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I had so much pleasure in painting this Tuscan scene.
The painting was left behind.

The experience was not.

The pleasure is in the moment, in the painting, in the journey.
“It is good to have an end to journey toward;  but it is the journey that matters, in the end”

~Ernest Hemingway

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  • c Bagnell - July 26, 2017 - 11:56 am

    Hi Dreama,
    Wonderful painting,and thanks for Sharing.I was out Plein Airing in Lunenburg Nova Scotia,Canada enjoying The Ocean and the Sea Breeze as my Easel blew over and thinking…This is awesome!The fresh air and seagulls and the salty sprays of summer!

  • Pat - July 22, 2017 - 8:32 am

    What a wonderful encourager you are.
    So glad I found your website.ReplyCancel

  • Margaret Mitchell - July 22, 2017 - 6:19 am

    Your painting is amazing, I love the panoramic view, beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Margaret Mitchell - July 22, 2017 - 6:17 am

    I have never flown in an airplane, now I feel it’s time, I want to go somewhere were I can paint and just enjoy the scenery, buildings and people and animals, any suggestions?ReplyCancel

We need deep breaths and no agendas and time to absorb and ponder what ifs.
We need space.
Empty space.
We need to not do for awhile so that when we DO show up we are thinking clear.  

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  • susan drawbaugh - July 17, 2017 - 12:53 pm

    Your writing, Time Away, very much tapped into my creative life! I’d been working long focused hours on an illustrated product line- and finished it only to feel pressure from the outside to start on another one for my holiday launch! When I went to my computer to start my research, and pictured myself at my drawing board I realized there was zero in my right side brain! I mean NOTHING!! Almost like I’d lost all talent! I walked away and concluded that I had BURNOUT. A new experience for me. So got into bed with a soothing cup of tea and left all creative thoughts behind. Two weeks later I felt the creative ping back in my system – good as new!ReplyCancel

  • Robin Wellner - July 17, 2017 - 10:46 am

    Boy did I need to read this!! I just finished preparing for a solo show recently and I truly reached burnout. Can’t hardly look at my paints right now! And it’s scary!! What is I’m never interested in painting again?!? It’s such a part of my life right now. I’ve always bragged about how I love it so much I would do it no matter what!!! It doesn’t feel like that right now. Hopefully a break will give me what I need to get back. But I’m worried…ReplyCancel

  • Susan - July 15, 2017 - 8:28 am

    I will sometimes knit or bake (something creative) during my easel break. However, lately I am making excuses not to paint out of my frustration and expectations at the easel. People tell me I’m a good painter but I’m not as good as I’d like to be and I’m struggling to get over this hump! Can anybody relate and tell me how you work through this dilemma?ReplyCancel

    • Anne Conover - July 15, 2017 - 10:01 am

      I think we all feel we are not as good as we want to be. I think we have to look at as a journey and that we learn something new with every painting we complete. My mentor always reminds me that ” even Rembrandt would have gotten better if he had lived longer!”ReplyCancel

  • Carol - July 15, 2017 - 7:08 am

    Thank you Dreama! Almost heaven as I read and my soul is inspired. Let go and trust! Happy Tails to all who dive in or not;)ReplyCancel

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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  • Cynthia A Rutherford - June 29, 2017 - 2:44 am

    Timely =)ReplyCancel

  • 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