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Sparking and Savoring the Artful Life


Cherry Creek Arts Festival 2016 Poster!

YAY!! Happy and honored to share that my painting “Fresh Wild Flowers” has been chosen as the 2016 Cherry Creek Arts Festival Poster! July 2,3,4 in beautiful Denver Colorado! Stop by booth 153! Here is a link to the show and poster shop!      xoxo Lynn 



hello blank page 

How shall we meet the blank page…

Playfully, and with both hands 🙂

And maybe some music?




Repeat 🙂



Kiaralinda and Todd :) 

Our dear pals Kiaralinda and Todd are the most extraordinary individuals we know, leading a truly artful, art filled and musical life! Just a few pics from this weekend where they hosted their third annual Safety Harbor Songfest 🙂 stellar musicians and songwriters from all over the globe playing along the waterfront 🙂 we love y’all! Thank you for making the world a more beautiful, fun and happy place!!!  Xoxox!!!  











A few fun reasons to try House Paints!

Abundance!!!! Look at all of those colors 🙂 


Affordable sample sizes, so you can play! 


Color and color chips are a blast! 


Easy to find…..hello hardware store!! 


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Painting is full of possibility…. 


Best of all, painting is fun!


If you have interest in painting big, bold and trying house paints, check out Big Bold Bloom Wild Painting! xoxo Lynn



Process and play in the studio :)

Making layers! It’s amazing how a painting goes through twists and turns… are a few images of the process. Do you ever fall in love with an early layer and get frozen? Me too, but I push forward. The best part is getting lost in the moment 🙂

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loosey goosey layer….

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loud music please…..


more layerS!!!!!

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both hands!




I am thinking it’s getting close to done!! Wheeeeeeeee!!!

Have a great day!

If you are interested in doing some Big Bold Blooms Wild Painting with me, check out my newest online class starting February 23!

Many thanks!






Mt. Dora Art Festival is this weekend!

Hey!! How nice to get a little write up in the Calendar section of today’s paper!!! YAYA!!
Artist Lynn Whipple works on one of her paintings. ( Courtesy of Lynn Whipple )

By Christine Cole


MOUNT DORA — Nobody has as much fun making art as Lynn Whipple, who paints, creates collages and uses mixed media to make herself and others happy.

The Winter Park resident once painted a self-portrait by placing the canvas at a distance from a mirror and roller-skating back and forth.

“You try not to control it too much,” Whipple said. “You create a space where something unexpected happens.”

The award-winning artist will be among 288 artists selling their artwork and vying for a portion of the $20,000 prize money at this weekend’s 41st annual Mount Dora Arts Festival. Tens of thousands of people from Central Florida and beyond will jam into downtown for Lake County’s signature event.

Whipple is known for her whimsical collages, in which she cuts into old photographs of people, changing their shapes and adding oddball embellishments, such as pointy hats, rabbit ears or glued-on objects.

“They celebrate our flaws,” she said. “Every time I make one, they make me want to laugh. Everything else has been built on that.”

Her newest work includes large, vivid paintings of flowers, which can include human legs as part of the bouquet.

“The legs were part of the underpainting,” she said. “Leaving them in made it funny for me. When I paint the florals, I play loud music. I move around — it’s like a dance. There is an enthusiasm to it, being in the moment.”