I love that this book can be stand alone or used in a cart with Tamara LaPorte who will show step by step how to make the artworks. More than that this is designed to help us look inward at what we like or dislike in our life/self. Through each lesson it is like removing clothing. Losing the weight of something that has been a problem for many years is such a great thing. So to summarise purely in an art/mixed media how to 5/5 but used in conjunction with the lessons it exceeds my requirements and I have focused and changed aspects of my life that were negative. A wonderful resource and something that will be used again and again. If you like mixed media or want to try it then this is for you. If you want to look at at your life yes this is for you. So I definitely endorse this book.