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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

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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  • Kelley MacDonald - June 24, 2016 - 3:33 pm

    Thanking you for your generosity in sharing. You simply don’t know how your ‘offereings’ come to some people (me) at just the right time.ReplyCancel

  • Georgia Jensen - June 23, 2016 - 2:33 pm

    Glimmer, just the word evokes possibilities. It’s so you, to reach out & find that word & corral it in & bring it to us. Glimmer, sounds like the off spring of glitter & glamour. Thank you, for once again spreading your pixie dust around. While I am here, thank you for Dream, Love, Paint…..who knew you could take such a powerful course, not in person & feel like I am are right there painting with you..now to finish up before December so I am ready for the new course in January!ReplyCancel

  • Susan E. Roden - June 20, 2016 - 6:59 pm

    Heartfelt Dreama!ReplyCancel

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. πŸ™‚

    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!
    ~KReplyCancel

  • 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

My soul arises
A day has been given

I will
meet the day
WITH GRATITUDE

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  • Susan ellis - October 16, 2015 - 12:37 pm

    I LOVE your work and accompanning poems. They bring light, positivity, and much pleasure into my day.
    Thank you for sharing your talent. I wish you well !ReplyCancel

  • Alana Plesner - October 16, 2015 - 11:44 am

    Really beautiful and inspiring, thank you.ReplyCancel