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Online Art Class Sale! Sweet!! 🌼 20% off until August 28

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Once a year all of my online art classes go on sale! Big Bold Bloom Wild Painting, Big Bold Bloom 2, Essence of Still Life, Joy of Collage and more! Carla Sonheim who hosts all of my classes, and the classes of several other wonderful art teachers, offers a site-wide 20% off sale through August 28, 2018. Hop over to her site and find loads of inspiration and fun! All of the classes are “forever access” to enjoy any time and as often as you like! Check it out here! 

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A new class!! The Essence of Still Life!

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I am always thrilled when I discover a new way play in my studio, and I am excited to share with you a new class that came about by seeing the everyday treasures that are a part of our daily lives, with new eyes.

In “The Essence of Still Life” our focus will be to draw and paint our favorite things using a tender line, an unexpected composition and layers of covering and uncovering the quirky essence of the things we love.  I can’t wait to share with you these new techniques! Class starts on March 6th, 2018. Please join in the fun! For more information, click here! 

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All my best!

xoxo

Lynn


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JOy Stuff!! The Art of Noticing. A new online class 🌼😀🌿

JOy Stuff-An Online Class with Lynn Whipple

I would love to share with you my favorite ways to celebrate delight in our everyday lives. Working in my JOy Stuff sketchbook has opened up a whole new way to make art, move my hands and soak in appreciation. It has been a wonderful addition to my world and gets me off to an artful, positive and grateful beginning to each day. The best part, other than that it is fun, is the way I feel connected to the things I love!

Come join me and our super supportive, fun-loving online community as we draw, paint, write, make paper with a Gelli Plate and play. 😀 We will collage and create delightful pages and fill them with meaning. And we will extend our gratitude to others by making tiny thank you notes to love letters and more. Let’s create a joy based and portable art studio in our sketchbooks.   Starts October 3rd! Click here for more info! 

With loads of JOy!

 xoxo Lynn

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Seattle Book Signing! 🌼📕

Hello hello, I am so excited to share an upcoming book signing event in Seattle with two of my favorite people and artists 😊💓💚  Carla Sonheim and Diane Culhane. Please join us if you can as we would love to say hi!!

We will be at Clementine’s in Pioneer Square in Seattle, Washington on September 7th for the first Thursday Art Walk. 5-8:30 pm

Here is some information for you about our books, Expressive Flower Painting: Simple Mixed Media Techniques for Bold Beautiful Blooms by Lynn Whipple,  If You Can Doodle You Can Paint: Transforming Simple Drawings into Works of Art by Diane Culhane, and books by Carla Sonheim.

All my very best

🌸XOXO Lynn


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It’s All About Flow 🌼🌿🌺

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I wanted to share Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi with you. He is one of the first authors I encountered who researched the “in the moment joy of creating”. I found his book, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, 20 or more years ago. It peaked my interest way back then and since then I’ve listened to Csikszentmihalyi’s wonderful Ted talk as well. But, it’s that idea that when we get in the moment we know the next logical thing, we feel the creative sparks moving us forward and we make the perfect next move. We are in the glorious flow! Perhaps we are making music or we are doing something athletic or we are painting or drawing or writing or singing or dancing!

I hope you find yourself experiencing creative flow often! One way I know how to easily dive into flow is to set a little time aside (even 15 minutes) and simply move your hands!! See what happens!

Let’s flow!

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All my best!

Xoxo

Lynn

P.S. Here is a recent article featuring some of Csikszentmihalyi’s wisdom. Enjoy!

HI! I love sharing things that have given me a spark or smile. Some of them have a link to Amazon for you. I want you to know if you use the links, it is possible I  may get a little pocket change from Amazon, so thank YOU!! xoxox Enjoy!! xoxo Lynn

 


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Fantastic Article About BELLISSIMA ART ESCAPES

Hello, I hope you are enjoying a relaxing and creative summer. I wanted to share with you a wonderful article about BELLISSIMA ART ESCAPES in the latest issue of Where Women Create. Kathie Vezzani is a genius at putting together Beautiful and artful trips together, complete with fantastic food experiences, great people, lots of inspiring locations and a ton of time making art. John and I love working with Kathie and are excited about our upcoming workshop Making Faces in Oaxaca Mexico, February 2018.

Check out this link to learn more!

We would love to have you join us!

All my best!

Xoxo
Lynn

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“Faces” 😊  Workshop in San Miguel de Allende 

John and I truly enjoyed teaching “The Face as Muse” workshop in lovely San Muigel recently. Every workshop has a special combination of learning, joy and laughter, and this one was filled with fun loving, talented folks who made the entire trip an artful adventure and a true pleasure. 

Many thanks to Kathie Vezzani and Ana Elena of Bellissima Art Escapes for making our time together so full of art, culture, fun and delicious culinary delights. The colorful city of San Muigel brings out the artist and explorer in us all. 

Here are a few photos! 


Julie holding up two of Holiday’s faces 


Zohra’s amazing work! Inspiring! 


Our group with the Mojigangas created by the big hearted Hermes Arroyo Guerrero and family.. what a treat and a parade! 


Beautiful Cie leads the group! 


With our hand painted masks and big paper flowers 🌺😊💚


Spilling onto the sun drenched streets in the center plaza of town called El Jardin or main garden 


Artists Kate, Julie and Holiday in our roof top studio 


Yummy well used brushes 


Julie’s workspace filled with great faces 


Stella’s fabulous work 🙂 


Kathie and Ana Elena, our wonderful guides through it all! 

John during our final show and tell 😊 


Dining with Chef Paco… as delicious as it was beautiful 


Our studio in full work mode 


Jacquelyn and Becky chatting about their work 

Our great group and their artwork! 

Wishing you many wonderful times of Creating with friends 🙂 

With love,

Xoxo Lynn 


Ahhhh!! Color!!!! 

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