As I mentioned in the last post, I signed up for Life Book 2015 after completing Tam’s mini workshop, Summer Girls, near the end of March.  Although it means that I need to do some catching up, I chose to work through the lessons from the beginning.  At the writing of this post, I am just beginning to work on Week 12, Your Inner and Outer World with Jane Davenport. In real time, the class is on Week 17. So I have to catch both myself and you up so in order to do this, I’m posting a month’s worth of lessons at a time.

Rather than bind my 2015 Life Book, I am using a 9″x12″ Leuchtturm 1917 journal, which I plan to use for all the art classes I take this year. I’m writing the name of the class and date I finish each page in order to keep track. In addition to LB 2015, I am enrolled in 3 self-study classes, “Primitive Portraits” with Mindy Lacefield, which influenced Week 4’s page; Mika Diaz’ “Face2Face” class (lessons on hair!); and Tam’s mini class, A Christmas Whimsy, to help me make holiday cards this year.

Sometimes I copy the lesson as presented and other times I go in my own direction, based on the arty urge at the moment I sit down to work. I continue to use Effy’s Ultimate Class Notebook,which helps me retain more information from each lesson.

On to Life Book 2015 pages!

Week 1 Warm-up exercise byTam

LifeBookWeek1Week 1 Beacon of Light, also by Tam. One of the reasons I gave in and signed up for Life Book. I loved all the Beacons that people were posting to the Facebook group.


Week 2 Playing Tag with Roben-Marie Smith


Week 3 The Artful Wordsmith with Joanne Sharpe


Week 4 Courage Dear Heart with Patti Ballard



Drop me a line and let me know how you make your life more creative, whether it’s arty art, cooking, crafting, etc.



3 thoughts on “Life Book Weeks 1-4

  1. Then I’d better be saving now so later I could ask you which classes are awesome and a must take. You’ll be my online class enabler ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Thanks, Carrie. I am an online art class junkie. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m sure there will be a Life Book 2016 – it just keeps growing. There are over 3000 people in LB 2015!

    Mika’s class is great
    I haven’t gotten to the hair lesson, but I really enjoyed her method for a forward facing face. Her method for drawing a nose is the best!

  3. I love your take on every project. Its also so amazing how many classes you are into right now. Mika Diaz’ class looks so exciting. Im saving up for life book 2016 ( i hope there will be one next year) and taking notes of other artists who gives classes too. Thanks for sharing. Im excited to see more of your life book adventure ๐Ÿ™‚

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