Book Giveaway!


Danita Art teaches mixed Media and watercolor techniques in fairy tale paintings on her new collaborative book, EVER AFTER

Hello everyone!

I have some wonderful & exciting news! Tamara Laporte from  Willowing Arts has written a 2nd book! It’s called ‘Ever After: Create Fairy Tale-Inspired Mixed-Media Art Projects to  Develop Your Personal Artistic Style’ 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!

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.

Danita Art in her new collaborative book, Ever After where she teaches amazing mixed media techniques to develop your art techniques

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 (Me!!!!)
• Andrea Gomoll
• Annie Hamman
• Mariëlle Stolp
• Effy Wild
• 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
• The Little Mermaid

The book is now out (yay!) and can be ordered from Amazon (Click here)

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) you can up your

chances of winning by entering all the other give-aways also! 🙂

to enter the give-away:

1. Share this give-away on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
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 August 27th 2019.

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! 🙂
Have a great time following the blog hop! 🙂

Tamara Laporte

Andrea Gomoll

Carla Sonheim

Danita Art

Effy Wild

Kara Bullock

Lucy Chen

Marielle Stolp

Mick Wilde

Toni Burt

Jane Davenport

Marieke Blokland

Cinnamon Cooney

Pamela Vosseller

Galia Alena

Annie Hamman

Good luck!!!!

42 thoughts on “Book Giveaway!”

  1. I keep looking at the flip through of the book and I’m in awe of all the amazing art projects in the book. I’ve been trying to get my own style for a while now and this woukd be such an amazing bonus to art to the last Ever After course we are doing. I’m crossing my fingers and toes for a beautiful copy with your artwork in Sending live from South Africa xxx

  2. Tweeted!!
    Thank You so much for this wonderful opportunity. I love Tam and her inspirational and creative classes. They have not only helped me develop my creativity but increase my self worth! She is fantastic! I can’t wait to use this book as a tool in my everyday life ❤️❤️

  3. I have done Ever After twice and would love to have the book to continue my journey with fairy tales. I have always been such a fairy tale fan! Read every fairy tale book in our library as a child. Shared and get your newsletter. Thanks for the chance’

  4. Can’t wait for your lesson to be available. 9m so addicted to watercolour at the moment its not even funny. This book would be an amazing treasure to add to my book collection. Crossing fingers and toes xxx

  5. Because I admire her art work⭐ and this book will inspire me!!! I share the giveaway on my Facebook wall (Magda Mayasfairytale Ioannidou)

  6. I would love a copy of this book because of its brilliant idea of combining symbolism storytelling, art and psychology to a wonderful and fun healing modality. I find Tamara’s work directly work with my wounds.
    Now this book is also introducing me to more number of artists!
    I would love to win a copy of this book as mixed media and whimsical art are out of my comfortzone.

  7. Hello! Thanks for sharing your gifts and this opportunity!
    Having a copy of Tam’s book means I could hold the pictures in my hands and be inspired in more ways than on the computer! Having access to all those lessons from all those teachers whom I admire would be quite motivational. And I could do a lesson with a friend!

  8. So keeping my fingers crossed to win a copy of this book as I really wanted to sign up for the Ever After course but couldn’t as my partner gifted me the Life Book 2019 course which I more than hinted at him for and already I am behind so he was the wise one as it’s true I would have put myself under too much self pressure. The book would be a dream as I could dip into it and be inspired along with Life Book videos! 🙂

  9. Well, first, this is the most beautiful book I’ve ever seen. Second, thank you so much for your contribution to it and 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 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! It’s come at the perfect time. Thank you again!

  10. A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon Tam’s first book. I thought I didn’t want that one, because I already did those videolessons in Lifebook. Boy, was I wrong. I LOVED the book, and take it with me everywhere since. So when this second book came out, I knew I would love to own that one too. Especially since I loved the Ever After classes. So… here is opportunity, I am keeping my fingers crossed!

  11. I always wanted to take the workshop, but lack of time held me. The book will let me to enjoy my own rythm the themes. The artist selected are amazi g. Thanks!

  12. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy. It would mean the world to me. I’m trying to find my own style at the moment between being a mom and working full time from home. Being able to have a copy of the book means I can spend some time in my downtime to get to myself and all the amazing artists in the book. Looking forward to seeing what you have to offer in these beautiful pages. Much love from South Africa xxx

  13. Would love a copy of the book to explore fairy tales and be able to earn from so many great artists. Have an incredible week! Thanks

  14. I would adore winning a copy because I’d love to learn from such a diverse group of mixed media artists, and having “instructions”- at least the first time I try a technique- is so helpful to me. Thank you for the chance!

  15. Fingers not crossed, but holding colored pencils. Blowing out my birthday candles and making a wish to win. Shared on Facebook.
    I did get to read an ebook version of this second book via Netgalley but would LOVE a print copy to carry around with me and share with others. Sharing the wonderful teaches and committed caring group involved in these classes. OK, also for me to enjoy any time I am waiting, for Dr. appts, or in lines, at car shop, etc.

  16. Thank you for this opportunity. I have already ordered a signed copy of this amazing book from Tamara Laporte, but I would love an additional copy to put carefully away for my beautiful little granddaughter. I know she will love it in a year or 2 when we can work on projects together. ❤️

  17. Thank you for this awesome opportunity Love. It’s exciting to know that there are so many techniques to expand ones creative expression all wrapped up in one book. What an awesome learning opportunity held between the covers. Blessed be

  18. Thank you for this awesome opportunity Love. It’s exciting to know that there are so many techniques to expand ones creative expression all wrapped up in one book. What an awesome learning opportunity held between the covers. Blessed be

  19. Hi and thanks for the chance to win a free copy of Tam’s book. I love all the artist that participated in Ever After so it goes without saying how much I would enjoy the book. Just signed up for your newsletter and can’t wait to see your blogs and love your art.

  20. Love the Ever After courses. Especially the development your own style is unique. This book will complete my collection.

  21. I would love to win a copy of Tam’s second book… I have the first and absolutely love it. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of it. Can’t wait to see your lesson…

  22. Thanks for the quick video flip-through of the book, it really gives an idea of what kind of book it is (the kind I’d love to read) so much better than any photos could.

  23. The Fog Prince story is one of my favourites. I’ve shared and signed up. I would love to win a copy of a book but look forward to following your blog as I also make art dolls although mine are made with paverpol.

  24. As a former primary teacher, I love fairytales. As a kid at heart, I adore fairytales. Having just discovered Tam this year, taking my first Ever After class currently and meeting so many other talented artists, winning one of the Ever After books would feel like the circle of teacher/art lover/reader is complete.

  25. Put it on FB My story, signed up for your newsletter, and stating why I’d love to win…Tam’s book looks so beautiful and informative as well as inspirational. I want to read it and learn from it and would love to enter my name to win it. Thanks for the chance.

  26. Ever After is a dream come true! I’m not sure if my unique story would be a comic book or a coming of age drama in art form. Can’t wait to find out with the instruction, tips and experience gifted to us in Tam’s new book.

  27. I did several years of Ever After and loved it! I am a fairytale lover from childhood and read all the fairy tale books I could get at the library. It would be FAB to win this book!!! Thanks for the chance!!!

  28. 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!

  29. Done!
    Shared it on my Fan Facebook Page!

    I have been getting your newsletter since the first time was out!

    Great art teachers and love Fairy tales.

    A book I see here in my Studio..a must!

    Thank you Danita!

  30. I’d love to win a copy. I know I’ll be buying one, but winning is better!
    I really want to develop my own style. I love watching you experiment with mediums, yet always your style is unmistakable.

  31. Winning a copy of Tamara’s book would mean so much to me! If it weren’t for Tamara’s heart, kindness, love, self acceptance, practicing mindfulness in everthing that she shares, says, and does in her art classes, I would still be battling fear, insecurity about myself, and the art that I create. She has really helped me immensely through her teaching, to practice self acceptance, self love, self compassion, mindfulness, and that it’s okay to mess up, and that I don’t have to be perfect. I think that I would have never picked up a pencil or a paintbrush because of the critical voice inside who tells me that I am not enough, that I am not worthy, that I don’t matter, and my art isn’t good enough. If it weren’t for her class that she offers and mind you for free, her class “Art, Heart, & Healing” which was a Godsend for me, I know that I would not be creating art and nevertheless in a journal. She has helped me so much to practice all the things that I mentioned, in things that she teaches in her class and in her books. I would be so honored and it would be such a privilege to have a copy of her book. I never win anything. But, even if I don’t win, that’s okay. I am happy that her book will be a blessing to whoever does win. I am eternally grateful to Tamara for all that I have learned and continue to learn about self love, self acceptance, self compassion, and mindfulness. This is why I want her book. I want to continue to learn and grow so that I can contine to spread my wings and fly.

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