lynn whipple's blog

Sparking and Savoring the Artful Life


I am a girl. and an artist. Here is a short list of things I like and am interested in:

art, artists, cake, making art, animals, birds, orange dogs, all dogs, cats, (aka fur people,) collage, people, bacon, laughing, music, kids, mixed media, drawing, painting outside, singing, playing games, dares, foosball, writing, teaching, anything outdoors, pretty things, blue things, things that smell good, sleeping, dreaming, food, family, sugar, collecting the sky, coffee, cream, yoga, friends, learning, reading, nature, walking, being quiet, the sun, books, listening, dancing like a fool and you.

our three fur people, and yes that rug is toast!

our three fur people, and yes that rug is toast!

cleaner than usual

cleaner than usual


10 thoughts on “about

  1. Hi Lynn,

    I was writing to inquire about purchasing some ninnies. I used to live in College Park with my family and relocated to Philadelphia almost 2 years ago. We met several years ago at the Winter Park and Mount Dora art festivals when I purchased some of your artwork for my newborn daughter. I am buying a piece of art each year for each of my children (Isabella now 5 and Isaac 2). I am very interested in purchasing more of your work and would like to know how to do so. If you could send me photos of your current ninnies so I could make my selections & possibly have them sent USPS or UPS that would work well for me.


    • Hello to you Suzanne!
      I hope you are enjoying Philadelphia. What a great city, my favorite weird place there is called the Muetter (?) Muesum, it was the original school for physicians and they have an amazing and sometimes scary collection of human bones and pieces and parts, including the siamese twins, Ang and Chang’s connected liver, but I digress….
      I think its so great that you are buying art for your kids each year. nothing There is nothing better than giving them art plus the idea that creativity is of such value, not only in the enjoying, but in the making too.
      I will send you some images as soon as this next batch of ninnies is out of the oven.

      great to hear from you,

      • Hi Lynne,

        We are loving Philadelphia as well. And the Mutter is definitely on our radar. The city has so much to offer.

        Thanks for your response and I am anxiously awaiting your new ninnies.

        Please let me know if you will be participating in any art shows in Philadelphia. We went to the fine arts show last weekend in Rittenhouse Square & I was looking for you:) It was a good show.


  2. Hi Lynn,
    I’m interested in the Ninnies. Will you be creating any in the near future? I remember at one time you had another website with a few listed, only when i found it, it seems to need a password for access. I’d love to add one or two to my home. We all need a Ninnie or two to make us smile 😉
    I’m in the Boston area, do you ever get here to teach?
    Have a great day

    • Hi!! How nice! I have a stack of ninnies in progress, and I will be posting them soon on the blog. I love that they make you happy. That makes me happy!
      Boston is a great town. Maybe we should look into teaching there.
      Have a great day!

  3. After numerous “collage journal” google searches, I came across your blog. Ironically, you live in Winter Park and I’m currently going to Full Sail for graphic design. I’m definitely going to say it’s fate. Ha. Your work is truly inspirational and definitely impressive. I’m a crafty kinda gal as well and am always looking for collage inspo. I would absolutely love to go to one of your workshops if you’re teaching in the Orlando area anytime soon.

    Keep rocking and rolling with your glue stick ma’am! 🙂

  4. hi lynn!
    will you send me your e-mail i have a note i want to send to you!

  5. Hi Lynn–

    You have been my favorite artist for many many years, and LOVE your work. I live in quaint little Stillwater, Minnesota, but will be in Florida from March 2 thru March 9, but all the way down in Naples! Wondering where I can see your work–hoping against hope you have some in the Naples area.

    Thanks so much!!!

  6. Dear Ms. Whipple,

    (I hope that it’s alright if I write this question in the comments here; I would hate to be an inconvenience.)

    I am a 19-year-old college student and burgeoning writer. When I was young, I saw one of your works published in a magazine that my mother (a painter) had purchased. The picture? “Ninny in a Red Dress”. I don’t know if it was just me, but that picture used to frighten me due to the fact that the ‘horns’ seemed very devil-lish to me. Even at age 15, I remember having trouble looking at the picture because of its impact on me.

    But now, at 19 years old, I just today mustered up the courage to look at it again, and I found myself captivated rather than afraid.

    Following my curiosity, I looked up your works online. I discovered that you seemed to have an entire series of “Ninnies”, which prompt me to ask this question…

    What is ‘Ninny’? Is it a person you know whose pictures you use to make pictures in the “Ninny” series? Is “Ninny” a name referring to the horn-like structures on the head of each subject in the series? Or is it something else?

    Of course, if you would rather leave this a mystery, you do not have to feel compelled to reply to this comment.

    But I wanted to write this to let you know that your work is appreciated by younger generations, and that it has inspired me in my writing to create my whimsical fantasy worlds.

    Thank you very much for reading, and I hope that you have many more happy years of being an artist; I know that I would want the same thing. ^^


    –Shane Dixon

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