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In stillness, we find ourselves beginning to listen.
And as Eckart Tolle so eloquently put it, stillness speaks.

It speaks of truth. It speaks of things the chaotic mind has no awareness of. Out of that awareness comes your clarity, your knowing, and your inspiration.

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  • Gloria - June 27, 2017 - 11:27 am

    Stillness is crucial to me. This is the first summer I refuse to have something on my calendar each day. I have learned to say “no” to many requests that sabotage any possibility of silence. That is no longer acceptable. For the first time I feel alive.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy Stierhoff - June 27, 2017 - 9:52 am

    Your words hit home to me this morning, Dreama…thanx for the precise, clear thoughts on how important stillness is…I loose track of it more than I care to admit. Your a blessing in our lives, for sure.ReplyCancel

  • Wendy Trommer - June 27, 2017 - 8:01 am

    This really spoke to me. Many years ago I made one of a kind art dolls and fiber chess sets. Unfortunately, circumstances made getting a job necessary. Shortly after getting back into the corporate world, my ability to focus on creating the dolls and chess sets went out the window. I could quilt, knit and do any number of other “creative” endeavors, but the truly creative part of me disappeared under the weight of “no time”. Perhaps it’s now time to take the time to be still, slow down and breathe. Thank you for the timely reminder.ReplyCancel

  • Peggy - June 27, 2017 - 7:47 am

    I put my painting on hold for 2 years because of other things. I have just begun the journey back. This is what I needed to hear. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Diane Klock - June 27, 2017 - 6:49 am

    In God’s perfect timing , this is exactly what I needed to read this morning . Thank you so much for sharing .ReplyCancel

Not wishing to stand out (being different can be both wonderful and horrifying at the same time!) one tries to do the status quo thing. And yet there lies within a true North that pulls so strong it will not allow for doing what has been done before!

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  • Karen Meredith - June 21, 2017 - 5:43 pm

    I’m reading “Dark Nights of the Soul: A Guide to Finding Your Way Through Life’s Ordeals” by Thomas Moore and wanted to share this quote with you.

    “Start with some ordinary creative work and then discover what it feels like to be a creative person. The idea is not to make you a star, but to give your work the shine and sparkle that are the signs of divinity.”ReplyCancel

  • Virginia - June 21, 2017 - 12:51 pm

    I’ve thought and thought about learning to paint but that’s as far as I’ve ever gotten. And then Dreama tells the story of Georgianna who at 86 opened her art gallery and now at the ripe old age of 94 wants to sell it and move on and do other things. This is so inspiring to me because at age 66 and a run of bad health, I was beginning to think I was too old to venture into anything new at my age. Well, guess what???? I’m rethinking that mindset beginning today. If Georgianna can do it at 86 and again at 94, why not me at 66? Thank you for this great message of inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Judith madsen - June 20, 2017 - 11:08 pm

    I love reading your spirit words for life Dreama. I have been feeling very very flat. So reading others responses has helped me know I’m not alone in “is this all there is?”
    Isn’t that gallery owner inspirational. Thank you for sharing. With joy. Cheers.ReplyCancel

  • Beth Nelson - June 20, 2017 - 6:59 pm

    Dreama, I have newly learned of you and the beautiful art you share. I absolutely love your style. The words you pen are wonderfully inspiring, thank you.
    With this writing I am not only inspired, but relish in the joy of hearing someone say dissatisfaction has a plus side. I’ve been questioned many times about not being satisfied. It seems folks relate it to unhappiness; not so at various parts of life in my opinion. Thank you for sharing your insights.ReplyCancel

    • Donna Foste - June 21, 2017 - 7:32 pm

      Wow, Beth! I totally relate to what you said here. I have a very melancholic temperament and that is often mistaken for unhappiness. It’s not a BAD thing to hope for, or strive for something more or better, is it? I expect a lot out of the world and a lot out of myself, so that means plenty of restless periods.ReplyCancel

  • Robin - June 20, 2017 - 11:05 am

    Gosh, these words really moved me today. I smiled as I read them. Your words affirm that I am not alone on my journey and how we are more alike than we are different. Love the story of the 95 year old gal and her gallery adventure… Giving me hope and certainty that more magic awaits, and it’s not about age. Love reading your offerings. Mahalo, Dreama, you made my day.ReplyCancel

If perfection in a painting is not the gold standard for deciding if it is finished, then what is?

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  • Cheryl Herbert - June 7, 2017 - 7:15 pm

    I always feel its time to stop, when my itchy paint brush holding hand wants to do more… STOP my mind screams. Step away from that painting, Miss!!! Breath a deep sigh, and walk away…ReplyCancel

  • Laine Discepoli - June 6, 2017 - 11:43 am

    I find this whole topic interesting because I actually am often afraid I stop too soon! I worry I’m too impatient as I enjoy painting and finishing in one sitting – so I’m often finished in a matter of hours. So for me.. I worry that I’m NOT finished even though I;ve put my brushes down and cleaned up… that I’m not a dedicated enough artist or judge my work with a critical enough eye.
    Either way – I agree that we should just paint for the pure joy of it…to capture whatever essence we desire and then to be satisfied as long as we’d enjoyed the process. I think of painting a canvas like going to a movie… not a huge investment, often a wonderful, sometimes emotion-filled experience and sometimes a dud. I previously did decorative painting for a living which meant I was always working on wall finishes, murals, cabinetry, etc and there was always a deadline, and expectation, etc associated with a paycheck. Painting a canvas for me is truly a pleasure…and I try t stay focused on the journey – NOT just the destination! Seems like a Dreama thing to say, yes?ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Holland - June 6, 2017 - 10:21 am

    Such truth resonating with me in these statements. Everyone has their own way of creating and using tools. We all create our own truth in our paintings. We do hope it resonates with others, bringing something to life for them. Inspirational! Love your heart, Dreama!ReplyCancel

  • Carole Carroll - June 6, 2017 - 9:03 am

    Thank you for modeling joy in painting! I love your perspective! Your color palette celebrates the joy you feel.ReplyCancel

  • Betsy Duncan - June 6, 2017 - 7:41 am

    Thank you, Dreama, for your personal insight and thoughts on this ever present delimma! It is inspiring!ReplyCancel