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“A Fragrant Affair in France”
12 x 12in oil on museum quality panel
Swirling  petals carry the scent of a French breeze. 
A love affair?? 
You betcha:)

Flowers in France, paintings in Paris.  That’s just how it went down this past week:)!  If familiarity breeds contempt, then I was in deep trouble, because 2/3’s  of these artists were, as I like to call ’em, repeat offenders (that’s what can happen when you hold a workshop where you live…).
Some have painted with me at so many workshops I am loosing track…and control I might add.  I threatened to throw the rowdy ones out, but quickly realized, due to the influence of the seasoned group on my new tenderlings, that I would have no one left in the Paris workshop, so I just kept painting and tried not to look over my shoulder….
For that reason I am holding them responsible for the fact that I have no group photos of their paintings the first two days, except a few that snuck into one of the larger shots.  Do not be deceived by the demure looks of this group of ladies…they posed nicely for the photos but even  the  city police had to stop and turn on their blue lights when we were outside taking our group photo, that’s all I’m sayin’. 
I think it is obvious that I am going to have to start screening workshop participants.
a rare moment of behavin’ themselves…
Pat in her sassy apron…
Sandy not giving me a hard time… 
A low down art show…
And remnants of the musical easels exercise.
Glenna, Pris, Ann, Ann, Kay, Barbara, Sandy, Vicki, Claudia, Pat, Ann Marie, Brenda, Vicki, Tricia, and Me…and one more Ann who left (escaped) a few hours early.
And yes, that is 4 Ann’s, and 2 Vicki’s.  I even had a Pat and a Tricia.  But not Patricia.  I just never caught a break from beginning to end.
Call me crazy, but I am having a workshop here same time next year—and so help me Hannah, some of them have already signed up for it! 
I figure anything can happen in a year. 
 People can change. 
Eddie’s can move out and get their own place.
I am, if nothing else,
an optimist:))
P.S.  You can probably tell, I had a great time and love this group of women/artists.  I feel so lucky to be able to do what I do.  Thank you  girls for bringing such joy, laughter, and focus to this workshop—you were awesome!
P.S.S.  If you’d like to make a date to study with me, you can see what workshops are available by just clicking here.  If you’d like to know what the word on the street is about my workshops, just click here.
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  • kitty kilian - July 25, 2011 - 2:34 am

    Hiya Dreama, I have been listening to the podcast and looked at your art but never really started reading your texts on the blog.. wow, they are so witty! Very enjoyable!ReplyCancel

  • Dreama - July 19, 2011 - 5:46 pm

    Kathy–thank you. It has been a joy to see your work progress so quickly!
    Hi Steve! Musical easels is a FUN exercise. I vary it from a couple of mintues to 5 or 6 (just about the time they get tooo comfortable, I switch it up:))
    Claudia–you are so right. He is a great late night snuggler:)) He has such a large opinion of himself though, I have to trash talk him to keep him in line:))ReplyCancel

  • Claudia Finn - July 16, 2011 - 12:56 pm

    wouldn’t Eddie moving be like a kid off to college, you’d miss him more when he was gone 😉 I love the paintings!!!ReplyCancel

  • Steve PP - July 16, 2011 - 10:25 am

    I love the idea of musical easels. How long do you spend at each easel, Dreama?ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Cousart - July 16, 2011 - 6:34 am

    Really love this little painting. Just fun composition and of course the beautiful colors just sing. Lucky students- I loved learning from you and your warm giving spirit is contagious:) Thanks for all you do!ReplyCancel

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