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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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hello 2016 :) 

Just goofin in the studio 🙂 

Wishing you a snappy new year!   

   
  
  


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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 🙂 You are a tremendous artist and gifted teacher.
With love!!
Xoxo
Lynn

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The Answers are right HERE!!!

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Paper and pens and pencils, maybe a pair of scissors…… It’s all you need…
You can create ANYTHING!!!
Sketch it out!!
Write it down!!
Scribble!!!!!!
The ideas will just keep coming when you move your hands!!
Simple goodness!!
So great!
XOXOXOXOXOXOX


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Creativity is a gift to yourself

Been thinking about how enriching it is to move your hands … It never fails to give a smile or let your mind flow in a way that feels good.. It’s like exercise for your brain!! So do a little happy for yourself!! Let your sparks fly!!
With love!!
XOXO
Lynn

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Happy day of Thanks!

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Quite simply, we all have so very much to smile over. Dear pals, beautiful sky’s, fur people, painting, color, laughter, fresh air, singing out loud, swings, water, dancing, chocolate, cooking, harmonizing, playing outdoors, learning, funny stuff….and that is just the tip of the iceberg that is a list of great things to be thankful for!
oh, and I love you!!
make stuff and enjoy as much as possible!!
XOXOOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOOXXOX
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU AND YOURS!!


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HAPPY AH HAAAAS!!

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I have no words to describe The Gigantic Joy of Collage Workshop this weekend at the Ah Ha School in Telluride Colorado….

Ok, I think I can muster up a few 🙂

Stunning, glorious, fun, über creative, joyous, easy, lots of laugher, free flowing, friendly, daring, happy, full, generous, loving, light-filled, well paced, exciting, extremely fabulous, kind, smart, airy, mountainy, stretchy and expansive with a side of awesomeness sandwiched between wrap around porches, a rolling river and a little garage sale to boot.

SERSLY, the best workshops experiences are directly related to the “wonderfulness level” of the people involved. And this was especially amazing and in a gorgeous setting.
I am so lucky! I can’t thank you enough dearest Amy, Sarah, Suzette, Sue, Merle, Nancy, Yuko, Veneta and sweet John. You all are amazing and lovely and talented and fun. It was great spending time together. You are each so gifted and I learned so much from all of you.

And a very special thanks to everyone at the Ah Ha School. You are doing beautiful things in the world every single day. We appreciate you!

I can’t wait to do it again!
With giant heaps of gratitude!
Xoxoxoxxo
Lynn

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