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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!!!! 

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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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Blooms Class Givaway!ย 

So happy to be giving away a free Big Bold Blooms Wild Painting online class! And thank you Gracie of Tea and Cake with Gracie for the lovely chat and interview!

Be sure to leave a comment on the Willowing Arts blog to be in the running for a free Blooms Class!! http://www.willowing.org/2016/08/16/tea-and-cake-with-gracie-featuring-lynn-whipple/

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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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Spinning through the holidays :)

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Sending love and a little invitation to take a few minutes, just for yourself. Sneak off ๐Ÿ™‚

Wishing you a very happy holiday season!!

Xoxo
Lynn


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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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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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The new Somerset Apprentice is here!

Thrilled to be among so many talented folks in the Autumn 2015 issue ๐Ÿ™‚ Catt Kerr, Lynne Perrella, Sharon Payne Bolton (I love her cover piece) Lori Sparkley Franklin, Olga Siedlecka, Laly Mille (her winged key is divine) Kelli May-Krenz… This is a long list… And there is more!!

Lots and lots of great inspiration, information and artful insights. Check it out, on newsstands Sept 1. Yay!!!!

A special thank you to editor Jana Holstein, who is a dream to work with. Jana you are funny, kind and you always put together a gorgeous magazine:)

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Collage for The Documented Life Project

I’m excited to be a featured artist for Art to the 5th’s Documented Life Project
This weeks challenge asks us to use ephemera, old photos and to focus on memories.
Our Prompt quote is by the very popular singer, songwriter Jim Croce, “All that I have are these to remember you. ”

Of course, I do LOVE an old photo and some fabulous found paper, so I set about to build a small flower bouquet of family members, held by a sprite of a young gal.
Here are some photos of my process, see if you can spot the finished piece ๐Ÿ™‚

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My supplies for this challenge include: gloss medium by Liquitex, acrylic paint, white, red, raw umber for a wash, pencil, found images, old maps, pages from old magazines.
I started by laying down collage bits, chose my “hero” image, added more photos for small flowers, edited with white paint, smudged with pencil around the edges of my collages and tied it all together with small taps of color ๐Ÿ™‚
Enjoy!!
Thanks to everyone at Arttothe5th.com for inviting me to play! I really had a blast with this challenge ๐Ÿ™‚ great prompts!