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When it crosses your mind to wonder ‘how long did it take…’ flip the question.
Ask yourself why you feel like you need to know. If it’s because that you fear the odds are stacked against you just remember this.

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  • Deborah - August 27, 2017 - 11:05 am

    When I was 27, I looked into what it would take to be a piano tuner. After a few calls, I found a tuner that would teach me with a couple of other interested women. What are the odds? I tuned all of my friends’ pianos to practice while I was working full-time and raising 2 small children. I got a job tuning pianos for a piano store. What are the odds? 15 years ago, I started to paint. I was juried into a wonderful painting group. What are the odds? I have gained so much over those years. After 36 years of tuning pianos, I am retiring at the end of this year. And I can put more time into my painting. Well, that’s in between driving a school bus. What are the odds? Thanks, Dreama. You make us appreciate what we do, what you do, and reach a bit farther.ReplyCancel

  • Kymee Martinak - August 27, 2017 - 9:36 am

    Strange that I would open this yesterday because you see for the last two years I have asked that question in my mind never posed it out loud to anyone, but yesterday it was screaming at me in my head, than your post that answered it. Thank you so much for your contribution to all of us artist I really need it.

    I don’t have what are the odds story yet but I have hope now that I will

    Again Thank you..
    KymeeReplyCancel

  • Judy Jarrett Hoffman - August 27, 2017 - 7:59 am

    Love to beat the odds. Love hearing about so many others beating the odds in so many ways. Positivity & just doing what we are called to do are important first steps. Live your own life-love the life you live. Paint on!ReplyCancel

  • Madeline - August 26, 2017 - 1:15 pm

    Just start and enjoy the journey!! Paint for the love of it. Best advice I ever received .ReplyCancel

  • Andrea Jeris - August 26, 2017 - 11:47 am

    Two years ago I painted a picture of a local diner that turned out pretty nice. I tried to find out who the owner of the diner was to show it to him/her through Google, and thought maybe I had, but didn’t know how to contact him. I wasn’t brave enough to go to the diner and say, “Hey, I painted the diner can I show it to the owner.”

    Two weeks ago he found ME! and contacted me through a website where I sell my work. He bought the painting and it will hang in the diner.ReplyCancel

  • Georgia Jenen - August 26, 2017 - 9:04 am

    What a wonderful & original way to say don’t compare yourself… just follow your heart, doors open and “magical” possibilities occur. Thank you for the post!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy Hamm - August 26, 2017 - 6:53 am

    My “what are the odds” is that I paint. And not only paint but have such a passion for painting. I am 48 and my whole life I have tried to have “a hobby” reading, using yarn of different ways and many other things. When I picked up a paint brush for the first time it just fit. I have been painting for about 3 years now. Thank God for YouTube. It has become my passion. It is a stress reliever, inspiring, calming, happy,sad and really allows me to get out my emotions. And had helped to bring down my blood presure. But I would have never though I would like painting well alone be good at it and love it as much as I do. Thank you for yourwritings I love them.ReplyCancel

  • Trisha - August 26, 2017 - 6:33 am

    It is interesting to hear the answers to these questions, but they come with the caveat, “Your mileage may vary.” This means you may take more time or less time than someone else. It means you may need to exert more effort — or less effort — than someone else. The important part of the answer is that it *IS* possible. Hold onto that. Believing is the first step on the path to achieving.ReplyCancel

The response to Once Upon a Time, the online painting adventure to France—has been pretty much OOH LA LA!! Thank you for hanging in with us during the enrollment period β€” I know you received more emails than my usual one per week. I appreciate you being so patient, understanding and even sharing those emails […]

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  • Caroline Montgomery Clark - January 31, 2017 - 6:52 am

    My family, our health, and the time/space to be creativeReplyCancel

  • Ruth (Mandy) - January 27, 2017 - 5:25 pm

    I am new at this. Very new. I never thought I could paint because I can’t draw…therefore, I focused on photography instead and buy everyone else’s art! Then I took a one time painting session and was amazed and thrilled at what I managed to create! It was so exhilarating and exciting to see a landscape come to life; One from my poor attempt. My daughter loves Dreama’s paintings and so I have become a fan as well and when I saw this opportunity to learn to paint with such vibrancy, my inner self said: “Why Not!” So, here i am…it was a push on my retired budget, but I signed up and can’t wait to see what other hidden treasure lies just beneath the surface!!! Thank you Dreama for your wonderful works & for this.ReplyCancel

  • Diane Stern - January 27, 2017 - 10:39 am

    Thank you for all you do.ReplyCancel

  • Marcia bergtholdt - January 27, 2017 - 7:17 am

    Look at this long list of entrants! It’s a reflection of the number of people that love seeing the color and looseness you bring to paintings. We are all kindred spirits getting great joy out of putting paint on a surface.ReplyCancel

  • Sharmila - January 27, 2017 - 7:16 am

    I love the sound of my brush as I paint on the canvas. I love the glide of colour inks on paper. I love the grating of oil pastels on the cardsheet and the delicate pencil strokes on a sheet of fine grained paper… Yes I draw and paint with all media.ReplyCancel

  • melissa garcia - January 26, 2017 - 8:49 pm

    Hi Dreama
    Thank you for chance to win!
    Well the truth is I fell in love with you again
    when I did the last painting bonus video yesterday.
    Yes I finally made it happen and sunk into it all.
    I love remembering how amazing painting is as I take the
    time to allow myself space for the adventure.
    thanks again
    Melissa

    ps will there be a landscape class someday-I love plein air landscapesReplyCancel

  • Kimberly Bohrer - January 26, 2017 - 8:27 pm

    I love the smell of oils!
    When I was about 5, my grandmother had just finished painting a sweet face on a little doll ” in oils.” I kissed it! The smell takes me back to Grandma’s painting porch with stories, love & laughter,ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Saylor - January 26, 2017 - 8:18 pm

    I love painting because it requires hopping off of the carousel and planting yourself in a garden of possibility.ReplyCancel

  • Sue - January 26, 2017 - 7:11 pm

    Thank you for the chance to win – watercolors freshly squeezed onto my palette, paper waiting for the first wash, so full of possibilities, the challenge and joy of a lifetime of learning and growing fill my heart with gratitude.ReplyCancel

  • Flora Giddens - January 26, 2017 - 5:44 pm

    Love working with the bright colors!Hope to learn to be much looser as I tend to paint small & tight! Looking forward to the next adventure in Provence! I am so grateful that I can put a small space for painting in our the house.I am currently my husband`s caregiver so going to spent a long time in my regular studio is not possible.Hey, where there is a will there is a way! :o)ReplyCancel

  • Mari Kauffmann - January 26, 2017 - 5:18 pm

    ❀ it allReplyCancel

  • HC - January 26, 2017 - 3:26 pm

    I am thankful to have this wonderful course available for all of us and to have such a warm, wonderful teacher…and living in Florida!!!ReplyCancel

  • Dianne Hart - January 26, 2017 - 3:21 pm

    So looking forward to your class. I love the look and style of your paintings and can’t wait to pick up a few tipsReplyCancel

  • Julie Grant-Field - January 26, 2017 - 2:51 pm

    I have loved your last course and look forward to the next one.ReplyCancel

  • sylvia santos-hunt - January 26, 2017 - 2:41 pm

    painting takes me to a different level of enlightenment. !ReplyCancel

  • Helen Burroughs - January 26, 2017 - 1:46 pm

    I love the boldness of colors and their combinations. My greatest gift would be to feel confident in mixing colors.ReplyCancel

  • IRMI - January 26, 2017 - 1:32 pm

    As I lay down those beautiful vibrant colors , my whole being, body and soul is filled with life and joy.ReplyCancel

  • Sue Shoemaker - January 26, 2017 - 12:11 pm

    I love your colors!!! Happy and joyful colors!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon - January 26, 2017 - 12:10 pm

    Dreama, took a class from you in Indiana a few years ago and still go over my notes and use the water mixable oils sometimes. Congratulations to Ann S. for winning the class and hoping for a bright future for all.ReplyCancel

  • Christy - January 26, 2017 - 11:52 am

    When it comes to painting, I love the physical sensation of the brush applying paint to the paper – there is a pleasurable feeling watching the brushstrokes and colors – a visual feast of joy.
    Thank you for the giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Sara L Blackburn - January 26, 2017 - 11:25 am

    Love, love, your paintings. I enjoy reading and looking at your post. I think I’ve learned a lot by looking at your paintings. You’ve made me less afraid of color. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.ReplyCancel

  • Joan - January 26, 2017 - 10:58 am

    I love that feeling you get when you create something where there was nothing before, taking a blank canvas and filling it with color. Magical!ReplyCancel

  • Ildy - January 26, 2017 - 10:39 am

    I’m thankful that I have YOU Dreama and Ron and I’m part of your provence group, I’m thankful that my children are in safe and thankful that I have a loving family! Hug IldyReplyCancel

  • Patricia Ansert - January 26, 2017 - 10:35 am

    My favorite part of painting is getting out of my head and getting away from what’s going on in life. I love starting off with burnt sienna and putting in my darks and wiping out the brights and toning the canvas and trying to think of what the composition is going to look like. It’s a moment anticipation and Hope and it makes me very happy.ReplyCancel

  • Briana West - January 26, 2017 - 10:05 am

    I’m thankful for my son for my health and for being able to paintReplyCancel

  • Pat Beaver - January 26, 2017 - 9:57 am

    As an undergraduate art major, I had to mix pigments in my painting courses to get the colors that I wanted. Even with formulas, I could never quite get the colors desired. I really thought that I did not like painting. Once I saw Dreama’s beautiful work online & her first course offering, I jumped at the chance to try painting again. For me, painting is one of the only activities that fully engages my mind, body and spirit, blocking out the passage of time. I sometimes allow life to get in the way of painting, so I’m going to Provence (virtually) for permission to paint! Even with occasional breaks, I now know that I’ll always come back to painting. It’s like food for my soul & Dreama is one inspiring chef!ReplyCancel

  • Francine - January 26, 2017 - 9:47 am

    Painting is my favorite get-away. It engages my whole heart and mind.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Jane Gavenda - January 26, 2017 - 9:43 am

    I am thankful for keeping good on my promise to get back to putting paint on canvas after a long absence. Most exciting part for me is the color–that’s what I really respond toReplyCancel

  • Trish Trovato - January 26, 2017 - 9:31 am

    To paint is to tap into my own little world of creativity-my great escape with soft music playing in the background. I’m grateful for these these moments and my husband’s encouraging words to do so.ReplyCancel

  • Anna Knapp - January 26, 2017 - 9:20 am

    Thank you for sharing so many beautiful moments and giving us the opportunity to partake.ReplyCancel

  • Ann - January 26, 2017 - 9:02 am

    I’m addicted to art supplies so $100 would feed the addiction for a day or two. Anybody else like this?ReplyCancel

  • Cathy Michels - January 26, 2017 - 8:51 am

    I’m thankful for the time and resources to do the things I love, supportive friends near and far and my wonderful family.ReplyCancel

  • kim smith - January 26, 2017 - 8:33 am

    My favorite part of painting is that it’s my magical time to feel peaceful and happy.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Williams - January 26, 2017 - 8:28 am

    I am thankful and grateful for my family, for my home, and for my health. I am grateful that I get to paint and take this class to learn even more!ReplyCancel

  • Susan M - January 26, 2017 - 8:15 am

    Painting relaxes me and I feel a sense of accomplishment when I get the result I was looking to achieve.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara Milon - January 26, 2017 - 8:14 am

    You never have enough art supplies! πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to get to Provence!ReplyCancel

  • Anita Cook - January 26, 2017 - 8:14 am

    The three things I’m thankful for are my family, my health and being able to create!ReplyCancel

  • Shelley Koopmann - January 26, 2017 - 8:03 am

    Love your posts! I look forward to “seeing” them and reading them. I’m entering the giveaway here πŸ’–ReplyCancel

  • C J - January 26, 2017 - 7:57 am

    Thank you Dreama for everything you do.
    Inspirational emails, beauty of colors, your style of teaching.ReplyCancel

  • barbara healy - January 26, 2017 - 7:56 am

    Using paint to create my idea on the canvas.ReplyCancel

  • maryanne Conroy-miller - January 26, 2017 - 7:35 am

    The art of possibility!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie - January 26, 2017 - 7:15 am

    Love Blick!ReplyCancel

  • Diane - January 26, 2017 - 7:13 am

    I love ❀️ playing with my art materials and get so excited 😊 when a piece I have done gives others joy .ReplyCancel

  • Deb Rolfs - January 26, 2017 - 7:12 am

    My favorite part of painting is the feeling of being totally absorbed in the process – the ability to focus only on the creative side without the distractions of every day life. It brings me peace and tranquility.ReplyCancel

  • Wendy Trommer - January 26, 2017 - 7:11 am

    I love your paintings, especially the ones of Eddie, and your posts of his antics.ReplyCancel