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“Heaven Scent”


Be the first to love what you do.

“Art is what we call…
the thing an artist does.
“…what makes it art, is that the person who made it overcame the resistance,
ignored the voice of doubt and made something worth making.”
                                                                                   ~ Seth Godin

Be the first to love what you do.

“When we are willing to make what wants to be made rather than make what we want, we become open to new directions”
~ Julia Cameron

Be the first to love what you do.

“Creativity is the mind at play with the materials that it loves.”
~ Carl Jung

Be the first to love what you do.

“The best way to get approval is to not need it.”
~ Hugh MacLeod

Be the first to love what you do.

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”
~ Steve Jobs

Be the first to love what you do.

“Reject the tyranny of picked. Pick yourself.”
~ Seth Godin

Be the first to love what you do.

“Eventually, you will realize that the world didn’t give you what is etched on your soul-character, nor can it take it away. Only you can choose to let it remain unexpressed–don’t hang back, waiting for approval from others to be yourself.”
~ Michael Beckwith


Stop waiting for external validation.
Be the first to love what you do.


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A GIANT P.S.  Oh my…we have been editing the France videos for the upcoming ONCE UPON A TIME IN PROVENCE online course and doggone I wish I could share one!!!– but mum’s the word ’til the week between Christmas and New Year’s…;-)  THEN I’ll be sneaking you some previews and singing like a canary 🙂

I actually think I may be crazy to be putting all this content into just one course (the jury is still out).
But then again maybe you’re IN the market for crazy in which case, we’re the perfect match!! 🙂

As I have kept my head down, working away, a book has shown up in my life.  As often happens, it has helped me keep on track.  It keeps coming to my mind to share it here so the best way I know is to do it as a giveaway.
Because I love you.

I’m giving away 5 because it’s that good and because…I love you.
And yes, I did say I love you…twice.  Because I do 🙂
Love you.

Tell me, what brings you to JOY?

And get your name in the hat to win a copy of The Book of Joy just below.

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  • Betty Long - December 14, 2016 - 9:33 pm

    I feel joy when I’m with family and /or friends. I especially feel joyful when I am painting with friends. Watercolour is my medium.ReplyCancel

  • Jackie - December 8, 2016 - 10:03 pm

    Joy to me is when I open my eyes in the morning; so many possibilities… Receiving love and kindness is great but I love giving love and spreading kindness.ReplyCancel

  • Flynn Gentry-Taylor - December 8, 2016 - 10:34 am

    Affirmations such as your posts which I keep handy to review and remind me of the joy all around us, if only we look up.ReplyCancel

  • Elda Loredo - December 7, 2016 - 1:34 pm

    I love: sharing stories about my children when they were kids, sharing my love of reading with the children I tutor, sharing my knowledge of grammar and writing with my students, praying, going to Mass and telling God about the good in my life.

    Suggested reading for Dreama and her followers — those who love flowers:

    The Flower Arrangement by Ella GriffinReplyCancel

  • Suzanne McCurdy - December 7, 2016 - 8:55 am

    This very minute, I am sipping fresh-brewed coffee with my dearest friend of 44 years. It is quiet beyond description because the world is still asleep. I have found that the little moments bring great joy.ReplyCancel

  • Chris - December 7, 2016 - 12:00 am

    The joy of God and everything that He has provided for us, down to the most minute pleasure and need. I am humbled and in awe when I stop to look at all that surrounds me.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Laliberte - December 6, 2016 - 10:30 pm

    Being present in the moment whether with my family, art, or faith time is what brings me JOY! <3ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn Taylor - December 6, 2016 - 6:16 pm

    Painting and teaching art with my first grade students brings me joy! Also, painting with friends brings me JOY! ?ReplyCancel

  • Susan Warwas - December 6, 2016 - 6:07 pm

    Thanks, Dreama. Love your work!!!ReplyCancel

  • Gail Fee - December 6, 2016 - 3:24 pm

    My greatest joy is the bliss I feel when I am with my 3 1/2 year old granddaughter.ReplyCancel

  • LeAnn Kalita - December 6, 2016 - 12:28 pm

    What brings me joy? Watching others react to their moments of joy.ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl Zacher - December 6, 2016 - 12:03 pm

    Totally gorgeous art that I would love to learn about to free my gifts. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Ginny Scavuzzo - December 6, 2016 - 12:00 pm

    I know that I am in good company here….like so many of you my joy comes from my grandchildren and children, my painting, and from nature.ReplyCancel

  • Katherine Hall - December 6, 2016 - 10:41 am

    Finishing a work of art gives me such pleasure and a feeling of accomplishment as I cannot get elsewhere.ReplyCancel

  • Gail - December 6, 2016 - 10:07 am

    I love the way you paint .You paint so lose . It is so beautiful !ReplyCancel

  • Katrina Johnston - December 6, 2016 - 9:53 am

    Thanks for always being so uplifting.ReplyCancel

  • Elena Kulevska - December 6, 2016 - 9:51 am

    Every new day I experience , the potential and possibilytes it brings gives me joy. The dance of the sunlight on the wall in the morning , the smell of the freshly cut grass in the summer or the soaring fly of the dragonflys also brings me joy, My family all cozy in the living room waching a movie together, brings me joy too. Joy is everywhere we jus have to let it in .ReplyCancel

  • June - December 6, 2016 - 9:10 am

    My four cats bring me joy…painting brings me joy…and your paintings, specifically, as well as your thoughts and words in your blogs and on Facebook, bring me joy, lighten my heart and spirit, and make me smile from the inside.ReplyCancel

  • Holly Rose - December 6, 2016 - 9:10 am

    Almost always my cats bring me joy!ReplyCancel

  • Laury - December 6, 2016 - 8:49 am

    moments of joy of this morning—-your creativity & inspiration, tailwags and love from my furry muse Lucy, the snowflakes twinkling in the tree on this gray day, my fuzzy robe, slippers and hot coffee to sip while reading your post! big hugs & smiles headed your way…..ReplyCancel

  • Andrea H - December 6, 2016 - 8:22 am

    Some days joy is found in all the little things like the birds coming to my window feeder.ReplyCancel

  • Sherry Stringfellow - December 6, 2016 - 8:17 am

    Joy is having my family together for fun, food, fellowship, and laughter!ReplyCancel

  • Soni..(sunny) - December 6, 2016 - 7:59 am

    Joy is family! Listening to my grandkids play…family gatherings. And the peace and joy of creating at my studio table.ReplyCancel

  • Ellen Williams - December 6, 2016 - 7:45 am

    What brings me joy – so many things! A walk in the woods, friendship, music, my family, poetry and art.ReplyCancel

  • Dianne Tant - December 6, 2016 - 7:29 am

    Painting and 12 grandchildren bring me JOYReplyCancel

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