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Blue Gate, French Invitation

“Blue Gate, French Invitation”
12 x 12in oil on museum quality panel


Day One of  “Runaway to Italy” is almost here!

Consider this your final warning to:
A.)  Decide who you are going to share the trip with (see newsletter suggestions here…word is Ussell Rowe has been issued an invite;)
B.)  Get all your supplies laid in (journals, postcards, watercolors, brushes, gelatos, etc)
C.)  Get your favorite chair readied and side table cleared and
D.)  Cue your favorite mood music (here’s some here and here for starters)

Big News….for those of you that have been lamenting that all of my 2013 workshops are full…
There are openings (yes, that’s plural:) in my Cary, NC workshops this fall :-P!!!

The dates for Workshop I:  Oct 31-Nov 2, 2013.
The dates for Workshop II:  Nov 4-6, 2013.
Just contact my awesome host, Lynda Chambers to get yourself in:))
See you in Cary! Click here for Workshop details and Lynda’s contact info)

And now onto the Chattanooga Workshop II scoop:)!

When it comes to teaching and traveling, I often think how rich my life is for all the people I get to meet.  The workshops have introduced me to so many loving, inspiring and talented people.  Time after time.  It would restore anyone’s faith in humanity to know some of the people that I have had the honor and delight of getting to meet!

Anne, Jeanne, Joan, Durinda, Shirley, Becky, Debbie, Carole, Phyllis, Lynne,
Joyce H., Joyce W., Emily,
Janet, Monique, Leslie, Pam, Anne, Rena, and our host—Lisa Seago!

Here’s some of the beautiful paintings they made 😛

Note:  This too was a gnome free/cave free workshop (click here for the that story).

It was a special time in Tennessee for each of these workshops.  Beautiful art made by beautiful people.  Thanks to each of the artists who helped make it so wonderful by their presence!


Lots of videos, photos and  giveaways will be happening once we land in Italy!  The fun is already underway with an awesome journal full of handmade paper as the first giveaway:))  Can’t wait to share the next giveaway with you….all you will need to do to enjoy it is JUST ADD WATER:)))

Wanna make sure you get all the updates for Italy?? Just click here to subscribe 😛


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  • Rosita Henley - September 16, 2013 - 4:32 am

    All of the photos and movies are just great! Am enjoying them so much.ReplyCancel

  • Fran Chuba - September 11, 2013 - 3:08 pm

    great solution to the little paint cells. That’s better than the Altoid can. But I don’t see how I can possibly fit in that tiny container ….. so glad you’re having a wondrous workshop.ReplyCancel

  • Corinne Murphy - September 11, 2013 - 9:10 am

    Now I don’t know which I would rather do…..France or Italy!! So, I guess I should do both during the same trip!!! What do you think?!?! lolReplyCancel

  • Joan Cole - September 11, 2013 - 7:42 am

    Dreama, I love starting my day by reading your emails and blog posts. Italy looks SO BEAUTIFUL! Enjoy! ~JoanReplyCancel

  • Carol Miller - September 10, 2013 - 2:07 pm

    Have a wonderful trip!!! I enjoyed your workshop so much! I was in the first TN. group!!! Love the blue gate painting from the other group!!! You are such a wonderful inspiration to me!! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • […] A winner has been drawn for the very first giveaway Drawn by Random.org.  You can view it here—there is still time to enter all of the others if you haven’t had a chance […]ReplyCancel

  • dana burton - September 8, 2013 - 7:57 pm

    Thanks for this opportunity, Dreama. I love following along with you.
    Dana BurtonReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Edgar - September 7, 2013 - 11:02 pm

    There’s just something special looking about a handmade journal I’m yet to own one maybe I ‘ll be lucky enjoying your post very muchReplyCancel

  • RaSonya Pearce - September 4, 2013 - 6:01 pm

    Looks like so much fun!ReplyCancel

  • Martine Paquet - September 4, 2013 - 12:51 pm

    This is wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • Valee Sewell Penn - September 3, 2013 - 2:22 am

    You have done another gorgeous painting of a place I want to be! Beautiful! Hey, I hope Ed didn’t cause any trouble at airport security or customs (I heard he was going along to help you.)ReplyCancel

  • Joyce Reynolds - September 3, 2013 - 2:05 am

    Look forward to this trip!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Chapman - September 2, 2013 - 10:42 am

    Love the colors of the pots of paint, hope to see the used in your journals

  • Carolyn McDonald - September 1, 2013 - 11:32 pm

    I always feel good after I look at one of your paintings!ReplyCancel

  • Joanne - September 1, 2013 - 11:04 pm

    Happy travels Dreama from downunder. This is the next best thing to being there myself. Hoping you will get to Tuscany….This place is on my bucket list…You have soooooo caught my interest in watercolours and pen sketching.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Martin Piros - September 1, 2013 - 5:14 am

    Hi Dreama, I have my favorite spot on the couch cleaned off with crossants, pettit fours, chocolat, crossants, quiche, crepes and creme brulee my favorite thing from France . I’m all set for my video/photo trip to Italy!!! I know you must be excited. I know I can’t wait to hear from you there. Safe journeys hugs hugs hugs 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Karen Oliver - September 1, 2013 - 3:19 am

    Looking forward to travelling through you!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra Robbins - August 31, 2013 - 9:12 pm

    Safe travels. Ciao!!!ReplyCancel

  • Dreama - August 31, 2013 - 4:19 pm

    Let the packing games begin:)! Makes me happy to think of having you along for the trip:) Everything is much better when shared—and that includes Italy, painting and gelato. Has anyone heard from Johnny D yet??ReplyCancel

  • Joanne Hopper - August 31, 2013 - 4:13 pm

    Just the picture of the colors on the journal is beautiful and inspiring….ReplyCancel

  • Jaime Brannon Haney - August 31, 2013 - 3:55 pm

    I love how all of the students have different colored gates, that is what stood out to me. I love all their work. I tried to pin the journal but the link seems to be broken, you might look into that. Thanks for another giveaway! <3ReplyCancel

  • Barbara Burnett Vater - August 31, 2013 - 3:48 pm

    Safe travels to allReplyCancel

  • jobi - August 31, 2013 - 2:37 pm

    I have my map of Italy ready! Can’t wait to see where we start!ReplyCancel

  • Tamra Sanchez - August 31, 2013 - 2:34 pm

    Dreama I look forward to your posts in the mornings and hope one day to attend one of your workshops. In the meantime I will enjoy all your travel posts and continue to be inspired.ReplyCancel

  • Ann Baldwin - August 31, 2013 - 1:33 pm

    Dreama ~ I’m looking forward to all of your uplifting posts, paintings, & humor from Italy ~ Cheers ~ReplyCancel

  • Josephine Runnels Hardison - August 31, 2013 - 1:18 pm

    Be Safe and sooo looking forward to the armchair travel! Thanks for bringing us all along in Spirit. The blue gate is very welcoming!ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne McCurdy - August 31, 2013 - 12:59 pm

    Hope to join you someday! Love your site.ReplyCancel

  • Glenda Grubbs - August 31, 2013 - 11:56 am

    Safe journey and journeling! Looking forward to the trip, too!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Holloway - August 31, 2013 - 11:55 am

    Tell the Pope “hello”!ReplyCancel

  • Kari Melen - August 31, 2013 - 11:21 am

    I love your paintings and I’m so excited for my 2014!!!! workshop with you.ReplyCancel

  • Helen Riley Sturgeon - August 31, 2013 - 11:18 am

    Freezer packed with Gelato, wine cabinent filled with SanGiovese, ready for your trip! Love the blue gate!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Cousart - August 31, 2013 - 10:51 am

    Blue Gate is beautiful! And very inviting! Can’t wait to see what you are up to in Italy and where y’all go! Such fun to follow along. Travel safe!ReplyCancel

  • kim - August 31, 2013 - 10:48 am

    OOOH Italia…where are you??? So far yet so close…ReplyCancel

  • Vickie Guthrie - August 31, 2013 - 10:42 am

    Have fun for me!ReplyCancel

  • Louise Kubista - August 31, 2013 - 10:27 am

    Dreama, traveling with you over the net is the next best thing to actually traveling with you, enjoy the trip I know I will. Those watercolor colors are luscious.ReplyCancel

  • Debby - August 31, 2013 - 10:12 am

    Looking forward to sharing with you!! DebbyReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - August 31, 2013 - 10:05 am

    Feeding ones soul through art…always a grand adventure.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyne Fitzgerald - August 31, 2013 - 9:51 am

    I enjoyed your trip to Paris and loved the spy cat saga. I will follow you through this trip also …The Blue Gate is very pretty. So much to look at and enjoy.ReplyCancel

  • Sherry DeFazio - August 31, 2013 - 9:45 am

    Can’t wait to visit Italy again through your experiences.ReplyCancel

  • gayle nunn - August 31, 2013 - 9:41 am

    Handmade paper. What a delight. gayleReplyCancel

  • Ruth Ann Sturgill - August 31, 2013 - 9:36 am

    So happy to be going with you! Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Denise Rainis - August 31, 2013 - 9:22 am

    I have started watercolor journaling… Inspired by you! Thank you! Looking forward to some Italian watercolors… Vicariously through you!ReplyCancel

  • Jane - August 31, 2013 - 9:04 am

    Will be following with watercolor and paint brush in hand. Have a safe trip–thanks for inviting us. JaneReplyCancel

  • Mary Beth - August 31, 2013 - 9:00 am

    A dream of a trip with Dreama makes it the most wonderful of dreams! Enjoy …. and report often!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara Eiben - August 31, 2013 - 8:47 am

    Have a safe trip and wonderful time…..I will be with you the whole way. ChowReplyCancel

  • Linda - August 31, 2013 - 8:44 am

    Bon voyage and safe travels! Can hardly wait to see what lies ahead in Italia!ReplyCancel

  • Monique - August 31, 2013 - 8:37 am

    I just discovered your art and blog last week..through Pinteest actually..and loved your trip to France..I watched all the videos..what a place!
    Lovely …everything.ReplyCancel

  • Jeanne Williams - August 31, 2013 - 8:18 am

    What a lovely invitation! Can’t wait for Italy. So exciting! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Chris - August 31, 2013 - 8:06 am

    Have fun. Be safe and looking forward to some great scenes!ReplyCancel

  • Helen Farson - August 31, 2013 - 8:03 am

    Ready to travel with you…and love those beautiful watercolors! Love Tuscany!ReplyCancel

  • Corinne Murphy - August 31, 2013 - 7:34 am

    CIAO BELLA!!!! Travel safe and God’s speed.ReplyCancel

  • Kay - August 31, 2013 - 7:17 am

    Dreama, Your art is just beautiful and you are so inspiring. Looking forward to the armchair trip. Travel safe and have a great time.ReplyCancel

  • Arleen - August 31, 2013 - 6:56 am

    Have a wonderful trip; I look forward to seeing your painting “displays” of your time in Italy!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Ivy - August 31, 2013 - 5:50 am

    Handmade paper and beautiful watercolors – how I would love to have these in my studio!ReplyCancel

  • Andree - August 31, 2013 - 5:34 am

    I would like to try your new watercolor gift set…Because I do have restart to play with watercolor since few months and I love it…With a new kit it will be even better…Thanks DreamaReplyCancel

  • Laurie G. Miller - August 31, 2013 - 5:23 am

    Hey Dreama, looking forward to going to Italy with you! -LaurieReplyCancel

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