Review: Book: Ever After- Tamara Laporte


Title: Ever After

Series: Standalone

Author’s Name: Tamara Laporte

Publisher: Quarry Books

Genre: Arts

Page Count: 144 Pages

ISBN: 978-1631596650

Author or Book Website:

Link to Amazon purchase page: Ever After

Link to Goodreads: Ever After

Release Date: N/A

How I Got the Book: Review Copy

Summary of the Book:

Let the wisdom and enchantment of timeless fables and fiction help you achieve your creative goals! From celebrated mixed-media artist and author of Create Your Life Book Tamara Laporte, Ever After is a rich collection of step-by-step mixed-media art lessons inspired by fairy tales, folk tales, and classic fiction.

Based on one of Tamara’s popular series of online classes, Ever After addressesthe most frequently asked question she receives from her students: “How do I develop my own creative style?”

In addition to the beautiful art lessons created especially for this book by Tamara and eight other noted mixed-media artists, each chapter offers creative exercises that invite readers to explore stories, their symbolism, and a specific aspect of style development as they work toward and ultimately achieve their artistic goals.

The Story of You. Explore the experiences, feelings, and ideas that stir your passion, and how to adapt and change motifs and other visual elements to make them your own.

Inspiration: How to Find It, How to Use It. Examine how to stay open to inspiration, incorporate it into your art practice, and integrate it into your artwork.

Comfort Zones & Productivity. Learn strategies for working through your fear and dedicating time to your artmaking.

Dealing with Challenges & Deepening Your Voice. Find guidance for starting a mindfulness practice to help you deal with harsh feedback, and for allowing yourself the joy of continually evolving your story, your message, and your style.

Ever After will teach you to tell your own unique stories through artmaking so that your wish—to become the artist you’ve always wanted to be—is sure to come true!

Guest Teachers
Includes lessons and tips from these renowned mixed-media artists:

Kara Bullock
Lucy Chen
Andrea Gomoll
Annie Hamman
Mariëlle Stolp
Effy Wild
Micki Wilde

Fairy Tales, Fables & Fiction
Featured stories include:

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Beauty & the Beast
Goldilocks & the Three Bears
Peter Pan
Sleeping Beauty
The Little Mermaid

My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. I am not a very artistic person but I saw this and it was about fairytales and art and that is something that is just near and dear to my hear. I love the stories and the lessons that are included. The questions help and the pictures and the steps are simple and easy to follow. I enjoyed trying to do these projects and seeing how they would turn out. It is lovely book and going to look in to other artsy books by this author.

My Rating of the Book: 4 Stars

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