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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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