"Open to Possibilities"  Artist Dreama Tolle Perry @ DreamaTollePerry.com

“Open to Possibilities”
Original is SOLD/Image Available in Dreama’s Print Gallery



What does it mean to you?

Before someone else attached their opinion to it?

When it was still in it’s purest form, just you and the other.

The other being

art  •  creativity  •  god • prayer

Clouded and fogged in by all the baggage that sometimes attends words we have grown up with.

Words like:

art  •  creativity  •  god  • prayer

It maybe makes sense to take a step within
leaving outside
the chaos and conflicts.

Conflicts surrounding words like:

art • creativity • god • prayer

To let your heart define it for you,

In silence.
Laying itself open and bare

So that in life, in living
you might begin to define
for yourself
the undefinable.

art  •  creativity  •  god  •  prayer



Note:  I have an opening in my Lexington, Kentucky workshop Oct 4-6, 2014.  You can view the details and register by clicking here:-)

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"A Perfectly French Pitcher"  Artist Dreama Tolle Perry @ DreamaTollePerry.com

“A Perfectly French Pitcher”
9 x 12in oil on museum quality panel



Who Are You Working For?

Who are you working for?

When brush lights on canvas
When music cues the dance
When song finds its melody

For whom are you working?

What voice, what face, what memory  is there with you—admonishing, cheering, doubting or inserting fear?

Censorship is important in these matters.

If the face belongs to an ex
to a critical parent who never thought you could
If it is one who ruminates over your failures but fails to notice your successes-

Let them be.

Gather to yourself voices, faces, and memories of those who love and have loved you.
They are the ones for whom you create.
They hold you up with their love, steer you with words of encouragement, belief and a knowing.

For they know what you yourself may not yet know.
That your gifts are no mistake
That you can not fail

Mercy runs anew each moment
Gratitude flows and covers your path

You are intended for great things.
Remember and yet I say again
For whom are you working?


Putting It Into Practice: A very priceless person I know surrounds herself in her work area with photos of people, some living, some now long gone, that she knows love her unconditionally. These are not snapshots—they are large photos. These faces of love are in her space, on her mind, and are the very ones she allows to flood her heart with peace while working.



Note:  A new 2015 workshop in Florida has just been added :-) For details, just click here!

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  • Ann Pepe Marano - September 30, 2014 - 12:17 am

    Beautiful words and beautiful strokes on this painting..

  • Carol Hopper - September 30, 2014 - 7:37 am

    My mantra for today: “I am intended for great things.” Thank you for your uplifting words.ReplyCancel

    • Dreama - September 30, 2014 - 9:35 pm

      You are welcome Carol! And so you are :-) !!!ReplyCancel

  • June - September 30, 2014 - 12:48 pm

    These words touched me and resonated with me – and within me – deeply, Dreama. Thank you, as always, for gently and beautifully guiding our creative hearts and creative spirits and inner creative intentions toward that light, that spark that joy within each of us…to outward creative expression.

    When I paint, and when I journal, I feel my father’s love and his spirit helping me, guiding me, encouraging me.

    Thank you, Dreama, for reminding me, and for helping me to remember. It also has me wanting to listen to, at full volume and singing along to, a brilliant song by Robert Palmer, entitled, aptly enough, ‘Remember to Remember.’ReplyCancel

    • Dreama - September 30, 2014 - 9:37 pm

      Thank you June for always so generously sharing your thoughts here—I am glad this resonated with you!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Jane Q Cross - October 1, 2014 - 9:26 am

    You are right that our individually unique gifts are no mistake, truly.
    The ‘Perfectly French Pitcher’ is rich and full to the brim.

    The “Who Are You Working For” poem
    Is beautifully matched, Dreama, to The Perfectly French Pitcher and it’s full to brim blessings.
    A beautiful post.

    This blessed me. The critic of my own work has died a swift death and nobody misses her.ReplyCancel

"A Thousand Reasons and More for Joy"  Artist Dreama Tolle Perry

“A Thousand Reasons and More for Joy” Original is Sold/Available in Print Gallery


Sit and feast on your life.  ~Derek Walcott


Those are the first words to Oprah’s new book just out, What I Know for Sure.
Words that followed?

……you can either waltz boldly onto the stage of life and live the way you know your spirit is nudging you to, or you can sit quietly by the wall, receding into the shadows of fear and self doubt.  You have the choice this very moment—-the only moment you have for certain.  I hope you aren’t so wrapped up in nonessential stuff that you forget to really enjoy yourself—because this moment is about to be over.

This moment being our lives and the present moment—and boy do we get how quickly it is all passing!

To wit….

I’ve been a busy little girl.
I’ve just returned from a week-end with Oprah.
No, not like me and her hanging out at her place eatin’ chips and salsa in our PJ’s (although I’ve got my PJ’s on standby if she calls;-)
More like me, my sis and 18 thousand other peeps hanging out together in DC at The Life You Want event:-)

We heard inspiring words from Oprah herself, Mark Nepo (The Book of Awakening) , Elizbeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love) and more.

We made journals





And shopped for one good book (What I Know for Sure) to giveaway here on my site:-)(It’s a first edition–just get your name in the hat below!)


We also put together a little movie detailing our adventure if you dare/care to watch;-)

Inspiration and staying inspired is vital for each of us.  It is what keeps hope flowing, creative juices juicy and  our lights shining brighter.
Just like we try to eat well to take care of our bodies, we gotta make sure we are not “starving” ourselves of the things that give us JOY and inspire our hearts and minds.

What inspiration can you feed yourself today?


P.S.  A spot just opened up in my Oct 8-10, 2014 workshop in Kentucky.  You can get the details here—this might just be your time!

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  • June - September 24, 2014 - 5:40 pm

    What has inspired me today?
    This blog post and this painting and that video you shared of you and your sister’s adventures in DC.

    Who inspires me?
    You do, Dreama. As does your beauty-filled art and heart. With every blog post, with every painting you share.ReplyCancel

  • Rhonda Tolle-Beaman - September 24, 2014 - 8:03 pm

    Loved this whole experience!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra Robbins - September 24, 2014 - 11:17 pm

    There is a big change coming in our personal lives, thus I am inspired to prepare for this exciting change.ReplyCancel

  • Carol Collier - September 25, 2014 - 12:36 am

    I am feeding my soul permission to dream without limits.ReplyCancel

  • Rhonda L. Tolle-Beaman - September 25, 2014 - 1:02 am

    I love this and loved every moment of this experience!ReplyCancel

  • Mercedes Franklin - September 25, 2014 - 6:00 am

    I have these moments when it works & I get so tickled with myself. As I go forward I’m hoping these tickles get me more often.ReplyCancel

  • Linda Hatfield - September 25, 2014 - 7:12 am

    The first quote from the book really resonated as I am approaching “another” milestone birthday.ReplyCancel

  • Alice Craig - September 25, 2014 - 7:27 am

    Carpe Diem.ReplyCancel

  • Monica - September 25, 2014 - 7:53 am

    Hi Dreama! Not only does Oprah
    sell books she mentions, so do you!
    Now I’m intrigued by this book,
    whereas before I walked by it…!
    (Ok – maybe you should consider
    an art talk show with guests and all)!
    Thanks for all the inspiration you
    send our way!ReplyCancel

  • sandy lillis - September 25, 2014 - 8:19 am

    Love the style of your paintings and oh so much the bright colorsReplyCancel

  • Donna Abbott - September 25, 2014 - 8:29 am

    Inspiring, as always!ReplyCancel

  • Katherine Baker - September 25, 2014 - 9:00 am

    Thank you Dreama for encouraging us to greet each day with a smile on our faces.ReplyCancel

  • Aureal Williams - September 25, 2014 - 9:14 am

    Dreama, I love your Spirit, so inspiring and freedom motivating! Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Margo Lemay - September 25, 2014 - 9:38 am

    love your paintingReplyCancel

  • Lori Swift Goggans - September 25, 2014 - 11:03 am

    Life is full of change… whether we want it or not! Embrace each day!!!ReplyCancel

  • Valerie McMullen - September 25, 2014 - 11:36 am

    What a fun time! You are truly inspiring!ReplyCancel

  • Natalie Rotman Cote - September 25, 2014 - 11:46 am

    Dreama, I was there too! it was totally amazing! Thank you for this video – wonderful memories! I was with one of the few men in he audience, my husband who knew how much I wanted to go and made it happen! yeah! ReplyCancel

  • Becky deVries-Wong - September 25, 2014 - 11:50 am

    Fall is inspiration for my creativity, so today begins a new idea and a new start.ReplyCancel

  • Carol Hopper - September 25, 2014 - 11:50 am

    Some days are more difficult than others, primed for our growth. We only need to pass the test and move with grace and love as we grow in strength for surely the next test that comes our way will be easier.ReplyCancel

  • Dee - September 25, 2014 - 1:18 pm

    My inspiration today was a walk with nature, cool and with the first hint of Autumn.ReplyCancel

  • Laurel McBrine - September 25, 2014 - 2:02 pm

    My inspiration today is the stack of about 20 books I will be browsing while I gather ideas for my ebook!ReplyCancel

  • Katherine - September 25, 2014 - 2:05 pm

    You and Oprah hanging out in your pj’s……Oprah should be so lucky!ReplyCancel

  • Elisabeth - September 25, 2014 - 2:21 pm

    Love your message – and Oprah’s – would love to read that book!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Pat Langley - September 25, 2014 - 2:28 pm

    Keep my ears open and my mouth shut today.ReplyCancel

  • Ginny Good - September 25, 2014 - 2:54 pm

    You inspire me because you dare to live an inspiring life as an artist and share yourself with the world!! Keep dreaming and sharing Dreama and so will we!ReplyCancel

  • Laura Geske - September 25, 2014 - 2:57 pm

    Enjoy every moment

  • Linda Bartl Phillips - September 25, 2014 - 3:19 pm

    Oprah would be sooo lucky to hang around you and your sis!!ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly Ann Boyer - September 25, 2014 - 3:19 pm

    Thank-you Dreama for sharing this special video…what a great event to attend and enjoy with your sister! I love following your blog! Can’t wait to meet you soon at your workshop in California! :)ReplyCancel

  • Emily Everts Pinder - September 26, 2014 - 2:23 am

    Wow do I envy your sister and you. I wanted to go to the one in D.C. also. I know my sister would have loved it. Was it as awesome as it looks?

  • Linda Guslani Stratton - September 26, 2014 - 1:41 pm

    How fun to share your time & joy with your sister!

  • karri Street - September 26, 2014 - 8:33 pm

    So excited to see Oprah 11/7 & 8 in Seattle with David.

    Your post made us even more glad we got tickets back in May….

    Definitely something to look forward to.

    Love n Hugs……..KarriReplyCancel

    • Dreama - September 27, 2014 - 10:42 pm

      Karri–you and David will love it. David will be outnumbered for sure but it’s so inspiring it won’t matter :-) So glad you are doing this as a couple!!ReplyCancel

  • Dreama - September 27, 2014 - 10:45 pm

    I absolutely love reading each of your comments here!!! It’s always delightful and refreshing to hear your thoughts, what inspires you, what you are thinking :-) You gals and guys are the best!!


"A Walk on the Milky Way"  Artist Dreama Tolle Perry

“A Walk on the Milky Way”

Note:  This painting is a scene from a very special place–Sabbath Song Farm–so deep in the country you can look up and see the Milky Way!
Available as a reproduction on archival paper or stretched canvas (click here to view)





Flow from my soul

The fullness

The brimming

The bubbling over

So full it must and can only flow

Flow from my soul

Contained no more

Gushing outward

Licking up the dryness

‘Til it rolls back upon itself

Like the ocean

Bountiful and measureless

So IS the Flow that lives in each of us

We replenish each other

Day by day

Measure by measure


………….We let it flow


You are SO loved!

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  • Nancy Martin Piros - September 22, 2014 - 4:31 pm

    Hello Dreama, “A walk on the Milky Way,” looks like I’m looking right into a wonderful mosaic church window. So, bright, beautiful and colorful and a fantastic combination blended so well gives me a warm cool feeling of color. Simply beautiful, Dreama!!! HUGS, MeReplyCancel

  • Nancy Martin Piros - September 22, 2014 - 4:52 pm

    Hi Dreama, I also loved the painting for your Daughter “Common Scents,” has such clear bright colors of the here and now to near future we can see clearly full of color. Then as you get to the house the unsure future the colors fade to a plain house. The unknown future we won’t know until we get to that place in time. I’m sure your Daughter will love this painting! HUGS, MeReplyCancel

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  • Elizabeth Blaylock - September 23, 2014 - 2:37 pm

    This is so beautiful, DreamaReplyCancel

  • Jewell McCoy West - September 23, 2014 - 4:18 pm

    Beautiful and peace filled. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Christine Osgood Holzschuh - September 23, 2014 - 4:44 pm

    very different landscape…I like! I also really like the line…”licking up the dryness” very beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Sue - September 23, 2014 - 11:13 pm

    So love this,ReplyCancel

  • Becky - September 25, 2014 - 7:55 am

    Love your paintings and postings.ReplyCancel

  • June - October 1, 2014 - 9:40 am

    So very beautiful…your words and the painting. All those beautiful blues and gentle yet powerful purples. Beautiful.

    You too, Dreama, are so loved. By so many.

    ‘Let it flow…let it blossom…let it grow…love is lovely…let it flow…’ – Eric ClaptonReplyCancel