Hi good people!

Suuuuper stoked to be teaching alongside some serious supah stahhs for Life Book 2018: a year long art course you do online with a host of super talented teachers!  No pressure, no critiques, nothing to worry about but being creative, happy, out of yer head, and doing fun things that make you feel FREE!!  

And even MORE exciting news is that I can give away 1 space on this amazing year long art
course! Keep reading to find out more about Life Book 2018 

FIRST, What the f*$k is 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 (super SUPER star alert! Check out her insane talent!!).
Tam is joined by 23 incredible art teachers who are all gearing up to share their mixed media
techniques, tips and tricks with YOU! PLUS this year, Life Book is going to be bigger and better
by including another 12 fantastic artists and wellness guides who will focus on additional
personal development practices and other art modalities, like sculpting, photography (that's me!) & writing!
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 will
also be introduced to yoga (worrrd, that's me again!), aromatherapy, dance and angel energy and other wellness exercises to help support your personal development journey more holistically and imagine the fun we will have getting introduced to and acquainted with some of the other wonderful art forms out there!
You can find out a lot more about this wildly popular course (it has been joined by over 16500+
people in the past!) by clicking HERE 

I'm still putting the juiciness into my class, but you can expect some serious love fest vibes as we learn more about what it means to really SEE and celebrate the people in our lives who we LOVE!!  Life don't last forever, and it's so easy to make someone feel lifted and beautiful and important with just a few really good pointers.  The class won't be technical whatsoever so cell phone cameras will be perfect!  I think it's going to be a perfect addition to the year long course, and you'll be able to use your skills alongside your giant heart for ever and ever. Amen. :)

Registration opens on September 12th 2017 and the class begins on January 1st 2018.
So if you want to start the year with a fabulous creative BANG and spend 2018 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 2018 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 a space by entering all the other give-aways also! :)

How to enter the give-away:
1. Share this give-away on your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram (supah easy, and it could really help someone who needs it that we might not know about!)
2. Sign up to my newsletter on the bottom of my site:  The Love Offensive
3. Leave a comment below letting us know why you would love to join Life Book 2018

I will announce the winner on October 1st, 2017!
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! :)

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! :)

Saturday 19th August 2017:  Tamara Laporte https://www.willowing.org/blog/
Sunday 20th August 2017:   Devorah Spilman http://www.devorahspilman.com/blog/
Sunday 20th August 2017:   Juna Biagioni https://www.junabiagioni.com/blog/
Monday 21st August 2017:   Christie Drahnak http://www.christiedrahnak.com/blog/
Tuesday 22nd August 2017:   Gabrielle J-C http://www.gabriellejaviercerulli.com/blogupdates/
Tuesday 22nd August 2017:   Laura Horn http://www.laurahornart.com/blog-1/
Wednesday 23rd August 2017:  Mariëlle Stolp https://mariellestolp.wordpress.com/blog/
Wednesday 23rd August 2017:   Danielle Mack http://www.apaintedpage.com/
Thursday 24th August 2017:  Lucy Brydon https://lucybrydonart.wordpress.com/blog/
Friday 25th August 2017:  Sarah Trumpp http://wonderstrumpet.com/
Friday 25th August 2017:   Effy Wild http://effybird.com/
Saturday 26th August 2017:   Mystele Kirkeeng http://www.mystele.com/blog
Sunday 27th August 2017:   Deanna Jinjoe http://www.anewdayartstudio.com/blog/
Sunday 27th August 2017:   Alena Hennessy https://www.alenahennessy.com/blog/
Monday 28th August 2017:   Sharon Harkness-Dobler http://yellowrosedbs.blogspot.de/
Tuesday 29th August 2017:   Sophie Adamou http://www.loveartandbeyond.com/
Tuesday 29th August 2017:   Amanda Grace http://www.amandagraceart.com/writings/
Wednesday 30th August 2017:  Jane Spakowsky http://www.jane-spakowsky.com/recent-work-current-events
Thursday 31st August 2017:   Nanda Boukes https://www.nandasartjourney.com/blog
Thursday 31st August 2017:   Flora Bowley https://florabowley.com/blog/#featured
Friday 1st September 2017:   Andrea Gomoll andrea-gomoll.de/blog/
Saturday 2nd September 2017:   Jo Klima http://www.mapstoherself.com/
Sunday 3rd September 2017:   S Rebecca Leigh https://www.woundedwritersask.com/blog/
Sunday 3rd September 2017:   Julie Gibbons http://www.juliegibbons.com/blog/
Monday 4th September 2017:   Ivy Newport http://graceandivy.wordpress.com/
Tuesday 5th September 2017:   Tara Marie Jack http://taramariejack.com/blog/
Tuesday 5th September 2017:   Annie Hamman http://www.anniehamman.com/blog/
Wednesday 6th September 2017:   Joy Ting Charde https://www.instagram.com/joycharde/
Thursday 7th September 2017:   Tara Morris http://www.tspoonphotography.com/
Thursday 7th September 2017:   Louise Gale http://louisegale.com/blog
Friday 8th September 2017:  Wyanne https://www.facebook.com/WyanneArt
Saturday 9th September 2017:   Katrina Koltes https://katrinakoltes.com/blog/
Sunday 10th September 2017:   Kathy Glynn http://www.artsycanvasgirl.com/blog
Monday 11th September 2017:   Jeanne Marie Webb http://www.jeannemarieart.com/inmystudio/

Have a great time following these amazing artists!  
Can't wait to see you in class!! 
LOVE!
tara 
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Tanja says:

I'm very exited!!! That sounds all fabulous!!! I want to be part of the LifeBook2018! The last years were very hard for me, I had my 3rd depressive episode and my father passed away this March after a long alcoholic disaster. Now it's my turn and I want to do more for myself, be myself for the first time in my life. I think, LifeBook2018 would help me there to find my creative self!!! Sorry for my bad english, i'm from Germany....

(09.07.17 @ 05:55 PM)
Regina says:

Winning a year of art classes would be soooo cool! I work in a busy hospital so I use art to decompress from all the stress. This would be in a word awesome! Thank you for the opportunity!

(09.07.17 @ 06:17 PM)
Jennifer says:

I would love to join Lifebook 2018 because it is a course that nurtures my soul, encourages healing, teaches me new techniques, and brightens every Monday! I am especially excited about the new additions to the program and new teachers like you to learn from!

(09.07.17 @ 07:15 PM)
Kathy Stacy says:

Thank you for the opportunity to win LIFEBOOK 2018 session. I look forward to your lessons and would love to win a spot!

(09.07.17 @ 07:34 PM)
Stephanie says:

Would absolutely love to learn from all these fantastic artists. Thanks for the opportunity!

(09.07.17 @ 07:47 PM)
Phyllis B. says:

I am at a pivotal point in my life. Winning LIFEBOOK 2018 would help me creatively work through the processsnd the emotions. If I win it will be LIFECHANGE 2018 for me.

(09.07.17 @ 07:49 PM)
Cathy M says:

Wow! I would love a chance to win a spot in LB 2018. It would be wonderful to spend a year with such wonderful creatives! Thanks for the opportunity. Cheers!

(09.07.17 @ 07:51 PM)
Fay Bradford says:

I had never held an artist paintbrush before Jan this year when I started LifeBook 2017. I now realise I use art as therapy. At 70 I'm still supporting so many people and find that art really helps me get in the moment. I began with Photo a Day and the Grateful Project and now art. I would love to be a part of LifeBook 2018 so I could munch on the inspiration given by all the amazing teachers and students through the sharing of art in all its forms. Challenge me.... I'm up for it!!!

(09.07.17 @ 07:52 PM)
Donna Walsh says:

I would love to win a spot in the new and improved LofeBook 2018
Thanks to all who are contributing to this wonderful year long group

(09.07.17 @ 08:06 PM)
Rose says:

I would love to have a seat in LifeBook 2018 because I would like to continue receiving such comfort and understanding that is necessary to continue creating and learning about how to live in a world that is uncertain.

(09.07.17 @ 08:08 PM)
M. Austen says:

I would love to join Life Book 2018 as I love to learn new techniques and I look forward to the weekly inspirations to create art! Thanks for the chance!! Shared on my FB page.

(09.07.17 @ 08:12 PM)
Ronda Conley says:

I would love the opportunity to work with all the amazing teachers. Thanks for the opportunity to win a spot in this class is.

(09.07.17 @ 08:19 PM)
Betty S. says:

shared on twitter, and subscribed! this is the best class out there, where else can you find so much inspiration in one place, and for a year long! mind you I've been in a major slump, so maybe this class may be the kick in the butt I need :-D

(09.07.17 @ 08:21 PM)
Susan Kegerreis says:

Looking forward to enriching my artistic talent with Life Book 2018!

(09.07.17 @ 08:22 PM)
Danielle says:

I'd love to join Life Book 2018 to learn new techniques and to know new artists.

(09.07.17 @ 08:26 PM)
Ronda Conley says:

I would love the opportunity to work with all the amazing teachers. Thanks for the opportunity to win a spot in this class is.

(09.07.17 @ 08:28 PM)
wen says:

Tweeted and signed up! I've been with Life Book for several years now, and can't imagine not taking it again next year. Everything about it is so wonderful - the inspiring teachers, the supportive community - really looking forward to the expanded lessons for next year. Thanks for the chance to win!

(09.07.17 @ 08:49 PM)
Theresa says:

I'm pretty excited about the upcoming Life Book! So many great new courses ! I especially am intrigued by the wellness, photography and writing courses!

(09.07.17 @ 09:02 PM)
Suzanne Eller says:

I'd really love to win a spot in next year's Life Book. I have learned so much the last two years. Thank you for the opportunity.

(09.07.17 @ 09:20 PM)
Mikell Duncan says:

I'd love to win a spot!

(09.07.17 @ 09:35 PM)
Sylvie Labrèche says:

Would love to be a part of this amazing community!
Can't wait xoxo

(09.07.17 @ 09:55 PM)
Paula Decker Haynes says:

I would love to get a win this year with all the new things to do along with the amazing art.

(09.07.17 @ 09:57 PM)
Paula Decker Haynes says:

I would love to get a win this year with all the new things to do along with the amazing art.

(09.07.17 @ 10:07 PM)
Paula Decker Haynes says:

I would love to get a win this year with all the new things to do along with the amazing art.

(09.07.17 @ 10:08 PM)
Paula Decker Haynes says:

I would love to get a win this year with all the new things to do along with the amazing art.

(09.07.17 @ 10:10 PM)
Jan says:

I love Lifebook! This is my second year. It has made a huge difference in my life and health. I can't wait to see all that Lifebook 2018 has to offer! I want to miss out!☀️

(09.07.17 @ 10:54 PM)
Donna Thomas says:

I need to do lifebook2018 to help heal and encourage me to do my art. Having a recent disability and being unable to work or do much with my days has been very challenging as I was once a normal independent person. It will give me a purpose and I know it will help heal my heart and im so looking forward to learning from all these amazing artists especially Yoga for relaxation. Thankyou kindly for letting me be able to enter for such an amazing opportunity

(09.07.17 @ 11:52 PM)
Debbie Keel Riddle says:

I would love to win a spot so that I can continue on this wonderful journey called Life Book. I have taken it the last 3 years and adore it. This year is going to be even more amazing with so many new things. Thanks for the opportunity to win a spot!!!!

(09.08.17 @ 12:09 AM)
Donna Jones says:

I would love to win this! The teacher lineup is incredible! :)

(09.08.17 @ 01:19 AM)
Rosw says:

Two and a half years ago I adopted a little girl and she is the most amazing thing to grace the Earth. She has a number of disabilities that made it impossible for me to go back to work as a full time teacher so after a year of her joining us I had to give up work. The year that followed was super hard - I had to adapt tobnot being a teacher (one of my archetypes and my dream as a child) and no longer having a career. Then I found art journalling and it allowed me to use that creative energy from teaching in a different way and it helped me to art about my current feelings and come to terms with it all. Lifebook is the best way tovdo this on a weekly basis - a weekly dose of inspiration and instruction, everything i need.

(09.08.17 @ 01:43 AM)
Marjon van den Bos says:

Love to win a free spot in Lifebook 2018. Look at the line op teachers...mixed media in all forms. Love to het them all to find my art in 2018!

(09.08.17 @ 01:45 AM)
leslie kenreich says:

I love Lifebook. I have learned a lot but want to learn more. This has been such an amazing journey for me that I would like to continue. Thanks for sharing.

(09.08.17 @ 01:56 AM)
Rebecca Ruff says:

Shared on facebook and signed up to newsletter. I would like to join as I love making art and it sounds too good to miss!

(09.08.17 @ 02:24 AM)
Bec says:

Lifebook 2018 sounds like it's going to be even more amazing than previous years. To have such a wide variety of teachers and modalities for a more holistic experience is going to be something really special and I would really like to take advantage of the extra learning and personal development. Thanks so much for the opportunity :) I've posted in my FB Google+ and instagram :D

(09.08.17 @ 03:41 AM)
Chantelle Venter says:

I looooooooooove your sense of humour....actually put a smile on my face. Winning a space for LB2018 would mean so much to me. It would give me the opportunity to enhance my skills and styles so that I may someday be a talented artist such as all the wonderful teachers on LB2018. This would also mean I can try to make an income from my artwork. I will pray and send out positive energy for a compassionate soul to grant me this opportunity. Much love from South Africa. xxx

(09.08.17 @ 04:35 AM)
Donna Walsh says:

I would love to win a spot in the new and improved LofeBook 2018
Thanks to all who are contributing to this wonderful year long group

(09.08.17 @ 07:35 AM)
Donna Walsh says:

I would love to win a spot in the new and improved LofeBook 2018
Thanks to all who are contributing to this wonderful year long group

(09.08.17 @ 07:36 AM)
Donna Walsh says:

I would love to win a spot in the new and improved LofeBook 2018
Thanks to all who are contributing to this wonderful year long group

(09.08.17 @ 07:37 AM)
Donna Walsh says:

I would love to win a spot in the new and improved LofeBook 2018
Thanks to all who are contributing to this wonderful year long group

(09.08.17 @ 07:43 AM)
Susana says:

I´m the first time this year in LB and it´s amazing! But next year it will be much more fabulous because Tam brings a lot more extras to LB! I have so much to learn! Want to stay in LB, please! Thank you for this chance!

(09.08.17 @ 09:19 AM)
susana says:

Sorry... I forgot... on Instagram I´m @bysusuko.

(09.08.17 @ 09:19 AM)
Cindy says:

I adore lifebook have been a member since 2014 and can't image not being involved this year.. The teachers, lessons and techniques are so gorgeous, full of luv and support.. I would luv to win a seat. Thank you... I have shared on twitter and signed up to newsletter :)

(09.08.17 @ 10:47 AM)
Carla says:

Three years ago I started this beautiful adventure with LB and I would like to win a place to continue enjoying it.

(09.08.17 @ 11:00 AM)
Ellen Thorne says:

So excited for your class! I have been dying to try yoga and I LOVE photography. I'll be there no matter what - I am blog hopping in hopes of winning a spot to gift to a good friend.

(09.08.17 @ 06:33 PM)
LaChelle Unger says:

I would love to win a spot in Life Book 2018! All of the Artists have such amazing talent and I have so much to learn from each of you. I am so happy that you are part of Life Book this year :)

(09.08.17 @ 08:51 PM)
Gemma says:

Ive just watched the first part of your free class and loved it! I have fibromyalgia and the extra that goes into your life book leaves me thinking wow!! I would be over the moon to win a place

(09.09.17 @ 06:10 PM)
Jen Smith says:

I would so love to take part in lifebook 2018, It looks amazing. I did sign up for it in 2016, but i ended up in the hospital in the beginning of march and was very sick for a long time after, Which put me so far behind I never got much farther than that.

(09.09.17 @ 06:19 PM)
Gemma Noronha says:

I'd love to win a place as it would be another positive approach to living with fibromyalgia

(09.09.17 @ 06:32 PM)
Linda Welker says:

I would love to win a spot in Life Book 2018, because it will include such a variety of arts. My past experience with Life Book has been life-changing and I just want more, more, more. :-) I look forward to receiving The Love Offensive, and I shared on Facebook.

(09.10.17 @ 02:01 AM)
Holly says:

Wow! What a prize! Winning would make 2018 THE best year ever!

(09.10.17 @ 03:35 AM)
Beba Woodford says:

I have just started on my art journey and lack so much confidence in my work. I have so much to learn and to understand. I I started to create again, after not picking up a pencil or brush for over 40 yeears. When I lost my beautiful daughter, I found it gave me a great relief from the stress and helped me with my bereavement - the best therapy ever.The only thing is I get so frustrated at not being able to get down on paper what is in my head - it just doesn't seem to translate and am hoping classes will supprt and help me to do this. Thank you X x

(09.10.17 @ 05:48 AM)
joan craft says:

have not missed a year of lifebook so far....have enjoyed this incredible journey since day 1 and don't intend to miss 2018
ciao joan

(09.10.17 @ 02:25 PM)
hazel says:

this year, my rediscovery of art and specifically mixed media has been immense for me ...such power to transform and has helped me with the toughest of times. I hesitate to to say I need this ...but there is more loss ahead of me and I know lifebook, learning and expression will help me continue to find my joy when it feels in short supply.

(09.11.17 @ 07:15 AM)
Julie says:

I would love to join Life Book 2018 because I'm looking for something to do that is interesting and creative to fill my time. This looks like a fun way to do that.
Thanks!

(09.11.17 @ 09:21 AM)
Alenka Povše says:

I would be a part of this community LB18, because i would like to incorporate creativity into my daily life with small acts of imaginative exploration, sparks of inspiration, playfulness. And i would be so honered to be teach by this awesome group of amazing artist teachers.
Thank you for this opportunity to win a spot.
I love your art.
Love Alenka

(09.11.17 @ 03:02 PM)
Heather Mader says:

I would love to win a spot so I can continue to learn new ways to be creative! Thanks for the opportunity!

(09.11.17 @ 06:55 PM)
Elizabeth Lumsden says:

I would love to win a spot! I am going through several life transitions and would love to be among a group of creative, caring women!

(09.11.17 @ 10:37 PM)
Linda Maher says:

I would love to win a spot on Life Book 2018.... it looks like so much fun and the teacher line up looks amazing!!!!

(09.12.17 @ 12:13 AM)
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Man oh man oh (young wo) man!!  What a year it's been with The Love Offensive for Girls!  We have had so much fun together in so many different venues, but with one goal: to feel creative, seen, kind, strong, and confident.  There was a six week course through the yoga studio I teach at (HYP in Wellesley) that ended in a tour de Wellesley as we posed and played all over the downtown area.  Then there was a really good one at Amy Ambroult's metal smith studio in Abington in an old mill building. We climbed on top of the building, and unearthed old run down cars to make the perfect photo shoot.   We partnered with a girls running group in Natick and two different girl scout troops where we did shorter versions of the full day curriculum.
At every turn we had a ton of fun, the girls made new friends, and they tried things they've never tried before.  I cannot say enough good things about this experience for the girls! If you're thinking about having your daughter join us, please have her look at these photographs. If it sparks something in her, be in touch!  Sign ups are on theloveoffensive.com/girls
Thank you to all the moms and dads who trusted me to teach their daughters the beauty of yoga and photography!  THANK YOU!!  Love love love love!
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Martina is one of my favorite human beings of all time.  We shared a best friend, and the rest is history.  Martina and her family are selling their *gorgeous* home in Sudbury so wanted me to come over and commemorate their first home as a family of five.  The house was Sam Adam's sister's house (as in THE Sam Adams) and it was built in the 1700s.  Martina knows that she was one of many women who rocked their children to sleep in that house.  I love that.  Here's to new chapters.  Onward.  Sending you all love!
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As if life wasn't already super awesome just because Josh and Lindsey are in it, they go and make a couple ah kids.   They brought miss Vivian through a couple years ago, and on their fifth wedding anniversary I met their son, Dez, on his one-week birthday.   There are few people in the world I'm more honored to know, to photograph, and to call friends than Josh and Lindsey.  One day, in another life, I'll come back and be just like them.  For now, I get to see them twice a year for photography.   In case you feel like making yourself happy, may I suggest that you go through the last five years of their lives. :):  here is their wedding on Martha's Vineyard, here is their maternity and newborn shoot of Vivian in their gorgeous home in South Boston,  here is when Vivian turned one and we thought she was a play doll, and here is when I started actually being mad that Viv is better dressed than me. ;)   And our latest collaboration is right here... ENJOY! LOVE! THANK YOU!
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Beverly T says:

Ohhhh Yea Willowing. Would love to win a spot and create with a lot of people.

(09.10.17 @ 12:11 PM)