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In my absentia Eddie has offered up his writing services to do a guest post on this blog and has assured me that his article is well researched and will be of great use to artists everywhere.

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  • Nancy Darling - June 26, 2015 - 2:19 pm

    Love this! #10 and #15 hit the nail on the head. I was LOL!ReplyCancel

  • June - June 26, 2015 - 6:28 am

    Oh….that adorable and adorably cheeky Eddie Bill…the artiste extraordinaire. I loved his musings the first time ’round, and today, in major need of a good chuckle, this was the perfect remedy for my bout of da blues.

    Thanks Eddie Bill, for all your…emmm…good advice, suggestions and tips…and thanks Dreama, for reminding me that smiles and giggles are so very important in this life.

    Hugs to you from across the Atlantic.ReplyCancel

Eddie adheres to the adage that it’s somebody’s birthday somewhere. Kind of like the “it’s 5 o’clock somewhere” margarita style thinking. How’s 2015 treating you so far?? Let’s get this party started—2015 is your year!!!

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  • Jan Koss - January 27, 2015 - 1:35 pm

    This truly is a new beginning for me. I met a genuine,caring lady who inspired me. I felt her passion for art and I think she felt mine. The lady was you Dreama. Your workshop was even more than I expected. Meeting you was the Icing on the cake. I am using your Inspiration book and Tools. I am so excited. Thank you Dreama.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy Giaier - January 10, 2015 - 10:13 am

    Sounds like fun! Let the party… I mean workshop begin! See you in Florida, yeah!!ReplyCancel

  • Christine Bart - January 6, 2015 - 3:58 pm

    I totally support Eddie’s philosophy – I’m always up for a good party!ReplyCancel

  • June - January 6, 2015 - 7:53 am

    I’m ready…more than ready…to get the party started. Looks like Eddie and Phyllis are, too.
    Count me in…2015 will hopefully be a year to celebrate…all year long.ReplyCancel

  • Dianne Harrison - January 6, 2015 - 6:55 am

    Party more is a good resolution! I’ve decided to renew last year’s resolution which seemed to cover almost every area of my art life and life in general.
    “Question all of your assumptions.” This helped me try some new things last year
    that really worked out. . DianneReplyCancel

  • Teri Gammalo - January 6, 2015 - 2:20 am

    Yeah,,,,my year!!ReplyCancel

  • Rhonda L. Tolle-Beaman - January 5, 2015 - 6:25 pm

    Love it! I want to join the party!ReplyCancel

Ed the Cat shares some catty remarks on HOW NOT TO MAKE A PAINTING

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  • Nancy Darling - November 15, 2014 - 2:23 pm

    Recognizing especially #s 11, 14 and especially #17. OMG it is almost impossible to paint in there. I think it could take a whole week just to remedy so I keep putting it off. Please have Eddy write a post about how to clean up your studio, what to do with stuff you might want “someday,” those old paintings that remind you of things, etc. etc. and so forth.ReplyCancel

  • Valee Sewell Penn - November 6, 2014 - 10:37 pm

    Hi Dreama, I know Eddie has the “Gift of Gab”, and now what a delight to discover his er… writing talent! Bravo for letting him post in your absence! I thoroughly enjoyed it! As long as he is writing and face timing you, you can relax. It is when he is quiet, you must suspect he is up to something.
    Sending purrs and hugs to you and “The Eds and Maggie”ReplyCancel

  • […] is good. Eddie is not. (see his first “How Not To” article […]ReplyCancel

  • […] is good. Eddie is not. (see his first “How Not To” article […]ReplyCancel

  • June - November 5, 2014 - 6:56 am

    Oh, Eddie Bill, you’re just so wise and savvy. I’ve been ‘guilty’ of too many of these creative crimes over the years, but, thanks to you and your great ‘purrls of wisdom,’ and with some help from your extra wise human companion, Dreama, I feel certain I will transgress less and less.

    I’m going to try my best and sell lots more of my craft pieces at all the upcoming Christmas craft fairs…and hopefully, I’ll be able to treat myself to Carol’s ‘Daily Painting’ book.

    Thanks for making me smile, Eddie and Dreama, and for brightening up my week. Have a wonderful month in sunny and warm California – looking forward to hearing (and seeing) all the highlights of the workshops (and all the fun places you go to while there).ReplyCancel

  • Dreama - November 4, 2014 - 11:03 pm

    Eddie face timed me and is absolutely purring with delight. He is reading and framing each of your comments 🙂


  • Pam Steeg - November 4, 2014 - 5:54 pm

    LOVED Ed’s list of HOW NOT TO PAINT – hit the nail on the head!ReplyCancel

  • Ann Pepe Marano - November 4, 2014 - 4:16 pm

    What wisdom you have Eddie and so clever..Great blog and advice..lol.

  • Susan Richardson - November 4, 2014 - 2:56 pm

    Thank you Eddie!! This post is a keeper, printed it and added it to the things I love to reread.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 4, 2014 - 2:07 pm

    Dear Dreama,
    “Eddie Goes Hollywood” is fantastic. The little red dot in his right eye is magnificent!. His list of “How Not to Make a Painting” is wonderful. Eddie is smarter than I thought! California – one month! How could Eddie not send me that memo! Next time – and there will be a next time – I hope Eddie sends you to Northern California (specifically San Francisco Bay area). If he needs thoughts on locales for organizing a workshop in my ‘hood – I’m on it! We need you HERE! Not in Southie-Land.
    Thanks for your writings. The one on “words” slowed my heartbeat … in the best way. Happy Trails to you ….ReplyCancel

  • Rhojean McClure - November 4, 2014 - 1:00 pm

    Please keep Eddie on as your blog writer! Such insight into the artistic mind. I think I will leave the easel and take a walk in the beautiful sunshine, after all you paint better than me, and I’m not a “real” artist anyway. ;o)ReplyCancel

    • Dreama - November 4, 2014 - 11:05 pm

      Eddie is so proud of the direction you have chosen Rhojean 😉ReplyCancel

  • Pamela Clegg - November 4, 2014 - 11:03 am

    What a wonderful “guest” article from Eddie Bill. I saw myself in some of these “thoughts”. Please tell Eddie Bill thank you for sharing…… and keep them coming!ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie Mincu - November 4, 2014 - 9:14 am

    This “How NOT To…” is brilliant and right on target (thank you Eddie!) Not just for art, but any endeavor that people say they want to do, but don’t follow through on.

    My own readers at “Thrive with ADD” are ADHD Adults who often struggle with follow-through. I would love to quote this post and direct them to your blog to read more of your wisdom. Of course they’ll adore the art as well!ReplyCancel

    • Dreama - November 4, 2014 - 11:07 pm

      Bonnie—Eddie has given his purmission for you to share his article and is VERY excited that he might get a virus (go viral—Ed doesn’t get the whole internet/viral thing 😉 Thanks!!ReplyCancel

  • Monica - November 4, 2014 - 8:04 am

    Oh Eddie — you got my ‘vote’ on what not to do!
    Such a great set of rules deserves a can of tuna…!
    Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Nic's Earth - November 4, 2014 - 7:39 am

    Brilliant! I love this how not series. I’m guilty of a few but thankfully less than I’d have thought! !ReplyCancel

  • Jane Fletcher - November 4, 2014 - 7:25 am

    Great comments Eddie…….!!! You nailed most of my excuses!!ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly Ann Boyer - November 4, 2014 - 5:37 am

    This blog post was so true to what keeps us painting…thank you Eddie for your wisdom, hopefully I will remember to do the opposite! Thank you Dreama for a wonderful workshop…I loved every minute! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Sandy Hay - November 4, 2014 - 2:19 am

    Thank you for the book recommendation! Ordered! Can’t wait til it arrives! And btw….I’ve used a few of those excuses for how not to make a painting a time or two myself. Thank goodness I’ve finally started kicking those self defeating thoughts right on outta my beautiful, little, newly remodeled studio!!! Thanks for the inspiration Dreama!ReplyCancel

  • Theresa - November 3, 2014 - 10:54 pm

    Eddie the Cat is just full of great advice… Oops! Guilty of work area clutter! Mea culpa, Eddie. Will neaten up from now on.ReplyCancel

  • jobi - November 3, 2014 - 4:13 pm

    Oh Eddie, you crack me up! Sounds like you know me pretty well! Especially #6. Tell your mom I’m really looking forward to meeting her Wednesday! Maybe she will jump start me back into creativity! I’m hoping she will help me have the courage to paint my own cat(s)! xoReplyCancel