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The response to Timeless Tuscany, my new online painting adventure to Italy—has been magnifico!!

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  • Gigi - February 5, 2018 - 11:23 am

    Love the “me time” when I’m painting💕ReplyCancel

  • Mary Jo Brady - February 4, 2018 - 9:18 pm

    It is hard to describe but I love it when something I wanted to happen comes out as I saw it in my mind, or even better than imagined. Most of the time I visualize and try to paint it as my mind saw it but it turns out looking totally different.ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn tober - February 4, 2018 - 9:14 pm

    Because I’m using the “squish the tube up” thingy and my paints are dangerously low!!!!! Please!!!! I love ❤️ everyone!!!’nReplyCancel

  • Marti Lopez - February 4, 2018 - 3:40 pm

    Love learning painting techniques. I’ve also enjoyed the kindred spirits on the FB group.ReplyCancel

  • Peggy Roach - February 4, 2018 - 1:51 pm

    The best part is simply the enjoyment of seeing the gorgeous colors and texture of the paint as I apply it to a canvas.ReplyCancel

  • Antionette du Bruyn - February 4, 2018 - 1:49 pm

    Wheb I stand back and stare, in awe…. asking myself…. now how did that happen!ReplyCancel

  • Connie J Brotzman - February 1, 2018 - 12:54 pm

    I love art supplies and my art classes with Dreama.ReplyCancel

  • Kat Emerson - January 31, 2018 - 1:18 pm

    I love that the world falls away and I am immersed in shapes, colors and light.ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca - January 30, 2018 - 7:54 pm

    How form and shape, value and color come together and create something where there was once an empty canvas.ReplyCancel

  • Lora - January 30, 2018 - 4:25 pm

    Watching the painting start to come together and adding highlighters to make it sing.ReplyCancel

  • Gail LaMarco - January 30, 2018 - 1:48 pm

    I love getting lost in my painting .ReplyCancel

  • Diane - January 30, 2018 - 10:51 am

    Capturing the mood of what I am trying to paint.ReplyCancel

  • Lynn - January 30, 2018 - 8:47 am

    I honestly don’t know, I’ve not done it before but I want to learn!!!ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne Dungan - January 29, 2018 - 8:38 pm

    I love the entire process, the colors, the immersion into mixing and applying the paints. The total escape into the painting!ReplyCancel

  • Jeanine - January 29, 2018 - 7:50 pm

    The best part for me is when it’s time to add the highlights. like on the trees, leaves, roof, sidewalk etc.

    I get so excited when I get to that stage.ReplyCancel

  • Robin Raymond - January 29, 2018 - 5:22 pm

    Feeling the brush in my hand, oil paint in my brush, working on a special project just feels so good and relaxing!!ReplyCancel

  • Marguerite Lovell - January 29, 2018 - 5:03 pm

    The best part is playing with the colors and seeing a painting emerge. It feels like creating your own music!ReplyCancel

  • Denyse Fenelon Biagi - January 29, 2018 - 4:36 pm

    Getting lost in the painting time disappears and having it all “work”ReplyCancel

  • Flora giddens - January 29, 2018 - 4:32 pm

    I love my quiet time for painting and looking for any improvement! I always hope to grow even a very little with each painting.Now love all the colors that I have learned to use in the first two classes with Dreama! So much fun!ReplyCancel

  • Linda - January 29, 2018 - 4:26 pm

    I love how totally focused and lost in my painting I can get. I love how I get to keep learning something new with every painting day. And I love how I compete with myself to get to be a better painter!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Bisoni - January 29, 2018 - 3:11 pm

    When I pick up the brush or the pallet knife.ReplyCancel

  • Judy Donofrio - January 29, 2018 - 3:00 pm

    Learning new skills.ReplyCancel

  • Marian Burns - January 29, 2018 - 1:51 pm

    I love how painting makes me BE HERE NOW – and joy starts to bubble up!ReplyCancel

  • Arlene Blasberg - January 29, 2018 - 1:26 pm

    Love your style!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sue Zaback - January 29, 2018 - 12:31 pm

    I love the beginning of the painting and the finished painting best. Sometimes the middle gets really tough and frustrating. I am hoping to learn how to make the middle more fun and enjoyable.ReplyCancel

  • Kari Hunt - January 29, 2018 - 11:58 am


  • Teri Atkins Brown - January 29, 2018 - 11:32 am

    A few hours after you settle down & are actually painting, the surge of creative energy & pure happiness that takes over your heart for a little while. you feel like more free, different person.ReplyCancel

  • Molly - January 29, 2018 - 11:11 am

    I love the timelessness! And then it’s so exciting when something I really like develops!ReplyCancel

  • Millisa Vandermerwe - January 29, 2018 - 11:04 am

    I love the JOY of painting!ReplyCancel

  • Nan Katzenberger - January 29, 2018 - 10:47 am

    I love to get lost in my painting! I can block out the world and just play with colors and shapes!! I can’t wait!!ReplyCancel

  • Kirsten - January 29, 2018 - 10:39 am

    The unexpected discoveries that happened along the way!ReplyCancel

  • Crystale Schrieber - January 29, 2018 - 10:14 am

    I love reading your posts. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Susan - January 29, 2018 - 9:54 am

    I love getting “lost” in a painting. I don’t always get there, but I’m working on it. ☺️ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Pappa - January 29, 2018 - 9:42 am

    The best part is when it all comes together at the end…oh and the colors. I love the colors!ReplyCancel

  • Anne Traylor - January 29, 2018 - 9:21 am

    Painting is wonderful therapy to release your creative being and with paint, to express your emotions on canvas.ReplyCancel

  • Gayle Nunn - January 29, 2018 - 9:16 am

    Discovering new colors like ice blue and carribean. What fun!ReplyCancel

  • Katie Richcreek - January 29, 2018 - 9:12 am

    When I begin a painting, during initial the “drawing in” part and through the whole first step of completing the under-color, I’m usually doubtful that I can make anything special happen. But sometime after I start the final stages, there comes a time when something just “clicks” and I begin to see the magic come alive. It’s like fairy dust has just been sprinkled on the canvas. That is always my big “Wow!” or “Aha!” moment and also my most favorite part of the painting process. It slays my heart and gives me that rush of joyful emotion that I’ve never partaken in otherwise. 💌ReplyCancel

  • Robin Butler - January 29, 2018 - 8:49 am

    Learning to push past my fears! And being surprised at what happens.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara Milon - January 29, 2018 - 8:37 am

    Love to watch as the colors turn into something pleasing.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia Irizarry - January 29, 2018 - 8:34 am

    The release of all that has been held in. It is so relaxing.ReplyCancel

  • Melisa - January 29, 2018 - 8:33 am

    The best part is when I start to see on the panel the thing I have in my head.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Daly - January 29, 2018 - 8:24 am

    Alone time…. me and my paints!ReplyCancel

  • Nardja Segui - January 29, 2018 - 8:09 am

    The best part is connecting with my soul and feeling free to be myself… ❤️ReplyCancel

  • Gail Herrmann - January 29, 2018 - 7:57 am

    My favorite part about painting is feeling free and being creative.

    Another favorite part about painting is being able to paint a picture that will bring a smile to someone’s face.ReplyCancel

  • Mindy Martin - January 29, 2018 - 7:47 am

    Feeling the rich buttery oils move across the surface of my canvas creating a painterly experience!ReplyCancel

  • Ellen Loe Taylor - January 29, 2018 - 7:44 am

    I love “ planting my feet in Joy” and allowing inSpiration to take me on the journey!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Lor - January 29, 2018 - 7:40 am

    Tuning out the rest of the world – the only time I am ever able to do that. Of course, looking at the finished product is alway nice!ReplyCancel

  • Ina Niday - January 29, 2018 - 7:33 am

    Can’t describe the relief and freedom from my disability, depression, challenged surroundings, disconnected relationships, etc. that painting provides! Can’t imagine life without painting!ReplyCancel

  • Bev Sparks - January 29, 2018 - 7:22 am

    Love the inner peace I receive from pushing paint around the canvas.ReplyCancel

  • Barb Sheffield - January 29, 2018 - 7:21 am

    I love when the colors do unexpected yet pleasing things!ReplyCancel

  • Lily Snows - January 29, 2018 - 1:45 am

    The best part about painting, is when i complete it. There is an amazing surge of excitement for me when I can see something that I created with my own hands.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 — 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

    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! 🙂 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 💖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

Rarely it seems does a plan, a painting, a song, a dance, plunk itself before us fully completed–dressed for the party.

Sometimes, most times, we must follow the glimmer of creativity.

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Use your head (for hats) and listen to your heart!

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  • Judith Hirtle - January 11, 2016 - 9:39 pm

    Hi Dreama, Ive been so excited to do this – is the cost in US dollars? I assume so and thus with our dollar so low it makes it unattainable at this time. Ill have to wait to next time and hope the dollar picks up by then. I’m so. Wry disappointed but will keep dreaming along with you on your blog!ReplyCancel

  • June - January 1, 2016 - 4:21 pm

    A lovely back story to accompany a lovely hat for a lovely person to love and wear and use as a still life model, as well.

    I’m much the same when it comes to hats…I love them, and I’ve got a bunch of them I’ve bought over the years, but sadly (for me) they don’t seem to be much impressed with me. I still keep hoping that one day, I will meet the perfect hat, that it will like me back, I will listen to my heart and wear it with much joy, and we’ll become best buddies. 🙂

    The portrait Johanna has done of you from the wonderful photo that Priscilla took of you wearing it at the cottage is beautiful, Dreama. Johanna definitely has captured that joyful essence of you, that happiness that emanates from within and expresses itself outwardly.

    I am indeed listening to my heart, and it’s telling me very, very clearly that the Dream.Love.Paint e-course is and will be a dream come true for me, after so long wishing I could paint with you. Soon, I will be able to do just that.

    Sending you lots of love on this first day of a new year…here’s to new beginnings, and to new dreams and new pages in the latest chapter of our lives.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Burns - December 30, 2015 - 10:25 am

    oh, i love the story of your hat! not many hats like my head either and this is a wonderful reminder to “let go” and just be happy ~ yes, i’ve purchased hats that I’ve never worn, but now I think I will wear them. thank you! And what a lovely artful gift you have been given ~ a great reminder of your words!

  • Darlene Laursen - December 29, 2015 - 10:38 pm

    You can tell the portrait is inspired. I can’t wait to be in the class. I’ve been sitting here with a broken leg since Nov. 13th and this class is just what I’m looking for.ReplyCancel

  • Johanna Spinks - December 29, 2015 - 4:46 pm

    Behind every painting there is indeed a story, and in this case a remarkable, generous, and gifted artist/writer Dreama Tolle Perry who I am proud to know and be inspired by. Thank you my friend for sharing my portrait of you and this lovely story.ReplyCancel