Tam’s Book Launch Blog Hop & Give Away!

Edited to add winner’s name: Janice Higgins! You will have received an email from me with instructions on claiming your prize. Contest is closed here but you can still enter to win on some of the other blogs I linked to below.

Hi Friends! I have a fun giveaway to share today! My friend Tamara, the creator of the LifeBook year long workshops,  has just created a book that encompasses the spirit of her fabulous yearly LifeBook class! It is a beauty and she is letting me give a copy away to one lucky reader! I have been enjoying my copy for a few weeks and it is simply delightful and inspiring!

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Let me tell you a bit more about Tam’s new book in case you
haven’t heard about it yet! “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.

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The nice thing about having her class in a book format is that I can browse it at my art table without having the distraction of my computer around. Sometimes I just want to get away from the screen and get lost in a beautiful art instruction book. I also love how she mixes unusual supplies to create beautiful, whimsical and uplifting art.
You can now pre-order Tam’s awesome book here: Amazon USA UK, Canada, Australia, or from The Book Depository. It’s officially published in January 2018, although many sites are now showing the publishing date as earlier in December 2017! You can pre-order it NOW! 🙂

Now then, onto the give-away and blog hop! 🙂 I can give away 1 copy of Tam’s book to 1 lucky winner, yay! 🙂 And if you follow the blog hop (see below for links and dates) you can up your chances of winning by entering all the other give-aways also! 🙂
Simply leave a comment below letting us know why you would love to get a copy of Tam’s book! I will announce the winner on 12/18/17.

Here is the list of the other people on Tam’s Book Launch Blog Hop – they too will be giving away a copy of Tam’s book so go check them out and enter their give-aways! 🙂 Their giveaway will go live on the day in december that corresponds with the number next to their name so check back for the dates later this month if their posts are not up yet!

  1.  Tamara Laporte
  2. Effy Wild
  3. Ivy Newport
  4. Roxanne Coble
  5. Andrea Gomoll
  6. Mystele Kirkeeng
  7. Tracy Verdugo
  8. Wyanne Thompson
  9. Shiloh Sophia McCloud
  10. Alena Hennessy 
  11. Lindsay Weirich (you are here!)
  12. Jane Davenport
  13. Carla Sonheim
  14. Mati Rose McDonough
  15. Annie Hamman
    Have a great time following the blog hop! 🙂

I am so happy to share Tamara’s book with you. If you would like to enter for a chance to win simply leave a comment below and I will pick a winner in one week. You can also pre-order a copy on Amazon if you wish! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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137 Responses

  1. What a fab idea to document a life with creativity other than just words. I also like to read a real book and get away from electronics. Big comfy chair and a cuppa.

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  2. This book looks amazing. I’d love to win it.

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  3. Hi Lindsay , I would love to win a copy of Tamara’s book 📚. I love mixed media and to me it’s an ocean of fun . Pick me please 😊Let me dive in rainbow 🌈 ocean .Thanks and happy holidays .

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  4. I would love to have one of these Life books, to sit in a quiet spot and read. That is what I enjoy especially books on creativity.

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  5. OH what a lovely idea – I love Tamara’s art and it would be a joy to win what sounds like a wonderful book
    Thank you so much for the opportunity

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  6. WOW! What a fantastic thing to have done, I would not know the first place to start. Lindsay thank you for this opportunity. :O)

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  7. Hi Lindsay

    Thank you for sharing this.

    Lorraine

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  8. Beautiful book and I would love to work my way through it

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  9. What a great premise for a book, introspection has always been a part of me, and I love to create art. Having a guide to ‘work through’ things in a creative process sounds exciting to me I would lo win the book!
    Elaine

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  10. Ooooh, I would love to win this books as I want to learn and learn and learn even more. That’s why I love your videos!!

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  11. Sounds like a fun book

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  12. Yes please I would love a copy of Tam’s book to add to my library of inspiration and a a memento of lifebook2018 that I am signed up for.

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  13. Love the faces she draws. A whole book of them. Wow!

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  14. I just love the cover and would totally love to do that type of work. She’s Inspirational and I would love to learn from her book. Thank you for a chance to win her book.

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  15. I would like to win this book to give to my son who is recovering from some psychiatric issues

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  16. Oh my goodness, I need this book in my life. Even if I don’t win, I’ll definitely be buying it! It sounds like it’s exactly what I need to help me break through these creative barriers of mine!

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  17. What a beautiful idea!!! Since I met Tam I’ve learned a lot from her and all the wonderful teachers like you. And because I’m not an english speaker, it’s more easy to me learn from a book. I imagine that this book would help me express myself better. I would love to have a copy, with all my heart. Thanks Lindsay!!!

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  18. This is such a neat idea! Definitely worth buying. As much as I like technology, I still prefer to have a book in my hands. Thanks for sharing thus with us!

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  19. The cover is gorgeous, and I love the idea of a book that empowers yourself❤️🧡💛💚💙💜💝

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  20. Thank you for the opportunity. I am always looking for new ideas & ways to expand my knowledge, especially of art. I love to create. Tina

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  21. Love your videos, I am learning so much! The book sounds great too!

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  22. Because of my work I spend a lot of time looking at screens so my respite from that is my crafting. I’d love this book to learn more about art without having to watch online. Thanks for the chance! Looks amazing.

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  23. I think this sounds like a wonderful book,encouraging a person to work on the next level whatever that is for the individual…Lindsay You have been the biggest influence in teaching myself art,your utube videos are easy to follow and you have a great audio-visual presence.Thank you so much.

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  24. I am sure Tam’s book will be wonderful! Wouldn’t it be special to win a copy!

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  25. I could use all the help possible in the multi medium creative process.

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  26. I’d love to win the book!

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  27. I would love this book, it would be such a help in my art journey. Thank you.

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  28. I love a real paper art book! They let you just fall into the book, immersed in it…without email or Facebook interfering!

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  29. Looks like a fun book to dive into for the new year to spark my creativity!

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  30. Looks like a very inspiring book. Would love to win it!

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  31. This book looks AMAZING!! I actually started a mixed media journal… oh, about a year or so ago thanks to you, Lindsay! Unfortunately, I’ve only completed 5 pages and it’s kind of been put on my shelf and forgotten about, lol. I would love Tam’s book to help me fill up the pages of my abandoned journal and to fill up my soul with a little inspirational, self-healing artiness!! That would be a great way to end the year and to start a new one. Thanks for sharing, Lindsay!! =)

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  32. I love combining things to create projects that are different!
    Carol b

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  33. I am interested in learning more about this course so think the book would help me see if it is for me.

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  34. I would love to have her book and I am signed up for her 2018 class!
    I also love your videos especially to watercolors and look forward to them.

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  35. I’ve taken Tam’s lifebook class for several years and always enjoy it. It would be amazing to have a chance to win her book!

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  36. I would love to receive a copy of her book to help me create instead of hibernate this winter. Thanks for the chance :).

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  37. Thank you Lindsay! Sign me up to win a copy! Tam’s color palette is gorgeous. I’m anxious to see everyone’s contribution to the book. Tam’s themes of positive self-worth and healing through art could help us all.

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  38. I would LOVE to win a book!! I am curious about Life Book! Want to learn more about art! Art has helped me a lot, as my health is not the best and also this year has been the toughest year for me in many ways….

    Speaking of art, when I decided that I wanted to learn to paint and I searched for videos on youtube, YOUR channel was the one I started to follow! That was back in 2014!! Time flies!! 🙂

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  39. I would love to win this book. I have just started getting into mixed media over the last year and still appreciate guidance when starting projects. I have been hearing about Life book as well and find the concept interesting.

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  40. Thefrugalcrafter (you) and Willowing Arts (Tamara) are my favorite two artists to watch and learn from. Thank you for this opportunity and I’m so glad you two are friend’s. It makes sense that you are as both of you are very creative and have positive messages that you teach! Thank you!

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  41. Love your inspiring creative ideas , playing with my own lifebook journal slowly this past year, it’s been refreshing! I’m finding myself again.
    Thank you for the opportunity to enter here and Tams book looks amazing.

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  42. Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to win Tams book. Her creativity (and yours) always inspire and excite me. I also learn so much💜

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  43. The Book looks like a good one……just in time for a New Years Resolution!! I would love to win it! Thanks so much!!

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  44. Tamara Laporte’s book sounds wonderful. Thank you Lindsay for sharing your creativity and enthusiasm and amazing tutorials all year.

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  45. I did Lifebook this year and enjoyed making Tams projects along with all the others. The book would be great.

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  46. I would like to win Tams book as I am always pondering on what to do, what to paint. The book will inspire me and give me ideas with all the lovely projects. I will really appreciate having a physical book that I can lturn the pages instead of looking for ideas from a computer.

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  47. I’m hoping, I’m wishing that I win one of these books! So excited to have the chance! Thanks so much!

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  48. Nice book hope you have had a wonderful year. I have not been one my iPad so much this year. I have been busy sewing and working. Hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

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  49. Book looks fab and i would like to win. I have looked at mixed media art vids and fear starting my own. What or how would i express myself? Do i have proper supplies for mixed media? Would i just create a mess?

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  50. Oh my; this book looks like just what I need to get my creative juices flowing!!

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  51. Sounds like a nice gift for anyone.

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  52. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  53. SUch an inspiring collection of artists! I know this wouldhelp me as a i journey in the world of art trying to find my niche!

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  54. That sounds like a delightful book! Thanks for the giveaway. Best wishes to you for a wonderful Christmas and New Year’s.

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  55. This would be an amazing giveaway to win. Art journaling and mixed media art work has been a creative release for me. Suffering from severe depression and anxiety, I’ve been able to use these art forms to express thoughts and feelings that would have otherwise been difficult to vocalize. It’s been a tremendous help in therapy and this giveaway would certainly help me continue this journey of healing. Thanks!

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  56. I would love this new adventure!
    Thank you for sharing.

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  57. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book, what a great way to learn from some very talented people!

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  58. What an amazing opportunity to be introduced to a new artist (for me)and to learn new techniques! Thanks!!!!

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  59. I would love to win this book! It’s so inspirational and lovely!

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  60. Next year I will be a firsttime Lifebooker! This book would be great!!

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  61. I would love to win this book. I have wanted to take the Life Book course but wasn’t sure i would have the time to get my money out of it. But with the book I could do it when I have the time.

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  62. I would love this wonderful book. Thanks for the chance to win it.

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  63. Thanks so much for this amazing opportunity! Tam is such a great teacher, I can’t wait to see her book! Thanks again!

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  64. I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this book! This year’s Life Book lessons were so inspiring and I know this book is over the moon with more inspiration!

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  65. I cannot wait ti get my hands on this book!

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  66. Hi Lindsay I would love to win a copy of Tam’s book it looks so interesting and fun too Cheers Deb

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  67. Thank you for a chance to win. I appreciate your ongoing opportunities to win wonderful items.

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  68. I have been seeking answers to unlock my abilities and am very hard on artist me. This book appears to be a kinder, wiser way to unwind the ties that bind me. Thank you for this opportunity.

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  69. Looks to be a lovely book! I am always looking for inspiration and motivation for creativity.

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  70. I would live something like this in my life. Thank you for the give away chance.

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  71. Tamara’s book sounds lovely, fun, and helpful! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy. And thanks for sharing your creativity, Lindsay – you are delightful!

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  72. What a perfect theme how to push past your personal challenges. Sounds great. I want to win.

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  73. I’m an artist and I really love mixed media when it is done well.

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  74. I’ve been so excited for this book! Just got my preorder copy from Amazon but if I’m lucky enough to win I would gift it to my sister – she is a very talented artist and I know she would thoroughly enjoy the book as well!

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  75. I’m a fan, would love a copy and would be a fantastic boost to my singleton holiday.

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  76. While I have no problem supporting fellow artists, winning is more frugal than buying. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Tam’s book. thru your blog hop.

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  77. Sounds like the perfect book for me. I had recently re-started my drawing and have been trying to learn Watercolor then I sort of hit a wall. My artistic block was partially torn down when I began watching mixed media as I have not tried it before. I feel it looks like a lot of fun and a way to be creating and feel joyful even if what you make is just a happy little mess at times. I am my worse critic as is everyone- would be nice to have her book to help me along.
    Thank you for the giveaway! I hope to win 😃(but we all do-lol)

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  78. Love to document my kids lives as they grow…it’ll be wonderful for all of us to read it together one day..pls help me win it 🙂

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  79. I’ve heard so much about this book since Tam announced it. I would love to include Tam’s book in my art library for learning and inspiration to aid me in my art journey. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win a copy. ❤ ~Patti

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  80. I would love to win a free copy of this amazing book !!! I could take it with me anywhere and I could learn so much from all the wonderful teachers/artists participating !!! It seems an amazing book and It would make the perfect Christmas gift for me this year !!! Thank you so much for this opportunity and I wish you Happy Holidays dear Lindsay Weirich !!!

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  81. I would love a chance to “sample” the class I’ve heard about without the investment – thanks, Lindsay 🙂

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  82. I would love to win a copy of her book. Thanks for a chance to win this giveaway..

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  83. This book looks so inspirational. Would love to win and try all the projects to expand my limited knowledge. Thank you for offering the opportunity to win .

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  84. Hi, Lindsay! The LB Book would be the perfect add on for those times when you want to ge completely offline, with no computer! Thank you for this chance! Susana.

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  85. Thank you for the opportunity to win this book it sounds absolutely intriguing. I’ve wanted to take the Lifebook class last year.

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  86. I would love to read this book. First the cover is beautiful! Second because I have been doing WC for awhile and would like to try mixed media. But third, and most important, I have only done 1 painting in a year (life just get in the way), and it sounds like this would help me work through those “things” (another words for excuses).

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  87. Hey Lindsay,
    I would be delighted to receive a copy of this book from you and Tam – it sounds totally inspirational which is just what I need sometimes when I am in creative mode and not sure where to start
    Jenny

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  88. Her book looks amazing…Just like all of her artwork
    I was immediately drawn to the book by its cover design. Can’t wait to see what projects are inside. Holding thumbs for a free copy 🙂 xxx

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  89. Ordered it. My Christmas present to me.

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  90. Hi Lindsay

    I would love to receive a copy of this book because it looks absolutely gorgeous and…..I have never won anything before!

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  91. Hi Lindsay
    This looks like a perfect way to work through life’s challenges in a positive artistic way and win something to boot.

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  92. Yeah for your friend getting her book done looks beautiful and I loved your picture on your blog – it is beautiful that is Xmas card worthy

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  93. Looks like a great book. It would be cool to win.

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  94. You have put a big smile on my face because this book has been on my wish list for a while. I am hoping that I make Santa’s nice list and it arrives for me to enjoy! 🙂

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  95. Cover looks beautiful. 🦋 BELIEVE 🦋

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  96. Sounds wonderful. Thank you for the opportunity at a chance to win. Have a good day.

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  97. I thought it would be interesting to have that book.

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  98. Love Tam! Can’t wait to see what your project in the book is!

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  99. Her art is beautiful. I’d love to learn how to paint like this. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

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  100. What a beautiful book! I appreciate the opportunity for the chance to win a copy.

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  101. This book looks amazing! This book is on my amazon wish list!

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  102. I would love to win this book. I think it would help me to get over my fears

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  103. The cover alone has me sold. The book looks very interesting, would love to pick it up and leaf through it. If I could do that I might find it to be a great gift idea.

    Thank you for offering it to us.

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  104. LoVe the message she presents. I am always best with a real paper book in my hands. Thank you, Lindsay.

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  105. Love the topic and adore your illustrations.

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  106. I would love to win this book! This year I have been really enjoying art and learning to do more things. I have found it is really relaxing and helps at reducing stress.

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  107. Would love this book. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  108. Create Your Life Book sounds really neat! I’d love a book that encourages me to spend a little crafty time on myself.

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  109. Will be sooooo inspirational!

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  110. This book sounds amazing! I would love a chance to win! Thanks for the opportunity!!!

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  111. I would love to win this book! Please enter me in the drawing:)

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  112. Hi Lindsey! I’ll be honest here… I would love to win Tamaras book because of her great artistry. I would imagine it is a great learning tool on mixed media which I am just getting the hang of. I can only say every little bit of information may help me with new ideas. I love good colorful informative books and think lifebook is such a very unique and wonderful way to save moments. What a wonderful surprise! Good luck to all and Cheers to whomever will win.❤️❤️

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  113. Hey Lindsay, I just recently started reading through your blog and at the perfect time no less! I would love to own this book. I have watched for youtube tutorials for awhile but am now trying to gather even more knowledge through book form. I also just ordered Jane Davenports book and can’t wait to work through it! Fingers crossed

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  114. Thank you for the opportunity to enter this draw. I would love to win Tamara’s book.

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  115. I would love to win this book. I also enjoy books as well as I’m on the computer all day at work so it’s a nice way to really enjoy art. There’s something about having the book in hand!

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  116. Hi Lindsay, how awesome that you’re giving away a copy of Tams book. I’d love to win it. Number one, I love the Life Book courses, and like you say getting away from the computer is so good.Also Ive started teaching drawing and mixed media recently – and it would be nice to have something tangible to show participants – other than my own demo pieces. I’m keeping my fingers crossed. Thanks! xoxo

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  117. Hi friends! I got started Doing art in my Bible about three months ago! And now I’m addicted to all kinds of art! And I need some kind of class to help me to keep moving forward! Thank you and good luck to the winner!

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  118. It would be nice to just sit and learn from a book instead of being tied to the computer, like you said…I love books and like to look at art instructions over and over

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  119. This book looks amazing! Such an impressive list of artists. Fingers crossed! Pick me please!

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  120. Hi Lindsay, how awesome that you’re giving away a copy of Tams book. I’d love to win it. It will be a source of inspiration I will cherish. Indeed, getting away from the computer is so good. Also I’ve started teaching drawing and mixed media (locally) recently – and it would be great inspiration for that as well. I’m keeping my fingers crossed. Thanks so much! xoxo

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  121. I would love to win a copy of this book. I think it would be very inspiring for me.

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  122. Hi Lyndsay. I would absolutely love to win Tam’s Life Book! I’ve been on disability for 25 yrs and cannot afford to purchase it. Would be so very grateful to win! PICK ME PICK ME! 🙂 Blessings

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  123. I’d love this book because I really like all kinds of mediums so mixed media seems to be right up my ally. I am not as experienced in mixed media though so I’d love to learn more.

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  124. Hi Lindsey! Oh, man do I love your art, so pretty! 🙂 I’d love to win a copy of Tam’s new book, I’ve taken some of her classes and am a super fan! Thank you so much for the opportunity, I really appreciate it! 🙂

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  125. I would LOVE to have this gorgeous book as a sort of a gateway back into doing the Art Journaling I have been craving. [It’s very easy for me to deny myself nice things in life, and I need to stop that.]

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  126. Art lessons that smell like books…couldn’t think of a better combination 🙂

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  127. I would love to have this book to do the projects with my daughter!

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  128. I thought I had already commented here, but now I don’t see it?! I’d love to have this book, and winning it would be a real boost to my flagging spirits.

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  129. How exciting! I’ve never heard of such a book before. So many folks are struggling these days, and it’s especially hard around the holidays for some. Personally, I’m trying to recover from Chronic Lyme, and have been homebound for most of the last 2-1/2 years. Your videos are a bright spot in my day. Thank you for gifting your talent and your happy spirit to us.

    God bless you!
    Jacqui

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  130. I would absolutely love to get a copy of Tam’s book!

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  131. I would adore a copy of Tam’s book.

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  132. Well, this book looks amazing with great teachers, so I’d definitely love to win a copy! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  133. I agree about having a real, hard-copy book to hold in your hands. Congrats to Tam on her book! I’ve been in Lifebook all along. I may not get all the lessons done, but that’s ok – they are there when I need them. Can’t wait to see her book in person! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

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  134. I have one of Tamara’s workshops on my computer right now to start over the holidays. I would 💗 this book so that I could start a Life project at my own pace for 2018. As you know I have been on a creative journey with your tutorials since I retired last year and I’m already seeing how art has helped my PTSD. You, Tamara, and so many other artists who freely share your time and tatents on YouTube are a quiet force reaching around the world with kindness and goodwill. You are the power of social media.

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  135. I would love a copy of the book. Are you in it? hope so 🙂

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