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Sparking and Savoring the Artful Life

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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


Spinning through the holidays :)


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

Wishing you a very happy holiday season!!



I love New York, part 1 :)





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

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Kindred SpiritS!!! Grateful for friends :)


A little slice of what’s on my refrigerator door… πŸ˜„
Thinking about how lucky it is to have pals that are also artful kindred spirits!
I love you guys!!
We all have pals from school, or that first waitressing job, or from our neighborhood…..all so special.
This group photo on my fridge is part my beloved “tribe” we all met at a workshop a while back and have been in touch, often daily, ever since πŸ™‚
I am grateful for the sharing, support and large amounts of fun that we share!
Here is to yOU and your Tribe of friends and kindred spirits!!!

With giant batches of love!!!

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Holiday Cheer!!!

Don’t you love making gifts for the holidays? We made a family decision a few years back that we wouldn’t spend money, we would each just make something for one another and it was such a great experience we continued the tradition πŸ™‚
One of my favorite things was the hand written letters from my husbands father, George… He wrote beautiful words about each of us and how proud he was of our lives…
Pure treasure πŸ™‚
Wishing you and yours a lovely new tradition and a very happy holiday season.
With much love,


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Art Basel 2012


Wow! Art Basel does not disappoint!
It’s only the beginning of day 3 and we have seen so much! This is thrilling and fun. The city is overflowing with creativity. Thanks to our pals Manita and Randy hosting us and sharing all their amazing insights.
Here’s a few pics.








Don’t you love singing, especially with friends? I do!!

ditty of the day

I hope you all had amazing and joyous holidays that were filled with OH so much giving and laughter and delicious food, and sugar and fun and “Oh Be Joyful” (the family nog) and tender moments and music and twinkly lights and EVERYTHING your heart desires with just a teeny sprinkle of family nuttiness and a dollop of home made whipped cream (extra vanilla) to top it all off.

And now it’s time to begin a fresh NEW year! YAY!

Here is a goofy idea to kick off the good times. My brilliant, talented and beautiful pal Margo and I wanted to begin a little give and take, find and share, LOOK,SEE,DO spot where we can celebrate yummy visual goodness and delicious creative acts that inspire us and make us want to move our hands and engage our curious minds. Just two dopey friends, who live across the country, who want to chit chat and share things that we find exciting.

I say we start with a little somethin-somethin I am going to call “The Ditty of the Day” Margo said her new years resolution was to play the guitar 300 out of 365 days this year. I love that! Don’t you love that?? So this is a starting place to keep us in the game. Now, I am not saying which days this will happen, haaaaa, but at least lets let the dialogue begin!!

Also look for our new blog called Follow the fun πŸ™‚