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The response to Timeless Tuscany, my new online painting adventure to Italy—has been magnifico!!

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  • Gigi - February 5, 2018 - 11:23 am

    Love the “me time” when I’m painting💕ReplyCancel

  • Mary Jo Brady - February 4, 2018 - 9:18 pm

    It is hard to describe but I love it when something I wanted to happen comes out as I saw it in my mind, or even better than imagined. Most of the time I visualize and try to paint it as my mind saw it but it turns out looking totally different.ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn tober - February 4, 2018 - 9:14 pm

    Because I’m using the “squish the tube up” thingy and my paints are dangerously low!!!!! Please!!!! I love ❤️ everyone!!!’nReplyCancel

  • Marti Lopez - February 4, 2018 - 3:40 pm

    Love learning painting techniques. I’ve also enjoyed the kindred spirits on the FB group.ReplyCancel

  • Peggy Roach - February 4, 2018 - 1:51 pm

    The best part is simply the enjoyment of seeing the gorgeous colors and texture of the paint as I apply it to a canvas.ReplyCancel

  • Antionette du Bruyn - February 4, 2018 - 1:49 pm

    Wheb I stand back and stare, in awe…. asking myself…. now how did that happen!ReplyCancel

  • Connie J Brotzman - February 1, 2018 - 12:54 pm

    I love art supplies and my art classes with Dreama.ReplyCancel

  • Kat Emerson - January 31, 2018 - 1:18 pm

    I love that the world falls away and I am immersed in shapes, colors and light.ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca - January 30, 2018 - 7:54 pm

    How form and shape, value and color come together and create something where there was once an empty canvas.ReplyCancel

  • Lora - January 30, 2018 - 4:25 pm

    Watching the painting start to come together and adding highlighters to make it sing.ReplyCancel

  • Gail LaMarco - January 30, 2018 - 1:48 pm

    I love getting lost in my painting .ReplyCancel

  • Diane - January 30, 2018 - 10:51 am

    Capturing the mood of what I am trying to paint.ReplyCancel

  • Lynn - January 30, 2018 - 8:47 am

    I honestly don’t know, I’ve not done it before but I want to learn!!!ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne Dungan - January 29, 2018 - 8:38 pm

    I love the entire process, the colors, the immersion into mixing and applying the paints. The total escape into the painting!ReplyCancel

  • Jeanine - January 29, 2018 - 7:50 pm

    The best part for me is when it’s time to add the highlights. like on the trees, leaves, roof, sidewalk etc.

    I get so excited when I get to that stage.ReplyCancel

  • Robin Raymond - January 29, 2018 - 5:22 pm

    Feeling the brush in my hand, oil paint in my brush, working on a special project just feels so good and relaxing!!ReplyCancel

  • Marguerite Lovell - January 29, 2018 - 5:03 pm

    The best part is playing with the colors and seeing a painting emerge. It feels like creating your own music!ReplyCancel

  • Denyse Fenelon Biagi - January 29, 2018 - 4:36 pm

    Getting lost in the painting time disappears and having it all “work”ReplyCancel

  • Flora giddens - January 29, 2018 - 4:32 pm

    I love my quiet time for painting and looking for any improvement! I always hope to grow even a very little with each painting.Now love all the colors that I have learned to use in the first two classes with Dreama! So much fun!ReplyCancel

  • Linda - January 29, 2018 - 4:26 pm

    I love how totally focused and lost in my painting I can get. I love how I get to keep learning something new with every painting day. And I love how I compete with myself to get to be a better painter!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Bisoni - January 29, 2018 - 3:11 pm

    When I pick up the brush or the pallet knife.ReplyCancel

  • Judy Donofrio - January 29, 2018 - 3:00 pm

    Learning new skills.ReplyCancel

  • Marian Burns - January 29, 2018 - 1:51 pm

    I love how painting makes me BE HERE NOW – and joy starts to bubble up!ReplyCancel

  • Arlene Blasberg - January 29, 2018 - 1:26 pm

    Love your style!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sue Zaback - January 29, 2018 - 12:31 pm

    I love the beginning of the painting and the finished painting best. Sometimes the middle gets really tough and frustrating. I am hoping to learn how to make the middle more fun and enjoyable.ReplyCancel

  • Kari Hunt - January 29, 2018 - 11:58 am


  • Teri Atkins Brown - January 29, 2018 - 11:32 am

    A few hours after you settle down & are actually painting, the surge of creative energy & pure happiness that takes over your heart for a little while. you feel like more free, different person.ReplyCancel

  • Molly - January 29, 2018 - 11:11 am

    I love the timelessness! And then it’s so exciting when something I really like develops!ReplyCancel

  • Millisa Vandermerwe - January 29, 2018 - 11:04 am

    I love the JOY of painting!ReplyCancel

  • Nan Katzenberger - January 29, 2018 - 10:47 am

    I love to get lost in my painting! I can block out the world and just play with colors and shapes!! I can’t wait!!ReplyCancel

  • Kirsten - January 29, 2018 - 10:39 am

    The unexpected discoveries that happened along the way!ReplyCancel

  • Crystale Schrieber - January 29, 2018 - 10:14 am

    I love reading your posts. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Susan - January 29, 2018 - 9:54 am

    I love getting “lost” in a painting. I don’t always get there, but I’m working on it. ☺️ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Pappa - January 29, 2018 - 9:42 am

    The best part is when it all comes together at the end…oh and the colors. I love the colors!ReplyCancel

  • Anne Traylor - January 29, 2018 - 9:21 am

    Painting is wonderful therapy to release your creative being and with paint, to express your emotions on canvas.ReplyCancel

  • Gayle Nunn - January 29, 2018 - 9:16 am

    Discovering new colors like ice blue and carribean. What fun!ReplyCancel

  • Katie Richcreek - January 29, 2018 - 9:12 am

    When I begin a painting, during initial the “drawing in” part and through the whole first step of completing the under-color, I’m usually doubtful that I can make anything special happen. But sometime after I start the final stages, there comes a time when something just “clicks” and I begin to see the magic come alive. It’s like fairy dust has just been sprinkled on the canvas. That is always my big “Wow!” or “Aha!” moment and also my most favorite part of the painting process. It slays my heart and gives me that rush of joyful emotion that I’ve never partaken in otherwise. 💌ReplyCancel

  • Robin Butler - January 29, 2018 - 8:49 am

    Learning to push past my fears! And being surprised at what happens.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara Milon - January 29, 2018 - 8:37 am

    Love to watch as the colors turn into something pleasing.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia Irizarry - January 29, 2018 - 8:34 am

    The release of all that has been held in. It is so relaxing.ReplyCancel

  • Melisa - January 29, 2018 - 8:33 am

    The best part is when I start to see on the panel the thing I have in my head.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Daly - January 29, 2018 - 8:24 am

    Alone time…. me and my paints!ReplyCancel

  • Nardja Segui - January 29, 2018 - 8:09 am

    The best part is connecting with my soul and feeling free to be myself… ❤️ReplyCancel

  • Gail Herrmann - January 29, 2018 - 7:57 am

    My favorite part about painting is feeling free and being creative.

    Another favorite part about painting is being able to paint a picture that will bring a smile to someone’s face.ReplyCancel

  • Mindy Martin - January 29, 2018 - 7:47 am

    Feeling the rich buttery oils move across the surface of my canvas creating a painterly experience!ReplyCancel

  • Ellen Loe Taylor - January 29, 2018 - 7:44 am

    I love “ planting my feet in Joy” and allowing inSpiration to take me on the journey!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Lor - January 29, 2018 - 7:40 am

    Tuning out the rest of the world – the only time I am ever able to do that. Of course, looking at the finished product is alway nice!ReplyCancel

  • Ina Niday - January 29, 2018 - 7:33 am

    Can’t describe the relief and freedom from my disability, depression, challenged surroundings, disconnected relationships, etc. that painting provides! Can’t imagine life without painting!ReplyCancel

  • Bev Sparks - January 29, 2018 - 7:22 am

    Love the inner peace I receive from pushing paint around the canvas.ReplyCancel

  • Barb Sheffield - January 29, 2018 - 7:21 am

    I love when the colors do unexpected yet pleasing things!ReplyCancel

  • Lily Snows - January 29, 2018 - 1:45 am

    The best part about painting, is when i complete it. There is an amazing surge of excitement for me when I can see something that I created with my own hands.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. 🙂

    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!

  • 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

According to Eddie it’s high time to let the cat out of the bag. And that is exactly what is going to happen…The BIG PROJECT REVEAL is about to be unveiled.

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  • Debbie Garcia Blatt - November 7, 2015 - 4:36 pm

    I would love to know what the big reveal is but everytime I click on the email you sent over I get and error!!! Is anyone else having this problem??????ReplyCancel

  • Sandra Beatt - November 6, 2015 - 5:30 pm

    I am packed and ready to go….to Dreama’s new venture….somewhere in a lavender field where there is a tea room with lavender cupcakes and an artist studio with white shabby chic painted easels and colourful oil paint, good food and laughter, love and friendship….
    And Mr Ron!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Bruce - November 6, 2015 - 5:20 pm

    You are so darling and your posts are always a treat! Your artwork is beautiful and your prose make me smile. I love to share your posts with friends or on my FB pages. You brighten my day and I often print out and save your posts. I’m eager for tomorrow’s big reveal! Can’t wait! I wish you a continued happy, healthy life as you bring so much happiness and enlightenment to us all.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra Entzminger - November 6, 2015 - 1:14 am

    You have written an art instruction book and North Light Books is Publishing.???
    OR MY personal fav would be DVD’s of you painting with a little “help” from Eddie.ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne Palmer - November 4, 2015 - 3:16 pm

    I am hoping for DVDS 🙂
    Or a bed and breakfast for artists, with available classes 🙂
    or both!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Long - November 4, 2015 - 2:25 pm

    If it’s not a TV show, or DVDs, can that be your next BIG thing?!!…with Eddie as narrator, of course!ReplyCancel

  • Tammy Goodrch - November 4, 2015 - 12:30 pm

    Cannot wait until Saturday! Whatever the news, I know it will bring joy to all of us waiting so patiently! I am hoping for a new book, DVD or online classes!ReplyCancel

  • Lindy Boyle - November 4, 2015 - 8:12 am

    You’ve finally made a DVD!! I live in Australia and its a bit too far to come to a workshopReplyCancel

  • Teddy Jackson - November 3, 2015 - 11:43 pm

    You are releasing educational DVDs for some of your wonderful works of art.ReplyCancel

  • Rocio Hanson - November 3, 2015 - 10:47 pm

    You have written a childrens book and done all the illustration yourself.ReplyCancel

  • Carol Martines Corliss - November 3, 2015 - 9:26 pm

    You made a painting dvd.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Herzog Cohen - November 3, 2015 - 8:19 pm

    I’ve only recently discovered you and your paintings and I’m so excited that you have big news to share. I hope it’s an online class or book!! I wish we could’ve voted on this 8 months ago. Haha!! ;D If you ever want to give a class in Northern VA/DC/VA vineyards, I’ll teach a yoga class or two to loosen us all up and you can stay at my place.ReplyCancel

  • Roxanne Steed - November 3, 2015 - 8:04 pm

    I think you must have commandeered a third world island nation, rebuilt their economy, which includes planted lavender fields somehow. Meanwhile, a film crew led by Ken Burns has followed you around while this is being accomplished…(the building of Dreama Nation)with it’s own airport…for your fans to arrive & be whisked away to fabulous, inspiring, life-changing retreats! Clever, all this during a presidential campaign startup so the press is BLIND to all that’s going on with you (the fools!). Yeah, I have a feeling this is going to be pretty amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Karen - November 3, 2015 - 6:19 pm

    Oh, puh-LEEZE, let it be “Dreamette!” the musical! (the Little France theme park/artist retreat would be awesome, too!) I’m SO looking forward to hearing what it actually is; Congratulations in advance on completion of your project, whatever it is!ReplyCancel

  • Marney-Rose Edge - November 3, 2015 - 5:12 pm

    You have been cloning yourself so more of us have access to you and Eddie of course. He is such an inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Jan Finley - November 3, 2015 - 3:27 pm

    You have done a Art book on How to paint Like Dreama and Eddie he is the first to be painted .x 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Rhonda L. Tolle-Beaman - November 3, 2015 - 3:13 pm

    Eddie is joining you in teaching and is teaching paw steps to “Dreama little Dream of Me”. Participants will be given an opportunity to offer Ed treats.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Stantz - November 3, 2015 - 3:09 pm

    So….it has taken you 8 months….You have created an 8 step program for procrastinators who want to paint every day but don’t? You have a plan to take 8 people on a trip around the world? You’ve written a book with 8 reasons you should follow your “Dream”a? You have attached 6 more arms to your body so now you have 8? You are going to teach 8 classes in my hometown? You have 8 cats who look just like Eddie and we have to choose the real one? LOL! Ok….I’m done. Can’t wait until the big reveal! Bring it on Dreama….we are anxious to know! xoReplyCancel

  • Maureen - November 3, 2015 - 2:31 pm

    Since you love to share….I think you have made a DVD so, for those of us unable to attend your workshop, we have a seat (with Eddie) in your virtual workshop; I think you are also working with a publisher to publish your book including painting instructions, and which also contains your “sayings” and photos of your paintings; The title could be “Painting in France with Dreama”ReplyCancel

  • Betsy Adams - November 3, 2015 - 2:17 pm

    I am hoping it is a book with all things Dreama. Don’t know what I love the most, the paintings or your beautiful thoughts that you share with us. You have lifted me up many a day and I thank you for that.ReplyCancel

  • Betsy Adams - November 3, 2015 - 2:14 pm

    Today is my all time favorite painting I’ve ever seen of yours. Absolutely beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Sue Moore - November 3, 2015 - 2:13 pm

    You are transitioning into figurative art painting.ReplyCancel

  • Rosemary Harney - November 3, 2015 - 1:47 pm

    Motivational SpeakerReplyCancel

  • Ellen Diane Loe Taylor - November 3, 2015 - 1:43 pm

    My guess, A new Calendar…it will be so sad when 2015 calendar runs it’s course….but I won’t throw it away…too many gorgeous paintings!ReplyCancel

  • Marjorie Jordan - November 3, 2015 - 1:41 pm

    I give up . . . What is it already!!!?!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Beth Attix Harrison - November 3, 2015 - 1:32 pm

    You are opening an artists’ colony for painters and their cats! Sounds purrrrrfect!ReplyCancel

  • Ursula Marquardt - November 3, 2015 - 1:29 pm

    I am hoping for a book!!!ReplyCancel

  • Ester Le Roux - November 3, 2015 - 1:23 pm

    Busy with casting of Hollywood-movie, Sound of Music II – you have the leading role, of course and Eddy features as your cat in the movie, too!ReplyCancel

  • Judy Kimbriel Odom - November 3, 2015 - 1:17 pm

    You have written a daily inspirational book illustrated with your beautiful Paintings!ReplyCancel

  • Judy Giannettino - November 3, 2015 - 1:15 pm

    A new television series featuring The Travels, Paintings and Events of Dreama and the famous Eddie!ReplyCancel

  • Sylvina Rollins - November 3, 2015 - 1:11 pm

    OF Course I think it is a book and Eddie is the Star! So many of us think that I imagine!ReplyCancel

  • Libby Manchester Gilpatric - November 3, 2015 - 1:09 pm

    You are going to invite us to your first dream of a workshop in your dream of a brand new state of the art studio big enough for us all! (At least that is what my own dream would consist of.) LibbyReplyCancel

  • Robert A. Sloan - November 3, 2015 - 12:54 pm

    You wrote and illustrated Eddie’s biography, signed editions will be available with his paw print?ReplyCancel

  • Julie Shealy - November 3, 2015 - 12:03 pm

    Windsor Newton, Old Holland and all paint manufacturers are renaming all purples, blues, and ice colors after you! “Dreama’s Shades of Blue!”ReplyCancel

  • Monica - November 3, 2015 - 11:25 am

    The “Eddie” cruise is free for all participants!ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne T - November 3, 2015 - 10:49 am

    My guess is that you have been making a television show so those of us that have not been able to attend a workshop can experience your beautiful personality and painting advice. A dream(a) come true for us!ReplyCancel

    • Lisa Cohen - November 3, 2015 - 4:20 pm

      I’m hoping for something like this too or an online class!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon - November 3, 2015 - 10:32 am

    My guess…..you are finally being “picked up” and marketed by a large gift retailer.
    How smart would that retailer be?…..GENIOUS!!!!!!! Love your work, your teaching and passion! When I paint and approach a painting in the way that you taught,….I love my painting! Your style really resinates with my style of painting. Cannot wait till the REVEAL! Much continued success to you, sweet lady!ReplyCancel

  • Faye - November 3, 2015 - 10:26 am

    You and Mr. McDreamy have bought a place in France where you will host lots of fabulous workshops! Also where you will shriek with delight each time you look out over Eddie Bill’s fields of lavender…ReplyCancel

  • Cheri Plant - November 3, 2015 - 9:47 am

    Big screen documentary on an artist who struggled until color blossomed through inspiration and guidance from a Black and White cat that changed her life. Written and directed by Eddie of course.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy - November 3, 2015 - 9:01 am

    I love this painting with your hat on the table like your visiting a good friend with the big reveal over a simple cup of tea. Quant and heartfelt warms the heart with the red flowers. My gut still says you have creatived Dreama & Eddie Art Studio. So, less wear and tear on you travel wise. Plus Eddie can have a better handle on his most important roll as manager of the Dreama & Eddie kingdom ! Sir Eddie speaks !!!
    You picked my 23 rd wedding anniversary to reveil super excited!!!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Barnhill - November 3, 2015 - 8:55 am

    So very happy for you that you set aside time to create a project YOU wanted to do. Setting goals and achieving them is good for the soul.ReplyCancel

  • Blake Honeycutt - November 3, 2015 - 2:15 am

    My thoughts on the Big Project:
    build a Dreama’s Little France theme park for artists in Paris, Kentucky to eliminate travel from the equation

    Looking forward to the workshop with you in Marco Island in January!!