Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Life Book 2013

“Life Book, a celebration and honouring of YOU”
is a year-long mixed media art class organised by Tamara Laporte from Willowing Arts.


REGISTRATION FOR LIFE BOOK 2013 IS NOW CLOSED. 

LIFE BOOK 2014 REGISTRATION OPENS 7th October 2013!
COME JOIN US THERE!


Tam is joined by 21 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 a minimum of 2 loose mixed media art journal pages per month (through a minimum of 2 lessons a month) which by the end of the year you will bind into a glorious journal (a Life Book)!


Read all about it below, watch the promo video: 





Praise for Life Book

"Hi peeps I'm just dropping in here to let everyone who's considering signing up for the 2013 Lifebook know that they shouldn't hesitate.  This is the best £60 you will pay for ANY on line course.  I have learnt so much through Tam and this wonderful community of artists - we not only learn from the fantastic tutors, we learn from each other and that's half the fun - everyone is willing to share their learning experiences, their tips and their art.  It's truly an inspirational place to hang out and chat and be a part of. It's also a terrific way to sample lots of artist's styles and techniques and perhaps to try some of their on line classes too - there's everything you need here whether you're coming in as a completely new artists or someone who's experienced, you really won't regret this.  I honestly think it's one of best 'experiences' I've ever bought into - Tam has made this a wonderfully safe place to try new things without pressure, you can participate as much or as little as you feel able or want to - you will ALWAYS find help and encouragement.  Thank you so much Tam for making this possible xxx"
 - Dee Champion, UK


*Teacher Line Up has been announced, scroll down!*

We are going to be joined by an AMAZING array of teachers INCLUDING the awesome and amazing 

Melody Ross

from Brave Girls Club! 
Eeeeeeeee! 

:D 


Don't miss out on joining this awesome course!

“Life Book – a celebration and honouring of self!" is an EPIC year long art workshop which will begin on January 1st 2013! With monthly mixed media lessons by Tam and a wide variety of additional lessons and other activities by another 21 contributing mixed media art teachers, you will be chronicling your development and growth of 2013 in many mixed media pages which by the end of the year you will combine into a journal (or Life Book). You will be part of a thriving, buzzing and creative community of artsy people for a whole year. The course will be overflowing with lessons, exercises and activities to keep you inspired and motivated. Additionally you will also be challenged to include self celebration/ honouring/ healing exercises into your journal pages which are bound to make you feel good about yourself! This is the biggest thing I’ve ever organised, I hope you’ll all take part! :) Download the monthly course outline by clicking on the PDF image.  

Download a tentative supply list by clicking on this image:





How does Life Book work?
Once you have sent payment through you will be added to a private group on my ning site. There will be some sort of activity every week, but you will get at least 2 main mixed media art lessons each month. I myself will contribute 10 lessons throughout the year and every month there will be 1 or 2 more guest teachers contributing a lesson as well. You'll be creating your lessons on single pages and by the end of the year you will bind all your pages into one big book, a Life Book. 


How are the lessons structured? 

Tam will provide 10 mixed media lesson throughout the year (she's taking 2 months off as 12 turned out a bit much in 2012, ha!). Tam's lessons will be posted on every 1st Monday of the month and this year there are 21 contributing mixed media teachers who will each provide a lesson for a month they've been assigned to (these lessons will be posted each 3rd and 4th Monday of the month). In addition there will be extra things happening the other weeks: artist interviews to inspire you, journal prompts to encourage you, extra art exercises, tips and tricks, you name it! This course will be overflowing with lessons, inspiration and stuff to keep you busy the whole year!! 

You will become part of a thriving, buzzing, creative community with opportunities to make new connections, learn many new mixed media styles and techniques and make new arty friends!
  • Download all class materials to your machine, keep them forever
  • Learn many new mixed media techniques and styles
  • Grow and develop both personally and artistically
  • Receive extra inspiration, like PDF worksheets, art journal prompts, free uplifting affirmation jpegs (for you to print and hang up), give aways, artist interviews etc!
  • Connect with like-minded creative people
  • Make new artistic connections
  • Become part of a buzzing/ thriving art community for a whole year! 

Who can sign up to Life Book? I haven’t ever done any art, can I join too?
Darling, OF COURSE YOU CAN! Life Book is for EVERYONE! :) Sure, the course will be easier if you’ve done some art already, but don’t deprive yourself of learning the awesome magic making and healing power of art just because you haven’t done it before! The course is suitable for beginners/ intermediates and masters alike! Everyone will get something different out of the course. The course is run in an open, supportive, inclusive and encouraging environment where you can play, experiment, make a ‘fool’ of yourself and start all over again! There will be no judgement, we will only love you and encourage you! :) All lessons are conducted in such a way that you can follow the tutors step by step, so you can do what they do, and if that bores you, then you can go totally off the rails and do your own thing inspired by their lesson! Sounds good? :) You are loved and welcome here, no matter what skill level, for serious! :D xoxoox


What do I need and need to know in order to join Life Book 2013?

  • You will need a highspeed internet connection to be able to download the videos. If you have a slower connection you can stream the videos online and/ or learn through the PDFs, but the best option is to have a highspeed internet connection. 
  • It will be helpful to have a basic understanding of IT, like reading emails, navigating sites like Facebook and flickr etc. If you're having trouble with some IT related stuff some help can be given, but in depth IT guidance cannot be given. 
  • If you are planning on downloading and keeping the videos you will need to make sure you have "a few" gigabites available. Each video can be between 200 - 900 MB in size. Multiply that by at least 32 lessons and you can see you'll need quite a bit of space! Unfortunately I am unable to offer the entire class on DVD/ CD.
  • With regards to the personal development exercises: please understand that none of the art teachers on the course are qualified psychotherapists or psychologists. Therefore if you are prone to depression or if you think you might be triggered through one of the healing exercises it's important to me that you only embark upon the healing exercises knowing that you have an adequate support system around in the form of friends, family and/or a therapist to help you deal with painful stuff should this happen. Though there will be an 'emotional support thread' on the course available, the teachers and I are not able to provide you with in depth emotional support (as much as we would want to!)
  • The course is not based on any specific religious faith but may refer to and base lessons on and around 'non-dual' teachings. The theme focus of the course is 'self-development/ self-love/ self-healing'. We may refer to concepts such as: "The Goddess in You", "Mandalas", "Crystals", "Yoga", "Sacred Ritual" etc.    










If you want to find out more about these lovely people, please visit their websites here:

Jane Davenport - www.janedavenport.com
Dion Dior - www.diondior.com
Mindy Lacefield - www.timssally.com
Jane Davies - http://janedaviesstudios.com
Danita - www.danitaart.com
Effy Wild - www.effywild.com
Christy Tomlinson - www.christytomlinson.com
Erin Faith Allen - www.erinfaithallenart.com
Julie Fei-Fan Balzer - www.balzerdesigns.com

Lauren Nash - www.transientart.com
Shiloh Sophia McCloud - http://shilohsophiatudios.com
Aimee Myers Dolich - http://artsyville.blogspot.com
Monica Zuniga - http://www.monicazuniga.net
Michelle Kral (Mitsi B) - http://www.mitsib.com
Dina Wakley - http://www.dinawakley.com
Joann Loftus - http://www.joannloftus.com
Jeanette Maisy House - www.jeanettehouse.co.uk
Dawn DeVries Sokol - www.dawndsokol.com
Kelly Hoernig - www.kellyhoernig.com
Rachelle Panagarry - www.rachellepanagarry.com

Melody Ross - www.melodyross.com


More Praise for Life Book!

I always thought my creativity and abilities would not be enough to paint anything worthwile. I started life book, learned so many differend methods and developed so much personally and artistically that I now think about starting a creative business! When I really look at my life I always wanted to do something creative and didn´t have the guts... I thought I was not skilled, creative, good enough even to try! Life book changed that feeling and my art skilles about 180°! (Thank you, Tam!!!) It makes you stretch out of your comfort zone and makes you reach for the stars - and you will reach at least the moon! :-)” - Leila Freiburg (a.k.a."Amy"); Germany

An amazing course that spans a whole year, and has lessons from some amazing artists that have really inspired me to try new techniques.- Monique Green, Surrey (UK)

It's a fantastic self-paced course with world wide, well known instructors teaching methods in a way that anyone can create great works of art. The course also helps to expand the mind opening the door to creative thoughts that have been dormant in some and locked in others. With visual instruction along with readable content and available help 24/7 makes it THE online art course to enroll in! “ - Connie Foster Bissell - Marshfield, MO USA

Life Book is a wonderful, Year Long, Art course. With new lessons by different teachers each week. It's fun, and challenging, and it's full of amazing techniques, I'm learning about new to me mediums, which is great! And there's a personal development aspect too, which I love. There is so much to it and it's very reasonably priced .... it's exciting and wonderful! And at the end of the year all these pieces of art you created will be bound into an amazing book. You get lots of support and encouragement... and help when you need it. And you work at your own pace. "WOW" ....I really LOVE Life Book! ;) “
- Phoebe Thibault-Sherrard, in Kitchener, Ontario

I am taking this amazing year long art class. It has so much information to learn and is so incredible. I can't recommend it enough!” - Stacie Spencer, New Market, Maryland USA

There's this GREAT class called Lifebook, available on-line! The cost is affordable...and it is so nice to have something to look forward to each week. You can work at your own pace, you can download information if you choose. The teachers are varied in style & lessons vary in content so there really is something for everyone. I've LOVED being part of this experience!” - Patricia Bleecher, MA., USA

66 comments:

  1. Oh Tam, please tell us more about it soon, ok?

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  2. Hi sweety,
    I gave you an award and tagged you at my blog Dryada Journals, just to let you know! :)

    Lindsay

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  3. This is very exciting indeed. If only I had the talent to join in. ~Kelly

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  4. Can't wait, can't wait :))))

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  5. Sorry this unknown is me :))

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  6. And Suzi Blue????

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    1. Oh yes!! Suzi Blu and Melody Ross would be AMAZING with an already incredible teaching staff!!!!! Maybe put a word out to these two AWESOME artists!!!!!

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    2. YES Please Suzi too ! xoxo
      Lisa Lynn <3

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  7. Did i miss the price some where?
    This sounds very interesting and challenging!

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  8. wow, this is a fantastic opportunity to learn from so many talented artists. i hope the tuition is not too steep for my pocket. i'm keeping my eyes open as oct. 8th approaches. yea

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  9. Boy, I sure hope this is in my budget! I need to be part of this gathering of beautiful, creative souls. This sounds like year round artistic bliss!

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  10. this looks amazing, you can count me in for sure!

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  11. this looks amazing, you can count me in for sure!

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  12. hey need to know a price so we all can start saving!!
    ~Kim

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  13. This looks exciting--I have a question that I hope someone can answer--I do not draw faces--and I don't think I would even enjoy learning how to draw faces--it's not my thing. Does that indicate this might not be a good class for me?

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    1. Oh you will love every minute of Tams/everyone elses classes and you will be drawing faces and just loving it I did 2012 and have just loved it so far. Do it! If it is the one class you do for 2013 do Life Book 2013.........that is just personally speaking of course as i am definitely signing up!

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  14. I'm there! Can't wait. Tamara

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  15. I marked my calendar for 10/8. I cannot wait, sounds like lots of fun. Brenda

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  16. Lily, I so agree. I hope it's in my budget too. This sounds amazing. Even though I cannot draw faces, it doesn't matter because whatever I do will be ok with me. It's about growing and learning. Living each day trying new things. I do hope I can afford this class. Please post the cost ASAP so we can plan ahead

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  17. Good question Crafty Girl - I am in Life Book 2012 and LOVE it and I can't believe but next year is even more exciting for me! There quite a few artists that I have taken or would love to take classes with...please post the cost soon, my birthday is in November and I would love to ask for this from my husband and mom if the cost is not to dear!
    Maria

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  18. Such great artists involved!! I'm really hoping I don't have to give up an arm and a leg to join.

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  19. Thank you for all your awesome comments everyone! :D

    Here is info about costs:

    Costs

    Hi guys! Many of you have asked about costs! The course is not for sale yet (goes on sale on 8th October), but I can let you know approx costs. There will be 4 packages available.



    1. Basic package (Life Book 2013 only) - £60 GBP (approx $99 USD) for the whole year)

    2. Premium package (LB2013 + 1 course of Tam's) - £75 GBP (approx $120 USD)

    3. Rainbow package (LB2013 + 2 courses of Tam's) - £85 (approx $137 USD)

    4. Life Book Extreme (LB2013 + all of Tam's lesson from LB2012) - £95 GBP (approx $153 USD)



    Payment plans will also be available!

    While LB2012 had quite a few portraits/ faces in it, LB2013 looks like it will cover less!

    The basic course outline will be available for download before the course goes on sale so you guys can see what it is we will do! :D

    Love
    Tam x

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  20. I think the cost is INCREDIBLE for all that's being offered!!!!!! Some workshops cost that for just 1 course! This is a whole YEAR!!!!!! Amazing, count me in and thank you for offering this class!!!!!

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  21. I am sure gonna try to do this! I have been researching mixed media for some time now(and LOVE it), so I think its time to make that next step and join in...this sounds sooo awesome, really looking forward to it. Does paypal work for payments??

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  22. Oh my word....lots of my favourite people!!!
    Will start saving now.

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  23. WOW!!! Tam you are amazing - I was expecting it to cost more - thank you for keeping it so amazingly affordable - anyone who has not taken any of the courses Tam offers I highly recommend trying them. I purchased Lifebook 2012 with her Faces class and the Digital Dreams and LOVE THEM!!!! I can not wait to register for Lifebook 2013!!!!!
    Maria

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  24. Ok, taking LB'12 and its awesome. If you on the fence , jump off and jump in. You wont find a better value on the net anywhere ! Depending on the exchange rate, figure about 100.00 in US smakaroos. more or less. And if you divide that by 12 , thats 8.33 for a month and you get tons of high quality videos and content, amazing teachers, I cant say enough. Give up one latte a month and your covered, lol. Ok, I wont give up a latte, but in THEORY, you could, lol. Better yet, take your class with you to the coffee shop and enjoy your latte at the same time :)

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  25. How artistically talented should one be to sign up? I have no art training and probably not a great deal of talent; I am just enjoying the whole mixed media concept thanks to Christy.
    What do you think?

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    1. First of all you will be so surprised at how much talent you hold inside. I always wanted to be able to create with paint after sewing, embroidering and quilting for years. I took Tam's free collage class which she goes over some basic face drawing techniques and she made it so easy to follow that I had the courage to go forward and I now like the way I draw and paint. Try the free class and I say go for the whole year of Lifebook - all you need is the desire to create and you will be so pleased with your results. It is all about the fun of doing!
      Maria

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    2. What is the name of the free collage class?

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    3. Hi Barbara, I run a free class (that is not collage actually, but focused on mixed media and healing) here: http://willowing.ning.com/group/theheartofart x

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    4. Thanks! I actually found the class yesterday afternoon and already am loving it

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  26. I don't know why I can't figure out how to leave a comment on the free class, it keeps saying I need to join, but I am a member and logged in....anyway wanted to say that I cannot believe it, but I just drew a face! Incredible. Total shock. I drew it on printer paper, I was so sure it would need to go in the trash. Now I wish I had done it in my journal. But, working through the free class with success (thanks to the awesome teacher) makes me think I can do the Life Book class!

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    1. Hi Barbara, you may need to join the actual group. At the top of the group it'll say something like; 'join now' or something along those lines. So glad you loved the face you drew, OF COURSE you can do it! you rock! x

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    2. That's exactly what I was doing wrong. Now I'm a member of willowing and the class specifically. Thanks. Loving it.

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  27. Oh my goodness! What a line up for 2013. FANTASTIC! Thank you Tam :)

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  28. I'll be keeping an eye out for a payment plan.. this looks awesome!

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  29. woot woot woot.. I ll be in once again!!!

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  30. Hi Tam! Are all of these classes/videos available for download so that if I get behind I can watch later?
    It looks FABULOUS!!
    Thank xoxox
    Phyllis

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    1. Hi Phyllis,

      I know Tam will answer too, but as a participant of Lifebook 2012 I can say yes they are - you have all year and it is my understanding that with Lifebook 2013 we will have until January 2014 to download all the class videos and PDFs.

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    2. thanks for answering Maria! Yes Phyllis, all videos are downloadable x

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  31. Are there any free classes offered ever?

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    1. hiya. there are no free classes on Life Book as such, but you can come and join my free course here: http://willowing.ning.com/group/theheartofart x

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  32. this looks exciting, tam! lots of fabulous instructors! i'd love to do a class with jane davenport, or julie, or dawn, or dion, or melody, you tam - this sounds incredible! thanks for putting it together - again :)

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  33. I am looking forward to Melody Ross!!! And Christy Tomlison. Love them both!!! This is my Christmas present from my mom....so happy!!!

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  34. I would LOVE to learn everything Dion Dior knows about painting. She's one of my favorite artists.

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  35. oh these all look amazing! i have taken courses from a few but most are new to me!

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  36. So excited you have added Kelly Hoernig to your line up. I took one of her classes and LOVED it!

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  37. I had a hard time choosing one artist. Christy Tomlinson would have to be the final one. Thanks.

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  38. So what is the deadline to sign up?

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    1. Hi fellow Tam! The deadline is next year September 2013. So there is some time still! :)

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  39. Hi, I'd like to sign up for this wonderful thing, but my spoken English is not so good, so I was wondering, are the videos subtitled? (in english of course, I can read it pretty well)

    thanks

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    1. Hi there! Unfortunately the videos will not be subtitled, however, the main lessons will come with supportive PDFs. Hope this helps you decide! Love, Tam

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  40. I am SO excited! I found you today and signed up. I am not an artist. I just enjoy myself playing with different media. I don't need to make great art; I just need to make joy - so this look to be very much fun to me!

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  41. This looks awesome! It'll be my Christmas present to me :) I can't pay until after the 14th of this month...will that be okay ?

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    1. Hi there! :) yes, paying after the 14th is fine! :D x Love, Tam x

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  42. Hi Tam,
    A new year gift to me! Will it be too late to register in late February?
    Rhelda

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  43. I was just going to ask the same question!

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  44. .....and here it is April 2nd.. Is it too late Now??? I've sorted thru several ecourses and this sounds like the best!! Can I join now, Would I be able to see the classes I missed? Thanks!

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  45. April 4.... can one still sign up?

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  46. Hi Cheryl and Gina, yes you can still sign up no problem! :D You'll get access to all the former lessons so you can easily catch up! Hope to see you on the course! :) Love, Tam x

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  47. i understand it is not too late to join the class but I was wondering how long the class content is available to me. if I join do I have access to the material past the end of 2013 or do I need to download it all to hold on to it?

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    1. Hi Jeanine, you'll have access to the end of January 2014. It's best todownload the lessons yes. :)

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  48. Hi :) Are you going to run a 2014? I think I'm a little late to catch up now! I'd loveeeeeeee to make this a project for 2014 if you are planning one :D

    Thanks!

    X

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  49. Yes I have the same question as Maddy! If you are going to run a Lifebook 2014 class, I'm in.
    Warmly, Sarah

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  50. Im seeing a lot of these course on the internet right now and i think its sad that we have to pay for them. How sad we cant just pass on the skills to others instead of charging a fortune just to read a blog post.
    Thanks but ill stick with people who are happy to show me how to do things via their blogs because they want to share their knowledge

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