Ever After Book Giveaway!

Eeek!  Guess what I’m reading???

Yes!  the awesome new book from my friend Tamara Laporte!  This is her 2nd book and it’s called “Ever After: Create Fairy Tale-Inspired Mixed-Media Art Projects to Develop Your Personal Artistic Style” !!!  It’s packed full of amazing projects with step by step instructions and glorious images…a joy to behold 🙂

And you can read it too, because I get to give away a copy of this gorgeous book!

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

Let the wisdom and enchantment of timeless fables and fiction help you achieve your creative goals! From celebrated mixed-media artist and author of “Create Your Life Book” Tamara Laporte, Ever After is a rich collection of step-by-step mixed-media art lessons inspired by fairy tales, folk tales, and classic fiction.

Based on one of Tamara’s popular series of online classes, Ever After addresses the most
frequently asked question she receives from her students: “How do I develop my own creative
style?”  In addition to the beautiful art lessons created especially for this book by Tamara and eight other noted mixed-media artists, each chapter offers creative exercises that invite readers to explore stories, their symbolism, and a specific aspect of style development as they work toward and ultimately achieve their artistic goals.

  • The Story of You. Explore the experiences, feelings, and ideas that stir your passion, and how to adapt and change motifs and other visual elements to make them your own.
  • Inspiration: How to Find It, How to Use It. Examine how to stay open to inspiration, incorporate it into your art practice, and integrate it into your artwork.
  • Comfort Zones & Productivity. Learn strategies for working through your fear and
    dedicating time to your artmaking.
  • Dealing with Challenges & Deepening Your Voice. Find guidance for starting a
    mindfulness practice to help you deal with harsh feedback, and for allowing yourself the joy of continually evolving your story, your message, and your style.

Ever After will teach you to tell your own unique stories through artmaking so that your wish—to become the artist you’ve always wanted to be—is sure to come true!

Guest Teachers – Includes lessons and tips from these renowned mixed-media artists:  Kara Bullock, Lucy Chen, Danita Art, Andrea Gomoll, Annie Hamman, Mariëlle Stolp, Effy Wild and Micki Wilde.

Fairy Tales, Fables & Fiction  – Featured stories include:  Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Bambi, Beauty & the Beast, Goldilocks & the Three Bears, Mulan, Peter Pan, Sleeping Beauty, and The Little Mermaid.

The book is now out and can be ordered in the following places:
US: Amazon | Barns & Noble | Indie Bound
UK: Amazon |
CA: Amazon | Indigo
AU: Booktopia
If you want a signed copy you can order it off Tam’s site directly here.

Now then, onto the give-away and blog hop! 🙂 I can give away 1 copy of Tam’s book to 1 lucky winner!   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-away’s also! 🙂

How to enter the give-away:

1. Share this give-away on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
2. 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 29th August.

Here is the list of the other people on Tam’s Book Launch Blog Hop – they too will be giving way a copy of Tam’s book so go check them out and enter their give-aways!

14th August 2019 -> Tamara Laporte

15th August 2019 -> Andrea Gomoll

16th August 2019 -> Carla Sonheim

17th August 2019 -> Danita Art

18th August 2019 -> Effy Wild

19th August 2019 -> Kara Bullock

20th August 2019 -> Lucy Chen

21st August 2019 -> Marielle Stolp

22nd August 2019 -> Mick Wilde

23rd August 2019 -> Toni Burt – you are here!

24th August 2019 -> Jane Davenport

25th August 2019 -> Marieke Blokland

26th August 2019 -> Cinnamon Cooney

27th August 2019 -> Pamela Vosseller

28th August 2019 -> Galia Alena

29th August 2019 -> Annie Hamman

Have a great time following the blog hop! 🙂


  1. Congratulations to Jeanne Melanson you have won a copy of this book! Thank you to everyone who entered 🙂

  2. I would like to win this book, because winning is awesome, but finding my own unique art style is better still!

  3. Thank You for this opportunity Toni!
    Posted to Facebook page and Instagram pages:)
    I love everything LifeBook and Tam! She’s been a huge part of my life’s journey as a creative mentor, life coach and inspiration. I hold her in the highest regard. I’m so looking forward to using this beautiful new book since it deals with style development, yummo!

  4. Thank You for this opportunity Toni!
    Posted to Facebook page.
    I love everything LifeBook and Tam! She’s been a huge part of my life’s journey as a creative mentor, life coach and inspiration. I hold her in the highest regard. I’m so looking forward to using this beautiful new book since it deals with style development, yummo!

  5. I would love to add this book to my collection, and for a chance to win this gorgeous book – perfect for cozying up with a cup of coffee and a quilt on those rainy Oregon days!

  6. New to creating junk journals I need help to release the artist buried inside of me…this book could do that xox

  7. I am an absolute drawing novice and I think this book would go a long way to helping me take the next step.

  8. I am working on developing my own style and improving my artwork and U think this book could really help. Thank you for the chance to win it!

  9. I am enjoying Life Book 2019 so much and have been following Tamara for many years. I would totally love a copy of her book 💙

  10. I love Tamara’s style and especially love the inspiring YouTube channel “Willowing” and looking forward to working my way through the various workshops and demos there. I couldn’t think of a better birthday gift on the 29th than winning a copy of Tamara’s book.

  11. I have followed Tam’s work for awhile now and have a couple of her free courses which I have completed… her disability is absolutely no barrier to her and doesn’t hinder the beauty she creates, she should be an inspiration to us all… I know she is to me… would love the book to be able to reference the wealth of knowledge I know the pages would hold… Cheers for the opportunity to be involved… Sass…
    Have shared on Facebook, and trying to find my insta account… lol…

  12. I have started following Toni Burt art along with sketchbook revival and Karen Abend. ❤️

  13. Ever After is such a unique course. And I so love telling and drawing fairy tales. This book is the icing on the cake… Makes the collection complete. I have shared your blog post Toni and I will keep my fingers crossed for good luck.

  14. I’ve just come to realize what a great resource these journals are, I have Tam’s first journal and I fell in love with it. Now I’m on the hunt for all sorts of journals to add to my collection.

  15. What great inspiration is probably in the pages of that book! I’m in such a low creative funk right now… this books looks like the medicine I need! I’d love to have a copy … so fingers crossed you pick me!!!!

  16. I loved Ever After and would love to win a copy of the book for continued inspiration! Shared on FB 🙂

  17. The book looks like it covers a lot of areas of inspiration. I love anything named “Ever After”! I’d love to get some ideas from a variety of tutors.

  18. Thank you so much for this opportunity!
    It would be so inspirational to have this book with all the lessons, tips, pictures, and especially the style development. Since I am mostly house bound, all motivational things are welcome and having this book would be sincerely motivational!
    Thank you for sharing your gifts.

  19. Due to life circumstances, I took a 20+ year break from my art. Recently I started painting, and thanks to Toni, I’ve started drawing again. My next journey is to start an art journal and would love to have a copy of this book for inspiration. Thank you for the opportunity to win!!

  20. What an amazing opportunity. If I don’t win, I will try to save to buy one. I am finally going to get to indulge in my passion full time in a few weeks, this book will support that effort. Take good care and Thanks!

  21. I’d love to win a copy of Ever After for inspiration for my painting! Thanks so much for the chance to win Toni!

  22. I’ve always wanted to take her corse but can’t afford to….this would be so exciting

  23. I love all the artistes within Ever After… So I know I would learn a lot by having this beautiful book on my art-shelf. Thank you for the opportunity

  24. I always wanted to do Ever After but didn’t manage to fit it in before the class ended so I’d love to spend some time with the book instead.

  25. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!
    I’m just getting started with mixed media and art journaling, so to win this book would really help me on my new art journey! Plus, I admire yours and Tamara’s artwork, you offer great inspiration.

  26. Oh Toni Burt!!! What an honor!! I participated in your class during Sketchbook Revival (loves it for the record). I had a feeling of connection to your work, so I googled you, only to discover, I had a Pinterest board of your work!!! Needless to say, your art inspires me. Knowing you have a lesson in the “Ever After” book makes me want to shout from the mountain tops! So many amazing artist’s work features here. For the ones whose work I haven’t had the pleasure of exploring, I’m so excited to meet them in the pages of such a masterpiece of a collection of expression. I’m trying to find my way out of the darkness; to free myself from 28 years of severe depression, traumas, and great angst. My inner child yearns for stories. I was reading by age 4 and have always had my nose in a book, as it was the escape from my life. Who doesn’t long to live in a world of imagination?

  27. Just LOVE fairytales and always have. I did the Ever After class 2 different years too and enjoyed it a lot! Thanks for the chance, Toni!!!

  28. I shared on FB and Pinterest. I would love to win Tam’s book to help me in my journey to feel comfortable working in my own style. Thank you for giving us the chance to own this beautiful and inspirational book.

  29. Hello I would love to win this book because I love the whimsical happy gorgeous style. I like the thought of art being a therapy to work through any issues, problems and thought process. Art has many layers and I love the fact that any one can do it and have beautiful pieces xxxxx

  30. I love discovering new artists and feel that Tam and all the artists she’s exposed me too including Toni have really expanded my world. I would love to win a copy of the book in hopes of finding my own style. Shared on my FB.

  31. I would love to be considered for a copy of Tam’s Ever After Book!! I am desperately searching for my own style, but it has not emerged yet! I would love to have this beautiful book to make another step forward in my style development. And okay, mostly I want to drink in those juicy pictures and lessons ❤️❤️❤️

  32. I actually really really really want to win this for a dear friend, who has always wanted to do one of Tams courses, and she even bought one of her standalones but is struggling with her confidence. I would love to win this for her as I know the book would be a wonderful way for her to dip into the lessons with zero pressure and I would of course support her in anyway. The thought of surprising her with this… too wonderful for words.

  33. I’m over the moon excited about Tams new book – Ever After 🤗. Thank you for the give away opportunity Toni!
    I would love to win Ever After as it would provide a beautiful path into my creativity via fables and fairytales. Nothing could be better💕

  34. I want to share this book with others and get them as excited about this group of amazing authors as I am. I love their style and the classes and especially how supportive everyone involved is. I want to share the joy and to be able to enjoy the encouragement as I try my own hand at the projects, even when not near a computer.

    OK, and it is just beautiful to page through over and over.

  35. Hello!!! I’d love to win a copy of Tam’s2nd book, because…I love fairy tales, it is a therapy for me read and draw/paint about mermaids, fairies, dwarfs, elves, dragons, worldwide folk stories!…I fly away and left my problems away for a while!!! Fingers crossed!!! Thanks

  36. I would love to have this beautiful book. I learned so much from Lifebook and Ever After. It would be a wonderful reference for future painting. Thanks for the chance to win!

  37. Thanks so much for this opportunity! This book looks amazing, would love to have a copy for tons of inspiration! ❤️

  38. A mi me encantaría ser la ganadora porque admiro mucho el trabajo de Tam, su primer libro ha sido una verdadera epifanía artística y personal para mí.

  39. I would like to win a copy of this book because it looks amazing. It’s not only about Tamara’s gorgeous art and techniques but also includes lessons and tips from all you awesome and generous artists?! So yummy! Love…Love…Love! 💕💕💕

  40. Adding this wonderful treasure to my collection of books would be so wonderful. All the wonderful artist rolled into one. Whenever I need inspiration, books provide just what you need to get out of your creative funk. Crossing my fingers and toes xxx

  41. Well, first, this is the most beautiful book I’ve ever seen. Second, thank you so much for the giveaway opportunity! Much more importantly, Tamara is such an inspiration to me and her spiritual-creative approach to art has helped me, as a disabled artist, branch out and explore new areas of creative expression after losing many outlets due to illness. It’s like therapy to help me manage my pain and all the emotional consequences of living with chronic illness. I’m learning to reconnect with that wounded part of me so that I can constructively and healthfully work through it all, and I’m eternally grateful. I would adore a copy of my very own. My medical expenses are intense, so this would be truly the greatest gift. This book is the one thing that can help me do better at dealing with my feelings. The lessons will help me find my voice and feel whole within my creative self, and I really need help with that. I fell in love with with mixed media and I love all things magical and fantastical, and I think fairytales are a perfect way for me to regain my confidence and find joy! I’m ready to be free of the obstacles and physical limitations that make their way into my mind and, far too often, nearly convince me that I won’t be able to do this, either. I know this book can help me! I’m ready to step into my own and find the unique, authentic me through my art. It’s come at the perfect time. Thank you again!

    1. Toni, thanks for the chance to win Tam’s book. I enjoy the author and all the artist contributions and owning a copy of the book would be so cool. Something to read and reread for inspiration.

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