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Sparking and Savoring the Artful Life


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JOy Stuff!! The Art of Noticing. A new online class 🌼😀🌿

JOy Stuff-An Online Class with Lynn Whipple

I would love to share with you my favorite ways to celebrate delight in our everyday lives. Working in my JOy Stuff sketchbook has opened up a whole new way to make art, move my hands and soak in appreciation. It has been a wonderful addition to my world and gets me off to an artful, positive and grateful beginning to each day. The best part, other than that it is fun, is the way I feel connected to the things I love!

Come join me and our super supportive, fun-loving online community as we draw, paint, write, make paper with a Gelli Plate and play. 😀 We will collage and create delightful pages and fill them with meaning. And we will extend our gratitude to others by making tiny thank you notes to love letters and more. Let’s create a joy based and portable art studio in our sketchbooks.   Starts October 3rd! Click here for more info! 

With loads of JOy!

 xoxo Lynn

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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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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!  click here for more information!! 


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hello blank page 

How shall we meet the blank page…

Playfully, and with both hands 🙂

And maybe some music?

Xoxo

Lynn

 


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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 🙂

Wishing you a very happy holiday season!!

Xoxo
Lynn


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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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Rock, Paper, Scissors! Inspiration and art in the great outdoors!! Starts tomorrow

Join me for this fun class where we will make art and play outside! STARTS TOMORROW!

We will be drawing, painting, photographing and combining things in a fresh way.

Part of the “Lunch hour ART series” you can enjoy three bite sized, playful, online lessons this week!

There is so much to love in our beautiful, natural world. We will be inspired by nature’s wonderful designs, shapes, colors, textures and more! I would love to see you there!

click here!


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Paper Stars and Stripes

Ah haaaa!! So the little paper stars have some new friends 🙂 some stripes made from vintage photographs, and some stripes made from old quilts.
This new mixed media piece I’m working on was recently commissioned based on another flag I did a few years ago. Here are a few images 🙂

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Here is the original 4×8 foot Flag named “Democracy.”
This piece now lives happily in a lovely little bed and breakfast in an old firehouse in Harvard Square.
Happy Forth of July wishes to you!


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Paper stars for you

Working on a Comission tonight … Can you guess what these are for?

Wishing you a happy creative week! Xoxo

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A little flower power for you!!

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Flowers!!! A fresh pop of inspiration!!!
Enjoy! Xoxox
Lynn