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One of my recent listening to my heart moments led me to this little vintage case. No justification. I loved the color. It reminded me perhaps of simpler times. I could see my watercolors and journals living quietly inside it, waiting for me to come play.

In a few words it simply….made my heart happy.
And that is more than enough.

Today, let your mind wander and filter through all the busy. See what comes to you and notice does your heart leap a bit like it did when you were a kid? Surely a sign that you are in tune with your real life–choosing to go with it instead of overriding it. Wonder how you will feel with that letting go?

It really can be…that simple.

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  • Judy Giannettino - May 2, 2017 - 6:55 am

    I I love

    I so enjoy your posts! I love your watercolor journaling and struggle with being loose…but I’m not giving up. Would love to see more of your watercolor. It makes me smile, and what could be a nicer way to start the day!ReplyCancel

  • Christine Holzschuh - April 25, 2017 - 2:46 pm

    PToday I went to the chiro, did yoga, got an 80 minute massage and then decided I was going to go home and take a hot bath then sit in front of the fire and listen to music. I also came across you post and feel totally justified in my “no work, me day.”ReplyCancel

  • Ginger Sizemore - April 25, 2017 - 12:40 pm

    Aloha from Hawaii,
    I like the little blue case you posted and I can see why you had to have it. I have a little wicker lunch basket that does the same for me. It invites me to the beach every day, it’s always there to remind me of the beauty of the sea. I love putting things in it, weather a simple lunch for me or something to share with a friend. If I’m beach collection I often have to hold it in my arms, not to break the beautiful woven handles from the weight. Often times I take the contents to my workshop to create some one of a kind jewelry.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara Malone - April 25, 2017 - 8:42 am

    Today it is raining and quite chilly. No errands that need to be done. Household chores can easily be done tomorrow.

    Today I’ll be laying on my couch reading a new Irish Detective Book. I will take the phone off the hook for a while. You will know it’s me if you look for a comfortable woman with a Scooby Doo blanket.

    Love your notes of encouragement. I hope your day is what you want it to be.

    BarbaraReplyCancel

I am a dreamer.
I have moments of intense
creativitykickbuttget workdonetakenameslater
followed by bouts of minimal putfiresoutdoaslittleasrequiredwillIeverpaintwritecreateagain moments.

When I am in the former mode, I totally believe that this time I have conquered the loser me. When I am in the second mode I totally believe I have been and will always be a loser 😉 What’s your story??

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  • Linda stratton - May 2, 2017 - 8:38 am

    Love those beautiful journals and love how everything just fits in your darling vintage carry-on! What fun you’ll have wandering through the quaint villages & beautiful countryside of Italy! Wishing you safe travels and fun times!ReplyCancel

  • Jaynie - April 9, 2017 - 6:29 pm

    Thank you for being a friend, Dreama. You are absolutely delightful. I can hardly wait to make my way through your whole course in France. Your letters always bring joy! Thanks again. (-:ReplyCancel

  • alyce Black - April 9, 2017 - 10:24 am

    It cheers my heart to know that there are others out there.ReplyCancel

  • Vonnie - April 6, 2017 - 10:40 am

    At first, I thought the online price was high, but I have taken many 5day workshops that are that price. And then you only have the 5 days to learn. With Dreamas course, you can replay the instruction videos over and review what you don’t hear the first time through. And if you still have a question, Dreama and her team are on top of it to answer….and of course all of us on the Facebook page have advice to offer as well!😊 And you can experience it all in the comfort of your own studio……no airfare, hotels, or other travel expenses. With Dreamas personal offerings, this is a wonderful way to take a workshop. I’ve never painted in oils before, and I’m absolutely loving this whole experience. YOU WILL TOO!😍👩🏻‍🎨ReplyCancel

  • Jo - April 5, 2017 - 5:35 pm

    Oh, How I can relate to this. I was so gung ho during the first week of our class and then I was hit with the pause button. Have not been able to get back into the painting mode since. But I have lived with these ebbs and flows all my life and I will be pulling out of it soon and get back into living again. It’s nice to know I’m not by myself and it’s also nice to know that I have a whole year to do this project, because I may need it! lolReplyCancel

  • Glen - April 4, 2017 - 10:49 pm

    Oh yeah, haven’t we all been there? It’s a world of duality!
    We ride on the crest of the wave for a time, then the wave takes us to a different place. We are never still, we never stop, we are always doing, even if we are resting and recuperating. You have been the shining light for all of us for so long and it is perfectly necessary and acceptable for you to have this quiet time for yourself. Your creativity is so unique and amazing and it has reached us around our globe, an achievement few of us could realise. You have drawn this amazing group into your life and I am sure we are all enriched for this wonderful experience. Dear Dreama, thank you for being you and for being there for us. Lots of love and joy coming your way, you have given us so much – I for one, am forever grateful xx:)ReplyCancel

  • Flynn Gentry-Taylor - April 4, 2017 - 6:36 pm

    Dear Dreama…thank you for being! On MY easel I have a card showing YOU and EDDIE,,it is one of your and my favorite affirmations…”If you knew who walked beside you at all times on the path that you have chosen, you would never experience fear or doubt again….Wayne Dyer. (Just to let you know your words are kept in a very precious place and referred to often at my house, now I get to send them back to you with a pretty PURPLE ribbon tied around them….hugs and love to you)ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Trainor - April 4, 2017 - 12:49 pm

    It is truly that circle for me, too. I seem to be either going ahead with gusto or overwhelmed by most everything. Wanting to paint but letting the everything get in my way. Speaking of that here comes my college grand daughter time for some lunch and grateful conversation. This is life but we must enjoy these moments. Thanks, Dreama needed this.ReplyCancel

  • June - April 4, 2017 - 12:48 pm

    You are so loved, Dreama, by all of us, for so many reasons. You bring us – and every single person who has seen and been touched your beautiful expressions of love, life, colour on canvas or on your blog or in galleries or via these wonderful on-line courses – so much joy.

    Your thoughts and words today came at a perfect time, as many have also expressed also. It is as you’ve so perfectly and beautifully compared it to – the ebb and flow that is life. Up and down. Day and night. Darkness and light. Sunlight and shadow. Laughter and tears. Happy times and sad times. This is the human condition. It is comforting for each of us to be kind to ourselves – that this is *all* of us feeling this way from time to time during our lives…that we’re not alone…and also, that we have one another, to encourage one another, to support one another, to cheer one another on, to uplift one another’s spirits.

    Please always know how much you are loved, dear wonderful beautiful Dreama, and please always know how much joy you have brought and continue to bring. Thank you for being the beautiful and beauty-filled, caring, kind, abundantly generous and compassionate spirit and soul that you are.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Graves - April 4, 2017 - 10:55 am

    Love hearing your take on this. I was beginning to wonder why I hadn’t heard from you in a while. Sounds like you really understand your own ebb and flow and that is such a good thing. I seldom have “blue” times, but I know that tomorrow morning I’ll be fine. However, I have many in my family that are beginning to understand the ebb and flow as you have described. I think it’s a good thing to now where the shoreline is.ReplyCancel

  • Diana Wood - April 4, 2017 - 10:29 am

    Dreama, you are our PFF. PRECIOUS FRIEND FOREVER!! You come to raise our spirits are precisely the perfect time. Thank You for giving us the words to understand ourselves, and know we are not alone, we are all blessed to have YOU…warm HUGS and a whole lot of Love,,,,,my PFFReplyCancel

  • Libby - April 4, 2017 - 10:19 am

    https://youtu.be/dy9nwe9_xzw
    Oceans (Where feet may fail)
    Reminds me to “keep my eyes above the waves…”
    Love your posts…your vulnerability…sharing your soul. Hope you enjoy the music video by Hillsong Link above.ReplyCancel

  • Anna Marie - April 4, 2017 - 9:57 am

    Thank you for permission to be human.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Couper - April 4, 2017 - 9:31 am

    We melt a little each day.
    The candle burns down.
    And it may wonder at times,
    it may wonder:
    What will happen to me?
    What will happen to my
    precious flame?

    Oh, so much brighter my dear,
    you will become so much
    brighter. HafizReplyCancel

  • Lee Anne Hearn - April 4, 2017 - 8:54 am

    Your words are comforting. It’s always a blessing to know that we are not alone in our thoughts and feelings………..but part of an infinite universe created by God. He is the reason that we create. He created us in His image and likeness. We, too, are creators.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Mattson - April 4, 2017 - 8:52 am

    Dear Dreama, Thank goodness for your insightful thoughts this morning. I was beginning to think I am the only one who is experiencing these feelings of self doubt. I am flying out this morning to greet and meet several artists in Washington to paint some gorgeous Tulips, and am trying to muster up some enthusiasm, so I can be a gracious hostess and teacher. After January’s “painting a painting every day for 30 days”, my enthusiasm has hit rock bottom. Of course, I blamed it on a long and cold winter, and now….”spring fever”! Why not? It couldn’t be my fault, right? Thank you so much for everything you do for us! This too will end….❤️😊 We will again conquer the world!ReplyCancel

  • carol fitzgerald - April 4, 2017 - 8:31 am

    After a period of silence it was great to hear from you again. We are not forgotten even though our six weeks have finished. You are a breath of fresh air and bring joy to all of us. You inspire us and encourage us to keep going forward. I love your insight and enthusiasm. I feel we are really good friends even though we haven’t physically met. Keep in touch with us so we can feel your presence. Thanks for what you do for all of us!😀ReplyCancel

  • Cathy Michels - April 4, 2017 - 8:15 am

    Thanks so much for sharing this! One can look at all of the beauty you create and think “She never has a down moment, what is wrong with me.” We all need that quiet time to refuel but it is hard to turn off the questioning voices. I participate in an art journaling group and many times it is the end of the month before I take time to recap what has been happening in my life. When I finally take the time to put it all down, I am amazed at all I have accomplished and paticipated in. Yet, during that month the little voice kept saying “you need to be doing more”.

    My sister never stops to rest and appreciate and she is making herself physically sick. I can see it happening but cannot save her from herself. She spends lots of time and money looking for the answer as to what is making her sick – and the answer is right there in the mirror.

    So thank you for this reminder and your open honesty. The internet is constantly inspiring us to do more. It is good to hear the voice of reason in all that shouting. Love and hugs, CathyReplyCancel

  • brenda peo - April 4, 2017 - 7:48 am

    Feeling fortunate to have found you even though we have never met.. but realizing we all share some of the same feelings.. learning to accept the lull when it happens.. Thank you….ReplyCancel

  • Nancy vandenberg - April 4, 2017 - 7:46 am

    Thanks. It amazes me how much alike we humans are while still each being unique. You are not alone and your story describes, in my opinion, most of my life. Focusing on one thing working, marriage, school, family and then it concludes and there is a time of rest and rebalancing. Like the word maintaining. Looking back I understand that without the “maintenance ” times I would not have been able to go on Very thought provoking post. Hope you enjoy your quiet times.ReplyCancel

  • Eleanor - April 4, 2017 - 7:41 am

    Your message is deeply understood by me! I have had this ebb and flow feeling for years as in the ocean! I have a low tide and a high tide as life goes on and it has occurred often. You are not alone! Gratitude for what I have keeps me going.ReplyCancel

  • Tess Lehman - April 4, 2017 - 7:18 am

    Thank you so much for your insight! I wonder…am I doing enough? Is this going to work? What AM I doing? what should I be doing? Ugh….self doubt floods in. But I love to paint…I love the smell of my paints….the creative impulse….the satisfaction when I do complete something I like….So I push on!ReplyCancel

  • Susie Wallace - April 4, 2017 - 7:12 am

    Thank you for the writing on your hand. I needed that.ReplyCancel

  • rebecca campbell - April 4, 2017 - 7:06 am

    What a great analogy! I completely related to everything you said. You are such an incredible person. I’m sorry so many of us wrangle with these emotions but it is comforting to know we are not alone. Keep spreading the love and your wonderful talents.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara - April 4, 2017 - 6:46 am

    This email came at the perfect time and I could have written every emotion behind your words. I’m touched that someone of your success and professionalism as an artist has the very same thoughts as I do, an amateur artist. Thank you for being a light in this winter darkness that has hung on like a wet blanket and kept my feet mired in the quicksand of non-doing. I am printing your words as a reminder that I am not alone and that we are all more alike than different in our artistic dreams and needs. Again I am reminded that artists need each other to be encouragers when these negative voices appear. I love your ocean analogy that in life there is always an ebb and flow…so very true. Here’s to all struggling to overcome our inner critic and to surrender to our creative muse so that we will be free of all crippling fear so that we might jump in and become a part of the ebb and flow of creativity again.ReplyCancel