"Sunny Monday in France"  Artist Dreama Tolle Perry

“Sunny Monday in France”
12 x 12in oil on museum quality panel


It’s all about the edges.  Where leaf meets laundry, blossom meets wall.  What is the shape and how does it meet what is not part of itself?

The edges are what distinguish one thing from another, but if edges are all hard and cut out, things tend to look isolated and not part of the greater whole.

Doesn’t that sound an awful lot like life?  How we meet, how our “edges” mingle or not, how much we become aware that we are all part of this one great atmosphere of love and life?

Edges that “lose” themselves sound an awful lot like love ❤️—how we lose ourselves to those we love, finding so much common ground that edges become almost invisible.

In life, as in painting, it helps to look and see where edges can be softened or lost.

It can make for a happy painting.
It can make for a happy life  :-)



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  • Kathy Cousart - September 15, 2014 - 3:17 pm

    Love this painting…and always loved hearing your painting thoughts! ReplyCancel

"Meet the Day"  Artist Dreama Tolle Perry

“Meet the Day”
12 x 24in oil on museum quality panel


with gratitude
When a new day presents
like a page unwritten

and uncluttered with the thoughts of man

Extend your heart
In a welcome gesture

With a direct gaze let in the light
that has waited the night through

bringing with it possibilities and hope

it is your friend and mine
never promised

each moment poised on the edge of eternity

Meet the day

with gratitude

For it is no
small thing

It sought you out
Found you ‘neath the darkness

Traced its morning light
over the curve of your cheek

Sparkled the tear in your eye
heeded your call for the night to end

meet the day


with gratitude

A day like a thousand dawns before it
A thousand more to come

Still the day is singular
and needs for you to live it

Were it not important
If it had no meaning

Yea, it would ne’er have appeared

It is here to light your way
To be that time, that space

That your soul needs to grow

meet the day

with gratitude

It comes
How will you address it?

In quietness?
Respectful of its magnificence?

The bird on wing signals its coming
Voices rising before the dawn

Massively numbered
They chant the magical mystery of dawn’s early light

My soul arises
A day has been given

I will
meet the day


"Meet the Day" Artist Dreama Tolle Perry

“Meet the Day”

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  • Lisa Stantz - September 12, 2014 - 5:56 pm

    Thanks for the reminder of each new day, a fresh start. Gratitude…something we all need to be more mindful of! Love all your work! Really wish I could walk up those steps and visit with whoever awaits behind the door! <3

  • Doris Nickerson - September 13, 2014 - 7:50 pm

    Beautiful writings and beautiful paintings. Love your work.ReplyCancel

  • Valee Sewell Penn - September 13, 2014 - 8:48 pm

    Beautiful writing and painting. Thank you Dreama!

  • Sarah Sheffield - September 14, 2014 - 10:37 am

    Some days lately have been harder than others. Thank you for the reminder. I’ll “show up” and be grateful.ReplyCancel

"Sunny Beginnings"  Artist Dreama Tolle Perry

“Sunny Beginnings”
12 x 12in oil on museum quality panel

When nights are balmy I sleep on my back porch—which has been nearly every night for the last two weeks;-)
Night sounds
Cats silhouetted in the moon light

Eddie PIerre by Moonlight Dreama Tolle Perry

Stars peeking between the trees—all rock me like a baby.
Somehow, whatever has been troubling me seems to slip away and peace comes riding in on those early shafts of morning sun.
Birds are never more talkative and the squirrels make the tree limbs bounce with their early morning romps.

With the sun directing, all of nature sings– every little thing gonna be alright!

A little Bob M. for you today;-)

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  • Susan Capaldi - September 9, 2014 - 7:33 pm

    Enjoying all of this. Thanks. X

  • Sarkis Antikajian - September 10, 2014 - 8:46 pm

    Great choice of songs. ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Stantz - September 11, 2014 - 3:30 am

    So inspiring you are!

  • June - September 11, 2014 - 8:32 am

    Sleeping outside, under the stars, so close to Mother Earth and the natural magic that She provides…that sounds like heaven to me.

    I agree – there is something about the serenity and the tranquility in either the wee hours of the night or the very earliest hours at dawn and just after dawn – that calm and soothe and provide a natural balm to whatever might be troubling me.

    The rhythm of nature, the sounds of nature, the aroma of the earth, the trees, the flowers, the plants – we all fit in with that. We need only immerse ourselves in that natural magic, and, just like that wonderful Bob Marley song (that’s played every Sunday at the Strandhill market), you just know and feel that ‘every little thing is gonna be alright,’ and not to ‘worry about a thing.’

    Thanks for sharing this with us, Dreama. And for lifting my spirits today. And for the beauty-filled and sun-filled painting. I can feel that sunshine being poured all over that bucket of fresh flowers and leading up that pathway to the front door. Let the sunshine in. :) ReplyCancel

"Morning Cruise"  Artist Dreama Tolle Perry

“Morning Cruise”
12 x 12in original oil on museum quality panel


Why bake a croissant when you can bike to the patiserrie?

I mean, you just never know who you might run into while sipping your café in France.

Word is
Johnny Depp has a house there;-)

P.S.  Workshops start this week and my monthly letter (okay every other month letter) (okay,okay—the when I’m inspired to do it which seems to be every third month letter) is heading your way.
This Saturday.
You’ve been warned :-)IN CASE YOU DON’T WISH TO MISS IT you can subscribe by clicking here:-)

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  • Lisa Stantz - September 2, 2014 - 9:05 pm
  • Sheila Grace Tansey - September 3, 2014 - 6:23 am

    Oh this is so lovely Dreama! I’ve been struggling with a simliar painting for a couple days now….a friend let me use a photo she took of a lovely pink bike leaning against a storefront in Banff…with a basket of flowers ….I’m not sure I can do it justice but I’ll try! Your paintings are always such an inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Samara Doumnande - September 4, 2014 - 9:06 am

    Love the cheery brightness of your colors, Dreama! They always make me happy. Your painting have a way of lifting up peoples mood. Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

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  • Sheri Rayfield Maloney - September 5, 2014 - 7:43 pm

    Light, fresh & whimsical. I’m SO looking forward to my first workshop with you in Florida Jan. 2015. ReplyCancel

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  • Nancy Hughes Miller - September 7, 2014 - 3:22 pm

    Hi, look forward to your posts, etc.ReplyCancel

  • june - September 8, 2014 - 5:08 pm

    Oooh la la! Johnny Depp! Mmmm…what a lovely thought. Whenever I think of Johnny Depp, I automatically and immediately thing of him in the wonderful ‘Chocolat.’

    And I have to confess and agree – as much as I love and enjoy baking, when it comes to making a choice between baking my own and going to a patisserie or boulangerie – in France – of course it’s on my bike and off to the patisserie I will go…icing on the croissant (or cake) would be to see the easy-on-the-eyes Mr. Depp at said patisserie or bakery or cafe at the same time. :)

    Thanks for the lovely images brought to mind by this beautiful painting, bringing back lovely memories of the cafes and boulangeries and patisseries we stopped into while we were in France years ago.ReplyCancel

  • May Roberts - September 12, 2014 - 2:22 am

    Can’t wait to meet you in Oct 2015. I am flying out of California just to see you and learn your painting secret….love the color mix of yoyr painting, very inspiring. :) ReplyCancel