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Arriving from Paris to a Bit of France in Holland…(Don’t Ask)

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Watercolor Journal May 2015/ French Cottage



I just returned home from teaching a couple of workshops.
Sometimes it’s hard to leave this:

The Eds Cat Partners in Crime Dreama Tolle Perry


But then you think of all the beautiful, creative people you are going to meet and decide you best get your buns loaded up and headed out to Holland.


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Michigan that is 🙂

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After the long trip from Paris, you find yourself arriving at a beautiful cottage planted right in the heart of Holland.  (I know—all this Europe right here at home can be confusing.  I don’t try to understand it, I just act accordingly…Bon Howdy and pass der chocolate.) 

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I did what any self respecting artist would do.

I painted the scene from the bathroom window overlooking the garden


Put on my shoes

The Eds Cat Partners in Crime Dreama Tolle Perry


And headed outside to play in the water

2015 Holland MI watercolor journal Dreama Tolle Perry 10colors 🙂

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In other news….guess what was waiting on me when I returned to Paris?


Oh yes he did.
Ed placed himself on an apron.
And not just one.
A whole bunch of them.

This is one time I agree with Ed.
Shed does happen.  Especially where Ed is concerned.

Get yours now.
Highly collectible and totally ridiculous.
(Click here for details)


There are a couple of spots open in my July  workshop right here in my hometown of Paris….Kentucky 🙂
(Click here for the scoop or give my hubby Ron a call at 859 699 4908!)

More to come about Holland from Paris in my next post.

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And if you must know both Ron and I did make pigs of ourselves while there 🙂


  • Marta Magana-Slais - June 2, 2015 - 9:55 pm

    I love the pigs! I hate leaving my kitties behind too!! It must have been an amazing time for your students to learn from you. I’ve never been to Holland MI but I’m sure I would like it.ReplyCancel

  • Jan Finley - May 31, 2015 - 12:35 am

    Hi Dreama love
    What a lovely and exciting life you have to travel around and go to different places and meet lots of nice people with art.Thank you for sharing ,I just love how you paint. And I look forward to seeing your paintings they are so lovely.x 🙂 JanReplyCancel

  • Nora Butcher - May 30, 2015 - 7:00 pm

    Loved the workshop in Holland. You are an excellent and inspiring teacher. And Ron made me feel not only welcome but that we are old friends. Thank you sincerely, Nora ButcherReplyCancel

  • Susan in TX - May 30, 2015 - 2:53 pm

    Love the visual trip from Paris to Holland and back . . . and love the “French cottage.” What a joy.ReplyCancel

  • Maryjo Warstler - May 30, 2015 - 12:03 pm

    This is a delightful remembrance of being at the Holland, MI workshop. The cottage must have been special. Truly a great workshop with Dreama and helpful husband Ron. When the chance is there, the workshop a must. My first experience with oils has surprised me!! Thanks Dreama.ReplyCancel

  • Judy D - May 30, 2015 - 7:47 am

    I loved this post. Thanks for sharing a delightful journey. Almost felt I was there.ReplyCancel

  • June - May 29, 2015 - 4:31 am

    From beginning to end of this post, I’ve been smiling, if not grinning from ear to ear. The beautiful watercolour journal page, the adorable photo of the two too adorable Eds, the beautiful views (and gorgeous tulips!) in Holland (Michigan, that is), that very inviting tub in the very inviting and lovely French chateau styled home, the very welcoming and adorable piggies…and let’s not forget about those very cool ‘Dutch’ clogs you’ve got on, Dreama.

    I don’t know which made me smile more – the photo of Ed modelling ‘his’ beautiful apron for us all, or the two little piggies at the end of the post.

    As I said – it has been all smiles from start to finish. Thanks for that, and thanks for sharing. How I wish I could be at one of your Dreama workshops. One of these days…I will get there.ReplyCancel

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