I have some wonderful & exciting news! I am going to be teaching on Life Book 2016 next year! I'm thrilled to be a part of the vibrant community of artists that Tam of Willowing Arts has gathered together. Having friends who have participated in past years, I just know that the magic that this course generates really sifts down into every area of your studio practice. Its going to be packed full of juicy ways to connect with, celebrate and honor yourself through art journaling.
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
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 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've had so much fun in the process of developing my Life Book class! My lesson will go live in the middle of February 2016, here's the description of what my lesson will be....
“Finding Center with Mandalas”
I use Mandala drawing & painting within the layers of my mixed media paintings as a way of keeping myself loose, while at the same time drawing focus & reflection to different areas and quieting the mind. In this lesson we will journey together through the three layer process that I use to create my layered Mandala paintings, adding delicious textural layers and personal flair, celebrating all of the positive elements that make up the rich tapestry of our lives.We'll explore centering through the use of mandala drawing, much like you can see in this painting:
I'm also super excited to be offering a Bonus Lesson about painting on unconventional surfaces, exploring pattern painting on gathered leaves, this will air in the autumn of 2016!! Eeeeeep, so much fun!
Registration opens on October 5th 2015 and the class begins on January 1st 2016. There is so much exciting community over in the Facebook group, so much sharing of beautiful work, and really you can jump in at any time throughout the year!
So if you want to start this 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! :)
Here is the list of the other amazing teachers who will be teaching on Life Book –
7 Sept 2015; Tamara Laporte http://www.willowing.org/
8 Sept 2015; Annie Hamman http://anniehamman.com/
9 Sept 2015; Kristin Dudish http://kristindudish.com/
10 Sept 2015; Effy Wild http://effywild.com/
YOU ARE HERE:: 11 Sept 2015; Faith Evans-Sills http://harmonyandfaith.blogspot.com/
12 Sept 2015; Gillian Lee Smith http://www.gillianleesmithartist.com/
13 Sept 2015; Ivy Newport http://ivynewport.com/
14 Sept 2015; Jane Davenport http://janedavenport.com/
15 Sept 2015; Jenny Grant http://www.flowbyjenny.com/
16 Sept 2015; Angela Kennedy (Pennystamper) http://pennystamper.blogspot.com
17 Sept 2015; Lisa Viger http://www.lisaviger.com/
18 Sept 2015; Martha Lever http://marthalever.blogspot.co.uk/
19 Sept 2015; Mary Beth Shaw http://www.mbshaw.com/
20 Sept 2015; Melody Ross http://bravegirlsclub.com/
21 Sept 2015; Pam Carriker http://pamcarriker.com/
22 Sept 2015; Pauline Agnew http://www.paulineagnew.com/blog/
23 Sept 2015; Rae Missigman http://rae-missigman.squarespace.com/
24 Sept 2015; Renata Loree http://renataloree.com/
25 Sept 2015; Roben-Marie Smith http://www.robenmarie.com/
26 Sept 2015; Roxanne Coble http://bybun.com/
27 Sept 2015; Shiloh Sophia McCloud http://www.shilohsophiastudios.com/blog
28 Sept 2015; Donna Downey http://donnadowney.typepad.com
29 Sept 2015; Tracy Verdugo http://artoftracyverdugo.blogspot.co.uk/
30 Sept 2015; Wyanne Thompson http://www.wyanne.com
Have a great time following the blog hop! I can't wait to see you in the classroom!