Life Book 2018 Blog Hop & Give Away!

Dear Pilgrim, 

I have some wonderful & exciting news! The most kind and sincere and inspiring Tamara Laporte of Willowing arts, has invited me to teach next year on Life Book 2018. 

:: This is a special one for me :: 

In 2014, I went on my very first art retreat in Bantry, Cork where I first met Tam. We instantly hit it off in an 'open to talk deeply about anything at all, in the universe', kind of way. Also during that week, I participated in Flora Bowley's 'Bloom True' workshop. Flora, is also teaching on LifeBook 2018.

On the final night of the retreat, I was taken by the hand of the magnetic and radical Tara Morris (she too, is teaching next year) and led to the 'teacher's table'. There I was sandwiched between the energy and charisma of all these artist humans. It was infectious and I could barely contain the degree to which I was inspired and how much I hoped that someday, I would raise my own energy enough so that it would radiate out to inspire and be of service in this world.

And here I am.

It's such an honour to be in the company of these women. 

And even MORE exciting news is that I can give away 1 space on this marvelous year long art
course! Keep reading to find out more about Life Book 2018 and to find out how you can win a spot! 

::: What's LIFEBOOK? :::

“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!

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 & 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!

::: Personal Development ::: 

You will also be introduced to yoga, 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. 

While I haven't developed my class idea yet, I do know what the Pilgrim Community want from me and that is how to be RAW, MESSY and REAL on the page. I use my skills as an artist, writer and facilitator to: 

  • Get you to dig deep, reflect and explore your experiential stories. 
  • Approach your pages with rebellious abandon.
  • Create and hold a space in which you can be vulnerable. 
  • Express the un-express-able.
  • Spill and transcend all that stands between you and your most authentic self.
  • Identify, honour and own that about your story which belongs to you and let go of the rest.
  • Peel back the layers and never fear your container. 

While I do teach mixed media techniques in my classes, what Pilgrims come to me for, is process. I facilitate for you, a way to facilitate yourself. Art for me is a vehicle. A mirror into which I gaze, seeking sense and meaning, truth and insight. A focus on process means my class is less about the art and more about the person, making the art. Which is you. And me. And us. 

::: We're all in this ship together, Pilgrim :::

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!

::: A Chance to Win :::

Ok, so I have 1 space to give away to 1 winner on Life Book 2018. BUT, that's just me... If you follow the blog hop (see below for links and dates) you can up your chances by +20 of winning a space by entering all the other give-aways also. 

To enter MY give-away all you have to do, is sign up to my Postcards from Deck mailing list below. That's it. Easy.

::: I will announce the winner on September 12th 2017 ::: 

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

Saturday 19th: Tamara Laporte
Sunday 20th: Devorah Spilman
Sunday 20th: August Juna Biagioni

Monday 21st: Christie Drahnak 
Tuesday 22nd: Gabrielle J-C
Tuesday 22nd: Laura Horn
Wednesday 23rd: Mariëlle Stolp
Wednesday 23rd: Danielle Mack
Thursday 24th: Lucy Brydon
Friday 25th: Sarah Trumpp
Friday 25th: Effy Wild
Saturday 26th: Mystele Kirkeeng
Sunday 27th: Deanna Jinjoe
Sunday 27th: Alena Hennessy

Monday 28th: Sharon Harkness-Dobler
Tuesday 29th: Sophie Adamou
Wednesday 30th: Jane Spakowsky
Thursday 31st: Nanda Boukes
Thursday 31st: Flora Bowley

Friday 1st: Andrea Gomoll
Saturday 2nd: Jo Klima
Sunday 3rd: Rebecca Leigh
Sunday 3rd: Julie Gibbons

Monday 4th: Ivy Newport
Tuesday 5th: Tara Marie Jack
Tuesday 5th: Annie Hamman
Wednesday 6th: Joy Ting Charde
Thursday 7th: Tara Morris
Thursday 7th: Louise Gale
Friday 8th: Wyanne
Saturday 9th: Katrina Koltes
Sunday 10th: Kathy Glynn

Monday 11th: Jeanne Marie Webb

Always, Amanda xoxo