Create Your Life Book by Tamara LaPorte
When I first got "Create Your Life Book" by Tamara LaPorte, I was very hesitant to get into the activities. I've been into personal growth work and art for a really long time and honestly I have become a little disillusioned with Tamara LaPorte's work. Here is a woman with every beautiful intention to change the world, and most of her followers just copy her style like it is going out of fashion. I took a chance when I got the book, and I'm so glad that I did!
The book features tons of activities for making meaningful artwork. The activities are soothing for when you need a pick me up or mood boost. I was very thrown off by the childish designs in a lot of the exercises, but now I'm doing them as I want to in my own way and the process is becoming that much more meaningful to me.
The book features projects and ideas by Tamara LaPorte, Roxanne Coble, Andrea Gomoll, Effy Wild (whom I totally adore!), Alena Hennessy, Mystele Kirkeeng and Ivy Newport. There are projects related to spirituality, new age activities, gratitude work...all kinds of fun to be explored. I'm only on the third project in the book because I'm trying to go in order. While this book is not quite a replacement for regular studio time, it is becoming a way to tune inward and to remember what is most important to me.
I highly recommend this book to beginners and more advanced artists! There are a ton of techniques involved in each project, but you can do the activities in any way that you wish. Explore your spirituality, expand your creativity and allow this book to blow your mind!