Tamara LaPorte Blog Hop & Book Giveaway

Hello everyone!

I have been a past teacher for Tamara Laporte’s yearly “Life Book” online class, and I greatly admire Tam! And now, she has just published her first book!

Create Your Life Book:
Mixed-Media Art Projects for Expanding Creativity
and Encouraging Personal Growth

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Her book offers mixed-media drawing and painting projects that can raise your awareness of and help you work through personal challenges and other obstacles to creating art and achieving self-fulfillment. CONGRATULATIONS, TAM!

For a chance to win a copy of “Create Your Life Book,” LEAVE A COMMENT on this blog post… I will pick a winner randomly on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at noon PST. The winner is Mariana Perez Ragazzi. 😀

(And 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! 🙂

Blog Post Date


Blog URL

1st December 2017

Tamara Laporte

2nd December 2017

Effy Wild

3rd December 2017

Ivy Newport

4th December 2017

Roxanne Coble

5th December 2017

Andrea Gomoll

6th December 2017

Mystele Kirkeeng

7th December 2017

Tracy Verdugo

8th December 2017

Wyanne Thompson

9th December 2017

Shiloh Sophia McCloud

10th December 2017

Alena Hennessy

11th December 2017

Lindsay Weirich

12th December 2017

Jane Davenport

13th December 2017

Carla Sonheim

14th December 2017

Mati Rose McDonough

15th December 2017

Annie Hamman

Art for Good, Botanica, Collaged People

Hello…Here are three things!


1. When people reach out and ask me to donate a class for a good cause, it’s hard to say “no!” I’m very excited to be part of the Art Bundle for Good! There are more than 100 art-related courses, ebooks, and resources on topics like drawing, painting, mixed media art, perspective drawing, digital illustration, creativity, marketing your art, and more. All bundled together for one low price. Click HERE for details… this sale ends on Sunday.

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2. Congratulations to Janine of Uppercase Magazine for the recent publication of Botanica, a beautiful, 448-page book featuring botanical artwork from 79 artists… and Lynn Whipple (one of our online class instructors) is one of them! Congratulations Lynn and Janine!


3. And a few more collaged people from a recent bout of activity:




P.S. A fourth thing… a shameless plug for our 2018 “365” — please join us for a second year of creative inspiration every day! 52 Mixed-Media projects/lessons PLUS daily creative inspiration videos… $198 for the whole year!

Registration OPEN for the New 365!


In 2017, my husband Steve and I started making daily videos for our 5th year-long art class… 365: Activate Your Art Brain. A large undertaking for sure… but it turned out to be such a rewarding and creative experience!

So… we are continuing 365 on into the future!

This has been one of my personal most creative years ever, and I sincerely hope you can join me in making creativity a daily adventure!



365: Daily Creative Practice
A Creativity Video Each Day
Prompts • Techniques • Assignments • Community

Class begins January 5, 2018… Join Today!

Welcome to 365!
This is our second year and we can’t wait to get started.
We have a new platform, new ideas and new artists!

Welcome to 365!

Our goal is to bring a little inspiration and direction to help you develop your personal art, to stimulate ideas, and maybe enhance how you see the world around you. A short, daily video in your email inbox starts the process and we try to make every day a surprise. These will include interviews, visits with artists, stories, inspirations, suggestions and prompts, techniques, tips, and more.

NEW FOR 2018!

Every Friday will feature a more in-depth painting, drawing, or mixed-media project where I will share new ideas, experiments, and things learned from other artists.

• Weekly Digest Function so you can choose whether you want to get your prompts every day or on a weekly basis.

The first video goes live Friday, January 5, 2018.

We hope you can join us!!


Sign up today!



• Creatives from all genres welcome and encouraged to join in!

• Registration fee is good for people living in a single household.

• Two closed Facebook groups will be set up (“spirited” and “casual”) which is a great way to share our artwork and get to know other students from around the world.

• Great for homeschool families.

• Supplies? You will need things to draw and write with, things to paint with, and things to take pictures with.

• 365 is a continuously running class and, starting January 5, 2018, all students will have access via a renewable membership, which runs for one year from the date of purchase.

• Questions? Click Frequently Asked Questions, or email me at carla[at]carlasonheim.com.