Monday, October 7, 2013

30/30: Lynn Whipple



30 artists...30 days. Spend the month of October with me at The Altered Page to meet the 30 spotlight artists in my book The Mixed-Media Artist: Art Tips, Tricks, Secrets and Dreams from Over 40 Amazing Artists. See them in action in their studios, read their 'quirky' bios written in their own words, see some of their art that led me to invite them to be a part of my book, and hear my story of what they each mean to me. Then click on over to their sites and see what they have to say about The Mixed-Media Artist.

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"I realleeeeee enjoy making stuff.


First I collect stuff. Then I collage stuff. Next I add some found stuff. And finally I draw some stuff.


Usually there is some sort of a story with my stuff. Enjoy."

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Lynn Whipple's characteristic and distinctive style has been bringing a smile to my face for many years. I have been following her online, in magazines, and in books since I discovered mixed media back in the day. With a style so very different from my own, I have always been drawn to the sense of humor and whimsey she infuses in her art, the freedom in which she uses her own handwriting, and her willingness to explore a variety of stylistic approaches in many different mediums of art.

When I reached out to Lynn inviting her to participate in several different projects of mine, including this book, she warmly, willingly and immediately signed-on to them all. It has been so gratifying for me to know that somebody who I have so long admired as an artist and all around creative person has been so willing to support my own personal adventure in art. Thank you for that Lynn!
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GIVEAWAY

For every comment you leave in October on one of the 30/30 posts on my blog, you will have that many chances to win a signed copy of The Mixed Media Artist. I will be giving away a total of 3 copies. The more comments you leave, the more chances you have (but only 1 per post please). Please make sure I have a way to contact you. Winners will be announced in early November. 

70 comments:

Angie said...

Great STUFF!

Heather B. said...

Very playful and unique process-thanks for sharing

ArtPropelled said...

I realleeeeee enjoy looking at Lynn's stuff!

Jo Murray said...

Lynn's enthusiasm is infectious. Love all her 'stuff'.

amy of four corners design said...

one of my absolute favorites...

Patti said...

Such a fabulous series, Seth, thanks for sharing. Can't wait for the book!

queenb2u said...

There's never enough whimsey or nonsense in this world. I'm all for it. Thanks for sharing your smile-making art, Lynn. And thanks, Seth, for sharing Lynn with the world.

Nan G said...

Delightful art! And Lynn's paintings are fab. Thanks for the introduction.

Roberta said...

Love the whimsy!

hbehr said...

Terrific pick! Lynn Whipple's art and heart makes me so happy! One of our great Central Florida artists- it's true that she's as warm and wonderful as you say. A great teacher too! Wonderful work getting all these artists together Seth.

elle said...

Another great artist. This is making my day, Seth!

E'Layne Koenigsberg said...

Lynn Whipple is awesome...I have adored her work forever...long before I did collage myself...and this weekend I'm blown away to be co teaching The Joy of Collage with Lynn...it is so true Seth...Lynn is so generous...and over the moon talented!!!

Caterina Giglio said...

wouldn't SF LOVE that red bird... ?

elizabeth bunsen said...

I too have enjoyed Lynn's work for some time - love her sense of whimsy!
gotta get out the cabinet card collection and play...

Deborah Guthrie said...

Big fan of Lynn and of you Seth. Looking forward to your book and more of these posts as well. Thanks so much for all the art sharing.

Sandra said...

I love to collage found objects!

tgarrett said...

I have loved Lynn's work for a long time!

Anne McDonald said...

Lynn's work has had a great influence on the trends in mixed media! I'm glad that she's included in your book!

betty wisse said...

I'll have to check out more of Lynn Whipple's work, looks really interesting.

Linda Naprstek said...

Lynn's work and smile, make you want to smile too! Linda

Sheila said...

I'm crazy about that red bird. Thanks for your generosity.

Dede Warren said...

LOVe this girl! Her whimsy, wit, and willingness to share her playful spirit are just what are so endearing about her work.

Hue and Me Art said...

Her art makes me smile!!! Love

Canace said...

Love her whimsey!

Kathy Abraham said...

I've always liked her work. I was lucky to stumble upon a gallery in Florida showing her work. Nice to see her photo!

Lynn Whipple said...

WOWZ!! You all are the best!! Thank you so much for taking the time to say such kind and thoughtful words!!
Three cheers for each of YOU!!! We are so lucky to make art! All of us! And a giant round of applause for the amazing SETH!!!! Kind, talented, smart, funny, generous!! He's a keeper!
XOXOXOXOOXOX

Lynda said...

I've always enjoyed Lynn's work... thanks for the reminder...

Bill said...

I really like the last step Lynn described. She draws some stuff on top of the other stuff. That makes it very personal art.

Pd Packard said...

Dang...Your work is fun as heck!
Colors!

Patty H said...

Whimsy is wonderful, and so is Lynn's artwork!

john said...

This is so much fun discovering the artists that will be in your book. Great idea!

Barbara I. said...

I found out about Lynn quite awhile ago and have been following her art ever since. She has a unique style that is very fun! bkisrael@gmail.com for the giveaway. Thanks Seth. I'm loving this 30/30 in October!

trish quilty said...

followed Lynn for many years. I love this whimsical style/altered art.

lauriez said...

Lynn's stuff is so darn cute! <3

Lynn Whipple said...

Seth! This is fun!!
Thanks Y'all!! You are wonderful!!
XOXOX

stephanie brockway said...

I have loved Lynn's original style for years. From her art to singing and warm style, shes a girl I would love to hang out with!
Cheers
Steph

Lelainia N. Lloyd said...

I've had an artist crush on Lynn Whipple's work from the first time I saw it. I'm a huge fan if folk art & when I work in textiles, that's my signature style which is why her work speaks to me.

Teri said...

I remember the first time I saw her work in a magazine. I have loved it ever since. Man---there are some incredible artists out there. Thanks Seth for finding them and posting here.

Robyn Hood Black said...

Lynn's work is so lively and wonderful. Much admiration from a fellow Winter Park (Fla.) High School grad! :0)Thanks for sharing, Seth!

donnaj said...

I, too, have loved her work for many years~

Denise Litchfield said...


Lyn Whipple was there when I first opened a book on mixewd media art, I am so happy she is still creating.

deborah j bein said...

we all need whimsy, these works sing to me! dbein@hvc.rr.com

Candice Thomas said...

I too admire what Lynn does. I do most of what she does but never really know how to put them all together. I wish I had her vision.

Renee said...

Love this! Thank you Lynn for sharing, thank you Seth for having such cool, artistic friends.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Lynn is an unique ARTIST! fantastic!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Her style is very freeing and fun!

Darlene K Campbell said...

I LOVE the word "stuff," especially how Lynn can create stuff that makes me smile. You're right Seth she's one to be admired!

Cindi said...

I love how she makes everything fun in her artwork and in her personality too.

Cindi said...

I have always loved her playfulness in the artwork.

sf said...

Lynn is just The Best! And yes, Caterina, SF DOES dig the Red Bird!!

Donna said...

Fun Art! Loove it

Sandy said...

Never can have too much whimsy and humor! Thanks for highlighting Lynn and her art.

Mickie said...

Lynn's art makes me smile, thanks for sharing her stuff in your book. Love the birds Lynn!

Supria Karmakar said...

Beautiful whimsy - magical

Darlene said...

Love Lynn's work!

Jan said...

I love lynn's work for both it quirkiness and humor!

Jan said...

Love her art! Thank you for sharing.

Glenda said...

Beautiful!

Chris said...

I really like looking at her stuff.

Barbara Mason said...

I have always loved Lynn's mixed media work simple, whimsical and to the point!!!

Hester said...

great and fun art.

Peg Englishman said...

I've followed Lynn for a while and it always amazes me what she comes up with!

stlbarb said...

I love Lynn's collages. Especially "Red Bird"!

Ruth L said...

Lovely collected stuff...

angi eharis said...

love her art/collage, i gotta check out her site! tx again seth! this is so much fun, i can't wait for your book! aloha, angi in hana

Lura said...

love the red bird. thanks seth. xoxo

Parabolic Muse said...

I'm very familiar with Lynn's work and I love it!

Lura said...

love your work. xox

Jorin said...

... and it's great stuff!

Gillian Pearce said...

Very distinctive work.