Little Book of Whispers - Online art workshop

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The magic in this world seems to work in whispers and small kindnesses...
— Charles de Lint
 
The magic in this world seems to work in whispers and small kindnesses...
— Charles de Lint
 
 

Follow the whispers...

 
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In this soulful little workshop, we will be tuning in to the whispers of our soul, as we create a beautiful artist book with paper, fiber, plaster and encaustic wax...

We will use cut-out words in a very intuitive and playful process, like tiny paper oracles, and allow them to come together with imagery, serendipitously and poetically.

This yummy project is packed with some of my favorite techniques and each page becomes a little artwork in itself. The process is so versatile that you will be able to create book after book in your own style, to tell YOUR own story.

Page after page, your soul knows the way

 
I’ve made five little books now, each one so very special with its own poignant story to tell. This is the most soul searching fun I’ve ever had in an online class. Add to that Laly leads you gently, sweetly through every step with beautiful videos. I think it may be time to make another…
— DS Watkins

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77 EUR / 89 USD

 

instant, Lifetime Access

Self-paced class with instant, lifetime access: reserve your seat now and start creating TODAY... or whenever you're ready!

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A little book for the soul

 

I created my first "Little Book of Whispers" at a time when the world seemed so loud that I just couldn't find those moments of stillness inside of me anymore. Inspiration got scared and just flew away... How do you reconnect to your soul at such times? How do you tune in to the whispers all over again?

For me, quite unexpectedly, the answer came in the form of a little artist book: this small and very intimate project guided me back home to my truth and my art.

Little Book of Whispers is a quiet and gentle journey, born in little pockets of time amidst the roars of the world. A little bubble of stillness to reconnect with the not-so-loud part of ourselves and create beauty from this sacred and fragile inner place...

You can read the story behind this project on my blog HERE.

 
Laly Mille - Little Book of Whispers online class
 
 
I finally have my book done. When I started the process, it moved me to tears. I enjoyed this so much. Laly, thank you so much for this class! Creating beauty allows our souls to speak.
— Holly Lewis
 
 
 

Step by step

I will guide you through the making of two books, with different sizes and techniques, including an easy and oh-so-lovely no-stitch, no-plaster, no-wax option with a vintage book cover (you can definitely mix and match!). Among other things, we will:

  • Create layered pages with paper and fiber
  • Use and honor left-over materials from past projects (all those lovely left-over scraps you just can't throw away!)
  • Trust our intuition, as we invite the whispers with cut-out words, imagery and journaling
  • Create chunky covers with plaster gauze, wax and a crocheted doily
  • Hide secrets and add mystery with flaps, pockets etc.
  • Bind our books with simple stitching... or no stitching at all!
  • Add beautiful finishing touches and embellishments.

 

Every page is a little work of art!

 
Laly Mille - Little Book of Whispers Class
 
 
Thank you Laly for sharing part of yourself with us with your techniques and style. I love the binding technique! I have enjoyed this little journey of whispering wisdom and plan on creating more!
— Suzy Quaife
 

RESERVE YOUR SEAT!

77 EUR / 89 USD

instant, Lifetime Access

 

Self-paced class with instant, lifetime access: reserve your seat now and start creating TODAY... or whenever you're ready!

>> Payment plans available >>

 
 
 

I'm here to guide you all along the way, answer your questions and cheer you on! You'll be invited to join our beautiful tribe of "soul whisperers" in our Little Book of Whispers Facebook group: a safe, inspiring and peaceful space where you'll get to make friends with artists from all over the world.

We also have an Instagram hashtag #littlebookofwhispers for you to share your photos related to the class (progress pics, musings and happy messes welcome!)

Laly Mille - Little Book of Whispers Class
 
 
Oh this is powerful work!
Laly, I have watched your video on working with words a couple of times now because it resonated with me so much that my heart skipped a beat and tears swelled. After a nice cup of tea, and a small moment to process, I jumped in... look what emerged. Love, love, love and so from my soul.
Thank you with much gratitude for providing the seed for more searching within.
— Kylie Heidrich
 
 
 

Supplies list

Here is a list of suggested supplies for. There are lots of different techniques for you to choose from in this class, so my advice is to wait until you watch the videos to really get a feel what you want to use in your book(s). And make sure to go on a scavenger hunt for yummy reclaimed and vintage materials before shopping!

 
Laly Mille - Little Book of Whispers Class
 

PRINTABLES PINTEREST BOARD!

Here is a Pinterest board with a selection of free printables to use in your book if you wish! NB: For best results, make sure to print your images with water-resistant ink (toner / laser / xerox printer or pigment inkjet printer)

 
Thank you, Laly, for this truly lovely class. It came at the perfect time for me, giving me a place to retreat and find some peace and beauty. I’ve just spent the most delightful time today gathering my bundles. This class was a gift from me to me and I can already tell it’s working its magic. I’m looking forward to the next step and the comforting fragrance of encaustic.
— Janet Reid

RESERVE YOUR SEAT!

77 EUR / 89 USD

instant, Lifetime Access

 

Self-paced class with instant, lifetime access: reserve your seat now and start creating TODAY... or whenever you're ready!

>> Payment plans available >>

 
 
 

Student art

From meaningful materials to inspired layers and textured covers, enjoy a glimpse of the gorgeous Little Books that are being created in Little Book of Whispers!

 
 
 

Whispered words

Every page in this book explores what I love, how I feel about myself and my art, and is my expression of all of that goodness. It was simply a doing of great joy, and I am in awe of the beauty created. I’ve made five little books now, each one so very special with its own poignant story to tell. This is the most soul searching fun I’ve ever had in an online class. Add to that Laly leads you gently, sweetly through every step with beautiful videos. I think it may be time to make another…
— DS Watkins
Thank you, Laly, for this truly lovely class. It came at the perfect time for me, giving me a place to retreat and find some peace and beauty. I’ve just spent the most delightful time today gathering my bundles. This class was a gift from me to me and I can already tell it’s working its magic. I’m looking forward to the next step and the comforting fragrance of encaustic.
— Janet Reid
The book is almost finished, yippee!!! Can’t wait to share it with everyone. Thank you Laly, this is a wonderful, amazing, freeing, personal experience.
— Patty Fiorilli
“I am so grateful for this way of working slowly with whatever arises and following it wherever it goes… This is so much like the stories my grandmother told us…”
— Olivia Rose Lee
I had delirious fun tearing, glueing, creating and making this book!
— Mary Zans Warren
The whispering words of love, beauty, gentleness, softness, delicate, blooming keep popping into my head from my heart as I share my little book of “Inner Living”! Felted chiffon, embroidered silk, eco dyed silk, printed linen, beaded chiffon and vintage satin are some of the textural fabrics I love to work with! Thank you Laly for sharing part of yourself with us with your techniques and style. I love the binding technique! I have enjoyed this little journey of whispering wisdom and plan on creating more!
— Suzy Quaife
I finally have my book done. When I started the process, it moved me to tears. I enjoyed this so much. I got a little “page happy.” Laly, thank you so much for this class! Creating beauty allows our souls to speak.
— Holly Lewis
Oh this is powerful work!
Laly, I have watched your video on working with words a couple of times now because it resonated with me so much that my heart skipped a beat and tears swelled. After a nice cup of tea, and a small moment to process, I jumped in... look what emerged. Love, love, love and so from my soul. Thank you with much gratitude for providing the seed for more searching within.
— Kylie Heidrich
I can’t believe I made yet another book. You have created a book maniac Laly!
— Helle Kristensen
 

 
 
Laly Mille Artist

I walk my artist’s path in bare feet with my face toward the starry sky. I create from a place of lightness, ease and not-so-ordinary magic. Following the soft voice of my inner guide has shaped the artist I am today.

As a child, imagination and creativity were my sanctuary, and it was always that which I made with my hands that delighted my spirit and made me the most proud.

Today I find joy and a sense of true purpose in not only bringing beauty into this world through the art that I make, but also in nurturing the creative longings of others. As an online art instructor and certified creativity coach, I’m grateful to be able to share the gift of inspiration each and every day.

Through all extensions of my work, I aim to capture the whispers of fairytales, the lighthearted beauty of imperfection and myriad emotions through layers of light. It’s my heart’s desire to connect to that deep place that resides within you and is simultaneously in every one of us—that inner knowing of the soul which you can’t put into words but feel is more true than anything else you know...

I love connecting with creative souls all over the world on a daily basis. When I’m away from the studio or my computer, I enjoy spending quality time with my husband, William, and our two children in the Loire Valley of France where not a day goes by that I’m not inspired by the sheer beauty of my surroundings.

Laly Mille, Artist
 
Laly Mille Artist painting
 
Pause.
Listen for the whispers of your Soul.
Soul quietly flows through every part of you.
— Nancy Lankston

 

© 2018 Laly Mille, Mixed Media Artist, France