A few weeks ago my friend Tam Laporte asked me to be a part of her blog hop celebrating the release of her new book, “Ever After: Create Fairy Tale-Inspired Mixed-Media Art Projects to Develop Your Personal Artistic Style!”
I really admire Tam and over the years I’ve been able to work with her on several collaborations, including both her “Lifebook” and “Ever After” online classes.
I really enjoyed spending time with “Ever After,” and especially appreciate Tam’s insights about developing our personal styles (which she weaves throughout the whole book). In addition, Tam walks us step-by-step through her process of creating eight Fairy Tale paintings in her style, and there are an additional eight paintings created by some wonderful guest artists.
If you would like to win a copy of this book, please comment on THIS POST here at the blog! Let’s have some fun… please tell us in your comment which fairy tale character you identify with the most today. 😀
I’ll randomly pick a winner on Wednesday, August 21st. The winner is Meenohara… “Alice!” Thank you everyone who entered!
And if you want other chances to win, please go to the following blogs, too! Each of these artists are hosting giveaways as well.
And CONGRATULATIONS, Tam!
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I would have to say I most identify with the princess and the pea.
NANCY MALONE said:
I identif y with a doll i had when i was 9 ,her name was “poor pittiful Pearl !!that says it all!!!
Darlene K Campbell said:
My sister had the poor pitiful Pearl doll.
Sleeping beauty! I love a great nap and I have a Prince Charming of 45 years! 🙂
Darlene K Campbell said:
Today I most identify with Cinderella! Thank you for a chance to win👑👠
I guess it would be Alice in Wonderland. My whole life has been weird. I went from an introverted child to an extroverted adult. Everyone keeps telling me I should write about it, especially the crazy military part.
For me it is Belle – although as I child I identified more with the Beast because I was picked on for my appearance and I hoped someone would love me in spite of it. But braces and growing up helped a lot!!! Plus, I have always loved books – reading was my sanctuary as a child, and still is today. I would love to add Ever After to my collection. 🙂
I love Alice in Wonderland and did a round robin sketchbook with several people. I would love a copy of Tam’s new book.
Kristel Van Mileghem said:
I’ve always felt like a Cinderella, but I never forgot she said “no one can take away your dreams”!
Thanks so much for the opportunity! I think today I am feeling like Sleeping Beauty…lol, just feeling pretty sleepy. Again, thanks so much for this chance! ❤️
Today I keep on thinking about the little Mermaid, don’t quite know why.
Seanna Carey said:
Thanks for participating in Tam’s hop! I kinda identify with Merida of Brave, as I have red hair, am Irish and participate in target archery using a period replica english longbow in a medieval reenactment group.
I feel like Cinderella, especially at work..
Hi Carla! Hi Tam!
I would absolutely love to win a copy of Ever After 💕 Although my age reflects the autumnal season, I am in the spring of my intentioned art journey. Like Bambi I started out timid and afraid. Since my mother & father and my brothers death I’m slowly learning to venture out, move forward and celebrate myself through my creativity. Good Luck yo everyone playing along with the Blog Hop!!
How much FuN is this?!!! 🤗
Cinderella. Because my name is Cindi and that is short for, of course, Cinderella. I have tried to convince my great-nieces that my real name is Cinderella, but they just won’t believe me.
Ha….I guess I am feeling sort of Cinderella-ish lately, feeling unappreciated and working working working here at home all the time. Missing out on everything happening in life.
Peggy Clees said:
Today I feel more like Ariel because I am really wishing I was swimming at the beach right now! I would love to win Tamara’s new book! She has been such an inspiration for by own art journey. I love her whimsical style! Can’t wait to see what she and all the guest artists have in store for us in this new book! Thank you for the giveaway!
Lin Powell said:
Today I feel like Sleeping Beauty. I woke from a good night’s sleep, yet still feel sleepy as if I’m not quite ready to wake up yet. Do I feel a nap coming on later today? Or maybe I will just get a move on and accomplish some needed chores today…hey ho, hey ho, it’s off to work I go. Thank you for the opportunity to win this lovely inspiring book.
Rapunzel, let down your golden hair! So many levels to this and all fairytales.
Monte Giles said:
I love the little mermaid story, always have.
Sleeping Beauty – it’s pouring with rain today and it’s making me sleepy!!
Chantelle Venter said:
At the moment I feel like sleeping beauty. I’m so exhausted that I can sleep for days lol. Thank you so much for the opportunity. Crossing fingers and toes for a copy of this beautiful book. Sending much love from South Africa xxx
I think I’m sleeping beauty for many many reasons 😊
Eleni S said:
I would LOVE to win a copy of this awesome book! Thank you so much for the opportunity! The last few years I feel like Alice in Wonderland… Wonderland being the amazing “Art world” that I fell into. ;D
Tenia Mason said:
Great prompt! I think I most identify with Belle. I lost my mother at an early age. My nose was always in a book as I used them as an escape from my life and I reread my favorite books every year. So much so, that my elementary school librarian gifted me “The Westing Game” upon her retirement, along with the checkout card that had my name on it 23 times. And, just like Belle, I fell in love with someone none of my friends nor family thought I should’ve, but he was my other half, even if he was 19 years older than me. He passed unexpectedly 10 years ago and I am lost without him.
So sorry for your loss of your loved ones. Sending you hugs! I too read books as a way to escape and still love a good book. I think I’ll check out that book you read 23+ times, Westing Games. Aloha, Jeanine Wong
Bridget Haig said:
Wo what a great giveaway, look forward to checking this out.
Laura (PA Pict) said:
The character I am most drawn to is Red Riding Hood – I have drawn her many times – but the character I most identify with is the Princess and the Pea. This is not because of my noble ways (I am a middle-aged tomboy scruff ball) but because I am a chronic insomniac and the slightest bit of discomfort or smallest noise or thinnest crack of light will keep me awake or wake me up. And then I get to be sleep-deprived and feel like the Wicked Witch.
Probably Snow White. My MIL had a crush on the story, and read to our children when they were young, many times. Theme in the story stays with me … Snow White’s beauty — both on the outside and most importantly, from the inside
Sylvia van Oorschot said:
Winnie the Pooh sounds (looks) like me, cuddly but a bit too big 😂
I resonate the most with rupunzel when I was younger I wasn’t allowed to do the things others kids did because of my mothers religion so I spent most of my time in my room . I would color in my books and read and dream of one day I would be like the other girls free to go to dances and movies and wear sparkly pretty Jewlry.
Being sick today, this crazy character combo that I relate right now, is part delirium and part heart: Moana, Pooh Bear, and Ma Liang. Odd right?
I’m a multi-cultural woman, predominantly Polynesian, with an immense love for the ocean and adventure, so the character of Moana spoke to my heart on many emotional levels (resting at home, my adventurous WANTS to be beyond the reef in the sea).
As for that Silly ‘Ole Bear, Pooh, I also have a balanced NEED to content at home with a good cuppa’ tea + HONEY, and loving on my eclectic mix of close friends and family.
Lastly, Ma Liana, from Ma Liang and His Magic Brush, was a Chinese fairytale I read as a child. I may not be a man, nor have a magic paint brush, nor saved my village from an evil man, but Ma Liang is a strong reminder to me this day, that we really do have beautiful & creative giftings that we can choose do good with.
Yippppeeee, I think I’ll finally out of bed and PAINT! Happy creating! Aloha, Jeanine Wong @jeaninewong_creates
Diana Caruana said:
I guess I would have to say I feel like Cinderella always doing for others and feeling like having no time for me
Mikell Duncan said:
I think I’d like to be Cinderella. The whole pumpkin carriage sound fabulous!
Nicci Dot C A said:
Right now, I am most connected with Alice, our fabulous friend who visits Wonderland. It is not so much due to the trend as of late, but the idea that we can all take time to escape from the trials of life when we need to.
Last year was the hardest year of my life and connecting with Alice and imagining other adventures for her, through art, helped me a great deal. (Check out @artjournalingwithalice on Instagram where my two good friend and I are doing a round-robin art journal adventure.)
Much love and creativity,
Congratulations on being of EverAfter. It’s such a wonderful course!
I think I identify most with Alice in Wonderland.
I’m new to mixed media and this book would really help me to fin my own style! I would say I relate to Bambi ❤
Sharon Asher said:
My favorite fairy tale goodness…I love fairy tales, I used to sit and read Hans Christian Anderson and Grimm’s Fairy Tales constantly…..I love them all. Right now Rapunzel is my favorite as I have a 3 year old grand daughter who adores the movie Tangled…so we watch it a lot.
Linda Leslie said:
I always identify with Alice. Always feel like I’m falling down a rabbit hole. Tams new book looks truly beautiful and inspiring 💕
Lynda sweeney said:
I would have to say belle. She loves books as much as I do! I take my autistic daughter to the library often. I read to her daily. Would love a copy of this book as it sounds so fun. My daughter loves fairytales.
Abbe Fosbinder said:
I find myself in relatable state of mind with Belle for a story much to deep for details here. But I would love to win! Thank you for the opportunity!
Dia’s Asleep by Dawn said:
You know, the story (and characters) that touch me the most is The Snow Queen, Gerda. I just adore the story and Gerda is a strong female character, no damsel in distress. She does what she has to do for the love of her friend. That’s a wonderful example of the power of love through friendship that is missing in this world and, honestly, in my life since I got sick. I long for that kind of friend again. If I’m being honest, sometimes I relate to the Snow Queen herself simply because she is a powerful Queen with magical prowess. I mean, who wouldn’t want to be the Snow Queen?! I probably chose something different, but when I first read this story, I thought it was so genius and so beautiful that I said to myself, gosh I wish I’d written it. What a wonderful story with many lessons. Love it.
I am a fan of Tam’s creations and teaching style. Would love to get a copy of her new book
Thanks for the opportunity to win – and think about characters I identify with. I was just writing for myself – what comes up when cleaning my house to make space for my art. Somehow it makes me think of Cinderella – wanting to have more recognition for my work. So because of the lack of recognition, being on the second bench, is what I see in the character of Cinderella. She has a lot more to offer — and more of life to investigate and benefit from. But the stepmorther/step sister situation is what keeps her from it. Probably more to be gained from that story. So it is her. And I will look into her story more. Thanks!
Jeanne Elliott said:
I love all the fairytales and as a child, read every fairytale book in our library. I am a mermaid person, so the little mermaid is my favorite in many ways.
Today I feel a bit like Tinkerbell, spreading fairy dust where ever I fly in my notebooks… 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win Carla.
Joni Moore said:
Thanks for the chance to win! Today I’m Alice in Wonderland off to the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party… also known as Chuck E. Cheese, lol!
The fairy tales are my everyday inspiring Love dragons and fairies, elfs and dwarfs. But I love The snow queen, Peter pan, and Alice.
Thanks for this chance. Fingers crossed!!!!
Wendy Baxter said:
Thinking about all these stories made me realise it’s all about the girls! I have three daughters who have 8 little girls under 8 between them! Life is very busy and girl orientated here so all these little ones would feel many of the emotions running through these tales (maybe I’m the Old Woman who Live in a Shoe!)
Thanks for the opportunity x
Deb Dalton said:
I would relate most to the little mermaid as it was my favorite fairy tale of all and an art obsession of mine as an adult. Would love a chance to win one of Tam’s books filled with the talented artist lessons. Thank you.
Thank you for this awesome opportunity Love. I would say Thumbelina. Blessed be
Deanna Hogan said:
Today I’m Red Riding Hood 🙂 I’d love an opportunity to win this beautiful book.
Laura Reading said:
Wow, tough question. Who can I relate to? There are several. Rapunzel. She has everything she could ever need but sometimes she feels she is missing out. The world feels just beyond her reach, just on the other side of a wall. She can see it but not actually touch it.
I’ve never really identified with most fairy tale girls, because they’re all so helpless! I guess I’d say Gretel- good intentions, decent ideas, but not well thought out before acting! Thank you for the chance to win!
Maleficent – because things are often not what they seem and love is ultimately always the answer. Would love a copy of the book. Have an incredible week!
Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Tam’s book! I hardly identify with any female fairy tale character, as most of them have this obedient and docile attitude. I identify more with story characters like Pippi (Longstocking) or Brave, or even Malificent. But as I am having a though time at the moment maybe today I identify with Gretel, looking to find my way home.
Kim Morris said:
Such a fabulous giveaway this month! My particular fairy story is Little Riding Hood. Neither of us can remember why I became Riding Hood and he the Wolf but at the beginning of our relationship I painted him a stone of the two characters either side and for twelve years he has carried this stone in his pocket every day!
Nancy Ostergar said:
I love the story of the 5 Chinese Brothers. It was my first library experience. I remember the smells and the joy of make believe. I probably identify with The Princess and the Pea! I always seems to get little niggles that I am good and can be better!
Kathy George said:
I’m definitely Sleeping Beauty! My handsome prince gave me a kiss 11 months ago and woke me to a new life with him!!
Chantelle Venter said:
Right now, at this moment I can identify with sleeping beauty. I feel like I can sleep for a year lol. Thank you for tbe opportunity to win a copy. Xxx
Nina Mitchell said:
I can identify with Jiminy Cricket. I have a mental illness that is always telling me to self harm, but that little conscience on my shoulder keeps telling me to be strong.
Thanks for this opportunity!
Today I identify with Belle from Beauty and the Beast. I feel stuck in my house due to Charcot much like she was trapped.
Thank you for this wonderful giveaway!
It has to be Alice in the WonderLand!
Actually Alice through the Looking Glass.
Thank you ! ❤ ❤ ❤
Elizabeth Hunter said:
Hey, this is awesome. The fairytale character I identify with the most is, The Princess and The Pea. Sometimes, no matter how comfy the bed, you just can’t get a great night’s sleep. Haha
Goldilocks! I can be quite indecisive and when it all seems too overwhelming, a good nap is in order 🙂 Thanks for the opportunity.
janette garcia said:
I would say today I am feeling like a reverse Cinderella because it seems like I only get out to play with my painty stuff after midnight.
Thanks for the chance to win 😁
Thank you ! ❤ ❤ ❤
The book will help me with my self-healing journey.