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Inspiration will not wait while you cross every ‘t’ and dot every ‘i’ of your life

you’re gonna need to let some stuff go
 in order to be in service to the BIG IDEA.

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  • Adele Bower - October 7, 2017 - 10:48 am

    Dreama, I’m learning that my inspiration comes when I’m actually DOING my art. Then I tell myself not to let household chores or other activities distract me from this wonderful opportunity.ReplyCancel

  • Faye - October 7, 2017 - 7:23 am

    Love this painting! So relaxing!ReplyCancel

The thing about immersion is it can only mean one thing.  You are actually in the present moment!  You aren’t multi-tasking, your mind isn’t racing ahead to where you need to be next and you are not handling yesterday’s conversations in your mind.

You are front and center for YOUR LIFE.
Which is where, curiously enough, all the magic happens 😉

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  • Darlene - September 30, 2017 - 2:24 pm

    Today I was immersed in cooking and baking with apples from our orchard – chunky applesauce and apple pie dusted with cinnamon and sugar. I would post a picture, if I could. Still waiting for the pie to cool so we can eat it. Although I’m not able to join you in Italy at this time, I always enjoy your posts. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Ashley - September 30, 2017 - 9:09 am

    Hi Dreama, while I have always wanted to take one of your journeys, alas it just isn’t in the cards for me right now yet I always follow your adventures. I immerse myself in my pottery classes right here at home. Strictly a novice, I find myself transported for 3-5 hours one day a week at my classes. And every time I look at one of my pieces, I am filled with wonder that I created that as it reminds me of how tranquil I felt when making it.
    Thank you for all your posts.ReplyCancel

  • Antionette - September 30, 2017 - 8:40 am

    Hi Dreama,
    Entering this course is certainly one of the best treats I ever gave myself!
    Cooking and photography are some of the things I love doing, and spending time outdoors taking pictures of flowers is when I immerse myself, forgetting about everything…. just focusing on the beauty of creation, the purity of nature.
    Kind regards, looking forward to the rest of your talks!
    AntionetteReplyCancel

  • Katherine Dozzo - September 30, 2017 - 6:15 am

    Dreama,
    I have taken the time to paint every day while here in Frisanco, Italy. You might say I have been totally immersed in my work. I have compared previous paintings I’ve done while visiting this village to what I am accomplishing now. It is an 80% turn around!!!! Thanks to you and your wonderful teachings on just being happy with yourself and letting the real you immerse!!! Not allowing fear in your life and being confident with each stroke you produce. I never thought I would become an artist with any skill, but now I am finding each painting I do, so much fun and exciting with my own kind of flare.
    I will be enrolling in your new course from Italy. Can’t wait. Keep up the great paintings and work. You are the best ever!!!
    Love you,
    Katherine DozzoReplyCancel

Thank-you’s, Winners and A Giveaway…gotta love it!

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  • Jo Anne Bingham - September 19, 2017 - 8:16 pm

    Love your painting style. Want to learn to be more looseReplyCancel

  • Jolene - September 19, 2017 - 4:04 pm

    I’m so-o-o excited! I get to paint with Dreama, in Provence!! Now if Saturday would only get here so the first lesson would be available.ReplyCancel

  • Ruth Carrier - September 19, 2017 - 2:32 pm

    The Provence course is my third event w/Dreama and I have learned so much! I especially appreciate her style of teaching and the fact that she shares so very much.ReplyCancel

  • Sue - September 19, 2017 - 2:32 pm

    I am still enjoying my adventures in Provence and some additional supplies would always be welcomed.ReplyCancel

  • Lou Ann Overman - September 18, 2017 - 9:04 pm

    Your happy colors speak to my heart!ReplyCancel

  • Gini Kuenster - September 17, 2017 - 6:34 pm

    Me Too!ReplyCancel

  • Jackie Hedlund - September 16, 2017 - 9:08 pm

    I would love to win a Blick Gift Card! I am needing some supplies!ReplyCancel

  • Pat Hendricks - September 16, 2017 - 1:57 pm

    Count me in!ReplyCancel

  • AuntieCy - September 16, 2017 - 11:14 am

    Love, love, LOVE Provence! Tank you, Dreama, for all your inspiration and the fun little gifts, as well. Looking forward to Tuscany!ReplyCancel

  • Flora giddens - September 16, 2017 - 10:43 am

    Would love to win a gift card! Never have enough art supplies!:o)
    Loving the Provence class and looking forward to the new one in Jan.2018!ReplyCancel

  • Marsha Pearce - September 16, 2017 - 9:24 am

    Love your art and I would love to win!!!ReplyCancel

  • Donna Kahn - September 16, 2017 - 8:39 am

    Thanks for this opportunity for wonderful supplies from Dick Blick!ReplyCancel

  • Eleanor - September 16, 2017 - 8:38 am

    Oh Dreama, how I love the Provence class! Going slowly but hopefully will be finished in January 2018! I also joined Dream, Love, Paint in the Spring. Have not started it yet! Not sure if I will get this finished in time. My painting time is limited but loved so much! Thank you, thank you for your wonderful guidance!ReplyCancel

  • Linda percival - September 16, 2017 - 8:04 am

    I would really like to win!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Celeste Mycoskie - September 16, 2017 - 7:57 am

    Love Blick art supplies,,!ReplyCancel

  • Rose HERCZEG - September 16, 2017 - 7:35 am

    Remembering fondly the online class I took with you last year, and have continued to paint with transparents first, opaques last. Enjoyed it very much, but supplies are dwindling. Would love a Blick Gift Certificate! Hugs!ReplyCancel

  • Beth Heeres - September 16, 2017 - 6:56 am

    I have been painting for a while now, just received your watercolor paints for my birthday. Looking forward to trying them out!ReplyCancel

  • angel siegle - September 16, 2017 - 6:36 am

    Looking forward to this next course!ReplyCancel

  • Amy cooke - September 16, 2017 - 6:21 am
  • Katie Richcreek - September 16, 2017 - 6:15 am

    I have been a part of the Dream, Love, Paint course, and now I’m looking forward with great anticipation in the Once Upon a Time in Provence course!ReplyCancel

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