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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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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 πŸ™‚

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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 πŸ™‚
Enjoy!!
Thanks to everyone at Arttothe5th.com for inviting me to play! I really had a blast with this challenge πŸ™‚ great prompts!


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I love New York, part 1 :)

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But mostly I love Margo and Liza! And these amazing noodles at Ivan Ramen πŸ™‚
Thank you National Stationery Show!!
Xoxox


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Great place to work…

Just a few pics of inspiration from the magic courtyard πŸ™‚ I hope you have a cute, nourishing spot for your creative process πŸ™‚ xoxo

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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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This is your day!!

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Whatcha thinking???
Draw?
Write?
Sing?
Cartwheel πŸ™‚ ?
Bike?
Dance?
Hang with loved ones?
Play?
Nap?
Chocolate?

ALL of the abOve?
Have fun!!
XOXOXOXOXOX


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Cure for “stuckness”

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I hope this doesn’t happen to
you, but sometimes, I feel a little cranky. Usually it means I haven’t made anything with my hands for a few days…..the good news is, I have learned there is a quick cure……and it’s really easy….
Simply…. Move Your Hands … Ahhhhhhhhh
Almost instantly I feel better πŸ™‚
And cool stuff happens
And then I have a bit of chocolate to celebrate!
Sending love,
Xoxo