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"Cartolina #8"

Cartolina #8
Up the Hill in Panzano

The gelato high has cleared a bit, Eddie is on a one way ticket back to the states (courtesy the Italian government) and I am feeling almost local these days;)) 
 If only I could figure out how these savvy Italian gals manage to ride their bicycles in heels— life would be practically perfect;)))
In my last post I suggested you get your name in the hat for the possible  drawing of  3 of the original watercolor postcards and then promptly provided you with a link —that didn’t work!  Crikey—let’s just blame that on Eddie!! 
In order to make amends, I think the only right thing to do is to draw for one cartolina on this post and then do the grand finale for the other two next time.  
Fair is fair:))

And to sweeten the pot even more, I am gonna throw in a little something I picked up while in Florence…..and no, I am not referring to either Eddie OR the extra 5 pounds that seems to have found a new home on my hips;))
Obviously, I  am going to have to start behaving more local…
eat my fresh fruits and veggies
 get in some exercise riding the horses….
and hang some laundry.
Maybe then I can have some more of Mama’s amazing cheesecake at the Trattoria Pandemonio;)
The photo here is of the equally amazing mousse.
Someone ate the cheesecake before I could get my camera in focus…..(when you said you liked cheesecake I didn’t realize how serious of a “like” it was….)
  Eddie says  if no one sees you eat it,  then the calories don’t count.
Of course this is the same cat who advised me to get a fanny pack for Italy, saying all the “smart dressed” women were wearing them.

Thanks Eddie.

So 1 winner, and 3 more chances to win (2 cartolinas and 1 surprise gift from Florence:)))
And after that…. oil paintings of Italy,  answers to some of the questions you have posed
 and more:))
Want your name in the hat one more time for the love of all things Italian??
Then click here to leave a comment or
click here to email me.
And no matter how it falls, consider yourself a winner.
I don’t take just anybody to Italy —
they must be funny, interesting and willing to not let me eat alone—

you were awesome on all three:))))

And now for the winner of Cartolina #8…
 
Roseanne Campagna!!

Bellissimo!!!  Get your mailing address to me Roseanne–your cartolina awaits:)))!
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  • Rose Baggs - September 16, 2012 - 7:28 pm

    Love your work!!! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Joe Byrd - September 16, 2012 - 7:24 pm

    Put my name in the hat I would love to have one of your paintings.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Cousart - September 16, 2012 - 6:56 am

    Dreama…Thank you for all the sharing, the inspiration and including us in your trip to Italy. I can’t believe I won a cartolina and my favorite one at that!! Love them all but #10 just captures your watercolor style and Italy all in one so beautifully…thank you! Can’t wait to see it!ReplyCancel

  • Myrtle - September 15, 2012 - 9:24 pm

    Count me in!ReplyCancel

  • Wendy Barrett - September 15, 2012 - 9:17 pm

    I’m loving seeing Italy through your eyes and love your joyful style of painting!ReplyCancel

  • Judy - September 15, 2012 - 4:29 pm

    Your work is so beautiful! I’d LOVE TO WIN!!!! Thanks for sharing your talent Dreama.
    ReplyCancel

  • Patty Schwarz - September 15, 2012 - 2:58 pm

    Hello Dreama,
    Thank you so much for sharing your trip to Tuscany with us. I have enjoyed every photo and your descriptions were scrumptious. Please enter my name in the hat. Thanks. Have a safe flight home.
    PattyReplyCancel

  • Starr Hull - September 15, 2012 - 1:03 pm

    What is there about laundry hanging in a foreign country that seems so much more beautiful than when it is hanging in the States? Great photo! I really liked the fruit stand photo too. I love your photos and narrative and can’t wait to see and read them each day.ReplyCancel

  • eclairre - September 15, 2012 - 12:56 pm

    Ah so pretty! I would love to win. thanks a ton. eclairre(at)ymail(dot)comReplyCancel

  • June - September 15, 2012 - 11:31 am

    Thanks for all that you’ve shared with us and for taking us all along with you each day, Dreama. Safe journey back home.ReplyCancel

  • Roseanne Campagna - September 15, 2012 - 10:50 am

    Deja vu?ReplyCancel

  • Crystal Cook - September 15, 2012 - 10:08 am

    Looks heavenly!! I love the image of the carousel and the fruit stand. :)) And I hate to disappoint Ed, but. . . alas, tis not true about the calorie count. Says I a reformed closet eater. *gulp*ReplyCancel

  • purpleturtlekids - September 15, 2012 - 9:48 am

    All I want for Christmas is art bt Dreama Tolle Perry!!!ReplyCancel

  • jen lacoste - September 15, 2012 - 9:06 am

    You’ve certainly saved the best for last… I’d like some lamp fittings like those for my garden! And that sunlit, pinky building… bliss! Thanks for sharing! And safe journeys home!ReplyCancel

  • Linda stratton - September 15, 2012 - 8:57 am

    Getting my name in for one last time and keeping my fingers crossed! All the paintings are sooo charming! =)ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Cousart - September 15, 2012 - 8:56 am

    Wow- the one I just saw on Fb is stunning!! I am so hoping I win that!! Gorgeous composition….All Italy for sure!!ReplyCancel

  • Teri Towse - September 15, 2012 - 8:50 am

    Thanks so much for the inspiration Dreama. Safe journey and God speed. I love the postcards and photos.ReplyCancel

  • Barb Benik - September 15, 2012 - 8:47 am

    Beautiful, as always.ReplyCancel

  • Lynne Wogan - September 15, 2012 - 8:35 am

    oh dear not the last one…darn…I gave it my best shot..for a beautiful cartolinaReplyCancel

  • Sea Dean - September 15, 2012 - 2:21 am

    I’ve been off the net for a couple of days and miserable I was probably missing the draw for the post card. I was checking emails and only some websites worked … this didn’t include hotmail, DPW, Facebook or Ebay of suddendly POP! everything went black and then course. I’ve been running around frantically for 2 days trying to get it fixed and getting astrnomical quotes. Turns out all I had to do was disconnect the modem and reconnect it 10 mins later! Grrrrrrr! Hope I haven’t missed out. Have a great trip home Dreama.ReplyCancel

  • Paulette Braucher-Watton - September 14, 2012 - 10:35 pm

    Eddie was right (for once) –about if no one sees you eating there are no calories!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Laliberte - September 14, 2012 - 10:05 pm

    It’s been an awesome trip, Dreama! Now I’m off to practice riding my bicycle wearing my peep toe wedges : DReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - September 14, 2012 - 10:04 pm

    Your paintings and your sense of humor just make me smile! Thank you, DebbiReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - September 14, 2012 - 9:56 pm

    Okay, trip is coming to an end; how quick can the next one begin???? Xena is insisting that I make sure to send best wishes to Eddie, what is one to do, sigh. Your Cartolina would be lovely framed on my wall (that’s a Texas size hint) Happy travels – enjoy that mousse :))
    Karen in the heart of TexasReplyCancel

  • Maggie - September 14, 2012 - 8:14 pm

    Would be wonderful to receive one of the remaining cartolinas especially since this is my birthday! Love the way you capture the essence of Italy with your watercolor/pen paintings.ReplyCancel

  • Maggie - September 14, 2012 - 8:12 pm

    Today is my birthday. A cartolina from Dreama would be a lovely way to celebrate. I also received a bag of Baker’s Chocolates (Omaha). Now to sit back, eat the blue ones, and dreama of Italy. Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Morris - September 14, 2012 - 7:53 pm

    Sign me up girl!ReplyCancel

  • Roseanne Campagna - September 14, 2012 - 7:29 pm

    Magnifico! Grazie! Grazie! Grazie!ReplyCancel

  • Karen Oliver - September 14, 2012 - 7:27 pm

    Two cartolina’s left….I really only need one!ReplyCancel

  • Vijaya Shetty - September 14, 2012 - 6:25 pm

    Love your watercolors! Would you be offering any workshops?ReplyCancel

  • Vijaya Shetty - September 14, 2012 - 6:24 pm

    Love your watercolors! Would you be offering any workshops?ReplyCancel

  • Sue Darius - September 14, 2012 - 5:16 pm

    Wonderful photos, stories and descriptions. I love “being there” with you.ReplyCancel

  • Unknown - September 14, 2012 - 5:13 pm

    Maybe Ron can add Gelato to the menu, if he hasn’t already. I volunteer to come as an independent taster till we get it just right. Poor Eddie, he thought incognito travel was best, probably trying to escape Eddie Pierre’s teen antics. Can’t wish you more fun than you are already having. So all I need is to get picked for a cartolina.ReplyCancel

  • Andrene Schmelzer - September 14, 2012 - 4:28 pm

    I hope this goes through. I have had problems a couple of times. Enjoying your photos. Have a safe trip back.ReplyCancel

  • Jo Reimer - September 14, 2012 - 3:16 pm

    I have a really bad case of envy Italian style. You’re doing what I dream of.ReplyCancel

  • Teri Towse - September 14, 2012 - 3:16 pm

    Love the postcards and inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - September 14, 2012 - 2:47 pm

    I love following your blog and all your travels, and I follow you from sunny South Africa, So you get around in every way! Your paintings are always so colorful and happy. Oh, and my two cats love to follow Eddies adventures too!ReplyCancel

  • Dana S. Whitney - September 14, 2012 - 2:06 pm

    Cheesecake: YES. Bicycling in heels… not so much…. although the Espadrilles are surely better than Blaniks!ReplyCancel

  • Marian Fortunati - September 14, 2012 - 1:55 pm

    So enjoying your journey… wish I could join you!ReplyCancel

  • SNSheffield - September 14, 2012 - 1:51 pm

    Leave me some tiramasu . .well maybe I can’t spell it, but I sure can eat it! A trip to Italy is worth it just for that. And the olive oil, and the scooters, and the bread, and the . . .well, just about everything.ReplyCancel

  • Corinne Murphy - September 14, 2012 - 1:47 pm

    Boy, coming home is going to be traumatic! I know you love Paris (KY), but all that gelato…and all that good wine…and all that amazing beauty…. I don’t know..I’d be pretty pressed to have to stay!! Or, I could get excited about going with you next year!! Yep, that’s the better choice! Travel safely my friend.ReplyCancel

  • Linda Stratton - September 14, 2012 - 1:21 pm

    Love IT! Love Italia! Safe travels. Ciao…
    ReplyCancel

  • Tania Bogenschneider - September 14, 2012 - 12:57 pm

    Another gorgeous postcard in the galmorous life of Dreama Tolle Perry! Please save one for me! Hope you make it home safely!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - September 14, 2012 - 12:25 pm

    Sure have been enjoying all your adventures and comments. Since I lost my 19yr old calico at the beginning of the summer, I really am enjoying all of Eddie’s adventures, too! Someday, when I come to visit my family in Lexington, I would love to visit the gallery where your precious talent hangs.
    Jana RookeReplyCancel

  • Chris Brandley - September 14, 2012 - 12:18 pm

    beautiful! I really love this one!
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  • rockingchair_antiques - September 14, 2012 - 12:08 pm

    I’ve enjoyed your trip to Italy and hoping to win one of your beautiful postcards!
    Cheryl DeLongReplyCancel

  • Kathryn Fisher - September 14, 2012 - 12:06 pm

    I’ve enjoyed seeing all of your cartolina’s. Have a great trip home.:)ReplyCancel

  • Bobbie Ward - September 14, 2012 - 12:01 pm

    Thanks for the trip!
    Bobbie WardReplyCancel

  • Pamela Nichols - September 14, 2012 - 11:59 am

    Dreama! Cheesecake or fruit…or Eddie – You choose! I’ll take any or all on a carotline!ReplyCancel

  • Joni Leaf - September 14, 2012 - 11:50 am

    Hi…Sometimes only the good cats are the sleeping ones, and then that is questionable.
    Joni LeafReplyCancel

  • Kathy Cousart - September 14, 2012 - 11:48 am

    I still can’t believe you find time to share with all of us from Italy…I would be the same way…too fun to not share with fellow artists who can soak up each photo. And the paintings…each one is better than the next! I keep hoping…maybe…would love a watercolor. But know that each post has brightened my day and I have loved seeing Italy through you…thank you for that:)ReplyCancel

  • pat - September 14, 2012 - 11:45 am

    It is such fun to travel with you. Great pictures and paintings! Pat LangleyReplyCancel

  • Sharon Lynn Williams - September 14, 2012 - 11:34 am

    I will eat your veggies for you if you pick me!!!ReplyCancel

  • June - September 14, 2012 - 11:27 am

    This has been such an exciting, fun and yes – delicious – journey you’ve taken us all on. Thanks so much for letting us live the Italian dream holiday with you. All your cartlinas are beautiful – congrats to all the lucky winners so far, and most recently Roseanne. As well as your cartolinas, thanks for being so generous with your time, greeting us every day with beautiful photos of ITaly – and that includes beautiful photos of all that beautiful food.

    As there’s only a few more days till you fly back home, make sure you get to try any gelatos that you missed these past 8 days. And of course, more wine and cheesecake and spinach and ricotta tarts…and yes, all those beautfiul, healthy, fresh fruits and veggies.

    Enjoy each and every moment of your remaining time there.ReplyCancel

  • Debra Pruskowski - September 14, 2012 - 11:26 am

    Loving the Cartolinas and all of your trip details and photos. Still crossing my fingers!!
    Tomorrow is another day!!ReplyCancel

  • Vicki Brevell - September 14, 2012 - 11:01 am

    I’ve had so much fun mentally traveling with you that I’ve started packing my suitcase for my Amalfi trip in November.
    VickiReplyCancel

  • Anita Tresslar - September 14, 2012 - 10:43 am

    I’m in for a watercolor workshop if you offer one. Thank you for a wonderful trip to Italy.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon - September 14, 2012 - 10:36 am

    I am gaining the lbs. just reading about your trip and looking at all those fantastic photos. But we all understand you need to keep up your strength so you can CREATE. I have given up on Eddy and have just crossed my fingers and toes (no easy feet on the toes) and hope my name flies out of the hat. Have fun.ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne - September 14, 2012 - 10:34 am

    What a pity that all wonderful trips must come to an end. Thanks for sharing it with everyone. I have loved recieving them. !! Yvonne Ankerman, Cape Town, South AfricaReplyCancel

  • Sharon - September 14, 2012 - 10:34 am

    Che Bella! I love all things Italian….yes, even cats (all of Eddies cousins must live in the colliseum!) but especially Fierenze…after living there, it will always be my favorite city, and you’ve captured it beautifully.ReplyCancel

  • Gennie Hammes - September 14, 2012 - 10:33 am

    What a wonderful travel log. Your wit and commentary add a smile to my day!ReplyCancel

  • cardinal - September 14, 2012 - 10:14 am

    love your vibrant watercolors!
    KathyReplyCancel

  • Mary Reilly - September 14, 2012 - 10:04 am

    Even if I don’t win, you have me painting again, Dreama.ReplyCancel

  • Linda - September 14, 2012 - 9:48 am

    looks great I envy youReplyCancel

  • Suzy Pal Powell - September 14, 2012 - 9:46 am

    Love all the photos…and stories. Glad you are have such fun.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - September 14, 2012 - 9:41 am

    Have been to Italy once and would love to go again. Get home safe. JoanneReplyCancel

  • Susan in Texas - September 14, 2012 - 9:29 am

    Love, love, love the window boxes! Hope you paint the market stall, too. What a delightful trip this has been. 😀ReplyCancel

  • SCCatlover - September 14, 2012 - 9:24 am

    So what is the story with that Eddie? Did the American Embassy have to get involved? Was that the papparazzi following that little black tail out of the country?
    Enjoy your last days rolling in the gelato. Save the veggies until you get home.
    Love
    TrishReplyCancel

  • Dana - September 14, 2012 - 9:14 am

    Yea! More watercolors please!ReplyCancel

  • Dana - September 14, 2012 - 9:12 am

    What a wonderful trip! I love sharing Italy through your csmera & comments, not to mention those sketches! The photo of the vegetable stand is out-stand-ing!!!ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne - September 14, 2012 - 9:08 am

    Thanks for taking us to Italy with you. I have enjoyed all your entertaining comments and fantastic photos.ReplyCancel

  • Gail - September 14, 2012 - 9:04 am

    It sounds like you’ve got things under control there. With Eddie headed back home and ideas of a healthy eating program (seriously???) in mind, you can just relax and enjoy the time you have left there! But I do know Eddie is right about one thing….”if no one sees you eating it, it doesn’t count”. So just have your gelato, cheesecake, mousse, or whatever packed in a To-Go container and tell them it’s for a friend! Then in the privacy of your room by candlelight….savor every bite! Ciao BellaReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - September 14, 2012 - 9:02 am

    LOVE your post on Italy. I spent time in Florance myself and yessss…its beautiful. Will go back someday. My BIGGEST regret is that I did not ‘journal’ my travels. I do have the photos though….RoseReplyCancel

  • Judy Baker - September 14, 2012 - 8:56 am

    Loving your postcards! That chocolate looks so yummy. I just had to watch “Under the Tuscan Sun” last night and thought about you being right there. What an enchanting place. I have so enjoyed your trip to Italy!ReplyCancel

  • Rose Baggs - September 14, 2012 - 8:53 am

    Gorgeous little painting!!! Let me win this time! Lol… Have a wonderful day!ReplyCancel

  • Jacklyn Karabaich - September 14, 2012 - 8:52 am

    Dreama, YOU are a true renaissance woman!ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie - September 14, 2012 - 8:45 am

    Thank you for taking me along…I have enjoyed it soooo much and hope to do it in person very soon. Sending Eddie sweet nuggles!ReplyCancel

  • NeeNee - September 14, 2012 - 8:45 am

    I am so enjoying my virtual trip with you. Having married an Italian, it is fun to see the country and all the wonderful food! (He’s been there numerous times, but I have yet to go.)ReplyCancel

  • Cinthia Ruscak Griffin - September 14, 2012 - 8:40 am

    Thanks for sharing your journey all week long ! I’d love to see you offer a watercolor workshop.ReplyCancel

  • Cinthia Ruscak Griffin - September 14, 2012 - 8:39 am

    Thanks for sharing your journey all week long ! I’d love to see you offer a watercolor workshop.ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie - September 14, 2012 - 8:39 am

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  • Carrie - September 14, 2012 - 8:37 am

    Oh and that would be Carrie Waller in case you weren’t sure:)ReplyCancel

  • Carrie - September 14, 2012 - 8:37 am

    You aren’t kidding about those European ladies and their heels. When we were living in Germany and I would see locals climbing the rocky hills around the German castles in their 6 inch heels. I do think the Olympics should consider adding high heeled sports to their competitions.

    Now I just know their must be some kind of mistake because I’m positive a cartolina should have been on it’s way to my house. In the spirit of our upcoming elections, I demand a recount:)))) So glad there are a few more chances–that link mishap was the Universe’s way of saying you must pick Carrie, Carrie, Carrie:)))ReplyCancel

  • Cathy Hart - September 14, 2012 - 8:35 am

    Hi Dreama, thanks for sharing your trip with us! The postcards are beautiful! I’m still hoping to win one! Cathy hartReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - September 14, 2012 - 8:32 am

    Awww….don’t you think you should stay a little longer? It went so fast!! Enjoy your final days and soak up the scenery and take a little of it home with you. You have shared so graciously with us so don’t forget to bring the kitties something too. 🙂 enjoy! Monica AvilaReplyCancel

  • Patricia Lee Christensen - September 14, 2012 - 8:31 am

    Your beautiful watercolors are as gorgeous and fresh as your oils! I always love following along and reading your delightful updates on your travels… 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Beulah - September 14, 2012 - 8:30 am

    What a lovely time you are having! Each day has treated us with delightful creative daydreams! Thanks for sharing!!!!

    c.paints [at] yahoo [dot] comReplyCancel

  • Nancy - September 14, 2012 - 8:28 am

    Beautiful artwork – wonderful souvenirs of your trip
    ReplyCancel

  • Lynne Wogan - September 14, 2012 - 8:24 am

    Hoping for a cartolinaReplyCancel

  • Lynne Wogan - September 14, 2012 - 8:23 am

    Maybe this time…would love to have a lovely cartolina.ReplyCancel

  • Terri Thompson - September 14, 2012 - 8:15 am

    Have LOVED your Italy trip – safe travels home to Paris!!! When are you going to do a WATERCOLOR workshop?? I’m “in” when you do!

    Now, send me a cartolina, pleaseReplyCancel

  • Sally - September 14, 2012 - 8:13 am

    Dreama,
    Speaking of local veggies, have you tried a fried squash bloosom yet? To die for!! – worth every calorie. 🙂
    Have a wonderful day,
    SallyReplyCancel

  • Sarah - September 14, 2012 - 8:12 am

    With your amusing commentary, delicious photos and beautiful artwork–I see another book. Have so enjoyed your take on Italy!ReplyCancel

  • reneestegersimpson - September 14, 2012 - 8:03 am

    Great art…great photos.food.advice……thanks for sharing the journey!!! Salute!ReplyCancel

  • Margaret - September 14, 2012 - 8:02 am

    Love your work! Thanks for sharing your trip.ReplyCancel

  • Margaret - September 14, 2012 - 8:01 am

    Love your work! Thanks for sharing your trip.ReplyCancel

  • jen lacoste - September 14, 2012 - 7:59 am

    You’re obviously getting way too much exercise… only 5 lbs? I have put on more than that looking at the photo of that sinful mousse. 🙂 Another lovely postcard – just love geraniums! Mine are flowering too, so I shall take some wine and go sit amongst them, and dream I am in Italy! Thanks for sharing your great pics.ReplyCancel

  • Deb LaRocque - September 14, 2012 - 7:58 am

    You make your watercolor postcards as fresh as your oils. Not always easy to do. Fantastic! You use the talents God gave you well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Laura Baughman - September 14, 2012 - 7:50 am

    this has been too fun. i wonder if you have a favorite memory from this year’s france/italy adventure? echoing the “safe travels” wishes…ReplyCancel

  • Janet Paden - September 14, 2012 - 7:49 am

    In your photos, it looks so clean there in the streets. I think of all the cans, cups and bottles, etc. lying along our roads. Is that the norm? How beautiful it seems!ReplyCancel

  • Lyn - September 14, 2012 - 7:46 am

    Next time, let’s stay for a month! Too much to see and do in 10 days!ReplyCancel

  • Anna Clark - September 14, 2012 - 7:44 am

    Your posts and beautiful art in photos and watercolors have made me smile and miss Europe each time. Thanks Dreama, you are a great ambassador!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara Ray - September 14, 2012 - 7:37 am

    I will miss my morning Cartolina!ReplyCancel

  • Patsy - September 14, 2012 - 7:32 am

    Love your watercolors and comments on the local color. Really enjoyed my trip with you to Italia. Wishing you a safe trip homeReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - September 14, 2012 - 7:28 am

    I have had fun on your trip! Carol HickersonReplyCancel

  • rockingchair_antiques - September 14, 2012 - 7:23 am

    Sorry your trip is ending so soon,loved seeing Italy with you!Hoping for a chance to win one of your beautiful paintings!…..Cheryl DeLongReplyCancel

  • Adele Bower - September 14, 2012 - 7:15 am

    Friday, 9-14-12
    Eddie Bill,
    Abby Cat has submitted her “Letters to Eddie Bill” to a publisher. She thinks they are brilliant and filled with passion, which sells well. She’ll send you a First Edition.
    Adele Bower (For Abby Cat)
    Houston, Texas
    ReplyCancel

  • Sandra - September 14, 2012 - 7:15 am

    Lol! The American lingo does make me chuckle sometimes. ‘Fanny-Pack’ for one thing! What is that?? Over here it would sound quite rude, lol! It’s would mean something very different indeed! And what is Gelato by the way?
    Anyway – as usual, wonderful photo’s and a gorgeous sketch too :0)ReplyCancel

  • Pamela's 'Cottage Life' Paintings - September 14, 2012 - 7:11 am

    Dreama,
    I am so happy to hear we get to see more of Italy through your eyes (and camera) with additional posts and another chance (or two) to receive an original Dreama watercolor.
    Yours in art,
    PamelaReplyCancel

  • Shar - September 14, 2012 - 7:07 am

    Prendere me, prego!

    Grande abbraccio,

    SharleneReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - September 14, 2012 - 7:06 am

    Wonderful paintings! Entertaining commentary! I need watercolor lessons from you! Julie ReaganReplyCancel

  • Alba - September 14, 2012 - 7:06 am

    La dolce far niente! La doce vita!ReplyCancel

  • Susan Young Artist - September 14, 2012 - 7:04 am

    Loving all the Cartolinas and especially all the local photos. Don’t those Italians love shoes? Did you go to the Ferrigamo shoe museum in Florence? A must see..have fun.ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen - September 14, 2012 - 7:00 am

    I’m sorry “our” trip is about to end! I’ve enjoyed wondering the streets with you! Thank you again for sharing your trip and humor. Safe travels.:)ReplyCancel

  • NLK - September 14, 2012 - 6:58 am

    Love your watercolors! Would love to have one!ReplyCancel

  • NLK - September 14, 2012 - 6:57 am

    Would love to have ANY of your art! Emailed last time, but not this time!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - September 14, 2012 - 6:55 am

    Of course I’m entering again. I would so love to have a Dreama painted or gifted item in my home. love all you do. Phyllis ElliottReplyCancel

  • Jo-Ann Sanborn - September 14, 2012 - 6:55 am

    I hate to say it, but it was me with the cheesecake…..Yes, that was me in the heels riding the bike too. OK, I’m just dreamin’ReplyCancel

  • Lyn - September 14, 2012 - 6:52 am

    Thanks for taking me along on your fabulous Italian adventure! I loved it!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy from Finch Cottage - September 14, 2012 - 6:42 am

    Lovely paintings.Thanks for being so generous.
    ReplyCancel

  • margielakeberg - September 14, 2012 - 6:42 am

    I’m not sure about Eddie’s calorie counting method, I do like it though. I had an auntie who claimed that whipped cream really wasn’t fattening because it was mostly air. Like minds. Thank you for taking the time to share your beautiful art and Italy with everyone !ReplyCancel

  • Marcia - September 14, 2012 - 6:41 am

    You are such a tease but so nice to give away a surprise! Oh, and Eddie is absolutely right, calories not seen consumed definitely do not count…what calories?ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - September 14, 2012 - 6:40 am

    I have enjoyed hearing about you journey in Italy. Have looked forward to your blog every morning! I think I have gained 5 pounds just hearing about all the wonderful food and all the pictures. Your photos and paintings are wonderful! Put me in for the drawings.
    Debbie ShraderReplyCancel

  • Jerry Stocks - September 14, 2012 - 6:39 am

    Have so enjoyed your wonderful trip through all the pictures. I’ll be glad to keep Eddie until you get home.ReplyCancel

  • Wendy L. Trommer - September 14, 2012 - 6:38 am

    Loving all your posts and would love an original Dreama.ReplyCancel

  • Wendy L. Trommer - September 14, 2012 - 6:37 am

    Loving all your posts and would love an original Dreama.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - September 14, 2012 - 6:33 am

    I have enjoyed hearing about your journey in Italy! I think I have put on 5 pounds just looking at your pictures of the wonderful food, and all the talk of gelatos!!! You have caught the beauty of the culture and scenry in your photos and paintings. Feel like I have been with you there! Debbie ShraderReplyCancel

  • amy donahue - September 14, 2012 - 6:27 am

    Ah, another perfect cartolina! Are those geraniums with maybe the back wheel of a bicycle in the background? love.ReplyCancel

  • Laurie G. Miller - September 14, 2012 - 6:26 am

    I actually feel a bit sad that YOUR trip to Italy is coming to a close. 🙁ReplyCancel

  • Barb - September 14, 2012 - 6:26 am

    love your posts and your watercolor postcards!!ReplyCancel

  • Barb - September 14, 2012 - 6:25 am

    love your posts and the watercolor postcards you are doing!ReplyCancel

  • wanda Cox - September 14, 2012 - 6:17 am

    I too have a Ed..his name is Bubba and quite a mess.ReplyCancel

  • wanda Cox - September 14, 2012 - 6:16 am

    Just signed up for your newly added workshop in chattanooga and am sooooo excited.ReplyCancel

  • Sara Sheets - September 14, 2012 - 6:15 am

    Hoping for a cartolina ! Safe travels home!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon L. Graves - September 14, 2012 - 6:10 am

    thanks for posting all the pics. love the veggies vendor, of course I’m a farmer’s marketer besides a painter. love the cartolinas. have fun.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - September 14, 2012 - 6:10 am

    What a way to go! Gelato, cheese cake and painting all in one place! SWEET!
    Jane A’Lee HeyerdahlReplyCancel

  • Jocelyn Grover - September 14, 2012 - 6:06 am

    Wicked jealous that you are in Italy and I am not–but leaving this afternoon for my favorite domestic location, Chincoteague Island, VA. Come visit sometime. I am sure you would find it charming–I will boil up a mess of blue crabs to go with Coronas on my front porch for us. Keep having fun!ReplyCancel

  • myra - September 14, 2012 - 2:04 am

    Don’t worry about those five pounds. You’re just doing it wrong – eat dessert first, then the veggies. Then the calories don’t count. 🙂
    Love your posts. Oils next?ReplyCancel

  • Art World - September 14, 2012 - 1:56 am

    Congrats Roseanne!!!!

    Dreama each cartolina is beautiful! Loving the trip. Thank you.

    Georgina.ReplyCancel

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