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Sparking and Savoring the Artful Life


Big Bold Blooms 2!! New online class!


It’s here!! Big Bold Blooms 2!! LEt’s paint, draw, play and have fun as we create mixed media paintings using beautiful, abundant flowers as our muse! I am excited to share with you new techniques, new layers, and new tools! We will start small, in our sketchbooks, then work on several medium sized canvases and go all the way up to one big, beautiful bloom painting…36×48! This 5 week, 10 lesson class starts soon… October 3rd, 2016.

Join me and our super supportive, happy and generous online community, as we celebrate the joy of art making together!  click here for more information!! 


Blooms Class Givaway! 

So happy to be giving away a free Big Bold Blooms Wild Painting online class! And thank you Gracie of Tea and Cake with Gracie for the lovely chat and interview!

Be sure to leave a comment on the Willowing Arts blog to be in the running for a free Blooms Class!!


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Oh, yeah. Passion. Keepin’ the lurve alive.

Jen Storer you delight!! LURVE!!!

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If you scroll down or if you go clickety-click here you’ll see that a while ago I scribbled a post about the Three Ps of Creative Writing. I also spoke about those Ps on a podcast with Allison Tait. (She’s the bomb by the way. People dig those podcasts so much. Check them out. Later. Once you’ve read this. No! Don’t go! Here’s some pretty words to make you stay…).


The third P as I declared it, is Passion. I remember Al asking, ‘So Jen, how do you keep the Passion flowing?’ I gabbled something. I don’t remember exactly what. Something about reading poetry. And watching films about C S Lewis. Or the Brontes. Or Will Ferrell. It was near the end of the interview. I had a touch of brain fatigue.


But the main thing about the Passion P is that I  encourage writers to CONSTANTLY do stuff that reminds them…

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Interview with Lynn Whipple


So nice to be featured on Perspective, Cherry Arts Young Professionals blog!! Thank you!! Excited for the upcoming Cherry Creek Arts Festival on July 4th weekend!

Last week, Cherry Creek Arts Festival had their kickoff party in celebration of this year’s event AND commemorative poster artist Lynn Whipple. Between poster signings and preparing for the arts festival, we asked Lynn a few questions and really get to know this year’s poster artist!

Lynn Whipple is a full time artist, who favors collage/mixed media and painting.

From her website:

“I am deeply grateful to live my life as an artist. Play and discovery are my dearest and most constant companions. There are a zillion tiny challenges in each art making experience, and so often I find, just as many small, sweet victories. Without a doubt, living creatively is the most enjoyable and satisfying game I know.”

PERSPECTIVE: First question is.. Easy? Please share with us what you do, and why you do it.
My name is Lynn Whipple and I am a visual artist and creativity teacher. I love what…

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Cherry Creek Arts Festival 2016 Poster!

YAY!! Happy and honored to share that my painting “Fresh Wild Flowers” has been chosen as the 2016 Cherry Creek Arts Festival Poster! July 2,3,4 in beautiful Denver Colorado! Stop by booth 153! Here is a link to the show and poster shop!      xoxo Lynn 



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How shall we meet the blank page…

Playfully, and with both hands🙂

And maybe some music?







Kiaralinda and Todd :) 

Our dear pals Kiaralinda and Todd are the most extraordinary individuals we know, leading a truly artful, art filled and musical life! Just a few pics from this weekend where they hosted their third annual Safety Harbor Songfest 🙂 stellar musicians and songwriters from all over the globe playing along the waterfront🙂 we love y’all! Thank you for making the world a more beautiful, fun and happy place!!!  Xoxox!!!