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A Few of My Favorite Things Giveaway/ CAUTION: Wet Paint!


I deliberately planned for A Few of My Favorite Things Giveaway to end a few days into January….and the drawings for the winners to be picked even later than that.
One must have something that is a bit happy-go-lucky to get through what can be very gray January days.  (I don’t do well in winter as evidenced in a post from 2011– click here to see the insanity… 😉 )

After deconstructing my house for the holidays (loads of crap out, loads of crap back in…hey…it came OUT how come it won’t fit back IN????) I am now packing for 3 workshops and 30 days away from home.
Which means I got a very strange look at the checkout at Walmart for the cart load of cat food, cat treats, kitty litter and the usual “guilt that I am leaving” toys for the Eds.

But I am not complaining.  I am headed for warmer climes, sunshine and surf so it will be almost, ALMOST worth whatever grief Eddie Bill gives me for leaving him as he puts it…“High and dry in this god-forsaken frozen tundra.”

It’s Ed.
He’s a dramatist if nothing else 😉

Next time you hear from me I will be in Florida.
Next time you hear from Ed he will be annoyed that he’s not in Florida.
If you’d like to know WHY he’s not allowed on the beach just click here.

I figure it’s appropriate that since I am going to be on the road again, that the last giveaway be something that you can pack your own pretty paintings in when it comes to traveling.
It’s a wet panel carrier made by the good folks (hi Cathy!) at Raymarart.com.  I own several and never leave home without them 🙂

We already have winners on a couple of the giveaways.  You can go to these blog posts to check them out! Just click here and here.

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  • Deb LaRocque - January 5, 2014 - 12:29 pm

    Happy New Year and safe travels! Thank you for being so thoughful. You are an example to all.ReplyCancel

  • Betty Khan - January 5, 2014 - 10:57 am

    I think that you are a wonderful person .You are very lucky that you make people so happy with your paintings but you also have the gift of words .It’s always a joy to read what you write . You make me so happy. I wish there were more people like you in the world .God bless you always . your fan for ever BETTY KHANReplyCancel

  • Helane Todd - January 5, 2014 - 4:59 am

    Have a safe trip and have alot of fun!!

  • Ruth Ann Sturgill - January 4, 2014 - 10:24 pm

    A fella by the name of Mike will be in your class in San Marco…be sure to give him an extra hard time! LOL he is a former student of mine and a friend. I already shared with him what a wonderful treat he was in for…Love the Raymar panel carriers!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Lynn Williams - January 4, 2014 - 8:29 pm

    I need one of these for France don’t you think??

  • Dana Whitney - January 4, 2014 - 7:48 pm

    Who wouldn’t love to have a wet panel carrier. One more excuse to avoid painting shot to smithereens!ReplyCancel

  • Jo Anne Neely Gomez - January 4, 2014 - 6:56 pm

    Have loved your surprise “drawings” for art related items and always enjoy your light and encouraging posts. May your workshops be full, students inspired and may you be blessed with safe travels, warm hearts and beautiful, enduring friendships as well as artwork. Bless you!ReplyCancel

  • Charlotte Stewart - January 4, 2014 - 5:22 pm

    love your uplifting posts and paintings!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Martin Piros - January 4, 2014 - 4:44 pm

    Dreama, this is a perfect gift to anyone who has tried to drive a car with a wet painting in the trunk. Sliding around trying it’s best not to create another painting in the trunk without my permission! I guess I could really use a wet painting carrier. Or has Eddie found the other set of keys to my trunk just so he could paint a painting? I wonder?ReplyCancel

  • Dawn Davis - January 4, 2014 - 4:20 pm

    Feeling jealous that you’re going to be in nice warm Florida while i’m in cold wet Bremerton!

  • SoRelle Fitzgerald - January 4, 2014 - 4:03 pm

    You uplift with your “happy” paintings inspiring us to do the same by passing on a mood of cheerfulness and love when we paint!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Sheffield - January 4, 2014 - 3:43 pm

    Happy New year! May you be packing up some wonderful new memories on your 2014 travels.ReplyCancel

  • Linda Guslani Stratton - January 4, 2014 - 3:34 pm

    You’ve got the gift and you are so good about sharing! Safe travels…hugs, LReplyCancel

  • Judy Baker - January 4, 2014 - 2:23 pm

    Have fun in the sun! Can’t wait to see the new paintings and news from your workshops. Safe travels! ReplyCancel

  • Gaylynn M. Robinson - January 4, 2014 - 2:05 pm

    Safe travels to Florida. Please soak up the sun for those you leave behind in the snow and cold . Reading about the sun will help me “soak” it in ReplyCancel

  • Marilyne Fitzgerald - January 4, 2014 - 2:01 pm

    Enjoy Florida. I love to spend time there. I very much enjoy your writings and paintings. When your “Dreama” comes to me via email I send it on to a young college fellow who is studying business and writing. He enjoys your writing also.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Chapman - January 4, 2014 - 1:59 pm

    Oh Dreama you have made my day once again with your stories of your beloved ED and Phyllis. I lost my sweet Midnight to cancer right before Christmas. They really do own us don’t they.
    Thank you for your cheerful uplifting spirit. Happy New Year Dreama!ReplyCancel

  • Carol Hopper - January 4, 2014 - 1:53 pm

    The quote touched me today as a “big” job, not a “little” job. Why? Because I just had two weeks of overseas travel with a teenage grandson who at times made my life and travel miserable. So now, how, dear Dreama, do I move past this? Can I just be on the list of “Making Somebody’s Day” and give myself support for endurance?ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl Pennington - January 4, 2014 - 12:57 pm

    Beautiful works that inspire.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Horswood Swanker - January 4, 2014 - 12:41 pm

    Safe travels! We will have wonderful weather here on Marco for you. I’ll stop by the workshop to say HI. Karen – “The Rebel”.

  • Lois - January 4, 2014 - 12:29 pm

    A snug home for newly brought to life canvases. But not cats!ReplyCancel

  • Katherine Fleming - January 4, 2014 - 11:11 am

    Have a fabulous and safe trip!ReplyCancel

  • Evelyn - January 4, 2014 - 10:58 am

    On the 3rd I spent the day with my sweatheart celebrating 38yrs. of marraige. I think we have been together so long because we try make each others day every day.ReplyCancel

  • Julie - January 4, 2014 - 10:49 am

    Have fun on your travels–hope your kitties are good and don’t do naughty things while you’re gone! Perhaps the fact that they are celebrities will keep them on their best behavior! Enjoy the warmth and the sun!ReplyCancel

  • Annette - January 4, 2014 - 10:32 am

    While thinking of warm Florida as a way to escape the 11 degree weather and SNOW gripping New York City, I decided to think of the snow as a beautiful gift from above. There is magic in the way…… sunlight sparkles on the snow, purple shadow patterns are created by foliage and structures, songbirds search for food on the frozen snow. I could go on and on. All are paintings waiting to happen and I can’t wait to get started. Who says you can’t make do! Thanks, Dreama for your inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Jutta - January 4, 2014 - 10:29 am

    Happy New Year to you. Sunny Florida sound divine.ReplyCancel

  • Maggie - January 4, 2014 - 10:00 am

    I usually carry my wet canvas in a kiddie picnic basket that has a 2-piece lid, one acts as a tray for my wet canvas and the two handles on the basket keep me from tipping it over. Works well for me. As usual, your paintings with their unique style, subject matter, colors, always keep me coming back for one more look. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Debra - January 4, 2014 - 9:49 am

    Happy teaching travels! Wish I were playing in the sand too.ReplyCancel

  • Verna Hall - January 4, 2014 - 9:44 am

    Have a great trip, wish I was there.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Smith - January 4, 2014 - 9:43 am

    Dreama you are such an inspiration to others! Thanks for sharing your encouraging words and inspiring us to pass that on to others!ReplyCancel

  • Dreama - January 4, 2014 - 9:31 am

    Checking in from Tifton, GA this morning ….brrr—it’s a little warmer than KY at 23 and whole lot warmer than my friends to the north!!

    I’ll do my best to warm you up with some photos from the Florida coast this week—ones you can plant yourself in 😉


  • Gayle - January 4, 2014 - 9:21 am

    I’m just hoping all of you travelers are already in your cars and planes and getting south! How I wish I were. Minus degrees is not my thing. Guess I’ll get a lot of painting done, though. GayleReplyCancel

  • Alice Craig - January 4, 2014 - 9:06 am

    Have fun Dreama! I am heading to Puerto Rico for a week too so am not envious of you this time around! Loved how you asked how come the Christmas stuff doesn’t fit back in when it did last year – ha! ha!

    Safe journeys and thanks for all the fun and insightful things you write.ReplyCancel

  • Andrée - January 4, 2014 - 9:01 am

    Have a wonderful and creative trip, Dreama!ReplyCancel

  • Lois - January 4, 2014 - 8:43 am

    Have a nice Trip.
    Thanks to your little info on Watercolors, learning a lot to
    control the Water.
    To Bring up someone Spirits; a Friend with MS, now Paralized
    neck down, (Bad diease) When I see her; I just give her a
    Kiss on the Forhead; she gets a Big Smile. She never has

  • Marcia - January 4, 2014 - 8:36 am

    Enjoy your trips Dreama! I am with you, I will be headed south as soon as our heater is fixed. It is -10 and we have no heat!!! Can’t wait to feel the sunshine.

    Barely able to type 🙁ReplyCancel

  • Anne Smith - January 4, 2014 - 8:34 am

    This is a new me or maybe a me I never knew existed. Having been in business for along time and now retired I have discovered all sorts of stuff I either thought unimportant or time wasted ( unproductive )!!!!
    Art was important in my youth, and oh joys I am back into it, it’s just great. On a more sensible note all my life has been involved in art, I started out on the fashion world, then interiors, and lastly real estate all of which an eye for every detail dealing with style, shapes , color and design was vital, so maybe life is not so strange, just exciting. I am looking forward to my first course with Dreamer and my first foray into oils.

    ( this really should be edited) !,ReplyCancel

  • jo Ann Simon - January 4, 2014 - 8:15 am

    See you in sunny Florida!
    Jo AnnReplyCancel

  • Eneida Somarriba - January 4, 2014 - 8:02 am

    Thank you for your inspiration and beautiful colors. Happy New Year and a safe trip!ReplyCancel

  • Cherry Loney Fisher - January 3, 2014 - 9:32 pm

    I share some of the same ‘challenges’ with the long, cold winter months, but this winter I am encouraged by your art & your writings, and I’m passing it on today.ReplyCancel

  • jobi - January 3, 2014 - 9:22 pm

    You added so much extra fun to the holidays, Dreama! Thanks for your inspirational posts (those snowflakes took my breath away!!!) and your generous giveaways! I loved peeking into the past posts of Ed and Phyllis. He looks smashing in his flower lei! Have fun in sunny Florida! Happy New Year! Thanks for helping me take notice that the new year deserves some thought. I’m feeling refreshed and love the anticipation of what’s to come. xoxoReplyCancel

  • Bill Perryman - January 3, 2014 - 9:19 pm

    Bonne chance!

  • Sandra Robbins - January 3, 2014 - 8:58 pm

    Feeling the love and passing it on!!!ReplyCancel

  • Patricia Stoelting Langley - January 3, 2014 - 8:40 pm

    This is great for those oil paintings to travel!ReplyCancel

  • Durinda Cheek - January 3, 2014 - 8:39 pm

    I left a phone message for a friend who has been given some bad health news. I hope that my message will lift her spirits and know that I am thinking of her.ReplyCancel

  • Flynn Gentry-Taylor - January 3, 2014 - 7:32 pm

    You have made me feel that way in the past Dreama, it is a wonderful thing to do…lift someone up..ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Cousart - January 3, 2014 - 7:30 pm

    Fabulous idea to spread out the fun….January is indeed a cold long month—we are only at like 30 today and tomorrow in Georgia….Brrrrrr! Someone who is heading to Fl is not only smart but lucky- Have fun! ReplyCancel

  • Janell - January 3, 2014 - 4:47 pm

    Have a safe and wonderful trip, Dreama!ReplyCancel

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