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“Postcards from Burano!” Detail ย ๐Ÿ™‚   Burano is an island just a wee bit away from Venice. It is known for its lacemaking AND colorful buildings ๐Ÿ™‚   Not having an Eddie sighting since arriving in Venice, I ASSUMED ย it was safe to venture out. So I’m out, shutterbugging around Burano (did I mention it […]

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  • Verna Hall - September 21, 2013 - 11:10 am

    Beautiful Italy, thanks so much from an armchair traveler.
    VernaReplyCancel

  • Dianne Kern - September 21, 2013 - 10:50 am

    Yow are amazing! Thank you for sharing your joy and inspiration. DianneReplyCancel

  • Staci Crews Horst - September 18, 2013 - 1:32 am

    This is a gorgeous website, and the artwork is amazing. It reminds me of French Impressionism, which I’ve always been drawn to. Thanks, Dreama, for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn Leslie - September 16, 2013 - 6:39 pm

    Have been enjoying all the photos and commentary on your trip. I things I am thankful for. I am thankful that I have a warm and comfy bed, because so many do not. I am thankful That I have loving( and very patient) family and friends, and I am thankful for the beauty of each day.

    Thanks for sharing your trip,
    Marilyn LeslieReplyCancel

  • Hoda Nicholas - September 16, 2013 - 9:20 am

    Dreama; Italy is beautiful but even more beautiful through your eyes, pictures and paintings…. thanks for sharing…ReplyCancel

  • joyce kahn - September 16, 2013 - 8:32 am

    I love your work, and someday, when I hit the jackpot, I may be able to join you on an Italian painting adventure. Right now, it’s the dream part of Dreama for me.
    I am a former weaver turned painter and love textiles. The scarf is beautiful. The postcards amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Terri - September 16, 2013 - 8:04 am

    Bella:

    Fall has arrived in Paris; could use the scarf from Italy to stay wrapped and warm……hugs from the homeland! TReplyCancel

  • Sharon Durbin Graves - September 16, 2013 - 1:06 am

    Dreama, your photos and videos are so beautiful. No wonder you love to go there. Thanks for sharing. Always grateful to see your photos and videos. Especially love the one with the deck on the roof. Thanks for passing it on.ReplyCancel

  • Teri Jordan Towse - September 15, 2013 - 9:43 pm

    I love the vivid homes and the cats. Thanks Dreama and Ron. ReplyCancel

  • Fay Terry - September 15, 2013 - 9:34 pm

    Love the rooftop retreat! ReplyCancel

  • Jaime Haney - September 15, 2013 - 7:56 pm

    I just love your videos Dreama! That scarf sure is pretty, keeping my fingers crossed ๐Ÿ˜‰ReplyCancel

  • Andrea Thompson - September 15, 2013 - 4:29 pm

    I have just found your blog… I have wanted to visit Italy FOREVER so am enjoying these posts. Thanks for the chance to win the beautiful scarf!ReplyCancel

  • sharon - September 15, 2013 - 11:17 am

    Wow, what beautiful colors and atmosphere in Burano! Thanks for sharing your travels and experiences.ReplyCancel

  • William Brison - September 15, 2013 - 8:35 am

    Sure looks loverly!ReplyCancel

  • June - September 15, 2013 - 4:28 am

    You went to Burano!!! Isn’t it absolutely beautiful!? I loved that little motor boat ride from Venice to Burano (and Murano, too).

    And yes! The colours of all the buildings were amazing. Reminds me so much of the west of Ireland that way.

    And yes! yes! All those cats!! Everywhere! Pussy galore is absolutely the best way to describe Burano (and Murano, too).

    I just did not want to leave Venice. We were only there for about 4 days, but it was enough time for me to have beautifules memories to last a lifetime.

    And yes! I would love to have that beautiful handmade scarf from Burano. Or anything at all from beautiful, beloved and bellisimo Venezia (or Burano). One of my favourite places in the world.

    These video diaries you’ve done throughout this particular holiday destination brought a joyful tear and big smiles and grins to my face and my heart, Dreama. How I yearn to go back there – where my ancestors are originally from. Thank you so much for all you’ve shared with us. It’s been the next best thing to being there.ReplyCancel

  • Linda Macgregor - September 15, 2013 - 3:52 am

    The colours are incredible! What a fun-loving people Buranians (sp) must be-they certainly liven up the landscape for each other and those of is watching you vicariously!ReplyCancel

  • Jo Anna Flynn Wycoff - September 15, 2013 - 3:32 am

    Loving your pics and videos on Italy!ReplyCancel

  • Ginny Good - September 15, 2013 - 12:59 am

    I’m watching a movie about Italy and reading your blog! Can’t wait to go myself! Beautiful blog!ReplyCancel

  • Elaine Cook - September 14, 2013 - 11:45 pm

    P.S. By the way, I have no idea how to Pin this item to Pinterest…I cannot follow the instructions you provide because that ‘URL’ is not on my pinterest page. I am STUCK each time there is a chance to win. I lose out on the pinterest thing. Sorry. ReplyCancel

  • Lou Ann Peters - September 14, 2013 - 10:43 pm

    Every where you look, it’s so colorful and beautiful. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Kim Minichiello - September 14, 2013 - 10:05 pm

    Don’t you wish more towns were this colorful!ReplyCancel

  • Valee Sewell Penn - September 14, 2013 - 9:52 pm

    What a beautiful place! Can’t wait to see the paintings you will be inspired to do from here!
    On another note, I guess Eddie heard how colorful Burano was, and perhaps he thought it was full of colorful feline characters as well… which of course it is! Good to know he has spies everywhere!ReplyCancel

  • kathryn Ikeda - September 14, 2013 - 8:49 pm

    Colors, Colors,Colors! Amazing, Dreama
    KathrynReplyCancel

  • Valerie McMullen - September 14, 2013 - 8:29 pm

    Wow! That doesn’t even look real! Everything looks like a painting! Now I need to go there and see all those cute cats! Thank you for sharing the video!ReplyCancel

  • Liz Rosky - September 14, 2013 - 7:47 pm

    What a wonderful trip you are having! Love all the “Pussy Galore!” shots. Making a little series of Note cards for my personal use.

    LizReplyCancel

  • Laine - September 14, 2013 - 7:14 pm

    Thankful for inspiration, art, and beauty, all God given!ReplyCancel

  • Janell Sills Mithani - September 14, 2013 - 6:46 pm

    Beautiful colors, looks like you are having a wonderful trip. ReplyCancel

  • Judy Baker - September 14, 2013 - 6:10 pm

    What a beautiful place–full of art inspiration. Have fun! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Linda LD Artman - September 14, 2013 - 5:33 pm

    Thank you for a beautiful bounty of color!ReplyCancel

  • Betty Turner Hunter - September 14, 2013 - 5:11 pm

    Such a lovely village. Hope you have time for the glass museum. It is incredible, especially wondering how they preserved some of the table decor from the 1700’s. thanks for stirring memories of a trip years ago. It still looks the same.ReplyCancel

  • Genevieve C. Perkins - September 14, 2013 - 4:36 pm

    Whoops the name at the end is wrong. Hit the wrong button at the end of the postReplyCancel

  • Genevieve C. Perkins - September 14, 2013 - 4:35 pm

    Love your news and paintings. Really love the incredible pictures you take. Such an inspiration.
    I love my cat, but more than that I love my two sons, and three grandchildren. So enjoy what you sendGenevieve MortonReplyCancel

  • Nancy Laliberte - September 14, 2013 - 3:58 pm

    So much yummy color! Love it! And all those adorable furry friends to help you feel right at home. ; )ReplyCancel

  • Carol Collier - September 14, 2013 - 3:46 pm

    What a gorgeous scarf!!! But I did win the journal so don’t know that I should keep entering!! ReplyCancel

  • Josephine Hardison Fine Art - September 14, 2013 - 3:44 pm

    WOW!! LOVE the colors!!! Beautiful video! Enjoy!ReplyCancel

  • Flynn Gentry-Taylor - September 14, 2013 - 3:40 pm

    Wow, I love your posts, arm chair travels are better than none! Thanks for sharing! Did you take your mini easel/box? ReplyCancel

  • Laurel McBrine - September 14, 2013 - 3:34 pm

    Thanks for sharing – so colorful, a painting everywhere you turn!ReplyCancel

  • Trish - September 14, 2013 - 3:22 pm

    Love that orange and blue together and the flowers. Everything looks gorgeous in that lovely Italian golden light.ReplyCancel

  • Donna Dale Abbott - September 14, 2013 - 3:19 pm

    I love scarves! And I love the video we are seeing! Thank you Dreama!ReplyCancel

  • Maureen Walsh - September 14, 2013 - 3:06 pm

    Lovin’ the beautiful colors of Burano and making a wish for the lovely scarf! Thank you for sharing your โค with us!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Frances - September 14, 2013 - 3:02 pm

    Venice is like stepping into a magic paint box. I was happy to read your fellow artist Sharon Lynn Williams saved you some sun in Tuscany for your return trip.
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  • Angela Langdale - September 14, 2013 - 3:01 pm

    I’m thankful for your many tours that allow me to “armchair travel”! Italy is amazing. Your postcard is so fresh and light, just beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Skyheart Marshall - September 14, 2013 - 2:02 pm

    I have such wonderful memories of Burano. The colorful houses, the quiet side streets, an Italian mother yelling at me because I took a picture of her child, and a meal of several courses followed by limoncello and catching the last boat back to Venezia with an Irish familyReplyCancel

  • Joanne Hopper - September 14, 2013 - 2:01 pm

    The palette of the scarf picture is gorgeous in and of itself…ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Lynn Williams - September 14, 2013 - 2:00 pm

    Looks like you missed the warm sunshine of Tuscany while in Venice, but we didn’t use it all up, so it’s waiting for your return! Today is the last day of my 2 week workshop- will be thinking of you on the LONG ride home ReplyCancel

  • Linda Guslani Stratton - September 14, 2013 - 1:57 pm

    Beautiful !!! Looks like you found perfect painting subjects! I love the gorgeous scarf!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Merchant Ivy - September 14, 2013 - 1:11 pm

    Cats, cats, cats! They’re everywhere! Love it.ReplyCancel

  • Helen Farson - September 14, 2013 - 12:57 pm

    Beautiful Colors and Beautiful Posts!ReplyCancel

  • Carol Hayes Schiff - September 14, 2013 - 12:48 pm

    I posted to f/b and twitter. Couldn’t get pinterest to work! Traveling with you would be a dream….no pun!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Mayer Volz - September 14, 2013 - 12:35 pm

    What a delightful city!! Thanks for sharing!!
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  • Linda Bartl Phillips - September 14, 2013 - 12:31 pm

    You are so darn funny! What a delightful post!!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Dittrich Eisenhauer - September 14, 2013 - 12:31 pm

    Thankful for having this opportunity to see some of Italy; thankful because one of my sons is coming to visit me; thankful that I have an “art” get together today with great friends!ReplyCancel

  • Cristina - September 14, 2013 - 12:15 pm

    Wish I was there!ReplyCancel

  • Tricia Hardie - September 14, 2013 - 12:13 pm

    I am so enjoying your photographs and videos.
    Thank you for sharing them.ReplyCancel

  • Lori Anderson - September 14, 2013 - 12:10 pm

    I am thankful for the wonderful town in which I live.
    Folsom CA and our art association.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Pyche - September 14, 2013 - 12:10 pm

    I was there about 5 days before you, what a surprise, sorry I missed see you there. I’m attending your Massachusetts workshop in October.5ReplyCancel

  • Sharlene Dunn - September 14, 2013 - 11:56 am

    I’ve been to Venice, never knew about Burano, now I want to go! Awesome! with or without Eddie:)ReplyCancel

  • Dianne L. Stroup - September 14, 2013 - 11:51 am

    I will be in Venice and Burano in October!! Beautiful photos….Burano is so pretty. Hoping I can get some nice pics for painting. Postcards are beautiful Dreama!ReplyCancel

  • Sue Kemnitz - September 14, 2013 - 11:35 am

    Want to paint Italy! Love the colors there! And the intimacy. Stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn Opderbeck - September 14, 2013 - 11:29 am

    What I am most thankful for is my relationship with God through Jesus Christ, my wonderful husband and the most awesome sons, their wives and five of the greatest grandchildren…all living within a few miles of us!ReplyCancel

  • Becky Frame - September 14, 2013 - 11:08 am

    You must be in heaven with all of the amazing color! Fun! Fun!
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  • Prudy Weaver Artist - September 14, 2013 - 11:00 am

    That looked like a little wedding dining area on top of the restaurant. How cute. Love the colorful buildings in Burano.ReplyCancel

  • Caryl Witt - September 14, 2013 - 10:58 am

    The colors never disappoint in Burano. Eye candy…enough to bring on a sugar high for a month.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Chamblin - September 14, 2013 - 10:44 am

    Love the colors and the cats.ReplyCancel

  • Judy Parton - September 14, 2013 - 10:38 am

    Thank you for sharing this trip with me and others. My great escape!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Saylor - September 14, 2013 - 10:22 am

    What a colorful way to start my day. Love the scarf.ReplyCancel

  • Corinne Murphy - September 14, 2013 - 10:16 am

    OMG!!! As if all the other places you’ve shown us weren’t great enough, JUST LOOK AT THIS DARLING LITTLE VILLAGE!!! I have to admit I’ve never heard of Burano, but you can be sure that when I get to Venice, I’ll be visiting Burano as well and enjoying a fabulous meal at one of those ‘perfect’ little cafes. So exciting!!!ReplyCancel

  • Lynne Wogan - September 14, 2013 - 10:14 am

    Such colorful houses
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  • Karen Oliver - September 14, 2013 - 10:12 am

    I love the photographs with inviting chairs to rest ourselves in. Really enjoying reading about your adventures and beautiful postcards!ReplyCancel

  • Shelly T. - September 14, 2013 - 10:11 am

    Mmmmmmmm….what a luxurious looking scarf <3 I love the colors and can picture myself wearing it while floating in a boat down the canal and petting Eddie!ReplyCancel

  • Sherry DeFazio - September 14, 2013 - 10:00 am

    Water flows and
    Color delights
    A place so far
    And yet so dear

    The heart is light
    From times you share
    Wishes are many
    That I’ll be thereReplyCancel

  • Vickie guthrie - September 14, 2013 - 9:28 am

    Too funny! Love it!!ReplyCancel

  • Vicki Brevell - September 14, 2013 - 9:24 am

    I’d be a little nervous seated in that rooftop. I’m sure it’s cozy and romantic, but . . .ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Collins - September 14, 2013 - 9:19 am

    Did not know there were so MANY CATS in Italy! Great images.ReplyCancel

  • Deb LaRocque - September 14, 2013 - 8:45 am

    Wow! I love color but I think they love it more!!!! What a beautiful place.ReplyCancel

  • Cathy Amos - September 14, 2013 - 8:37 am

    LOVE all the colour!!!!ReplyCancel

  • gayle - September 14, 2013 - 8:26 am

    I’m going to win the scarf today. Will you show me how to wear it? gayleReplyCancel

  • Mary Moran - September 14, 2013 - 8:25 am

    Dreama, you seem to seek out and discover the most colorful parts of the world. But there seems to be a problem with that black and white stalker cat who appears everywhere you go. Oh, well. We will just accept him and go along with the act.

    MaryReplyCancel

  • jobi - September 14, 2013 - 7:57 am

    Finally Saturday! And your beautiful postcard and fun post were the perfect start to my day off! That and coffee with whipped cream! I love seeing all the colors of someplace I will probably never get to visit in person. Thanks for sharing your journey with us! Love all the cats! ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Marcia - September 14, 2013 - 7:37 am

    Oh the buildings are so colorful and interesting and so are your postcards! Love it all.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - September 14, 2013 - 7:28 am

    The photo with the canal, and boats, and color, color, COLOR…. one of the best ever!ReplyCancel

  • Andrรฉe - September 14, 2013 - 7:13 am

    Oh! WoW Dreama So exciting and Romantic Burano! What a place to be for a painter…Your postcard from Burano is superb! Thanks for sharing! AndrรฉeReplyCancel

  • Ester le Roux - September 14, 2013 - 7:06 am

    So beautifull!! Thank you for sharing! So thankfull that I can experience your wonderfull adventures, Dreama. Colours, joyfull energy, a kitty… what more can I ask!ReplyCancel

  • Terri Godfrey - September 14, 2013 - 7:03 am

    Beautiful Burano! A Scarf, YES!ReplyCancel

  • Pat Langley - September 14, 2013 - 6:59 am

    Ooh, that scarf is lovely; my colors. I need it; I want it!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Edgar - September 14, 2013 - 6:57 am

    Colour Galore what a fabulous place so hope I can visit it one day thank you DreamaReplyCancel

  • Sandy Ward - September 14, 2013 - 6:29 am

    What a fabulous scarf! The colors are dreamy. And now Burano is on my list – thank you for sharing, Dreama!ReplyCancel

  • marianne leal - September 14, 2013 - 6:24 am

    bellissimo burano…..grazie!!ReplyCancel

  • Carol Hickerson - September 14, 2013 - 6:08 am

    I haven’t studied up on Venice and surrounding area, but it is on my list. Thanks for taking me with you for a little taste of what I will see one day in person.ReplyCancel

  • Prudy Weaver - September 14, 2013 - 6:01 am

    Loved the colorful buildings in Burano!ReplyCancel

  • Mags - September 14, 2013 - 5:48 am

    Don’t cha just love it? Those paint brushes are calling…ReplyCancel

  • Bobbi Stegora Bina - September 14, 2013 - 5:30 am

    I have been to Burano and reveled in the scrumptious colors! Love that scarf!ReplyCancel

  • Karen-Marie - September 14, 2013 - 5:20 am

    Such beautiful colours.ReplyCancel

A Little Glimmer Does the Heart Good–Detail of from my Journal Carpe Diem! We have seized the moment, hopped a plane, slept for 8 hours sitting straight up (please tell me if I have drool on my face) and are ready to take on the world. Or at least Europe. Actually, maybe just Roma. Okay, […]

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  • Sonia Kane - September 24, 2013 - 10:45 am

    Thanks for taking me to Italy with you, Dreama. From afar ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Patricia Steedle - September 21, 2013 - 9:53 am

    Oh Dream, I thank you SO much for taking me along on your trip it Italy! You did a fantastic job of making us welcome and showing us so much beauty, especially your final Venice video. Thank you, thank you! Welcome home!ReplyCancel

  • stephanie - September 21, 2013 - 9:24 am

    That was beautiful. Thank u for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon - September 9, 2013 - 4:57 pm

    I’m loving all your great paintings and of course getting hooked on those little paint pots…..!ReplyCancel

  • dana burton - September 8, 2013 - 7:52 pm

    I certainly would like some sparkle!
    Dana BurtonReplyCancel

  • Loree - September 8, 2013 - 7:31 pm

    OOOh, those shimmering paints would be so much fun to play with!ReplyCancel

  • Laura Leeder - September 5, 2013 - 4:33 pm

    Dreama, thanks for sharing these little pots of joy and your watercolour journal. I’ve entered your draw, my fingers are crossed. Have a great trip!ReplyCancel

  • Deb LaRocque - September 5, 2013 - 7:38 am

    Love the new paint!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Graves - September 5, 2013 - 5:28 am

    All this travel I’m doing and my passport is still in my safe deposit Box. Love tagging along.ReplyCancel

  • Helen Farson - September 5, 2013 - 4:01 am

    Another Dreama adventure! Yah! Love those twinkling little pots of colour!ReplyCancel

  • Linda - September 5, 2013 - 12:02 am

    Looking forward to seeing your beautiful paintings & photos of Italy. Hopefully some videos too. xoReplyCancel

  • Betty - September 4, 2013 - 10:55 pm

    Great blue pot! And the sunflowers – simple but stunning.ReplyCancel

  • Dennis Kendel - September 4, 2013 - 10:44 pm

    Enjoy your time in Italy. Be inspired. Lorraine andReplyCancel

  • dobbsie - September 4, 2013 - 10:41 pm

    I am looking forward to hearing about all of your adventures. Wishing you a wonderful trip.ReplyCancel

  • Beth Scherfee - September 4, 2013 - 9:49 pm

    I love the glitter pots of paint – how fun! Your time in Italy looks like it will be amazing. We are vicariously enjoying the trip through your on-line journaling. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Lynn Williams - September 4, 2013 - 8:40 pm

    Please put my name in for the lovely paints?
    Thanks
    Sharon
    Ps have a look at my blog if you would like to my posts about my Tuscany workshop currently happening – gotta live all this sunshineReplyCancel

  • Jerry Stocks - September 4, 2013 - 8:20 pm

    Love the photos. Can’t wait to paint one. I visited Rome two weeks after 9-11. I know the atmosphere is wonderful now as compared to then.ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne - September 4, 2013 - 8:17 pm

    Loving your sharing such beautiful photos
    and art!! Can’t wait to see Tuscany,
    Thanks so much.ReplyCancel

  • SHY - September 4, 2013 - 7:44 pm

    Those look yummy. I wish I was it Roma too. Thank you for the delightful blog and the breath taking paintings. I love your colors.
    Safe journey.
    SHYReplyCancel

  • gayle - September 4, 2013 - 7:18 pm

    Always a delight! Wish I were there. gayleReplyCancel

  • Sue - September 4, 2013 - 7:03 pm

    Always, always inspiring! Thanks so much.ReplyCancel

  • Janell - September 4, 2013 - 6:29 pm

    Sounds like you had an interesting flight. ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great trip! Looking forward to experimenting with watercolors and wish I was there in person.ReplyCancel

  • RaSonya Pearce - September 4, 2013 - 5:51 pm

    I love the sparkly, cheerful journal pages! Looking forward to armchair journeying!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Makar - September 4, 2013 - 5:27 pm

    While in Rome…do whatever you want to do, there are no limits to the beauty and romantic nature of Italy.ReplyCancel

  • Dianne L. Stroup - September 4, 2013 - 4:32 pm

    This is my 2nd trip to Rome(the first time I was actually there:)) Beautiful art and photos too! Will love following this journey… CIAOReplyCancel

  • Mary Jane Muir - September 4, 2013 - 4:32 pm

    Loving your enthusiasm and generosity of sharing your thoughts with everyone.ReplyCancel

  • LD Artman - September 4, 2013 - 4:31 pm

    beautiful work- I am a new follower and I love the idea of following along with your fabulous travels. I love Italy.ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne Lipke - September 4, 2013 - 4:21 pm

    I love twinks…can never get enough. Now to take some to Italy ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Mary Reilly - September 4, 2013 - 4:12 pm

    I love those little pots of color. They are gems and so are you, Dreama. Always look forward to your emails with my morning coffee.ReplyCancel

  • Carla Pasley - September 4, 2013 - 4:01 pm

    Wish I was there with you! Your cafe photos reminded me instantly of Van Gogh! They even glow a little orange!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Jander - September 4, 2013 - 3:38 pm

    Thank you for sharing your journey with us once again. ๐Ÿ™‚ Aren’t those twinkling H2Os a delight? Have fun exploring and painting!ReplyCancel

  • Ruth Ann Sturgill - September 4, 2013 - 3:22 pm

    You always come up with the most FUN things!ReplyCancel

  • Sherry DeFazio - September 4, 2013 - 3:21 pm

    The sights, the sounds and of course the enticing aromas. Such are the seductive streets of Italia. Ciao!ReplyCancel

  • Tracey Mardon - September 4, 2013 - 2:53 pm

    Love your attitude about the tribulations that can be part of travel! Sent from the banks of the Rhine!ReplyCancel

  • Karen Christensen - September 4, 2013 - 2:33 pm

    I love your paintings. I also love the fact that you are sharing with us that can’t be to your workshops! Thank You and have fun on your travels!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Carter - September 4, 2013 - 2:28 pm

    You are always inspiring Dreama, that is your gift to me, however those little shiny pots or watercolor wouldn’t hurt the effort.
    I love to arm chair travel with you and can hardly wait for your next post, stay safe as you motor on to the beautiful region of Tuscany.

    Big California Hugs !!ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen Menzies - September 4, 2013 - 2:24 pm

    Thank you for the beautiful photos! Yes, I am enjoying my coffee and clean teeth but sure wish I was in Rome!ReplyCancel

  • Maureen Walsh - September 4, 2013 - 2:15 pm

    I’m breathing in the Essence of Being in Italy through your journey ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thank you for generously sharing your beautiful spirit and so much of your incredible “sparkle” with us all!
    Safe travels and many blessing XOXOReplyCancel

  • Starr Hull - September 4, 2013 - 2:14 pm

    Those little Twinkling H2O pots of watercolor give a great look, and I look forward to trying them. The views of Italy are a feast for the eyes. Keep them coming.ReplyCancel

  • Susan Dunker - September 4, 2013 - 2:10 pm

    Wonder how the pots o color would look when combined with a little chianti?? Yummy?ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Dittrich Eisenhauer - September 4, 2013 - 1:55 pm

    Another wonderful journey for all of us to enjoy! Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • dana burton - September 4, 2013 - 1:54 pm

    It is always a joy to travel with you, Dreama! Thank you so much for bringing me along.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn Hester - September 4, 2013 - 1:51 pm

    Every painting deserves some sparkle to match the one in the artist’s eye!ReplyCancel

  • Dave Casey - September 4, 2013 - 1:43 pm

    Oooooo… those colors looks so luscious. I just might have to try watercolors if I get those. ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Kathy - September 4, 2013 - 1:19 pm

    I have such joy reading your most delightful entrees! Love, love, love.ReplyCancel

  • Lou Ann Peters - September 4, 2013 - 1:03 pm

    I just love your artwork’ you are so inspiring and make me want to go paint!ReplyCancel

  • Arlene - September 4, 2013 - 1:02 pm

    I love the colors you use. They ARE dreamlike and uplifting and I can feel awake and brighter after seeing them. Am a senior citizen and love to paint. Would love the H2O’s.ReplyCancel

  • Sara Sherwin Sheets - September 4, 2013 - 1:02 pm

    Bringing back memories of my visit to Roma w/ my Dad 43 yrs ago!!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Edgar - September 4, 2013 - 12:54 pm

    Twinkle twinkle I can’t wait to see u using these Dreama I so enjoy travelling with you via your posts.ReplyCancel

  • Pat Langley - September 4, 2013 - 12:50 pm

    Oh, I wish I was there with you !!
    I would love some twinkling in my life.ReplyCancel

  • Judy Baker - September 4, 2013 - 12:50 pm

    Beautiful! Enjoy your Italy vacation. Thanks for taking us along.ReplyCancel

  • Martine Paquet - September 4, 2013 - 12:48 pm

    Thank you for a start so funny and beautiful. Drawing Roma along you and with the little pots of shiny WC will be wonderfulReplyCancel

  • Valerie McMullen - September 4, 2013 - 12:36 pm

    Have a wonderful time on your trip! Those sparkle watercolors look so cool! Never heard of them. Thanks for sharing and God Bless!ReplyCancel

  • Elly Hobgood - September 4, 2013 - 12:20 pm

    Love that personality that seems to shine though everything you do….ReplyCancel

  • Jane Allen - September 4, 2013 - 12:18 pm

    Thanks for sharing all your adventures with us, enjoy! Look forward to painting with you next yearReplyCancel

  • Yvonne Kimbrough - September 4, 2013 - 11:49 am

    Buongiorno, Will be in Italy on Sunday. Where shall we meet? Thanks for your generous heart!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Jane - September 4, 2013 - 11:48 am

    A beautiful beginning to your painting workshop adventure. Those pots of color look almost yummy. What a treat they would be to play with. I will cross my fingers and hope. But whoever has the name that is drawn will be very lucky and I will be happy for them.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Merchant Ivy - September 4, 2013 - 11:40 am

    So looking forward to your posts during this trip. You always make me smile. Those Sparkling H2O’s rock!ReplyCancel

  • Shawn - September 4, 2013 - 11:22 am

    Such beautiful shimmering colors…. Seems perfect to capture the great light of Italy. Happy travels to you and thank you for including us again! Must. Renew. Passport!ReplyCancel

  • Prudy Weaver Artist - September 4, 2013 - 10:46 am

    I am enjoying your travel so far. Thanks so much for sharing with all of us! Ciao…….ReplyCancel

  • Gay - September 4, 2013 - 10:40 am

    I simply am as envious of those pots of color as I am of your European trips – why did I not think it important to save for older age!!!!! I’m retired living on SS monthly so I have to budget carefully; but am thinking of asking for a gift from sons for one of the classes in US – of course, I’d have to figure out how to paint with oils – my paintings have always been first watercolor then acrylics because I started long ago and couldn’t breathe the turpentine – I know this is long and rambling but I want you to know how much I appreciate & enjoy receiving your email letters & pictures so much that it hurts some times…….the envy is so great!ReplyCancel

  • June - September 4, 2013 - 10:37 am

    Bon journo, Dreama! You made it…yaay!

    Ohhhh….those gorgeous pots of glimmering and dreamy colours!
    I am so in need of some happy, dreamy, sparkly and shiny colour and joy in my life right now…those little pots would definitely go a long way to help take me to a happier place. And yes, I consider myself duly ‘warned’ about their irresistibility. I’ll take my chances, how and ever ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve been missing painting with watercolours for too long now…this is the perfect way to kick-start the joy all over again.

    Have a molto bellisimo time in Tuscany, and thank you so much for taking us all along with you. Make sure you get some gelatos in, though – nothing like a gelato to soothe a frazzled flight experience. Oh…and of course, some espresso to go with that, and then too, some vino per favore. ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Mags - September 4, 2013 - 10:36 am

    Yummy!ReplyCancel

  • kathy - September 4, 2013 - 10:25 am

    Lovely pictures- wish I was thereReplyCancel

  • Libby Fleming Anderson - September 4, 2013 - 10:11 am

    Wish we were there!ReplyCancel

  • Vicki Brevell - September 4, 2013 - 9:56 am

    Glad you kids are off the horrible plane ride and can now enjoy the beautiful sights. Please remember a gelato for me too.ReplyCancel

  • Trish Davis - September 4, 2013 - 9:29 am

    Ahhh Roma. I can’t wait to see your versions of life in Italia, my favorite place to visit.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - September 4, 2013 - 9:26 am

    Your descriptions of your travels are delicious. Arm chair travel has never been better!

    Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Kim Boyer - September 4, 2013 - 8:57 am

    I hope you have a great trip! I love following you to Rome as I sit on my couch this morning with my coffee and my little dog Lily by my side! ๐Ÿ™‚ Can’t wait to try your pretty new paints!:)ReplyCancel

  • Kim Boyer - September 4, 2013 - 8:56 am

    I hope you have a great trip! I love following you as I sit on my couch this morning with my coffee and my little dog Lily by my side! ๐Ÿ™‚ Can’t wait to try your pretty new paints!:)ReplyCancel

  • Sue - September 4, 2013 - 8:36 am

    VERY envious ! Hope to tag along some day. Love your watercolor sketches.ReplyCancel

  • Beth - September 4, 2013 - 8:33 am

    Enjoy your time in Italy ! Send lots of pictures !!!ReplyCancel

  • Gail - September 4, 2013 - 8:26 am

    What a wonderful thing to be with you as you travel in Italy!! Can’t wait to start journaling and painting, too!!!ReplyCancel

  • Terri - September 4, 2013 - 8:25 am

    Safe arrival and two weeks of fun ahead!! YAY….ReplyCancel

  • Judy Meeker - September 4, 2013 - 8:19 am

    Oh, I would love me some sparkling H20. Lovin being on the journey thru you.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara Vater - September 4, 2013 - 8:16 am

    Dreama= sharing positive love in the world. Live it girl!ReplyCancel

  • Chris - September 4, 2013 - 7:59 am

    I am excited! Such a nice post to wake up to. I hope you all have fun and I am hoping (like everyone else) :o) to get my hands on some of those beautiful, shiny paint pots. I would wish you all a great day but then what other kind can you have in such a wonderful place.ReplyCancel

  • Monique - September 4, 2013 - 7:54 am

    I have them in my wish list since you first showed us..I like what they do to certain things..
    Poor you and the travel..To me you looked like it would be you all fresh faced:)ReplyCancel

  • Cathy Amos - September 4, 2013 - 7:53 am

    another arm chair trip for me!ReplyCancel

  • Maggie - September 4, 2013 - 7:49 am

    I’m with you in spirit! Hope you have a great time in Rome. Just sold one of my paintings: Roseman Bridge, to a young couple from a little seaside town near Rome. And this after I said I wouldn’t paint any bridge pictures when I moved to the Bridges of Madison County area. CiaoReplyCancel

  • Corinne Murphy - September 4, 2013 - 7:49 am

    Holy socks!! How in the world would you be able to read all these comments?!?! I guess it’s just ’cause we desperately wish we were ACTUALLY IN Italy with you!!! Maybe next time!!! Ciao Bella!ReplyCancel

  • Mike - September 4, 2013 - 7:49 am

    Enjoying following along and hoping to win! ๐Ÿ˜‰ReplyCancel

  • Karen Smith - September 4, 2013 - 7:49 am

    Looks so beautiful….can’t wait to see allyour travels!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Brown - September 4, 2013 - 7:46 am

    Even the French Poodle knows life is better at the Trattoria! What a shot!
    Would love to know the names of some of the places you visit.
    Have a gelato every day for me!ReplyCancel

  • sylvina rollins - September 4, 2013 - 7:44 am

    I love arm chair traveling with Dreama!
    I think I’ll be finding a watercolour journal soon even though I am an oil painter! ~ SReplyCancel

  • Deb LaRocque - September 4, 2013 - 7:16 am

    What a fun idea! Can’t wait to see what you do with the new paint. Thank you for taking us along on your journey. I am twice blest to travel through you and my son. I have been to Ireland, France and now Italy twice and Spain once in the last two years. Enjoy and travel safe.ReplyCancel

  • Andrรฉe - September 4, 2013 - 6:57 am

    Hi! Dreama How lucky you are! Italy, a new set of glimmering watercolor new places to visit…Enjoy everything! AndrรฉeReplyCancel

  • Kay - September 4, 2013 - 6:49 am

    So jealous!!!ReplyCancel

  • Valee Sewell Penn - September 4, 2013 - 6:46 am

    “Ciao -Wow”- you made it !!! Exquisite watercolor painting in your journal! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous painting!ReplyCancel

  • sherri - September 4, 2013 - 6:38 am

    Enjoy reading your posts! I hope that you have wonderful time there!ReplyCancel

  • Vicki Tichenor - September 4, 2013 - 6:25 am

    Have a wonderful trip!ReplyCancel

  • Durinda Cheek - September 4, 2013 - 6:03 am

    You are having WAY too much fun on this trip, Dreama! Italy is good for you! Hope you get to see lots of potted plants and growing vines and window boxes and umbrellas and lovely gates and doors and cute little tables and chairs and, wait a minute… that’s what Italy is all about! Soak it all in!ReplyCancel

  • Dreama - September 4, 2013 - 5:55 am

    Good Morning from Rome! Excited that I have so many traveling companions;) And appreciate the wishes for another awesome day. I carry you with me in my heart through all the moments here and will do my very best to share it all ๐Ÿ™‚ Rome is where we landed and tomorrow we will motor into the Tuscany region for 5 days:))
    Big Hugs!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Karen Pearson - September 4, 2013 - 5:28 am

    What fun you are having and the perfect way to capture Italia!
    I may just have to try my hand at watercolors just to add that little sparkle! ciao bella!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Hall - September 4, 2013 - 5:26 am

    Love your journal! Enjoy Italy!ReplyCancel

  • Mandy Parrett - September 4, 2013 - 5:22 am

    Oh oh oh sooo pretty!!! I’m going to the South of France in a couple of weeks and am planning to take my watercolours and do some journalling (can’t THINK where I got the idea…) – some sparkles would just be FAB!!!
    Thanks Dreama ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Karen Mitchell - September 4, 2013 - 5:19 am

    Beautiful – little pots of dreamy colours. Paint like you’re 5 again! Enjoy every delight xReplyCancel

  • Hoda Dimitri Nicholas - September 4, 2013 - 5:12 am

    Looking forward to sharing this trip with you and will try to get going on the journal thing …ReplyCancel

  • Linda Guslani Stratton - September 4, 2013 - 4:37 am

    Love the new colors!ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl Matson Quist - September 4, 2013 - 4:10 am

    OMGoodness, I want those sparkling H2Os! So cheery!ReplyCancel

  • Ann Reed - September 4, 2013 - 2:03 am

    Oh I wish I was there with you, but I am inspired to journal along with you and pretend! Will be ordering sparkle watercolors in a minute! :>)ReplyCancel

  • Leslie Reid Brasher - September 4, 2013 - 1:57 am

    Ah, it will be so fun to follow along! Maybe some day I can participate in person.ReplyCancel

  • Flynn Gentry-Taylor - September 3, 2013 - 11:38 pm

    Looks like great fun!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Cousart - September 3, 2013 - 11:29 pm

    Awesomeness and grinning over your fanciful writings. I love love that warm light in the photo just above. Can’t wait to see where else you go…Carry on:) Ha!ReplyCancel

  • Marion Corbin Mayer - September 3, 2013 - 11:09 pm

    I love your shimmering colors and zest for life!ReplyCancel

  • Roxanne Steed - September 3, 2013 - 10:42 pm

    These little sparkly pots of w/c look like great fun!ReplyCancel

  • Suzy Pal Powell - September 3, 2013 - 10:35 pm

    Looks like such fun. ReplyCancel

  • Janet Nelson - September 3, 2013 - 10:33 pm

    Looks like fun.ReplyCancel

  • Kim Frakes - September 3, 2013 - 10:15 pm

    I will join you in your travels… only in my dreams but oh how I love these Sparkling H2O’s!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Beth Harrison - September 3, 2013 - 10:10 pm

    I tried my first watercolor! Fun!ReplyCancel

  • Joan Funk - September 3, 2013 - 9:48 pm

    And here I thought it was Dreama’s sparkling personality shining through!ReplyCancel

  • Ann Baldwin - September 3, 2013 - 7:48 pm

    Hope your visit is full of beauty, laughter, and enjoyment ~ReplyCancel

  • Ginny Good - September 3, 2013 - 7:29 pm

    Love dreaming the life with Dreama on the armchair journaling trips!!
    Can’t wait to see some of the amazing art you will paint!ReplyCancel

  • Roseanne - September 3, 2013 - 7:27 pm

    I so wish I was there… visiting Italy is on my bucket list!ReplyCancel

  • jobi - September 3, 2013 - 6:54 pm

    Twinkle twinkle little star, I love you Dreama wherever you are! And your twinkle H2O pots too! Ugh, I hate the travel part of, well… travel. Snuggling up to hubs, Riley, Squidly and Lily Boots while I enjoy your first Italian post! Thanks for this fun adventure! I’m so excited! But still in last stages of wedding planning MOB freakout. Breathe in, breathe out, eat chocolate (tirimisu…what??? oh yes please!) and paint something fun. I will use sparkle nail polish for now. Be well, be safe! xoxo P.S. I soooo love not having to do any math this trip! ๐Ÿ˜‰ReplyCancel

  • Marion - September 3, 2013 - 6:10 pm

    Oh the places you’ll go!ReplyCancel

  • Dreama - September 3, 2013 - 5:50 pm

    It’s only fair to warn you. The little pots of watercolor are like Hershey’s Kisses. Irresistible and impossible to stop with only one ๐Ÿ™‚ Obviously, I am already addicted so of course I am going to tell you how wonderful they are in hopes of having a buddy for my habit…..

    Big Italiano Hugs!!
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