Life Book 2017 Blog Hop & Give Away!

Hello everyone!

I have some wonderful & exciting news! I am going to be teaching on Life Book 2017  next year!




My Creatively Fit Coaches Angela Murray and Vanessa Safrata encouraged me to reach out to Tamara LaPorte (and since Angela had just visited her in England!!!) it all worked out magically!

I am thrilled to be among a rockstar line up of other creative, inspired SOULS! Together we are all going to create some MAGIC!!!

And even MORE exciting news is that I can give away 1 space on this amazing year long art

course! Keep reading if you want to find out more about Life Book 2017  and if you want to find out how you can win a spot! 🙂

First let me tell you a bit more about Life Book in case you haven’t heard about it yet!

“Life Book, a celebration and honouring of YOU” is a year-long mixed media art class

organised by Tamara Laporte from Willowing Arts.

Tam is joined by 22 incredible art teachers who are all gearing up to share their mixed media

techniques, tips and tricks with YOU! Themed around self-development and healing, you’ll be

creating several loose mixed media art journal pages per month which by the end of the year you

will bind into a glorious journal (a Life Book)! You will have a wonderful keepsake that you can

treasure for the rest of your life!

You can find out a lot more about this wildly popular course (it has been joined by over 12500+

people in the past!) by clicking HERE.

I haven’t fully developed my class idea yet, but I’m excited to be sharing NEW WAYS you can play with mixed media, texture and sacred symbols to take back even

more of your personal POWER!!!

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Registration opens on October 3rd 2016 and the class begins on January 1st 2017.

So if you want to start the year with a fabulous creative BANG and spend 2017 with a wonderful

creative community of like-minded souls, learning more about art and how to be kinder and more

loving towards yourself, be sure to join once registration opens! 🙂 Keep this page bookmarked so that you can sign up the moment it goes on sale! 🙂

Now then, onto the give-away and blog hop! 🙂 I can give away 1 space on Life Book 2017 to 1 lucky winner, yay! 🙂


And if you follow the blog hop (see below for links and dates) you can up your chances of winning a space by entering all the other give-aways also! 🙂

How to enter the give-away:

1. Share this give-away (the link to this blog post) on Facebook (Whitney Freya), Twitter (@whitneyfreya),  or Instagram (@whitneyfreya)

2.LIKE my Facebook Page.

3. Sign up to my MUSEletter (click here)

4. Leave a comment below letting us know why you would love to join Life Book 2017

I will announce the winner on October 1st.
Here is the list of the other amazing teachers who will be teaching on Life Book – they too will be

giving away a spot on Life Book so go check them out and enter their give-aways! 🙂

Date Artist/ Teacher Site

5th September 2016 Tamara Laporte

6th September 2016 Jodi Ohl

7th September 2016 Susana Tavares

8th September 2016 France Papillon

9th September 2016 Shelley Klammer

10th September 2016 Amber Kuileimailani Bonnici

11th September 2016 Donna Mulholland

12th September 2016 Mandy van Goeije

13th September 2016 Jennifer Mercede

14th September 2016 Misty Mawn

15th September 2016 Gwenn Seemel

16th September 2016 Melissa Dinwiddie

17th September 2016 Vicky Papaioannou

18th September 2016 Lindsay Weirich

19th September 2016 Julie Fei-Fan Balzer

20th September 2016 Effy Wild

21st September 2016 Wendy Brightbill

22nd September 2016 Jamie Dougherty

23rd September 2016 Andrea Gomoll

24th September 2016 Whitney Freya

25th September 2016 Annie Hamman

26th September 2016 Connie Solera

27th September 2016 Leilani Joy

Have a great time following the blog hop! 🙂




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  • Frosch

    I’m already a fan of Tamara’s courses and it’s a wonderful way to meet new friends and learn from each other. The tutors are always exceptional and generous with their knowledge. I’ve never done ‘Life Book’ and feel that next year is the right time for me to find out who I am through my art as I’ve been feeling a little lost and needing guidance. Life Book sounds as if it’s just what I need, so thank you for giving me this opportunity to maybe give it a go.

  • Eve Ruby

    I would love to win a spot in Lifebook 2017. I have always loved art and I could really use the energy of others to be inspired. I have shared through social media and signed up for your blog.

  • Andrea

    I would love to win a place, I’m new to mixed media & would like to learn to be looser in my art. Just by following this bloghop, I’ve seen many fun techniques I cant wait to try.

  • Roshel

    I have shared this on FB and already subscribe to your blog 🙂 I would love to win a spot on LB 2017 as I feel it’s a really good time in my art “journey” for me to participate and engage in this year–long adventure with such wonderful teachers. Thanks for this great opportunity

  • Suzanne Eller

    I love your work, Whitney, and I’m glad to see you in the teacher lineup for LB2017. I’ve really learned a lot in LB2016, and the only thing that would make next year better is some help on the tuition. That would really be great! Thanks for this opportunity.

  • Cindy Ford

    I would be thrilled to win a spot in LifeBook 2017. I am participating for the first time this year and I can’t imagine a day without it! I am learning so much about discovering my own style. Ok . . .Alakazam, Abracadabra, hocus pocus and every other magical sparkly word I know. Best to all. Smile All Day, Cindy
    Joined Newsletter and Shared on FB and all of the other glittery places!!

  • Marie Austen

    Hi Whitney! Congratulations on being an instructor on LB17 instructor! I would LOVE to win a spot on LB17 because of the lineup of amazing and talented instructors, such as yourself, sharing your techniques and tips with us! Also, it would make the BEST Birthday present that I can enjoy all year long! ((fingers crossed!!)) Thank you so much for the chance! I look forward to your lesson. I’ve shared your post on FB, liked your FB page, & signed up for your newsletter.

  • Barbara Beck

    I want to take Life Book 2017 to expand my skills, enlarge my heart and sooth my soul. I look forward to it with much excitement.

  • Eileen

    I would love to win a slot for Life Book 2017 in order to study with so many amazing and inspiring artists. I have little confidence in my artistic ability though I’ve been told all my life that I have talent. I copy but I don’t create. I just can’t let myself go creatively. Thank you for the chance to win.

  • Lydia Eloff

    I would love to win the spot in Life Book 2017, because I have so enjoyed it this year and look forward to learning about new artists and their techniques. I have enjoyed your work for some time now, Whitney!

  • Ronda

    I love Lifebook and I would love to try a class with you! Thanks for the opportunity to win! Peace, Ronda

  • Lynn

    Lifebook 2017 will be a great way to do something special for myself. Thank you for teaching!

  • Sandra Lyons

    I love your art and stop to visit often. I signed up for your newsletter and not sure why I didn’t do that sooner. An amazing line up of “rock stars” as you called them. All willing to share their time, knowledge and techniques with us that need that gentle shove to move into a direction that we might not be sure of. I would love to win a place/seat in this class and have one or all you very talented ladies give me the “shove” that I need. Every year I say I am going to take the class but the bank says no way. I am a disabled (forced due to illness)retire senior on a very limited fixed income that doesn’t allow for many extras. So winning would be fantastic. Thanks for giving me/us the opportunity and good luck to the winners.

    • Sandra Lyons

      Sorry I hit post too quickly. I don’t have a Facebook, Twitter or Instagram account to share it on but did post it on my Google+ where I have shared others during the week. I did sign up for your newsletter.

  • wen

    Tweeted! I’m so looking forward to next year’s LifeBook – I’ve been in LB for the past several years and love everything about it. Next year’s teacher line up looks fantastic, and I can’t imagine not being a part of it! I’ve learned so much about art journaling, and I know next year I will learn even more. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Cheryl Demas

    I have grown so much doing Life Book this year that I would love to be able to continue that journey into next year. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Jo Hudson

    I would love to be a part of Lifebook 2017 – the past 2 years I’ve met some amazing artists and people and my creative skills have grown, as has my confidence. I’d love to expand on this even more next year, with mostly new teachers (to me at least!) to meet and more beautiful art to inspire – winning a spot would be incredible as my thirst for artistic knowledge surpasses my cashflow! Many Thanks for the opportunity

  • Nicole

    I would love to win a spot in Life Book 2017, to be able to learn from so many teacher in one place. I know this would be a fun year =)

  • Marcie Aspras

    I subscribed to your newsletter, shared on Facebook and liked your Facebook page. I would love to win a spot on LifeBook 2017 because of the awesome teacher lineup!! I love learning new techniques and integrating them into my own style. Thanks for this chance!!

  • Ildy

    Dear Whitney,
    I’m a big fan of you, already liked your facebook, and signed and enjoy your muse letter for a long time.
    Shared you on instagram. (@artbyildy)
    I would be very very happy to win a spot, lifebook is part of my life since the beginning.
    I would love to see your lesson very very much.
    love and hug from Budapest
    my fingers crossed
    Ildy ????????????   

    • Whitney Freya

      Hi, Ildy! Thank you so much! I saw your post on Instagram. Thank you! I appreciate your personal note! Love to you! Whitney Freya

  • Lesley

    Thank you for the opportunity to win this. I took part in 2015 but since then have not had the finances to participate again. I would love to join in 2017 as the theme of Self Confidence and Healing would, I think, be very useful to me. Good luck to everyone who enters ????

  • LaChelle Unger

    Would love a spot in Life Book 2017. It is such a great way to learn from so many talented artists in search of my own inner muse.

  • Carla

    I’ve taken lifebook twice and love it. it’s been a wonderful experience so far in both 2015 – 16!!! There is a whole new lineup of teachers of beautiful and interesting art! I’d love to win a spot to continue on this journey.

  • Sue Sutcliffe

    I’ve been doing Lifeboat for 3 years now and look forward to another fun filled year of creating!

  • Susan Schultheis

    Thank you for this fantastic, life changing opportunity. I signed up for your newsletter (so excited to find you), and liked you on FB.

  • Wendy ten Hove

    Welcome to,LifeBook! So great! Can’t wait to see what lesson you will make! LifeBook is so great, I love the variety of artists, styles and techniques that i can enjoy. The community is warm, inspiring and just sooo great! And what I also love is that there’s weekly new inspiration and surprises in my mailbox and I love that. It really helps me to be creative more often and I needed that to relax more. So I definitely don’t want to stop after December 😉 welcome and thanks in advance for making us a lesson! Love, Wendy

  • Heather Mader

    I want to join Life Book 2017 because I would enjoy learning from all the teachers. Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Julie Burger

    I’m having a lot of fun and learning lots of great techniques in Life Book 2016. It’s a great course with great teachers and I love the idea of exploring me. I’m looking forward to another year of Life Book in 2017. I signed up for your newsletter & liked your FB page and have just posted your blog hop to my social media accounts. Much Love & Hugs, Julie

  • Stephanie

    Thanks for the opportunity to learn from so many wonderful artists. I would love to win a space in the LifeBook 2017.

  • Shannon

    I would Love to win a seat in this course. It would be wonderful to learn new things and nurture my soul with the art.

  • Kim Lucas

    I loved your work in women unleashed and would love to learn more about your artistic process. Thank you for this opportunity to have a chance to experience lifeboat 2017.

  • Cindy

    I love lifebook i can’t even image not being part of it….. It is one of the best programs on the internet right now,you meet so many amazing artists are exposed to awesome techniques and ways to grow… It has the personal and spiritual development that I love… So glad to see that you are a teacher Whitney I can’t wait to learn more from you… I have share on twitter, already follow your newsletter and of course left my comment. thank you

  • Jean Marmo

    I am still new to the art world and am not sure I belong. I was always the twin with the math and science gene! I would love more lessons, more encouragement, more help with finding my niche. Thank you for the chance!

  • Annie Hamby

    I would love to win a place in Life Book 2017 because there are so many awesome artists teaching and sharing of themselves and their artistic techniques. There will be opportunities galore to learn and grow and have fun artistically and spiritually. I have always wanted to participate in a Life book workshop and I’m hoping Life Book 17 will be the one! 🙂

  • Maribe Losada

    I’d love to win a spot in Lifebook 2017 because is an amazing chance to learn from these talented teachers that will be part of the new Lifebook. Learn new things, share ideas and spend amazing time during the entire year with all beautiful souls that are part of Lifebook around the world. Signed for your newsletter and Shared the post on Facebook. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win a spot.

  • Marion

    I would love to join Life Book 2017 and be surprised with each and every artists creations. This would be my first Life Book Experience. I have loved blog hopping around each artist and seeing all the different artistic talent. It is a chance of a life time for me and would love to learn so many different styles and techniques. Good luck to everyone entering it really is a magical chance of a life time.

  • Jean

    I wasn’t able to join the prior Life Books and would appreciate and love to win a spot with all you fabulous artists! I’m 58 (yikes) and have been doing artwork off and on for many years but never really found my niche. I’m new to Mixed Media and love it! I believe I have found an art form that fascinates me and I truly enjoy! The exposure to all the various styles is awesome! A spiritual adventure as well. I want to learn all I can!

  • Dalis

    Life is getting stressful with a lot of unknowns at this moment. I need something to look forward to next year, to keep me going.

  • Cheryl Turtlemoon

    I’d love to win a place on life book! To learn from so many different artists and nurture myself through art would be wonderful. Thanks for the opportunity. Liked your page, and signed up for your newsletter:) x

    • Whitney Freya

      Thank you, Cheryl!!! Whitney

  • Uli Day

    Would love to do creative exploring with you and all the other wonderful teachers of LifeBook 2017

  • Rose Ketring

    Hi! I’ve been hearing a lot of wonderful things about your art and process from my art friends! I would like to throw my hat into the Life Book giveaway because I am addicted to learning constantly about myself and the world around me 😀

  • Mar

    What a great Artistic adventure! Fingers crossed????

  • ros

    would love to win a place on lifebook 2017 the wonderful line up of teachers makes me feel I can overcome my fear of the blank page and learn so much from these talented people

  • Eleni S

    I’m relatively new to art so I’m very eager to learn various techniques and styles. So learning from so many talented artists AND for a whole year would be awesome! Thank you so much for the chance to win a free spot! ❤❤❤

  • Rebecca Sjövold

    I’m doing Ever After at the moment and loving every minute. I can’t imagine how awesome Life Book would be! I’ll be sharing on Insta and pinterest too. Fingers and toes crossed!!

  • Emelie Lejon

    I would love to be a part of LB 2017! I want to grow more as an artist but also as a person. I live with chronic pain and I can honestly say that art has saved my life, and keeps on saving me. It’s almost like therapy. I love to make art, because it makes me feel so much better and I forget the pain for a while.
    There’s so many awesome teachers that I want to learn from, seems like such a wonderful class! <3

  • Jen

    Hi Whitney!! So excited to participate in this giveaway…I would love to win a spot and experience all the different lessons. ????????

  • Julie Oshiyama

    Thank you Whitney for the opportunity to win a spot on Life Book 2017. I love the message LB has to offer its recipients. I am also thrill you will be offering your gifts to us. I’ve twitters, signed up for your newsletter and liked your fb page. I hope to be able to participate with you in LB 2017.

  • Lisa

    I would love the chance to discover more about you and your style and technique through LIfebook 2017! What a great “smorgasboard” of artists! Thank you for the opportunity.

  • Karen Kellison

    I want to reclaim my art. Decades of lies from bullies have kept art from me but with the discovery of Life Book, no more! When I read the overview, tears spilled onto the desk. A community of caring artists, healing art exercises, empowerment and discovery of myself. . . Yes Please! Thank you so much for the opportunity. Namaste.

  • Melissa

    I would love to join Life Book 2017 to have a steady flow of inspiration, new techniques, and motivation. I haven’t been art journaling very long, and I’m struggling to make it a regular practice. I think LB would definitely keep me focused.

  • Jackie PN (@PNJackie)

    Hello Whitney!
    I would love to win a spot in Lifebook as there are so many talented and inspiring teachers in this line-up! Plus, I am a fan of yours,having taken part in the gathering with Amber Kuileimailani Bonnici.
    Liked you on FB, signed up for your newsletter and off to tweet about you!
    Have a glorious day! hugs,Jackie “)

  • Fiona

    I have been doing LB for the last 2 years and would dearly love to continue. Unfortunately, this year has been financially disastrous, so winning a spot would mean I could spend the money on something that I need (but don’t want) to spend it on. Knowing me, if I don’t win, I will still sign up and whatever else needs paying for will have to wait! Yes, LB does mean THAT MUCH to me. Thank you so much for this opportunity. I shared via the icons to Google, Twitter and FB, and liked your page. ALso signed up for your Muse letter and would like to thank you for the Yellow Tara image and PDF explaining the story of how she came to be. Hugs from Spain, Fiona

  • Cathy

    Hi Whitney – how fun that you are part of LB2017. I would love the opportunity to win a spot in the course. It would be so interesting to learn from such a diverse group of artists and teachers. Fingers crossed!

  • Amy

    Hi Whitney! I’ve been a fan of you and your artwork for quite some time! Thank you for a chance to win a place in Lifebook. I want to learn from you and all of the other instructors, to help me to grow as an artist and develop my style.

  • mika

    Hello. This will be my 3rd year doing Lifebook. I really got involved in painting w/ this course. Thank you for a chance to win a spot! I subscribed to your newsletter and “liked” your Facebook page as well as your Instagram. Thank you again!

  • Traci

    Hey Whitney! I would love to win the Lifebook because I believe it would be a great asset to my healing journey that I have been on for the last couple of years and for helping me get closer to better living my life purpose in helping others do the same. I have enjoyed working with you and have wanted the chance to work with Tamara as well. And I am sure that all of the other teachers are lovely to work with as well.

  • Kim

    I would love to win the Lifebook 2017 course
    I have been through so much chaos this year, putting everything I own (almost) into Storage and sleeping on my couch at a friends to have the right frame of mind and a little bit of time to try to figure out my next best move. This course would be so healing for me, give me a closer look possibly of my life purpose and how to use the gifts I have been given, and then how to share that with others. I thank you for the opportunity to have a chance to win! Much LoVe and LiGht to you! <3

  • Teri Buczkowski

    Would love to win. Things are tight this year but I don’t want to miss LB2017. Liked fb page…newsletter and shared.
    Fingers crossed

  • Ashley

    Hi Whitney. Nice to meet you through this blog hop. I’m so excited that in trying to win a spot for Life Book 2017 I am getting the opportunity to meet so many new-to-me artists. Even if I’m unable to win a spot and therefore unable to participate in Life Book 2017, I will have signed up to receive updates from all these amazing artists. That alone will have an impact on my self discovery.

    I’m interested in working in the Life Book class for several reasons. As I’m new to playing with art as an adult, I’m looking forward to being exposed to different techniques so I can explore what really brings me joy and satisfaction to play around with. I also like the emphasis on exploring about me. I imagine this will be prompts to explore questions about my life within an particular lesson. I think that is an awesome idea. Art is such a personal, subjective experience. Then to have all the lessons come together at the end of the year to be an art journal that I can look back on for years to come for inspiration and to see how much I’ve grown. Obviously, I could do this on my own but to already have the structure there and a group of people to communicate with and in a way be accountable to, will help to motivate me to continue and push through on those weeks when art just doesn’t seem to be a priority. Those are probably the weeks I’ll need to journal in my art journal the most!

    Thank you for the opportunity!



  • Linda Thompson

    Hi Whitney, I can’t wait to start learning all the magical healing art in LB2017. WOW, what a magnificent line-up of teachers there is, you are all so kind and sharing. I just don’t want to miss being a part of all that.

  • Veronika Olivier

    Thank you for an opportunity to win a spot! I really can’t afford LB. I volunteer art classes to young disabled adults and have not income. I really hope to coninue on the LB2017 journey as I still have so much to learn. Still need to develop my skills, my style and techniques in order to teach this amazing group of young people. My vision is to expand and do the same at other centres too. I know many like me hope to win a spot so I am sending good vibes to everyone. xxxx

  • Simone van Liempt

    I love to win a free spot on this great journey because i love this opportunity to learn new things from so many great teachers, and i can explore myself in art and find my own style. And most of all to have a new year of fun.
    I shared this blog on my facebook timeline and my mixed media page
    See you all at Lifebook 2017

  • Laura L

    Being able to do art, be encouraged and exposed to so many artists in one course is some of the many reasons I love Life Book and would love to win a spot in 2017 🙂

  • Tanja

    Hi Whitney, I have grown SO much as an artist and as a person last year in Lifebook, can’t wait to start another year! Happy to have you on board and looking forward to your lesson! Thanks for the opportunity to win a spot next year :).