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Seattle Book Signing! πŸŒΌπŸ“•

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

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

Here is some information for you about our books,Β Expressive Flower Painting: Simple Mixed Media Techniques for Bold Beautiful Blooms by Lynn Whipple,Β Β 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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Big Bold Blooms 2!! New online class!

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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! Β click here for more information!!Β 


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Feeling inspired :)

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I hope you are enjoying lots of creativity these days. 2015 has been a great year for inspiration. I have truly enjoyed being a co-teacher with Carla Sonheim in our yearlong class 2015 Year of the Spark
Sharing so much artfulness with wonderful people from all over the globe has been a great gift.
Our community of talented, funny, generous creative spirits warms my heart every single day.
You guys rock!
And your art is Amazing!
So thanks to you all!!!!!!
We are continually astounded and inspired by you!!

Carla’s latest lesson has inspired me as well. She had us start by doing charcoal drawings from our childhood photos or childhood drawings. Next we paint with freedom of a child. (There are a few more steps here)

I loved doing the drawings!! Somehow my drawings took a different turn and became the bottom layer for a new series of paintings that feature flowers that are wildly overflowing in pots.

Thank you Carla for inspiring me to move my hands and trust the process πŸ™‚ You are a tremendous artist and gifted teacher.
With love!!
Xoxo
Lynn

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Great online Art Class in June!

Collage is so so so much fun!!
check out Joy of Collage online class

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SpARk PaRty!!! With Carla Sonheim and Lynn Whipple

If you enjoy fun and nice folks, come and join us for a night of creativity and sharing πŸ™‚

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Thursday evening, March 12, 6-9.
904 Railroad Ave, Winter Park, Fl 32789
mcraeartstudio.com
Bring your sketchbook and a friend, and a food or drink offering if it feels easy πŸ™‚
With love!!
Xoxo
Lynn


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Inspired in NYC!!

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So much to see!! Carla Sonheim and I spent hours completely immersed in trimmings and felt and wool and fabrics!! Such joy!!
Purl Soho and M&J trimmings are a must see!! Also the Outsider Art Fair was amazing!
Come and say hi to us if you are in town, NYC! “Spark Party” on Tuesday, February 3rd from 5ish-8pm. We plan to meet for Happy Hour from 5-7pm at Naples Ristorante at Grand Central Terminal. . .we will do a little drawing and enjoy!
With love!!
Xoxo
Lynn


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Let’s spark our new year!!

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Today is a lovely day! Full of promise and sparky ideas for a creative new year! I am in my garden doing a little hello and welcome video for 2015: year of the spark!
I hope you are having a great day πŸ™‚
XOXOX
Lynn