in the Life Book 2016 class as I feel it will help challenge me to be a better artist – especially with all of the wonderful artists that will be offering their expertise! How wonderful! Thank you for this chance to win and I look forward to seeing what you challenge yourself to teach us!

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  6. I would be entirely thrilled and happy dance over the moon if I could have a spot in Life Book 2016. Life Book 2015 has expanded my horizons in so many ways – skills, technique, confidence, growth – and I would love for that to continue for a further year. The line up of teachers looks absolutely amazing and I would be delighted to learn from you and the other tutors. Thank you for this opportunity to win a spot!

    PS I shared on FB and I am also now following your blog.

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  7. HI! I am not currently on Facebook, so I am unable to share this there, but have shared it with some people in my Artist’s Way group. I would like to tap into my creativity and be able to receive the gift of participating in Life Book 2016! Thank you for this generous opportunity!

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  8. I am so inspired by all the fantastic artist that are represented. I would gleam so much from each and every one to find my own “expression” and the confidence. Please…..PICK ME.

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  9. I see the lineup of so many new artists and can’t wait to learn from all of them including yourself! What a gift it would be to earn LB for free. I’ve participated in it for the past 3 years and am so happy to see the new teachers. Very refreshing!

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  10. Congratulations on becoming a Lifebook tutor…. I would love to win a place for next year. Have shared to Facebook!
    I would love to be involved in this fabulous arty community and learn new techniques, skills and grow my confidence.
    Thank you for this amazing chance

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  11. I would love to take this class so I can get hands on experience – working with teachers who are knowledgeable and helpful. Over the course of the year I’ll get so many ideas and chances to practice those ideas. How exciting to see my name as the winner.

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  12. I would love to join Lifebook 2016 because of the amazing lineup of teachers and because it makes Mondays magical and it encourages me to take some time for myself each week. It nourishes my soul and brings so much joy to my days! Thank you for the opportunity to win a spot!

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  13. I love doing life book and I think it’s an advantage for a lot of us who do not have a lot of money like me and Disability and you can make payments which I think that is so sweet of her to do for us that way we all have a chance to have art in our life and to me I think it’s very important it’s sad how so many of us don’t have it because we can’t afford it I hope LIFEBOOK keeps going for a long time

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  14. I would love to win a membership to Lifebook 2016. I have a friend that is a member of 2015 and she is doing great. I would love to do something for “me” and I think art would be magical! Also, congratulations!!

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  15. I would be blessed to win a spot, my art journey has only reignited after years bringing up children and believing my art was not important, but I am embracing the talent I have and am running with it, a spot in life books amongst these wonderful people with enthusiasm that is contagious is just what the soul needs. Thank you for the opportunity. Jodie

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  16. I would love to win a spot on lifebook 2016 because i have so much more to learn about techniques etc. And wen i see youre art i just fall in love, that i think thats wat i want to do too!! Thanx for the opportunity to win a spot, good luck to all participients.

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  17. Shared on Facebook! I would love to win a spot on Lifebook because it would give me a chance to learn from som of the best mixed media artists out there! Even this blog hop has been fun because I’ve gotten to learn about so many great artists I didn’t know about before, including you! (:

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  18. Hello Renata,
    It would be nice to win the spot because Lifebook is a unique art and human adventure. It gives you the opportunity to be better with yourself and more comfortable in practising your art. With LB, you can also gather a community of creatives souls and have lessons by the greatest mixed media artist.
    Thanks for the chance to win a spot.
    Here’s the link to the facebook post :

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  19. LifeBook is a great opportunity to learn sooooo much and try new techniques….plus all the comradarie among the group…it is amazing!!! The talented teachers are so giving and encouraging!! It makes me spread my art wings and FLY!!! I would love to win!!

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  20. First of all I am in love with the art you shared in this post -truly a connection of heart and soul! And this is a BIG reason I’d love to win a spot in this class (well, along with all the amazing teachers and students work and comments now and from previous years:)


  21. congrats to you being part of this amazing journey. to me lifebook=lifeline, such a part of my life in so many ways. being disabled it helps me to learn so much online with so many varied techniques and teachers. wishing and hoping


  22. I have been a huge fan of yours, and love you with the DLP which this has been the first Ive ever attempted with real journaling. I have learned so much. I am so hungry to learn more with mixed media, and all of the artists teaching here on Lifebook 2016 are exactly who I want to learn from. I need this in my life! It is the perfect therapy, outlet, and artistic prompting and education that I need. It’s something that I would purposefully schedule to keep me on task and productive with my own art, esp when life gets you so busy with work and family. I feel that I am finally at that point in my life where I can let my art take flight and this would get me to my liftoff!! Thank you for the chance!


    • I am a huge fan of your work, Renatta. I know I could learn. So much from u. I am so hungry to learn more with mixed media, and all of the artists teaching here on Lifebook 2016 are exactly who I want to learn from. I need this in my life! It is the perfect therapy, outlet, and artistic prompting and education that I need. It’s something that I would purposefully schedule to keep me on task and productive with my own art, esp when life gets you so busy with work and family. I feel that I am finally at that point in my life where I can let my art take flight and this would get me to my liftoff!! Thank you for the chance!

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  23. I was a member of Lifebook 2012 and I LOVED it! I am still a novice artist and it gave me so much information on techniques, inspiration, and guidance. It helped mold me. Since then the stars haven’t lined up to allow me to be able to sign up again, but I really hope to be a part of it in 2016!


  24. I would love to win! I’ve been fortunate to take LB for the past 2 years, and love everything about it – the teachers, the lessons, the community! It’s fantastic! Thanks for the chance to win.


  25. Really needing LifeBook 2016 at this point. Need the healing therapy of the lessons and the wonderful techniques of the teachers. Time for me to heal!!


  26. Hello, Renata
    How can I express myself to let you know what joy it would be to be able to take a workshop full of the most amazingly creative kindred-spirit artists, without saying it would be an unfolding journey of magical bliss and spiritual connection, to sooth and support not only my soul, but all those who would be on the same journey to connect with at this point in space and time. Well, there, I just expressed it. Words are almost not enough to express the intense visual journey which will present mind-boggling vistas through the depth of how the soul of each artist will create and share their own interpretation of their own life’s experiences. It will be a soul-searching and magical journey.
    Thank you for this chance at a spot in Life Book 2016.
    Blessings to you!
    Teresa in California
    I have shared your giveaway link on my Facebook page.


  27. Thank you all so much for your comments and shares, the response was really amazing. I am grateful for your thoughts and stories you shared, I read them all. I also thank you for saying that my art inspires you. I have taken LifeBook, and I know how it helped me, I wish that for all of you as well. I only have one spot to give away, and in a way I wish you could all win. I will be drawing a name from a hat, so I hope that fate smiles at us all. xox


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