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It’s spring—some are kicking up their paws in celebration.
It’s spring—some of us are working like dogs to support those who are kicking up their paws.

Winter blues are being shed along with…..a LOT of fur.

Eddie says, what’s a little hair among friends?

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  • sandi pierce - May 30, 2014 - 1:24 pm

    eddie is one sweet kittieReplyCancel

  • April - May 27, 2014 - 9:44 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!! Your creativity astounds and motivates me!!! I can’t wait to see your posts from France!! We just got back last Tuesday, and while I’m happy to be home with my friends, family and 4-legged kids, I already miss it a little!! ;o))ReplyCancel

  • Lisa combs - May 26, 2014 - 8:15 pm

    Eddie is interesting, captivating, and articulate. Eddie is the most entertaing curmudgeon alive.ReplyCancel

  • Tommie Stewart Richardson - May 26, 2014 - 3:46 pm

    Have a great time … sure wish I were tagging along! I throughly enjoyed the workshop with you…learned a lot…even if you couldn’t tell it by my painting!!! prayers for a safe journey and a fun time!!!ReplyCancel

  • Judy Fischer Walton - May 26, 2014 - 12:09 pm

    Princely,tuxedoed, and ProudReplyCancel

  • Irene M. Santana - May 25, 2014 - 2:56 pm

    Hi Dreama, I see Eddie Bill is up to his catie tricks again, but you’ve got to love him. He is such a trickster, sneaky, but very loveable little cat in his own tricky ways. Have fun in France and may the Cat Gods be with you, or Eddie in another cat form ,may be waiting for you out there. I look forward to seeing you there! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • june - May 25, 2014 - 1:21 pm

    Adorable cheeky chappy!

    I love this painting, Dreama. Eddie Bill has good taste in art. :

    Thanks for this sharing this with us via this giveaway. You are a generous soul, my friend.

    Looking forward to our collective virtual adventure in France next month. Are you packed yet? Have the two Eds asked to come along with you? I’m sure they’re discussing the ‘plan’ as we speak. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • kristin - May 25, 2014 - 9:00 am

    i love keeping up with your blog and getting email updates. you and your art are ever inspiring and the colors brighten my day every time i see them. so inspired… i’m off to paint on this beautiful morning!!!ReplyCancel

  • Holly Rose - May 25, 2014 - 8:27 am

    Oh Dreama, I would be delighted to have a print of Eddie Bill. Plus it would be one cat I don’t have to feed.


  • Nancy Myers - May 25, 2014 - 8:18 am

    Hi Dreama – Just wanted to say I have been in a bit of a slump lately; tossing more boards than I am buying, avoiding my just-started web site because nothing looks worthy and generally being unmotivated. And . . . jealous that I can’t join you in France. So after a brief meditation this morning, your suggestion to get back to watercolors and follow you to France was a message from the universe. Thank you again for saving my soul one more day.
    Nancy–from a workshop on Marco IslandReplyCancel

  • Mercedes Franklin - May 25, 2014 - 5:44 am


  • Patty Lewis Schwarz - May 25, 2014 - 2:36 am

    Hi Dreama, Eddie is laughable, lovable and loony. Have a fantastic trip. Patty.ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Harvey - May 25, 2014 - 2:15 am


  • Claire Southward Snyder - May 25, 2014 - 12:40 am

    A handsome dude.ReplyCancel

  • Leslie - May 24, 2014 - 10:05 pm

    He is funny, beautiful and very paintable!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Harvey - May 24, 2014 - 9:30 pm

    Purrrrrfect Pretty Kitty!ReplyCancel

  • Beth - May 24, 2014 - 9:15 pm

    three words to describe Eddie? lucky, funny, feline 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Teresa - May 24, 2014 - 6:39 pm

    CUTE AS A BUTTON! A LOVER NOT A FIGHTER! ONE DREAMY CAT (that’s from my new snow bengal kitten,BASTET, who’s only 2 & 1/2 months old, and she’s already smitten with Eddie)ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Hodges Trainor - May 24, 2014 - 6:28 pm

    I am so envious that you will be going to France soon. Hope I can get in on the next one. Will be watching for 2015 sign-ups. You did this painting just so Eddie will have a reminder that you will fly home again soon! Or maybe, it will be in your suitcase to France and back? He sure is cute. Love the painting especially your bright beautiful colors.ReplyCancel

  • Elaine Weeks - May 24, 2014 - 5:33 pm

    Eddie is a master of disguise, lover of life and heartbreaker!ReplyCancel

  • Clare Strohman - May 24, 2014 - 5:02 pm

    One Inquisitive Kitty.

    Dreama……See You Soon!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Chapman - May 24, 2014 - 4:44 pm

    Eddie is “catalicious”, superior, and bodacious ! I love him.ReplyCancel

  • Lucinda O'Donohoe - May 24, 2014 - 4:23 pm

    Handsome Top Cat!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra McMillan Cox - May 24, 2014 - 4:23 pm

    Eddie is a priceless scamp! He also realizes that he is a lucky cat – to have a sweetheart like Dreama to immortalize him!ReplyCancel

  • Reveille Kennedy - May 24, 2014 - 4:12 pm

    Hi Dreama, Just want to say I love the way you encourage people! YOu are amazing!

  • Karen Oliver - May 24, 2014 - 3:46 pm

    confident, conspiring, charmingReplyCancel

  • Joanie Jennings Murray - May 24, 2014 - 1:42 pm

    So darn cuteReplyCancel

  • Snap - May 24, 2014 - 1:36 pm

    Eddie is handsome, “catalicious”, a super-kitty!ReplyCancel

  • Valerie McMullen - May 24, 2014 - 1:21 pm

    Best cat ever!ReplyCancel

  • Jamie Sanderlin Parks - May 24, 2014 - 12:28 pm

    Deramylicious cake cat

  • Jobi - May 24, 2014 - 12:22 pm

    lucky, handsome, famous!ReplyCancel

  • Joanne Lawand - May 24, 2014 - 11:57 am

    Have a fabulous time in France. Just thinking about it still makes my heart flutter.

  • Sue Kemnitz - May 24, 2014 - 11:52 am

    rambunctious, above-it-all, loyal-to-teaReplyCancel

  • Carla Pasley - May 24, 2014 - 11:45 am

    I think this might be my favorite with Phyllis and Eddie! It made me get up and appreciate my painting of them! Gabriel and Lucy say hi!ReplyCancel

  • Ann Marano - May 24, 2014 - 10:16 am

    Eddie, here’s my three words to describe you: “I’m The Man” I am sooo excited, I’m attending your workshop at Indian Rocks Beach, Fl…Yeah!!! Can’t wait. Also I have a cat must be a cousin to Eddie..Except he is quite fat. Hope he didn’t hear me.ReplyCancel

  • Monica - May 24, 2014 - 10:14 am

    Love, love, love the print of Eddie
    (Would look divine in our next
    home! Moving days are here!)
    3 words to describe Eddie:
    elegant, edgy, and w/o equal…!ReplyCancel

  • Judy Chalker - May 24, 2014 - 9:34 am

    The painter’s muse. 😉ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - May 24, 2014 - 9:27 am

    Sharp-dressed cat. (He reminds me of the ZZ Top song.)ReplyCancel

  • Lorraine Kendel - May 24, 2014 - 9:25 am


  • Linda Levine - May 24, 2014 - 9:19 am

    After all the messages, I feel like the Eddies are my cats!ReplyCancel

  • kim g. - May 24, 2014 - 9:19 am

    intent beautiful honorableReplyCancel

  • Terri Pennell - May 24, 2014 - 8:55 am

    How cute!ReplyCancel

  • Linda MacGregor - May 24, 2014 - 8:46 am

    Eddie is sophisticated and discerning – look at the company he keeps : )ReplyCancel

  • Ruth Ann Sturgill - May 24, 2014 - 8:29 am

    Eddie is clever, cunning and cute!ReplyCancel

  • Maureen Walsh - May 24, 2014 - 8:24 am

    Mischievous Mouse Master!ReplyCancel

  • Karen - May 24, 2014 - 8:17 am

    The Cat and The Rat !!ReplyCancel

  • Cyndi Marble - May 24, 2014 - 7:51 am

    One handsome dude!ReplyCancel

  • Alice Craig - May 24, 2014 - 7:35 am

    Green eyed darling!ReplyCancel

  • Henrietta Prescott - May 24, 2014 - 7:14 am

    A door ableReplyCancel

  • Jean Scholz - May 24, 2014 - 6:57 am

    smart, suave, lovable (even for mice)ReplyCancel

  • Candice - May 24, 2014 - 6:19 am

    Beautiful and whimsical! What a sweet little guy.ReplyCancel

  • Pam Traylor - May 24, 2014 - 5:47 am

    Love that Cat!ReplyCancel

  • Tricia - May 24, 2014 - 5:46 am

    Cool cat’s cupcakeReplyCancel

  • Lois Keffer - May 24, 2014 - 3:54 am

    tuxedo clad charmerReplyCancel

  • Sarah Chandler - May 24, 2014 - 3:28 am

    compassionate cupcake connoiseurReplyCancel

  • Sheree' Burdette McClure - May 24, 2014 - 2:59 am

    Spring time delightReplyCancel

  • Joanne Moore - May 24, 2014 - 2:13 am

    I love your watercolor work and look forward to following you in France!ReplyCancel

  • Patricia Stoelting Langley - May 24, 2014 - 1:34 am

    Eddie is quite handsome.ReplyCancel

  • Teri Jordan Towse - May 24, 2014 - 12:50 am

    I am so glad you are keeping this beautiful painting of your manager. Eddie is a master of disguise. He sets the pace for for excitement and adventure ( when he isn’t lounging around ). Also Eddie has lived many of his nine lives outsmarting curiosity. Kudos to EddieReplyCancel

  • Sheila Grace Tansey - May 24, 2014 - 12:37 am

    humble :-), gracious and purrrfect!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Irizarry - May 24, 2014 - 12:29 am

    Cute and curious catReplyCancel

  • Karen Knight Veal - May 23, 2014 - 10:37 pm

    Purrs of loveReplyCancel

  • Paula Jones-dauzickas - May 23, 2014 - 10:31 pm

    One cool cat!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Gray - May 23, 2014 - 10:07 pm

    one cool catReplyCancel

  • Brenda C. Manheim - May 23, 2014 - 9:48 pm

    Eddie well marked, sneaky and determined.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Martin Piros - May 23, 2014 - 9:39 pm

    Hello Dreama, I love how this painting draws your eye straight into the painting. Eddies eyes and the flowers grab you. The fantastic colors are always so beautiful in and make everything flow and set the mode. Hugs, MeReplyCancel

  • Kathleen Leslie Brown - May 23, 2014 - 9:06 pm

    that’s coolReplyCancel

  • Kathleen Leslie Brown - May 23, 2014 - 9:06 pm

    handsome, suave, cookReplyCancel

  • Anita Zorrilla - May 23, 2014 - 8:24 pm

    Eddie is purrrfect,with “eyes of the Tiger”, and loveable!ReplyCancel

  • Ann Baldwin - May 23, 2014 - 7:06 pm

    Intelligent, Resourceful, Handsome ~ 🙂ReplyCancel

  • KATHY COUSART - May 23, 2014 - 5:59 pm

    Love this painting…it’s a favorite…and appreciate that you want to keep it for yourself. I think that is so important. Amazing gesture on the mouse…wonderful expression on Eddie and just fun light popping everywhere. There’s a sweet genuine connection in this one that just shines through. Have ever so much fun in France….can’t wait to see posts and writings from France. They feed my soul along with so many others. Hugs to all….ReplyCancel

Eddie in France??

He is a cat of international mystery.
According to Eddie he’s the James Bond of cats.
Pussy galore and Agent 009 all rolled into one—cool, handsome, dangerous— with a “license to kill”.

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  • Epic Dreamer Children's Books - March 25, 2014 - 12:37 am

    I saw your Eddie painting on Facebook, and then checked out your other paintings as well. You have a magnificent style, I must say! Your expressive brushwork and dramatic coloring are stunning! I’m so glad I saw your work. You made my day! TomReplyCancel

  • Cathy Joerger - March 22, 2014 - 3:58 pm

    Good morning! I just have to take a moment before I get side tracked to tell you how much I enjoy your writing and your art. The March newsletter arrived in my inbox this morning and it nearly brought me to tears – of joy! Yes – your life has brought joy into the lives of others . . . thank you for being out there!! ReplyCancel

  • june - March 19, 2014 - 7:35 pm

    A glorious painting of un bel chat in a beautiful setting in a stunningly beautiful part of the world. Thank you for brightening my day with this painting today, Dreama.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Jander - March 19, 2014 - 1:20 am

    Woo, Dreama…a beautiful piece! Love this size on the cradled panel. Eddie looks so stylin’ among the lush garden surrounding him. ReplyCancel

  • jobi - March 18, 2014 - 6:28 pm

    Eddie is a handsome man of mystery! I did do a double take thinking he may have had a wee too much Creme Brulee! But he’s gorgeous in front of the pot. I love the painting so much! And what kind of thicker panel is it painted on? And how did you not get paint all over the sides!? haha Hope you are well. I am so looking forward to Costa Mesa in November. xoReplyCancel

    • Dreama - March 19, 2014 - 7:47 am

      Jobi—Thanks so much! The surface is the same I always paint on. This is a larger format (16″ x 16″) than most of the ones I do so I used a cradled panel which allows for the work to be hung without framing, displayed standing alone (as pictured) etc. Lots of options.

      And keep the sides clean was as simple as covering the them with clear packing tape 🙂 The tape was still on in the photo I took but is off now and the sides don’t have a speck of paint on them:))

      Eddie says thanks 😉ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Martin Piros - March 18, 2014 - 3:06 pm

    Good Morning Dreama!!! I love the painting with Sir Eddie sitting on the stone wall ! My eyes are drawn to the beautiful stone wall that has reflecting light and color bouncing all over it. The whole painted is a perfect one!!!!! Hugs, Hugs, Hugs , MeReplyCancel

  • Alice O'neil - March 18, 2014 - 2:55 pm

    I love your writings. Would love to hear more about your painting excursions. Do you paint outside a lot and where. What is the scenery like where you live, how does it inspire you? How are your plans going for your next trip to Paris, France. In the states, where is your favorite? Which state offers the prettiest places to paint? I like hearing about Eddie but I would like to hear about your life also.
    Sincerely, AliceReplyCancel

  • Mary Crook Moran - March 18, 2014 - 1:24 pm

    What a feline! So glad he’s hired you for his pr person.

“The Look” 12 x 12″ oil on museum quality panel SOLD   It is THE look.  The one Ed gives me when things are not going to his liking.  Which means it’s his normal, everyday, what have you done for me lately look. I was actually happy to capture this as it can be used […]

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  • Melissa Jander - May 13, 2013 - 6:23 pm

    Looking forward to your workshop this weekend! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • June - May 13, 2013 - 6:37 am

    p.s. – bet you all had a great time in Whidbey Island. That part of the US is beautiful, and one day, I’d love to travel there.

    Do you know about the traditional bakery there? I have to check back to get the name of it, but it’s owned and run with much love by two fellas (can’t remember their names, though – d’oh!). And there’s also the Macrina Bakery in …. is it Seattle? That’s where the book ‘By Bread Alone’ by Judi Hendricks was based on…on Queen Anne Street, I think?

    Okay…okay…I’ll stop rabbitting on now and get back to feeding my fellas – one of them (guess which one?) is giving me ‘the look’…again.ReplyCancel

  • June - May 13, 2013 - 6:32 am

    Ahhh…yes….’the look’ – I know it all too well. I think most cat lovers know and have experienced this look many, many times.

    In our house, it’s our black cat, Phillo (the feline version of le enfant terrible) – he’s truly adorable, but he also whinges and whines and complaints (loudly!) when something (usually most everything) isn’t EXACTLY to his absolute liking or his high standard of ultra-convenience, lol.

    You really have captured that specific expression perfectly, Dreama. No doubt it made Eddie annoyed, though, heehee.

    I wish, I wish, I wish, I wish I was going with you and all the lucky artists to France next month. But I’ll be with you in spirit, and experience it vicariously through the blog and the photos you’ll be taking all throughout the adventure. I will have to take comfort by eating many croissants, lots of brie, and down several glasses of wine, while reading (again!) ‘Chocolat,’ – as well as the latest in the series, ‘Peaches for Monsieur Le Cure’.ReplyCancel

  • Christine Holzschuh - May 12, 2013 - 7:03 pm

    Today we re-adopted Miss Kitty who had been re-adopted by my daughter a few years earlier…so my daughter said “now you can become a cat painter” and I got very excited about that idea when I thought of you and Eddie and all the possibilities!ReplyCancel

  • Kim Minichiello - May 11, 2013 - 2:23 pm

    Boy, do I know this look too! You captured it perfectly!ReplyCancel

The hiding of the eggs. It’s an Easter tradition. I was actually looking forward to doing it this year, what with having a youngster in the house, one Eddie Pierre….now a whole one year old.

Excited until….

“I tell you Phyllis you have to pull out all the stops when it comes to hiding these things….its eggsactly what I told you. He’s EATING LIKE A HORSE!!!”

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  • Marina Carita - April 2, 2013 - 12:25 am

    looks goodReplyCancel

  • Grażyna Jędrasik - March 31, 2013 - 6:24 pm

    Un trabajo muy interesante , un bello juego de colores, admiro a la gente que crean, es un danprecioso que no todos…..ReplyCancel

  • june - March 30, 2013 - 3:04 pm

    Can’t stop smiling, and the first time I read it (I’ve re-read it four times since then) I burst out loud laughing. Dreama, you should publish a children’s book – ‘The Great (Mis)Adventures of Phyllis and the Two Eds’. I love this conversation they’re having, and y’know, I can actually hear it and picture it in my mind while reading it. Hilarious…and adorable, too.

    We all need a little Easter treat, and you’ve surely provided one with this post. I love it.

    Here’s wishing you, Ron, Desiree, the two Eddies, Phyllis and of course Maggie, and all of your readers and fans a very happy and blessed and peaceful Easter.ReplyCancel

  • Valee Sewell Penn - March 29, 2013 - 6:47 pm

    Twoce the drama… Phyllis must be eggxausted!ReplyCancel