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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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“Faces” 😊  Workshop in San Miguel de Allende 

John and I truly enjoyed teaching “The Face as Muse” workshop in lovely San Muigel recently. Every workshop has a special combination of learning, joy and laughter, and this one was filled with fun loving, talented folks who made the entire trip an artful adventure and a true pleasure. 

Many thanks to Kathie Vezzani and Ana Elena of Bellissima Art Escapes for making our time together so full of art, culture, fun and delicious culinary delights. The colorful city of San Muigel brings out the artist and explorer in us all. 

Here are a few photos! 


Julie holding up two of Holiday’s faces 


Zohra’s amazing work! Inspiring! 


Our group with the Mojigangas created by the big hearted Hermes Arroyo Guerrero and family.. what a treat and a parade! 


Beautiful Cie leads the group! 


With our hand painted masks and big paper flowers 🌺😊💚


Spilling onto the sun drenched streets in the center plaza of town called El Jardin or main garden 


Artists Kate, Julie and Holiday in our roof top studio 


Yummy well used brushes 


Julie’s workspace filled with great faces 


Stella’s fabulous work 🙂 


Kathie and Ana Elena, our wonderful guides through it all! 

John during our final show and tell 😊 


Dining with Chef Paco… as delicious as it was beautiful 


Our studio in full work mode 


Jacquelyn and Becky chatting about their work 

Our great group and their artwork! 

Wishing you many wonderful times of Creating with friends 🙂 

With love,

Xoxo Lynn 


Ahhhh!! Color!!!! 

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Blooms Class Givaway! 

So happy to be giving away a free Big Bold Blooms Wild Painting online class! And thank you Gracie of Tea and Cake with Gracie for the lovely chat and interview!

Be sure to leave a comment on the Willowing Arts blog to be in the running for a free Blooms Class!! http://www.willowing.org/2016/08/16/tea-and-cake-with-gracie-featuring-lynn-whipple/

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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 

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hello 2016 :) 

Just goofin in the studio 🙂 

Wishing you a snappy new year!   

   
  
  


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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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Colorful travels this week!!

So happy to be with pals celebrating the Festival International Cervantino this week. We are roaming the inspiring streets of Guanajuato, Mexico together… Drawing, taking photographs, trying all the different flavors and listening to music 🙂 from Authentic Romanian Gypsy music to dozens of Marachi bands and every type street musician you can imagine…. Wonderful!!

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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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The new Somerset Apprentice is here!

Thrilled to be among so many talented folks in the Autumn 2015 issue 🙂 Catt Kerr, Lynne Perrella, Sharon Payne Bolton (I love her cover piece) Lori Sparkley Franklin, Olga Siedlecka, Laly Mille (her winged key is divine) Kelli May-Krenz… This is a long list… And there is more!!

Lots and lots of great inspiration, information and artful insights. Check it out, on newsstands Sept 1. Yay!!!!

A special thank you to editor Jana Holstein, who is a dream to work with. Jana you are funny, kind and you always put together a gorgeous magazine:)

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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 🙂

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