Life Book 2018 Blog Hop & Give Away!

Hello everyone!

I have some wonderful & exciting news! I am going to be teaching on Life Book 2018  next year! This is my 3rd time teaching for Tam and her crew and it has been a sincere pleasure each time. The connections I’ve made with past participants has been a joy.

And as you likely know, even MORE wonderful is that I can give away 1 space on this amazing year long art course! Keep reading to find out more about Life Book 2018 and 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!

Tam is joined by 23 incredible art teachers who are all gearing up to share their mixed media techniques, tips and tricks with YOU! PLUS this year, Life Book is going to be bigger and better by including another 12 fantastic artists and wellness guides who will focus on additional personal development practices and other art modalities, like sculpting, photography & writing!

You can find out a lot more about this wildly popular course (it has been joined by over 16500+ people in the past!) by clicking HERE.

I haven’t fully developed my class idea yet, but I’m honored to be sharing painting that comes freely and is healing, joyful and liberating. Painting and mixed media that is true to you, instinctual and intuitive in nature.

Some of my work:

Registration opens on September 12th 2017 and the class begins on January 1st 2018.

So if you want to start the year with a fabulous creative BANG and spend 2018 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 2018 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!


1. Sign up to my newsletter (click here).
2. Follow me on Instagram at @alenahennessy.
3. Leave a comment below letting us know why you would love to join LifeBook 2018.

>> I will be checking these to choose the winner, which will be announced September 12th!

Below 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!

19th August 2017 – Tamara Laporte –
20th August 2017 – Devorah Spilman –
20th August 2017 – Juna Biagioni –
21st August 2017 – Christie Drahnak –
22nd August 2017 – Gabrielle J-C –
22nd August 2017 – Laura Horn –
23rd August 2017 – Mariëlle Stolp –
23rd August 2017 – Danielle Mack –
24th August 2017 – Lucy Brydon –
25th August 2017 – Sarah Trumpp –
25th August 2017 – Effy Wild –
26th August 2017 – Mystele Kirkeeng –
27th August 2017 – Deanna Jinjoe –
27th August 2017 – Alena Hennessy – <———–YOU ARE HERE
28th August 2017 – Sharon Harkness-Dobler –
29th August 2017 – Sophie Adamou –
29th August 2017 – Amanda Grace –
30th August 2017 – Jane Spakowsky –
31st August 2017 – Nanda Boukes –
31st August 2017 – Flora Bowley –
1st September 2017 – Andrea Gomoll –
2nd September 2017 – Jo Klima –
3rd September 2017 – Rebecca Leigh –
3rd September 2017 – Julie Gibbons –
4th September 2017 – Ivy Newport –
5th September 2017 – Tara Marie Jack –
5th September 2017 – Annie Hamman –
6th September 2017 – Joy Ting Charde –
7th September 2017  – Tara Morris –
7th September 2017 – Louise Gale –
September 2017 – Wyanne –
9th September 2017 – Katrina Koltes – 
10th September 2017 – Kathy Glynn –
11th September 2017 – Jeanne Marie Webb –

All the best to you and your creating!

xx, alena


The winner is Ildikó Karsay from Budapest! Congrats xoxo

113 thoughts on “Life Book 2018 Blog Hop & Give Away!

  1. I want to join life book to teach my daughter that her mom cares about her creative endeavors, to inspire her to be creative and to find joy again after some very hard financial and job harships within the past year. Some very traumatizing losses, depression, stress have hit my family. I want to prove to them that love prevails and art will bring joy and hope back into my life. I feel this class will motivate me to a better mom,wife and person because im persuing something that brings me so much joy and that is exercising my creativity into real life action.

  2. I would really love to win a spot on Lifebook2018! So I can further develop my own style. Thank you for this opportunity!

  3. I would like to win a place on Life Book 2018 because I want to learn to draw and paint more freely. I want to add color without thinking about it so much. I want to learn and have fun while I’m learning. Thank you.

  4. I’d love to join Lifebook 2018 just to be able to rub shoulders, so to speak, with all these fabulous artists and the community of artists. 😉

  5. Yes I love to start 2018 with a creative BANG and would love to win a free spot in Lifebook 2018. Never done Lifebook before so 2018 will be my first time. It does feel exciting to receiver a lesson every week from so many different teachers all over the world. I feel I am ready to find my artsy self in 2018!

  6. Beautiful work, as always! Life Book has been such a wonderful experience for me the past few years – the teachers are all so inspiring, and the community so supportive – I can’t imagine not taking it again next year, and am definitely looking forward to the new format. Thanks for the chance to win!

  7. I am so excited that you’re going to be doing a Lifebook lesson. I am doing Lifebook for the first time in part because of you! I did your lesson on Woman Unleashed last winter and it was the first time I had done visual art in a very long time. My creativity had been totally blocked due to rejection by a teacher and also due to the fact that my sister was always the artist growing up and I didn’t feel like I could compete with her. I ended up getting your book and working my way through it and also decided to sign up for Lifebook. It has been amazing and I would love to continue on and see your offering!

  8. Beautiful blog btw ❤️ Thanks for a chance to win a spot in next years course. I can’t wait to try the new format xxx

  9. I would like to win my place in Lifebook 2018 because it is a way for me to be part of an amazing community of artists who encourages and respects one another…love your work!

  10. I’m super excited about Life Book 2018! There are so many amazing courses, and I love the addition of writing, photography and wellness!

  11. I would love to join Life Book 2018 because I had some serious life changing years and try hard to create more art in my life to remember, how colorful this world is.
    Following you on Instagram, I love the colors of your art! <3

  12. I want to join Life Book 2018 as I’m still working on developing my style and also I love to receive weekly inspiration to create art! Thanks so much for the chance!! <3<3<3

  13. I love LB because for me its like a revolving door of knowledge and personal enrichment, quite like A Year of Painting. I am always able to take something away from each lesson and incorporate my interpretation of it into my work. I am already getting your newsletter and now follow on Instagram!

  14. I subscribed to your newsletter, followed you on Instagram and would love to win a spot on LifeBook to learn new techniques from all the great teachers!! Thanks!!

  15. I’d love to be a part of LB 2018 because it’s changed my life in so many ways. I don’t think I could live without Life Book, some days it’s what makes me get out of bed in the morning. I struggle with chronic pain so art means a lot to me. I’ve grown a lot as an artist and also as a human thanks to Life Boo, life would feel really empty without it.. And the community is just amazing to be a part of too, so much love and compassion! <3 I'd really love to keep on learning and evolving. 🙂

  16. Yes I love to start 2018 with a creative BANG and would love to win a free spot in Lifebook 2018. A amzing way to learn new creative things and feed my adiction

  17. I would very much like to win a space on life book 2018 as it really is my weekly top up and retreat that keeps me inspired and charged creatively.

  18. I’m very exited!!! That sounds all fabulous!!! I want to be part of the LifeBook2018! The last years were very hard for me, I had my 3rd depressive episode and my father passed away this March after a long alcoholic disaster. Now it’s my turn and I want to do more for myself, be myself for the first time in my life. I think, LifeBook2018 would help me there to find my creative self!!! Sorry for my bad english, i’m from Germany….

  19. I would like a seat for next year’s LifeBook because the culture it has created has allowed my Self to surface and create 🙂

  20. I am excited to see you will be with Life Book 2018. Life Book has truly been life-changing for me, and I don’t want to miss it. I would be honored to win a place. I signed up for your newsletter and followed you on Instagram. Thank you for this opportunity.

  21. Three years ago I started this beautiful adventure with LB and I would like to win a place to continue enjoying it.

  22. I joined Life Book for the first time in 2017. It kept me sane through a very rough period in my life. It is my hope that I can continue this journey in 2018 with Life Book. I have learned so much and would enjoy learning from another set of artists. Thank you to all the artists and especially Tam for providing us this opportunity!

  23. I would love to join as the whole package is just too good to miss. I love art and the extras this year make it even better 🙂

  24. I wasn’t able to sign up for Life Book this year, but had done the ones in the past. (Due to injuries from accident.) I am ready to do art again, although still healing from the accident, and would love to be able to do Life Book 2018!

  25. Your work is so lovely and inspiring, I am subscribed to your newsletter and follow you on instagram, would love to work with you on Life Book 2018.

  26. I already follow you on Instagram and am already subscribed to your newsletter. In LifeBook 2016, I created quite a powerful otherworldly figure and I love color play. I sat on LB 2017, I think I want back in 🙂

  27. I have signed up for your newsletter and I am a follower on instagram. I was not able to do LifeBook 2017 as I got behind during Life Book 2016 during my daughters illness. I felt I would not have time to devote to art. Sadly my daughter passed away in her sleep on 6-9-2017. Now I have too much time. I would love to win a spot during LB 2018 as I have enjoyed many of the past years.

  28. This sounds really exciting. I’m recovering from breast cancer and have had difficulty getting back into the creative mode. I believe Life Book would give me the boost I need as there is something scheduled every week. That would certainly give me motivation to get in my art room and not put it off. I would have a goal and something to look forward to. Thanks for the chance to win a spot.

  29. I am going through several life transitions now and would love to be among a caring, creative community.

  30. Learning from this inspiring line up of teachers is just what I need to help me build confidence in my art

  31. I would love to win a spot to continue my artistic journey with Life Book… it is always a super group of teachers with amazing classes to see and do. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win a spot!

  32. I love to create….I can’t leave home for many workshops or retreats (although I would LOVE to) So this is a way to enjoy the teachings of many and participate while, working & adulting like I must do daily…. These are dream classes and a chance to spread wings while being stationary! LOL!!

  33. I would love to win a spot on Life Book 2018! I have been doing it now for 3 years and it is the b best ever way to get rid of stress!!!! (I have some trying to raise 2 adopted special needs boys). It is really a life saver! Thank you for teaching a lesson! Can’t wait!

  34. I would love to be part of Life Book 2018! It would be amazing to learn from all of these great teachers! What a great opportunity! ❤️

  35. I’d like to win a spot in LifeBook 2018 because I feel it’s time I did something completely and utterly just for me.

  36. Lifebook is the best yearlong art Journey of learning and knowing yourself better. I would love to win a spot for sure.

  37. I would love to win because colour is light in form and to get teachings from so many beautiful artists is a real gift…and food for my soul

  38. I’d love to win lifebook because it has been helping me so much already, I want to keep going. It’s a treat getting to watch so many amazing artists at work.

  39. Many of my favorite artists all in one year-long course, and many more artists I have yet to meet – I’d LOVE to win a seat! I already get your newsletter, and I already follow you on Instagram (@shamhatsmusings)

  40. I would love to be chosen because your work is beautiful and it will inspire and motivate me to continue on my own journey of art work in a way that’s meaningful for me.

  41. Alena, You are one of my favorite artists, having taken your :Year of Painting I and II. So happy that you will be one of the teachers in this great class of Lifebook 2018 and I would love to win a spot. I already follow your newsletter and you on Instagram. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity

  42. About a year ago I discovered art journalling, I’d been a bit lost for about 18 months before that – I’d adopted a little girl and her disabilities meant that I couldn’t go back to my teaching job and I was working from home feeling like I’d lost my identity. Art journalling saved me and life book is a great weekly reminder and source of inspiration to create

  43. I’m from NC, too, and I love your work. I’ve been in LB the last few years. The new lineup seems like fun. Thanks for the chance to win a spot.

  44. Shared and subscribed, following,
    I do not consider myself a painter or artist by any means. I am a dabbler, a messest, I love color and shapes but I am not confident enough to share what I create (or end up with) I would like to join to be part of a supportive community and to expand my comfort zone, to break down some walls!

  45. Oh my, even just the thought of winning a spot for 2018 makes me weak at the knees! I think I might have an Artist just waiting inside me to express and have fun and live life to the fullest. 🙂 This could help my Dream~Come~True! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  46. I would love to win a place in Lifebook because the next year is going to take a lot out of me emotionally as I support my younger son through his masters course while he deals with 2 chronic digestive conditions.

  47. I would love to win a spot for this year’s Life Book. I am new to mixed media and would like to learn from the artists in this wonderful event. The artwork I have seen through the blog hop just takes my breath away.

  48. Thanks for the opportunity to win a spot in the LIFEBOOK 2018 line up. This is a wonderful course and I look forward to your lesson.

  49. Hi – this will be my third year with Life Book and I am really looking forward to your class! I’ll definitely be joining and am hoping to win a spot to gift to a friend. 🙂

  50. I’ve recently retired with the dream to paint and journal but need to learn what I can. I love Lifebook and am hoping to find the funds to sign up again this year. The teachers are amazing-I love your work. You get to learn about new teachers and see their inspirations which helps me.

  51. Hi! Thank you for this chance! I love your abstract art! So I would love to meet you in LB! I´m the first time this year there… it´s gorgeous to meet several teachers and learn different kinds of making art! I´m a very beginner, so I would like to stay another year in LB!

  52. I love your art, Alena. I enjoyed your Wanderlust lesson this year so much, I bought your book. Thanks for the opportunity to win a spot in LifeBook 2018. I very much look forward to more of your intuitive guidance.

  53. I luv luv luv lifebook, that where I met you Alena, luv your work your teaching and I am involved this year in yearlong painting and am loving it… I already am a subscriber and follow you on Instagram 🙂 I can’t even image not being involved with lifebook, it truly has been the catalyst to me stepping out of my comfort zone and sharing my art with the world.. Thank you for the opp to win..

  54. I would love to be part of Life Book 2018, and thank you for the opportunity, I took part in 2014 and loved it. Unfortunately due to a change in circumstances I have not been able to join again. I found it wonderful to be introduced to so many new artists. I would really love to have that again in my life.

  55. Alena, I’m so intrigued by your art, I’ve tried intuitive art, but have failed! I’m hoping to learn from you and develop my own style.

    Thanks for the chance,


  56. thank you Alena! already subscribed to your newsletter, and am now following on instagram…this is the best art class out there, that it would be such a thrill to win myself a spot in it, thank you for the chance!

  57. Done both newsletter and Instagram 🙂

    I would love to win because I would love to have regular fun art sessions with my daughter for which I would not have to prepare anything for a change! 😀

  58. Between fighting Multiple Sclerosis and RA and grieving for my late husband who died suddenly from an aortic dissection leaving me a widow at the age of 47, I have lost my creative MoJo. I know that taking Lifebook would be so healing for me. I can’t afford to purchase a spot because I am on a fixed income. Thank you so much for the chance.

  59. Firstly I would like to say how much I love your work. The abstract looseness of your work is amazing. I feel like I can het lost in your art 🙂 Glad that I came accross your site. Secondly, this would be such a great opportunity to win a space. I’ve been dealing with 9 years of struggling both health and financial wise. My family has endured a very long path of pain and I believe some healing is in dire need. I know there are a lot of people struggling financially and physically, so I am just another soul searching for some kind of relief. Hoping and praying that there is someone out there whom will be willing to give me an opportunity to better myself and my life. Sending lots of love to everyone. May you have a blessed day. Hugs and kisses from South Africa xxx

  60. I am already following you on instagram and subscribe to your newsletter so I hope I still qualify to win a spot! Obviously, I love your work and I am super excited you will be teaching again! I am really excited about the new offerings in regards to healing and self care for 2018 too! This will be my 5th year! I just finished reading your book, Cultivating Your Creative Life, and it was really inspiring! Thank you!

  61. I would love to be a part of lifebook 2018! Weekly lessons give me a wonderful break from the regularity of life… and the teachers and community are amazing!!

  62. I would love to work with all the amazing teachers. Thanks for the opportunity to win a spot in this class. Peace, Ronda

  63. I’d love to join Life Book 2018 so I can be stretched in new and exciting directions in my art practice next year. 🙂

  64. Life Book involves so many of the inspiring artists I’ve come to know over the past year of taking my life back and reconnecting with my soul’s creative side. So grateful for this opportunity!

  65. I would like to win a free spot. Life Book is not only creative but also healing journey. Thank you for the opportunity.

  66. Dear Alena,
    Lifebook is part of my life since the beginning, I love your work and already following you for years.
    Thank you for this fantastic opportunity to have a chance to win a spot.
    I would love to see your new lesson very much.
    love and hug from Budapest
    my fingers crossed

  67. I would love to win a chance to participate in Life Book 2018. I’ve been looking for something to do that’s artistic, creative and inspiring. I love to draw, paint and create. I could learn so much and it looks like fun.

  68. Hello. I am already following you on instagram and i am already receiving you newsletter. I am a owner of your amazing books and one of your students 😉
    I love your art work and your beautiful soul and spirit.
    Thank you for this amazing opportunity to win a spot. It would be amazing to create beside you and other amazing artist.
    you have a lifetime follower in me 😉
    love, alenka

  69. I’m so excited over the new additions to Life Book. I’d love the opportunity to win a spot. Thank you so much for the chance! Following you and signed up. <3

  70. Thank you for such a sweet SA-WEEEET opportunity! I would embrace all that Life Book 2018 has to offer because I’m always curious about other artists’ works and feel very inspired by them. This would help me to continue my desire to keep art alive in my life.

  71. LifeBook looks like an amazing journey that I’m finally in a position to take advantage of, if I’m lucky enough to win! Thanks for the chance to join this journey of self-discovery through art!

  72. I am already a part of LB 2017 and I’d love to stay for another year! It’s inspirational, full of learning the new facets of yourself, boldness and experiments! I truly love it and enjoy it!
    I have to say that 2017 is a big year for me. I am 34 year old but it feels like only this year I am learning to be myself, to live my life, to feel happiness without any special reason, no matter what happens, and to be thankful for every experience I meet daily. Life book took a big part in this growth of mine!

  73. I guess you already know I am already a big fan of yours Alena, I have been loving these past two years with you through AYOP and AYOH plus some of your other courses. I just watched the September lessons and I am soooo exited I can’t wait to get going. These lessons are amazing! You two are so inspirational. Love, love, love your work, I am so grateful to you, I would love the opportunity to expand in new ways with you in 2018 – the life book sounds like the perfect tool! heart love and thanks for the opportunities you send my way xx

  74. I’d like to participate in Life Book 2018 because I am constantly striving to improve my art, my writing, my yoga, and my self knowledge. I was able to participate a few years ago and learned so much and would love the opportunity to do so again.

  75. LifeBook 2018 looks so exciting with all the new teachers and subject topics. I wasn’t able to participate as much as I had hoped this year, perhaps winning a place will make for a fresh start for me next year?

  76. I want to join Lifebook 2018 because I started taking online art classes a year ago with Tam and I love the idea of learning from a multitude of art teachers, and this year promises to be the best since it’s including all the love self-care stuff as well! I can’t wait! 🙂

  77. I want to win a spot simply because I think I deserve it after having a very bad 2016/2017 getting hit by Lyme disease and iron and vitamin levels in very bad shape. I have worked very hard on getting better and I really think I should win 🙂 .

  78. I would love to win a spot in Life Book 2018! I absolutely love your art, in fact all of the Artists have such amazing talent and I have so much to learn from each of you. I am so happy that you are part of Life Book this year 🙂

  79. Would love to win a spot in Lifebook, as it promisses to be even more devoted to growth, both personal and creative! Thanks for the chance to win a spot, love your work.

  80. Shared, already subscribed and followed:)

    I have already purchased Ever After but it would be lovely to win a spot!!

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