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"Back in the Saddle (Studio) Again..:)"

I have been out of pocket for a week plus change. I have missed painting, being at my desk writing, and as much as I hate to admit it…. I have even missed Eddie. I like to think he missed me as well, but the truth is…

when I returned home, I assumed he would be meeting me at the door as I trundled my heavier than ever luggage in , but no Eddie. I called for him, sure he would come running down the stairs. NO Eddie.

At this point I am starting to be a bit concerned. I have had my brother in law staying with him and some workmen in the house–maybe he had snuck out the door.

So I head upstairs with my heart beating a bit faster calling for him.

No Eddie.

Then I thought to look under my bed.

And there he laid. Looking me dead in the eye ……and yawning.

And that was my welcome home from Eddie. So much for how you think its gonna be after watching a few owners reunite with their pets in the Disney movies. Obviously the Disney writers haven’t met Ed.

However, my trip out west was something I will be on a high from for days to come. I ate my way through 3 cities, visited with my daughter and her friends in LA. Got to meet, Live and In Person….Leslie Saeta and Julie Hill—two great California artists (photo below) I was able to see Leslie’s new show that had just gone up, Headliners, which was a great experience, see her studio where she creates all those incredible palette knife paintings, and have lunch with her and Julie.

I then headed into San Diego and met with a gang of my artist buddies there including Carol Foster, Steve Maddy, Susan Roden, and harpist Amy Kanner along with other friends I visited with at Spanish Village in Balboa Park.

Friday was road trip time–heading over the desert into Phoenix AZ for the Martha Beck conference. Martha is author of some of my favorite books (Steering by Starlight, The Joy Diet and Finding Your Own North Star) and a regular contributor to O magazine. I am in the process of becoming a certified life coach through the Martha Beck program and took the opportunity to travel out to meet her and some of the other great life coaches in attendance. It was a phenomenal time. Totally an enriching experience. And Martha has one of my books…:))) Says she keeps it out for inspiration (Martha paints too!) I was so thrilled!

Tomorrow I will be back in my studio painting, chasing Eddie out of the way, trying to stay ahead of Leslie Saeta, getting caught up on email …in other words…things will be back to my state of “normal”….::))
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  • Ken Swinson - May 25, 2010 - 4:34 pm

    I always hate to leave Kentucky!
    Welcome Home:)

    I just discovered Leslie, Julie and your podcast, “Artists Helping Artists”. What a great show! Nice to see a photo of you ladies together. I catching up on previous episodes while driving, and I was sorry when I reached my destination.

    In one show, I overheard you say that you can’t resize videos to fit your blog. If you haven’t already found a solution, I’m happy to send instructions…it’s very minor surgery.ReplyCancel

  • Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) - May 6, 2010 - 9:47 am

    Impressive, Dreama!!ReplyCancel

  • Leslie Saeta - May 5, 2010 - 1:58 am

    It’s so nice that Martha Beck showed up to “your book signing”. I couldn;t help but notice YOUR BOOK sitting on the table in front of you.
    Glad you found Eddie. I think maybe he was just a little angry that you had left him. It may take him a few days to get over it.
    Love the picture. It was great seeing you.
    Love the painting too.ReplyCancel

  • Julie Hill - May 4, 2010 - 9:56 am

    P.S. so glad you found Eddie!ReplyCancel

  • Julie Hill - May 4, 2010 - 8:29 am

    And they’re off!!! Now girlfriend, don’t be busting your butt to take it all on…enjoy the beautiful aspects of having come home from a fabulous vacation. I can’t wait till you start doing your workshops out here on a regular basis…and I get to see you often! Oh what a treat that would be! HugsReplyCancel

  • Kim - May 4, 2010 - 8:05 am

    FUN! What a trip! Looking forward to seeing your new postings – missed your paintings Dreama : ) And Tammy – we kind of did what Dreama, Leslie and Julie did…travelling from Grimsby to Hamilton and having coffee ; ) LOLReplyCancel

  • Tammy Hext - May 4, 2010 - 7:06 am

    What an exciting trip – and you met Leslie and Julie – very cool!ReplyCancel

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