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A Few of My Favorite Things/ Handmade + Journal= Awesome Fun!


One thing I would really be  sad about was if I couldn’t  work in my journal.  It’s my own private little life line 😉

So there is no way I could make it through A Few of  My Favorite Things Giveaway without giving away a journal.  I am quite proud of myself for being SO DOGGONE SNEAKY.  I managed to save one Red Fabriano journal from my trip to Italy to give away now 😉

It was hand carried by me all the way from Tuscany, handmade by the folks at Fabriano papers in Italy….for one lucky duck.

As an added optional “bonus” …cough, cough…..Eddie has offered to autograph it for you……

You can get your name in for a chance to your own RED Fabriano handmade journal by entering below.

More fun giveaways coming your way that include my favorite wet painting carrier and favorite twinkling watercolors.

P.S.  All of A Few of My  Favorite Things Giveaways are all still open at this time for entering, just in case you’ve missed any.  You can  go to my home page to view all posts.


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  • Sheila Tansey - January 4, 2014 - 3:42 pm

    I would sketch and write, sketch and write…love it…fill it with love!ReplyCancel

  • Rosita Henley - January 3, 2014 - 3:11 am

    Watercolors, mixed media and words of inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • MaryAnne Houy Farley - January 2, 2014 - 8:43 pm

    Love the cover!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Will - January 2, 2014 - 5:09 pm

    I’ll paint things I’m thankful for !ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl DeLong - December 30, 2013 - 10:51 pm

    I would fill it full of love and memories and give it to my granddaughter <3ReplyCancel

  • Claire Southward Snyder - December 29, 2013 - 5:54 pm

    Memories of events with family (especially grandkids), calligraphy, tiny watercolors, events, leaves (I love collecting leaves wherever I go), nature observances. It would turn into a collage.ReplyCancel

  • RHCarpenter - December 29, 2013 - 12:01 pm

    Anyone would love to win this! Count me in, please 🙂 And thanks for your generosity.

  • Donna Pierce-Clark - December 29, 2013 - 8:53 am

    IF I am chosen, I will take this as a sign from the Lord that yes, I will be taking my beloved granddaughter to Italy in the near future. So, in this journal, which will be saved until that day, I will make loving notations of our trip, our conversations, our dreams for the future, pen and ink drawings (and/or watercolors) of things we did and saw, pressed flowers along the way (during the trip), and anything else that will reflect our wonderful time together. When complete, I will give this journal to my granddaughter. Thanks, DreamaReplyCancel

  • Karen Oliver - December 29, 2013 - 6:10 am

    Colours, colours and more colours!ReplyCancel

  • Susan Walker - December 28, 2013 - 3:07 pm

    Watercolors would be beautiful of a tripReplyCancel

  • Judith Bittorf - December 28, 2013 - 1:41 pm

    I would keep a journal of sayings and times, with words, drawings and watercolor, for my first grandchild, who is 4 months old.ReplyCancel

  • Jean Wiilkey - December 28, 2013 - 11:41 am

    I recall years ago visiting Florence and being entranced by so many wonderful stationers shops with marvelous handmade papers, journals, pens and calligraphy supplies. What a wonderful place to be an artist. Handmade journals always remind me of Italy. It would be wonderful to do sketches of Tuscany or Sienna in it.ReplyCancel

  • Desiree Habicht - December 28, 2013 - 11:32 am

    I would love a new journal to fill, thank youReplyCancel

  • Pattie Wall - December 28, 2013 - 9:05 am

    This red journal would be home to my thoughts, my observations, my drawings and my plannings. There are new kittens that I have taken into my studio who were strayed and stumbled upon my farmstead one cold and windy night – that need documenting in their everyday antics and a new grandchild on the way…many blessings for me to journal about.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy - December 27, 2013 - 9:54 pm

    I would fill my journal with happy thoughts, lyrics from favorite songs, and sketches of flowers and other favorite things. Love the possibilities…ReplyCancel

  • Leada - December 27, 2013 - 8:40 pm

    Oh such a beautiful red journal to start the new year with! Sublime!ReplyCancel

  • Gloria Callahan - December 26, 2013 - 12:54 pm

    Journals are one of my passions to collect and of course use, oh crossing fingers……ReplyCancel

  • Carol Hopper - December 26, 2013 - 11:20 am

    Here I am in Norway, yes. I have a WC journal that will do. ‘Nuff said? I am an oil painter so what I have recorded so far is just awful. How do you watercolorists do this anyway? I look forward to one of your classes Dreama where you teach us oil painters to be less helpless when it comes to WC. Hope I win becasuse prizes are such fun.ReplyCancel

  • Julie - December 26, 2013 - 9:32 am

    I love art journals–I’d love to be able to say, “I journal, and these are the journals I’ve kept through the years, the drawings I did each day…” Time just seems to go by so swiftly, and taking time to journal gets lost. I begin each year with the Plan of drawing/writing something each day. Perhaps I should give it one more try…ReplyCancel

  • Jobi - December 26, 2013 - 1:24 am

    Merry Christmas Dreama and everyone (hi June!) I hope you all are having a blessed day! So thankful for our savior and for the fellowship that Dreama has created for us all! Creative days ahead!! Love this season after the holiday rush is over. Time to embrace new colors! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • june - December 25, 2013 - 11:59 am

    Now that I’ve used up all three of my Laurel Burch cats journals, as well as my beautiful mini one from wonderful Scottish crafter Aileen Clarke, I’m on the search for a new and beautiful and insiring journal to be my new daily companion…filled with sketches, mini decopauge-y little projects, paper mementos from places I’ve been and want to remember as keepsakes, paintings, as well as various musings and meanderings…

    Truly a wonderful and beautiful gift, Dreama.

    And as it’s Christmas today, I wish you and your family, including the Eds and Maggie, and all the many readers of your blog, Nollaig shona Dhuit from a wet and threatening-to-be-stormy Ireland.ReplyCancel

  • Nan - December 24, 2013 - 11:41 am

    I’d use it while attending your workshop in March!!! I can’t wait!ReplyCancel

  • Maureen Walsh - December 24, 2013 - 1:38 am

    Journals are red, violets are blue…looking forward to filling these with lovely pages with musing..inspired by you!
    Thank you for this wonderful opportunity and your generous spirit..God bless you Dreama and all good things for the coming New Year!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Ann Miller - December 24, 2013 - 12:25 am

    Water colors and words belong in a Tuscan journal… Done on a trip to Italy…ReplyCancel

  • Jeanne C. Williams - December 24, 2013 - 12:11 am

    Red is my favorite color! Your give away is so much fun!ReplyCancel

  • Jen Kelly - December 23, 2013 - 11:24 pm

    We share a passion for purple, Italy and painting! I love your sense of humor and your spirit!:)ReplyCancel

  • Barbra Kuzin - December 23, 2013 - 10:14 pm

    Love ur work and color. So free and up lifting, beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Sonia Mulyca Tuttle - December 23, 2013 - 9:52 pm

    Watercolor paintings will fill it up so sure!ReplyCancel

  • Lois Keffer - December 23, 2013 - 9:33 pm

    Paper, paper…such glorious possibilities!ReplyCancel

  • Martha Mobley - December 23, 2013 - 9:29 pm

    I love to work out my colors before I start my painting. I love seeinf the little squares of color. I also like to include different ideas before I before them.lol. Its hard to remember them all at my age. This summer I plan on going to Bleize on a mission trip so I’m sure to have lots to include inside those beautiful red covers. Thanks DreamaReplyCancel

  • Ginny - December 23, 2013 - 8:08 pm

    A perfect travel journal!ReplyCancel

  • Jerry Stocks - December 23, 2013 - 6:37 pm

    I would use it to record special moments like my youngest grandson getting a kitten two days ago as an early Christmas present.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - December 23, 2013 - 4:59 pm

    I love, love, love the Fabriani Journal! I would fill it with watercolors imagined and true! Memories and mementos of adventures, too!

  • Kathleen Barnes - December 23, 2013 - 4:52 pm

    Watercolor pencils, a dab of acrylic white and a bit of ink to make it all pop. What a lovely journal to plaY IN!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Jander - December 23, 2013 - 4:51 pm

    Fabriano paper is so great. I would fill mine with water colors, acrylics, colored pencil, pastel, stamping from homemade stamps, and some collage using prints pulled from a gelli plate. Whew! So much to do!ReplyCancel

  • Vickie guthrie - December 23, 2013 - 4:31 pm

    All I want for Christmas is to win the journal!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sue Lepsch - December 23, 2013 - 4:22 pm

    I would take it to my watercolor-artist-daughter residing in Tunisia when I visit in January and together we would make entries of words and paintings as she shows me “her new land”.

  • Denise Rainis - December 23, 2013 - 3:22 pm

    Watercolor and ink memories with a few words, perhaps Receipts from bakeries and fabulous mealsReplyCancel

  • Sea Dean - December 23, 2013 - 3:09 pm

    I want to try some new techniques with watercolour and acrylic, so this would be the perfect place. And it’s RED! Hope I win.ReplyCancel

  • Susan Denison - December 23, 2013 - 2:59 pm

    paintings of my pretty daughters while prancing through the “rues” of Paris this summer!ReplyCancel

  • Maryanne Jacobsen - December 23, 2013 - 2:52 pm

    Twice I was booked for a trip to Italy and even packed and ready to go! A snow storm set in overnight closing airports for 3 days and so the trip was cancelled. The second time my trip was cancelled was when the sitter for my 3 teenage sons bailed at the last minute! I knew my kids were bad, but really? Anyhow, if I win this beautiful journal I will use it to write about all the dreams of Italy that I never got to experience!ReplyCancel

  • LeDon Nunham Garcia - December 23, 2013 - 2:49 pm

    Words of poems & stories, momentos of photos, travel tickets via plane & train as well as my sketches.. I adore journals for capturing life’s inner moments from your soul. ReplyCancel

  • Karen Rhodes Kircher - December 23, 2013 - 2:46 pm

    Every beautiful moment from my life !!

  • Sylvia Arbj - December 23, 2013 - 2:26 pm

    I’ll go to the French Quarter in New Orleans and draw and paint!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Roberta Sherman Schwandner - December 23, 2013 - 2:19 pm

    A beautiful little red journal. I love Dreama’s beautiful paintings

  • Cheryl Adams-Zanewicz - December 23, 2013 - 2:18 pm

    What a beautiful journal! I would love to own it and fill it with my musing, sketches and studies in watercolor….the autograph from Eddie is a HUGE draw! I guess I am an official groupie!

  • Barb Nelson - December 23, 2013 - 2:18 pm

    Ideas, color swatches, sketches and more ideas.ReplyCancel

  • Judy Baker - December 23, 2013 - 2:17 pm

    What a wonderful gift. Thanks to you, dear Dreama, I bought a journal and have enjoyed sketching so much. ReplyCancel

  • Marcia - December 23, 2013 - 2:15 pm

    Fabriano watercolor paper is great so I am sure the journal will be too. Thanks for sharing with us. Merry Christmas!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Guslani Stratton - December 23, 2013 - 2:12 pm

    It’s a beautiful journal!ReplyCancel

  • Maggie Flatley Cybulski - December 23, 2013 - 2:12 pm

    This journal is so lovely! ReplyCancel

  • Susan Young - December 23, 2013 - 1:57 pm

    Oh little red journal, will you come with me to France? I need you to capture my thoughts and memories! Come, come, little red journal. Come with me.ReplyCancel

  • Nicki Lanzi - December 23, 2013 - 1:48 pm

    Anything that is so precious, a part of your soul, small but huge, should be shared with another artist. I would cherish it. xoxoxoxo hugsReplyCancel

  • Flynn Gentry-Taylor - December 23, 2013 - 1:47 pm

    Dreams….and plans to achieve them..ReplyCancel

  • Dianne L. Stroup - December 23, 2013 - 1:45 pm

    Wish I had picked one of these up in Italy….they are so beautiful! Maybe I can win one… :)) !

  • Helen Farson - December 23, 2013 - 1:40 pm

    Joy! Watercolors, words and wishes …ReplyCancel

  • Sandra Dial Letson - December 23, 2013 - 1:26 pm

    I look forward to your newsletters so refreshing and happy. I will put sunflowers, lollipops, and rainbows in my journalReplyCancel

  • Nina Snyder - December 23, 2013 - 1:19 pm

    I will dream about painting in Italy with your class!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Debby Alverson - December 23, 2013 - 12:59 pm

    I’ve always wanted to journal…and that would surely be inspiration. Thanks for a great give away. Merry Christmas!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Chapman - December 23, 2013 - 12:58 pm

    What a beautiful journal and to think the added bonus of Eddy’s signature. I would fill it full of paintings of dream places and nature.ReplyCancel

  • Tricia - December 23, 2013 - 12:44 pm

    Secrets! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Mary Frances Doss - December 23, 2013 - 12:13 pm

    I would fill my new journal with words & sketches of normal, every day activities in our home. Two cats, a deaf Boxer dog with two cataracts & husband in a walker make for daily stories and entertainment.ReplyCancel

  • Marion Corbin Mayer - December 23, 2013 - 12:07 pm

    I get to go to Germany & Milan in June so I will use it as my travel journal & fill it with watercolor sketches like you showed on your travel video… 😉ReplyCancel

  • Martha Flanakin Morris - December 23, 2013 - 12:06 pm

    Thank you for teaching me to journal. I will never stop!ReplyCancel

  • Renea Eshleman - December 23, 2013 - 12:01 pm

    Paint memories. ReplyCancel

  • April Huguenin - December 23, 2013 - 11:54 am

    My husband and I traveled to Italy for our 10 year anniversary and my one regret was not buying one of the beautiful journals in Florence. I would so enjoy having this to make notes for my book, or to make notes of things I’d like to paint as they pop in my head! Thanks for being so much fun with your giveaways!!!ReplyCancel

  • Christy - December 23, 2013 - 11:50 am

    This is beautiful. I think it would be perfect for recording my life events. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Jacki Newell - December 23, 2013 - 11:50 am

    I would like to attempt to record the simple beauty that I am surrounded by each day, in word and watercolor.ReplyCancel

  • Sharlene Dunn - December 23, 2013 - 11:48 am

    Awesome watercolors!

  • Fran Chuba - December 23, 2013 - 11:48 am

    In the new journal, I would note comments for my nearly born first granddaughter welcoming her into our wonderous world.ReplyCancel

  • Verna Hall - December 23, 2013 - 11:42 am

    I have never been to Europe and have always dreamed of Italy. This journal is a beautiful piece of art that would be truly treasured. At 71 I can only dream of the wonderful places that God has created in our world.ReplyCancel

  • Jan Erickson - December 23, 2013 - 11:40 am

    This would be wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Saylor - December 23, 2013 - 11:34 am

    Every room needs a touch of red.ReplyCancel

  • Laurie May - December 23, 2013 - 11:18 am


  • Sharon Merchant Ivy - December 23, 2013 - 11:15 am

    If I win, I will begin my 2014 art journal in it rather than in the one I just purchased from Hobby Lobby. ReplyCancel

  • kim - December 23, 2013 - 11:01 am

    I am taking a train journey in 2014..A journal would be perfect. I always travel wit paints! Thanks for sharing!You are part of my bucket listReplyCancel

  • Evelyn - December 23, 2013 - 10:56 am

    I have always loved paper and small books. I love walking and drawing local plants and wildlife, pressing samples and generally recording my ramblings.ReplyCancel

  • Linda Levine - December 23, 2013 - 10:33 am

    I would probably keep touching the paper before I wrote anything. What a wonderful way to connect with your spirituality.ReplyCancel

  • Ruth Ann Sturgill - December 23, 2013 - 10:10 am

    Words to create snippets of the day! Embellished in a new journal that already contains great karma..ReplyCancel

  • Sue k - December 23, 2013 - 10:03 am

    I love journaling, especially with my colored pencils, I carry both everywhere. Looking forward to all that’s going to appear in my new red journal! God bless you, Dreama!ReplyCancel

  • Marietta Williams - December 23, 2013 - 10:01 am

    A beautiful handmade red journal would inspire such gratitude! I’d fill it with drawings, watercolors, notes, and bits of collected items to recall my days, slow the passage of time through remembrance, honor small quiet moments, and illuminate daily blessings.ReplyCancel

  • Alice Craig - December 23, 2013 - 9:42 am

    It’s gorgeous Dreama! Hope I see red in my mailbox one of these days!

    I certainly write in some of my favorite Dreama thoughts in it as well other quotes that I love,amongst other things…


  • Gayle - December 23, 2013 - 9:40 am

    As I said yesterday, red is my favorite color! What a treat this would be. Merry Christmas, All.ReplyCancel

  • Annette - December 23, 2013 - 9:37 am

    I would fill the journal with sketches and inspirational quotes . Pressed flowers from garden and travels, and paw prints from my furry companions would also be included. It would be a treasure because it would be signed by Mr. Eddie.ReplyCancel

  • Betty hunter - December 23, 2013 - 9:34 am

    Red Journal! What a happy thought. I would record parts of my day in watercolor as well as in words. Good memories for later years. Good practice for France.ReplyCancel

  • Terri Buchholz - December 23, 2013 - 9:07 am

    I would fill it with this year’s goals, dreams, and accomplishments along with wishes, both reasonable and outrageous. I would make lists of ideas, notions, and inspirations for future paintings or other potentials. And illustrate it with pen, ink, and watercolor. I’ve kept such a journal ever since attending your February workshop in Carmel, IndianaReplyCancel

  • Donna Abbott - December 23, 2013 - 9:06 am

    I would love that journal. Beautiful shade of red!ReplyCancel

  • Prudy Weaver - December 23, 2013 - 9:05 am

    Would LOVE that beautiful red journal!ReplyCancel

  • Lois - December 23, 2013 - 8:57 am

    Never Journal-ed, before; so it would be a good start.
    Have a lot I could write; just don’t know how to put it on paper.

  • Rena Malone - December 23, 2013 - 8:44 am

    Thank you for the offer.ReplyCancel

  • Amber Hall - December 23, 2013 - 8:34 am


  • Judy - December 23, 2013 - 8:19 am

    Italy’s on my bucket list. Anything with the colour red, and from Italy, well, that’s a sure winner!

    Ho Ho Ho…Merry Christmas to one and all.ReplyCancel

  • Deb LaRocque - December 23, 2013 - 8:18 am

    How did you know red is my favorite color! No wait blue is my favorite. Actually they all are! Thank you Dreama,ReplyCancel

  • Charlotte Stewart - December 23, 2013 - 8:05 am

    I want to make the sketch book as beautiful on the inside as the outside is!ReplyCancel

  • Pat Langley - December 23, 2013 - 8:02 am

    I love watercolors so I would use the journal for that purpose.ReplyCancel

  • Wendy - December 23, 2013 - 7:48 am

    C’est toujours une plaisir de voir vos tableaux Dreama! Plein de couleurs et qui représente bien la France, et Europe en général !!! Merci…ReplyCancel

  • Maria Bennett Hock - December 23, 2013 - 7:30 am

    What a beautiful journal! Handcarried! From Italy! It is so inspiring! This is my wish…This is my coin in the fountain!!! Let it be mine!!! Yayyy!ReplyCancel

  • amy - December 23, 2013 - 7:07 am

    Thanks for the opportunity! It would probably receive my day to day sketches and random thoughts, as my current one does — a little sketch of a house plant, the husband reading, my coffee cup, etc.ReplyCancel

  • Andrée - December 23, 2013 - 7:04 am

    What a good idea! Also I like to work on Fabriano…and journaling is a wonderful discipline…Thanks DreamaReplyCancel

  • cathy amos - December 23, 2013 - 6:35 am

    love watercolour journaling which I started this year…there is something sweet and magical about going back and viewing each one…:)ReplyCancel

  • Marjorie Jordan - December 23, 2013 - 6:26 am

    Love your work, love your emails . . . look forward to all of it is fun, positive, uplifting moments in my life!ReplyCancel

  • Holly - December 23, 2013 - 6:24 am

    New 2014 prayer journal!ReplyCancel

  • Lynda King - December 23, 2013 - 6:13 am

    A wonderful journal. A wonderful color..ReplyCancel

  • Helane Todd - December 23, 2013 - 4:53 am

    Words of my life experiences and my water color memories of days and places I love.

  • Yevgenia Watts - December 23, 2013 - 4:46 am

    Words are not my thing but I promise to fill it with beautiful Watercolors 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Martin Piros - December 23, 2013 - 4:18 am

    Oh, wow Eddie’s going to sign it. I must win this one. 😉ReplyCancel

  • Cherry Loney Fisher - December 23, 2013 - 3:35 am

    Words, sketches, dreams…pastel pencil & watercolor dreams!ReplyCancel

  • Leslie Reid Brasher - December 23, 2013 - 2:32 am

    I would watercolor and dream of Italy!!!ReplyCancel

  • Gone WiththeWind - December 23, 2013 - 2:04 am

    Watercolors for sure!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra Robbins - December 23, 2013 - 1:08 am

    Words with an attempt at watercolors. Great time to give it a try!!!ReplyCancel

  • Julie Hickcox - December 23, 2013 - 12:36 am

    WATERCOLORS !!!!!! Vivid colors !!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Karen Meredith - December 22, 2013 - 11:27 pm

    Lines and spots of colors to capture my journeys near and far!ReplyCancel

  • Julia Shanabrook Harris - December 22, 2013 - 11:02 pm

    travel sketches…

  • Dreama - December 22, 2013 - 10:44 pm

    Linda….you KNOW it 😉
    Jo Anne…this little journal is just luscious–perfect for both!
    Durinda….Spain? You go girl 🙂 !!
    Joyce….that’s my kind of journaling–and so smart to have more than one going 🙂
    Jobi….I LOVE the idea of pieces of quilts, writings and pressed flowers. Pieces of your days..
    Valerie—now that would be a wonderful project!ReplyCancel

  • Linda S - December 22, 2013 - 10:39 pm

    Perfect journal to write down all those special days in France! Oh-lala! ;))ReplyCancel

  • Jo Anne Neely Gomez - December 22, 2013 - 10:31 pm

    I would watercolor along with journaling and love to have a special handmade journal.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Cousart - December 22, 2013 - 9:58 pm

    Fun and fabulous is all I can say! ReplyCancel

  • Durinda Cheek - December 22, 2013 - 8:03 pm

    I love art journals! I would carry it with me so I can sketch and paint the different places I travel! Spain is next!!ReplyCancel

  • Joyce DeVore - December 22, 2013 - 8:02 pm

    Thoughts, favorite quotes, little sketches, a dab of this and a dab of that. I have a journals in my desk at home and one in the art store/gallery where I work – both suitable for painting and one in my car too.ReplyCancel

  • jobi - December 22, 2013 - 6:50 pm

    hmmmm….I would include little pieces of fabric from quilts I made my kids when they were little. (And quilts I’m making them now that they are older/getting married/out on their own – sniff, sniff, but then again YESS!!!!) And hubs made me a flower press this past summer and I pressed the daylights out of the neighborhood. What an awesome idea – paint a sketch in my journal and then embellish with beautiful pressed flowers! Another great idea Dreama! Thank you!!!! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Valerie McMullen - December 22, 2013 - 4:36 pm

    I’d love to fill it with watercolors of cats that are at the shelter I volunteer at! Love it!ReplyCancel

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