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Sparking and Savoring the Artful Life

Designing your new, beautiful daily routine


found these on the side of a mountain this summer, for freeeee

So I asked myself…..”What do I love best?”

(then I realized I was smiling, because this is fun to think about…..try it….)

I sat outside with iced coffee and pencil and quickly wrote it down.

Here is my “Stuff I love, so I want to do it most everyday” listylooooooo:

1. Outside coffee and drawing time (I am on pretty Park Ave writing this) πŸ™‚ check!

2. Yoga time, with a side of spiritual yum, aka a little meditation (been lax here)

3. Music making (there are no calisusss on my fingers, say no more, I love it and it’s past time)

4. Art making time, I live for this

5. Outdoor drawing, designing and painting time!! (my favorite thing and it’s happening next, as soon as I am done writing)

6. Laughing and goofing off with great people and loved ones time (this includes John, family, the furs as well as the brain trusters and all the fun peeps we know)

7. New projects: aka LEARNING! I love that and it shows up as GROWTH, and as forward movement, discovery, play and excitement all wrapped in an eagerness to see and feel things unfold. good stuff.

8. Enjoying MONEY!! Spending and sharing it freely and watching it roll in effortlessly :$

9. Checking outΒ cool STUFF! For me that is great design, artwork by interesting artists, wonderful clothes, cute purses, good looking houses, beautiful outdoor spaces, beautiful images, books, you know, the overall appreciation of beautiful and artful things!!

10. All this wrapped in a happy healthy-ness, which means eating well and moving easily, gracefully and outdoorzy along the way!!

Ok, poor you! This just turned all “lifetime movie-ish”

I get that this is kind of dopey, but it’s really how I see my day and the first step is writing it down. Also, I share my daily listylooo with a good friend during the week, just to keep myself accountable. It’s a funny email thing we do and it would make a hilarious book. I will work on that πŸ™‚

Whats on your plate? Favorite stuff? Or nasty, crusty old stuff that you really don’t enjoy. Write it down and then serve it up the way you like it!

Sending love!

found this ring of mushrooms on recent bike ride πŸ™‚

Have fun today,


your goofball


Author: lynnwhipple

I am a girl and an artist. Short list of things I love: art, artists, painting, collage, mixed media, funny stuff, altered photographs, all things outdoors, freedom, smart stuff,music, writing, orange dogs and one eyed cats, all animals, chocolate, color, laughing, ideas, creativity, games, learning, dancing, yoga, summer, night time, cell phones and sneezing.

4 thoughts on “Designing your new, beautiful daily routine

  1. OMG i LOVE your brain and your art and expression in the world! thank you for sharing such an inspiring list! today i also shared your great and lovely words/art work from the “Leap of Faith/new yrs Resolution” piece-shared it w/ a client who needed those words of HOPEFUL acctions/desires… and i have to say she liked them too!!

    and i love the ring of mushrooms! all summer we saw mushroooms on the walks w/ our dear miles and i was SOOO taken w/ them as never before. since he has passed on, whenever we see mushrooms it seems like a magical lovely little “hello! roo roo!”. so thanks for my mushrooms of the day! and with a BIKE! xoxoo

    • Oh how I lOves me some Heidi!!

      and me brain loves your brain!! and i loves your sweet Miles too. From now on, I will think of him as I pass the mushroom circles too! I heard that they are called Fairy Rings, because the fairies danced in the middle of the circle. sounds good to me!

      Thanks for all the kind words and for how YOU inspire people every day!
      Sending more love!!
      ps. thats a cute pic of you and Miles! πŸ™‚

  2. What a brilliant thought on allowing your intentions to become real: I am going to enjoy my money more than ever…. Maybe it won’t be such a stranger. lol!

    • Go for it Holly!!! Enjoy it all!! Share it! It’s all good!!!
      I’ve been making my living as an artist for, hummmm……15 years or so, and I never quite know how it’s coming, but it always does! I totally trust it after all these years, but it still gives me a thrilling little jolt of amazement and gratitude every time πŸ™‚
      When I am having a slow show, I wander and look at all the great art and I usually find something I “need” and when I get back to my space, there is usually someone there waiting to take a little somethin-somethin home! Sharing the love!! It goes around. πŸ™‚

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