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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Tam's Book Launch Blog Hop & Give Away!- Create Your Lifebook!

Your chance to win a copy of Tamara Laporte's new book
"Create Your Life Book"!!

Hello lovely ones!!
I have some wonderful & exciting news! 
My fabulous, awesome, quirky and beautiful friend Tamara Laporte from
Willowing Arts has written a book! 

'Create Your Life Book: Mixed-Media Art Projects for Expanding Creativity and Encouraging Personal Growth'
and I get to give away a copy! 


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, which I am blessed to have been a part of several times, "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 hinders 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 fabulous 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.

I was lucky enough to receive my copy last month and I am LOVING it all!!

You can now pre-order Tam's awesome book here:  (Australia)  (The Book Depositary)

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! :)

How to enter the give-away 

1. Share this give-away on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Google+
2. Sign up to my newsletter (click here)
3. 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 12th December!!

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! :)

1st December 2017 Tamara Laporte-
2nd December 2017 Effy Wild-
3rd December 2017 Ivy Newport-
4th December 2017 Roxanne Coble-
5th December 2017 Andrea Gomoll-
6th December 2017 Mystele Kirkeeng-
7th December 2017 Tracy Verdugo-
8th December 2017 Wyanne Thompson-
9th December 2017 Shiloh Sophia McCloud-
10th December 2017 Alena Hennessy-
11th December 2017 Lindsay Weirich-
12th December 2017 Jane Davenport-
13th December 2017 Carla Sonheim-
14th December 2017 Mati Rose McDonough-
15th December 2017 Annie Hamman-

Have a great time following the blog hop! :)

PS a thousand apologies for my tardiness in posting this!! 
It's been one of those weeks!!!

much love to all
Tracy xoxox


Teresa Mahieu said...

Hi Tracy, I have subscribed to your newsletter and shared this post on Facebook and Twitter. I would love to win a copy of Tams book for my bff Ginger. We mail traveling journals back and forth to each other about every 6 weeks. It’s been a great wY to keep up with each other’s lives long distance. I know she would love Tams book. I already preordered mine.
Teresa Mahieu

Deborah Raymer said...

Hello Tracey I would love to win a copy of Tam's book, it looks great Cheers Deborah Raymer

Donna said...

Hi Tracy
I would love a copy of Tams new book then I would have a book from all
Three of my favourite Artists You, Jane and Tam xxx

Nardja Segui said...

I would love to have a copy of this book to use as reference and to do all the projects... I would like to create a Life Book of my life! Thank you for this opportunity! ❤️

M Mizzi said...

Morning thank you for the give away. Winning Tams book would be perfect addition to doing Life Book for last 3 years. Thank you again for the chance. 💕

Tamara Mulkey said...

This will be my fist Life Book Course. The book would be a great for additional inspiration.

Anja Ruzha said...

Since I met Tam I've learned a lot from her and all the wonderful teachers, like you. And because Im 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 Tracy.
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Tammy Oviedo said...

Hi Tracy judt to let you know that I shared and joined your site too. I am excited to see and learn from Tamara's new art book its so beautiful. I also think it would look awesome on my art desk too! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book.

Jean said...

I would love this book filled with inspiration form a collection of amazing and talented artists. Still trying to find my niche in the art world so would love this!

Shared and have been a subscriber for some time.

Yvette Shoemaker said...

I would love a copy of Tam's book because I live her Work! I have loved being part of Lifebook 2017 and hope to join the next one too!

Susan said...

I’d love to win a copy of Tam’s book to share with a friend. Already subscribed to your newsletter and sharing this on Google+

Maria said...

This book would so help me in my desire to finally make art! I'd love to win a copy!

Cathy M said...

Hi Tracy - I have been a big fan of both you and Tam forever. Would love to win a copy of Tam's new book. I am joining LB for the first time in 2018. Can't wait!! Thanks for this opportunity. Fingers crossed!

Susuko said...

Hi, Tracy! I would love to win the book, because it is great to have some kind of tutorial NOT being online! I‘m a lifebooker this year and the next, and this would make all complete! Thank you for this chance!
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Wish you a happy Christmas Time!

Rebecca Sjövold said...

I’m so excited about this book. I love this crowd of mixed media artists and the work you do together. As a librarian, I can’t wait to to hold that work in book form and to be able to see it next to the other books that give joy and inspiration. Not to mention the fact that my external harddrive with all my art courses just died - that can't happen to my books given how much I love and treasure them!!

Bronwyn Koch said...

So excited for Tam's new book and pleased that you are featured in it... Congratulations to both...liked and sharing the awesome Give away!

Jaci Legge-Elliott said...

I would love to get my paint hands on a copy of Tams book! Two of my favourite artists in one place- it's like Christmas came early!

Jennifer Stevens said...

Tam is such an amazing teacher! Thank you so much for thia awesome opportunity!

Sheila said...

Good morning, I am so excited about life book 2018. I just received my book yesterday and should I win my BFF will be the recipient we both need to get our creative souls reunited. Looking forward to January

Janel Gradowski said...

I have been following Tam's blog hop. I'm loving finding so many artists like you! I would love to win the book so that I can learn some of the techniques that are explained in it.

Anonymous said...

I would really like to winthis book. I will be a firsttime Lifebooker next year. So the book will be very useful! And who wouldn’t want a Tam book! (My name is Carolien Klapwijk, for some reason my google account doesn’t work, so maybe this way it will post)

Tonya S said...

thanks for the chance to win. I would love to win this book- i am sure there will be helpful ideas to help me improve my art

carol gourley said...

What a wonderful day it would be to win a copy of Tam’s new book. I have taken the Life book for the last three years and the book will be an awesome addition.

Chel Marie's Creations said...

I have been with Tam since the beginning… it’s been one of the best life changing classes I’ve ever experienced… I would love this book to share with my sister who has an up coming 40th surgery😞
She has battled cancer for years and the deterioration of her body and side effect from all the chemo and trials of numerous medications. She needs something uplifting in her life… I know how much Tam has helped me throughout the many years that I’ve been sick. My hope is that it could give my sister the love, light, healing, and encouragement that Tam has given me💜

Patti said...

I would love to have a copy of Tam's book for inspiration and a resource for learning. Thanks for the opportunity to win! ~Patti

Julia said...

I would love to win as I love learning - and this book is a great resource for that!

D Johnson said...

I would love to win because she's one of my favorite artist's and I would love to improve my own skills.

KatheD said...

I've heard so much about the Life Book course, it would be awesome to have the book as an "intro"! I've been following the "hop" and found many inspiring blogs, Facebook pages, and instagram accounts to follow, so I feel as if I've already won :)

neraida gorgona said...

Shared on facebook. I have already singed up for your newsletter. I would love to win a free copy of this book because it seems so amazing with all those wonderful teachers/artists participating !!! I could take it anywhere with me !!! Reading it and practicing would be so much easier for me and so much fun than looking at a computer screen , which makes my eyes hurt after a while. It would make the perfect Christmas gift for me these Holidays!!! Thank you so much for this opportunity and wish you Happy Holidays dear Tracy !!!

Joyce Navarro said...

Hi Tracy

Would love to win Tam's gorgeous book because:-
a) it IS Gorgeous
b) it would look just as gorgeous on my craft table
c) it would love to show it off on my coffee table
d) beside my bed ....well!!
e) I have never won anything before and would love this to be the first.

I have signed up to your newsletter and shared this on facebook

Tracy Verdugo said...

Hi Chel! You are the winner of my blog hop for Tams book! Could you please let me know your email so I can pass it along to Tam. I hope that you and your sister enjoy lots of creative time together xox ps you can email me at

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