"Surrounded in Peace" 12 x 12in oil on museum quality panel $695

“Surrounded in Peace”
12 x 12in oil on museum quality panel
On Hold by Me ;-)


I like the paintings that I get to do. They most often make me smile when I look at them, a little bit of wonder that somehow me, some color, a brush and a board came together in life and that was what resulted.


My paintings have “mistakes” in them. Some I notice within moments, other days, and others months later. Perfect they are not and yet they are.  They repeat life in all its beauty and non perfection that is in reality, perfectly imperfect.


Painting comes naturally to me.  Not a struggle but a pleasure in being part of what happens. Often times when I look at a finished piece, I see it as a third party would—a wonder at the strokes and color.  I too get to enjoy it as though I had no part in the actual making of it– I can delight in it.


Writing feels that way for me too. Waiting with others to see what will appear on the page. Often delighted, sometimes surprised! Who wrote that??  Who painted that??


I’m not sure that it takes courage to allow divine creativity to flow through us.  I do know that it takes courage to talk about it and to own it. Maybe someone will think I have a big ego, take it as bragging on myself, thinking that I think I am all that and a bag of chips:-)
What feels less courageous is letting someone assume I did it by myself because, ultimately, we each have to pause in those moments that we see/feel/hear inspiration in our work and consider….where DID that come from?? We know ourselves pretty well and we KNOW that oftentimes what someone else may perceive as a flash of brilliance in our work, well, we are as mystified where that came from as they are impressed by it. We just had the courage to “show up” and the rest seemed to take on a life of its own.


The reason I am writing this (and yes, if you must know, this is one of those pieces that seems to have written itself) is so that you take courage in your divine work. And your work is divine. There is a simple beauty in being able to do the work and enjoy the work.  There is no shame in that. When you see inspiration in your work don’t be afraid to own it. You are partnered with the same Intelligence that scattered the planets into space and sprinkled a few billion stars between them.

You are creative.

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  • Valarie Root - February 11, 2016 - 3:07 pm

    Beautiful expression of the combination of spirit and being an artist!, thanks Dreama!,I needed this today:), it’s okay to own it!, move forward and have courage… Yay!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Martin - February 10, 2016 - 7:47 pm

    I love what you have to say! Your words are not only helping to give me courage to paint, but helping me to have more courage in my piano teaching and performing. I have your voice (the words that you write) in my head a lot these days. Thanks so much!ReplyCancel

  • Teri Jordan Towse - February 10, 2016 - 11:39 am

    Thank you for continuing to share your art, your thoughts, and your Dreams…ReplyCancel

  • June - February 10, 2016 - 6:56 am

    Monica expressed exactly what I too felt as I was reading it. Tears welled up and streamed down my face.

    Thank you for this, Dreama, and for all that you offer and all the joy you bring.ReplyCancel

  • Janna Joy Ayers - February 9, 2016 - 8:13 pm

    Courage, Mon Ami, as the French say. I take joy in what I create! Good to hear it put into words. Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Ada - February 9, 2016 - 6:24 pm

    Hi Dreama. Good thoughts to insipre ay this moment. Thinking of current difficulties as opportunity for better things to come.ReplyCancel

  • Rhema Shepardson - February 9, 2016 - 5:01 pm

    Your Courage Dreama, makes my Spirit soar!! Thank you!!!ReplyCancel

  • Chris Claussen Brandley - February 9, 2016 - 3:40 pm

    Dreama, I am extremely thankful to Jesus for putting you in my life. You are such an inspiration to so many people in so many ways. I’m learning from you that it’s soooo much more than “just painting”….Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Cheri Waltz - February 9, 2016 - 3:33 pm

    Thank you Dreama for the encouraging words. Some days I feel I am in the “zone” other days not so much. Your painting is beautiful as always.ReplyCancel

  • Barby Cahill - February 9, 2016 - 3:28 pm

    Yes, I needed to hear those exact words right now. Thank you too.ReplyCancel

  • Linda Kaskel Levine - February 9, 2016 - 3:19 pm

    The picture is exceptional, and somehow unlike others you have done in the past. How wonderful that something new can come out of us! But you are right…it is through the Divine flow that we are creative and blessed. Thank you for the lovely words today. LindaReplyCancel

  • Sandra Dial Letson - February 9, 2016 - 3:10 pm

    Beautiful painting beautiful words. .ReplyCancel

  • Adele Bower - February 9, 2016 - 3:08 pm

    Dreama, You are definitely more than a bag of chips. And that’s really saying something.ReplyCancel

  • Jobi Kocher - February 9, 2016 - 3:01 pm

    Thank you for having the courage to be authentic about your work! And I love that your beautiful painting is “On hold by me”. That’s awesome! It’s a lovely painting BTW and the setting makes me wish I were there having coffee with you and telling you how much I’m enjoying your course! Tomorrow is my day to joyfully embrace the sunflower painting of week 3. I simply cannot wait! I have the courage! Wonderful words today!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Maynard - February 9, 2016 - 2:47 pm

    Love the painting! Would please clarify what a museum quality panel is?ReplyCancel

  • Marion Russell Marcian - February 9, 2016 - 2:31 pm

    So appreciate your courage to show up and BE! Love it, thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Susan - February 9, 2016 - 1:56 pm

    I’m new to your art work, writings and emails. Thank you for sharing your love of life!
    I too am a painter and delight in your use of colour and loose, ‘painterly’ brushstrokes. Your words inspire me and your colourful paintings fill me with joy. I look forward to enjoying having you in my life :)
    Thank you Dreama.

  • Aisling Kiernan - February 9, 2016 - 1:30 pm

    Fabulous Joyful painting and inSpired and inSpiring words. Thank you for your courage. How lovely to realise that you also get to enjoy your paintings too. I sometimes feel exactly the same way with my paintings but now I feel able to say so because your bravery has given me permission to do likewise. I love your updates.ReplyCancel

  • Deb Price Kennedy - February 9, 2016 - 1:29 pm

    Thanks for these thoughts. I have hit a slump in the past couple of weeks wondering why in the world one would paint. It has to be just for the joy and the journey. It does take courage.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Claire Coster - February 9, 2016 - 1:07 pm

    Dreama, courageous words to inspire and bring the joy of attempting to create. Thank you. I still would love that painting. Thank you again for a wonderful workshop.ReplyCancel

  • Heather Slabosz - February 9, 2016 - 12:38 pm

    Your words and paintings are an inspiration and a gift. Thank you for sharing both :)ReplyCancel

  • Patricia Stoelting Langley - February 9, 2016 - 12:00 pm

    I love that you share your beautiful thoughts. Made me stop and grab a little courage.ReplyCancel

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  • Janet Greer - February 9, 2016 - 11:16 am

    This is awesome Dreama, and just what I needed to hear right now. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Pappas - February 9, 2016 - 10:48 am

    Dreama, Your words are soul-centered (not self-centered) and it’s contagious! Thank you for the inspired reminder. Your beautifully painted art is the visual of your inspired heart. With gratitude, xxxReplyCancel

  • Courtnet - February 9, 2016 - 8:26 am

    Wonderful writing, dear. It speaks for a therapist, as well….ReplyCancel

  • Judy Giannettino - February 9, 2016 - 8:24 am

    I love your words of inspiration and encouragement as much as your paintings! They come from your heart and always seem to be written for each of us. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Monica - February 9, 2016 - 7:01 am

    Hi Dreama. Thank you for this. As I was reading it brought tears to my eyes.ReplyCancel

Colorful Paintings and Inspired Writings by Dreama

“Joyful Dance”
9 x 12in on museum quality panel


There is a dance that is happening all the time.

Be it ocean edge that curls at our feet

or bird overhead that rides aloft a mighty breeze

Life is alive from the tiniest organism

to twinkling night skies that rain on us with shooting stars

WE are part of that dance, so much so that we are scarcely aware of it.

Time spent  in stillness allows that we might see the dance

It is life and it is beautiful

It is a JOYful dance

Inspired Writings by Dreama

P.S.  Yes, those are my piggy toes taking in the stillness at the beach.  With 3 workshops just around the corner here in Florida and several hundred happy artists painting away inside the Dream.Love.Paint Online Course of Painting & Inspiration, a girl needs to slip away and get quiet:-)

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  • Lynn Hall - February 2, 2016 - 5:08 pm

    I opened this up and let out a little gasp…sooooo beautiful!!

    Adele…thats my middle name! :)
    Me too…so thrilled…like a new baby dancer…
    to be in this amazing e-course with Dreama…and all of this joyful focus lifting us up!! Wow!!

    Dreama–Love this dance we are in…I get pulled into at every turn…how blessed…to feel it…ReplyCancel

  • Adele Bower - February 2, 2016 - 1:14 pm

    Greetings from one of those “happy artist painting away inside the Dream.Love.Paint online course. I’m dancing like a happy kid at her first ballet recital…overwhelmed, excited, and loving the whole experience.ReplyCancel

"Happy Hearts" Colorful Paintings and Inspired Writings by Dreama

“Happy Hearts”
9 x 12in oil on museum quality panel


Things are not decided by what appears in a moment in time.
From the outside it would seem that way, but those who know understand that things are seldom as they appear.

Life tenderizes us.  Happy folks are not those who have never had tough things happen to them. Quite the contrary. They are those who have wandered, attempted, fell down, fought fear, and like Jesus on the third day…rose again.

Whatever appears,  know that “happy” is yours.

We arrive at happy not from never having had tough times but by believing there is more there than meets the eye.

May all your “tenderizing” moments lead to amazing open doors of JOY and happiness.

You are


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  • Kathy Phillips - January 27, 2016 - 4:34 pm

    I really want a print of this one!! It’s a must-have!ReplyCancel

  • Mona Kuhaneck Pendleton - January 27, 2016 - 1:57 am

    Gorgeous Dreama! I’m looking forward to learning more!ReplyCancel

dlp email header 1Hello All!  It’s all new and I know many of the folks who have registered for the DreamLovePaint online course are ready to get started:-)

If you purchased the DreamLovePaint course  just head to the membership site DreamLovePaint.com.

 Click here to go!

And get your JOY on!

(Note:  You’ll need your username and password to login to the DreamLovePaint membership site.  If you’ve forgotten them, just email the team at support@dreamlovepaint.com and they’ll be happy to help you.)

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  • June - January 23, 2016 - 5:14 pm

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you so much, Dreama. Today’s class was beyond wonderful, and I have already learned so much, and am so inspired and motivated, ready to begin.

    Although I still need to sort out my physical work/play/paint space, no worries…as the motivation and the enthusiasm are all in place, at the ready, so where there’s a will and where there’s motivation and enthusiasm, there’s a way.

    Thank you for all that you do, Dreama, and for all the joy that you bring.ReplyCancel