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Sparking and Savoring the Artful Life


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“Faces” ๐Ÿ˜Š ย Workshop in San Miguel de Allendeย 

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 ๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’š


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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 


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

John during our final show and tell ๐Ÿ˜Š 


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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 

With love,

Xoxo Lynn 


Ahhhh!! Color!!!! 

๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’š


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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! ย click here for more information!!ย 


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hello blank pageย 

How shall we meet the blank page…

Playfully, and with both hands ๐Ÿ™‚

And maybe some music?

Xoxo

Lynn

 


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hello 2016 :)ย 

Just goofin in the studio ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Wishing you a snappy new year!   

   
  
  


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Colorful travels this week!!

So happy to be with pals celebrating the Festival International Cervantino this week. We are roaming the inspiring streets of Guanajuato, Mexico together… Drawing, taking photographs, trying all the different flavors and listening to music ๐Ÿ™‚ from Authentic Romanian Gypsy music to dozens of Marachi bands and every type street musician you can imagine…. Wonderful!!

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Crayons at breakfast …

So much fun to travel and visit with friends. Music, art and of course yummy food! In Kansas City recently for an art show and had a great time with our pals Chris, Kyle, Kemper, Paul, Jim, Jimmy, Lisa….. Love yall!!

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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 ๐Ÿ™‚ You are a tremendous artist and gifted teacher.
With love!!
Xoxo
Lynn

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