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From the first glimpse of France…to all the peeks in between, it was VERY satisfying! Here are the artists that traveled to France with me and some of what they got into while there 🙂

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  • Valerie Barrett - August 15, 2015 - 10:58 pm

    looking at all the gals enjoying Paris, you and painting inspires me to set my goal for a Paris trip in 2016. ValerieReplyCancel

  • June - August 14, 2014 - 1:32 pm

    Thank you, Dreama, for taking us along with you on your summer holiday to one of my favourite places in the world. I loved every minute of reading each blog post, each photograph, each watercolour sketch, each video diary entry – each time bringing joy, many smiles, renewed inspiration. All that colour, all that happiness…all that joie de vivre.

    And thanks, too, for your generosity in all the many giveaways you’ve offered. Congrats to all the lucky winners of these lovely French mementos.

    Many heartfelt thanks, most of all, for the beautiful gift of *you*, Dreama. Without wishing to get all mushy about it, I am so very glad that you are part of my life.ReplyCancel

  • Linda Macgregor - August 12, 2014 - 5:12 pm

    And thank-you so much for sharing your wonderful experience with those of us who can only ‘Dream..at the moment’ : )ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - August 12, 2014 - 2:36 pm

    I so love experiencing your France workshops through your videos, photos and words! Thank you! Dreama, do you have plans to teach there in 2015? I’d enjoy an opportunity to join you and 2015 may be my year 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Carol Hopper - August 12, 2014 - 11:42 am

    It was wonderful to see France again, from YOUR perspective. The video made me so happy that I got to be there but the happiness was bittersweet because it is all over…nevermore…except for the memories and photographs. Hugs to you and Ron Perry for your gifts.ReplyCancel

  • Susan in TX - August 12, 2014 - 9:58 am

    As before, it’s been a delight to “travel” with you.

    An-nnd . . . my little blue jam jar arrived yesterday. Another delight! Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • sydney stocks - August 12, 2014 - 9:24 am

    I have loved all of your posts from France and the lovely ones that continue to share your trip since you have returned home. It has been one of this summer’s simple pleasures to get on-line and see a post from you – a wonderful, vicarious trip for me too. The highlight, of course, being when I actually was one of the lucky recipients of one of your post-cards – what excitement the day it arrived in my mailbox! Thank you so much for being such a warm, gracious and caring person who shares your joys with so many others, as well as a wonderful artists with a style that I love. I totally enjoy your post from your own home Paris too and will continue to look forward to those with pleasure throughout the year! Welcome Home and Enjoy!ReplyCancel

  • Carol Watson Miller - August 12, 2014 - 2:58 am

    Here’s a great big “Like!” Looks like so much fun.
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  • Donna Dale Abbott - August 12, 2014 - 2:26 am

    A beautiful experience for those there in France and those of us who were able to share via posts and Facebook. Thank you Dreama!ReplyCancel

  • Kim Guthrie Art - August 12, 2014 - 1:41 am

    that is the best photo of you in the chair
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  • Clare Strohman - August 12, 2014 - 12:51 am

    Best Ten Days EVER! Thank you from my heart to yours. ReplyCancel

Falling in love happens in a moment, with a touch, one lingering glance at a time.
Paris has that effect on one.

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  • Blake Honeycutt - August 17, 2014 - 9:25 pm

    Dreama, In my dreams I am with you whenever you travel to Paris and beyond. Perhaps one day I can join you! In the meantime, blessings, my friend, to
    the one who knows herself and is true to the same. BlakeReplyCancel

  • Sandra Robbins - August 11, 2014 - 7:25 pm

    Narrow streets filled with unexpected surprises at every turn, a lush countryside, living your dream and making treasured memories.ReplyCancel

  • June - August 11, 2014 - 3:16 pm

    Thank you so very very very much, Dreama, for taking us all along with you on this beautiful and wonderful French holiday. I needed this holiday so very much – every post, every postcard, every watercolour sketch, every photo, every video, and all your words made me smile and brought me so much joy.

    I’d love the scarf, yes, especially as it’s from you and it’s from beautiful Paris.

    What I’m reminded of most whenever I think of France is the beautiful few days my hubby and I spent there, quite a few years ago now…walking along the Seine, having chocolat and croissants and coffee in a very old cafe near our hotel, trying our best to speak French wherever we went (and the locals looking like they were enjoying our attempts but being polite enough not to laugh or roll their eyes while we were doing that), enjoying a leisurely lunch of a framage baguette and coffee while sitting on a park bench at the Champs Elysees seeing and ‘chatting with’ many cats and kittens (loved that!) and I also remember humming the beautiful ‘Down in the Seine’ and ‘A Paris Match’ by The Style Council to myself more than once or twice while we were there.

    Thank you again, Dreama, for bringing us along with you. I enjoyed every moment.ReplyCancel

  • Helen-Clare Burich - August 11, 2014 - 2:52 pm

    It fills my soul every time I envision Paris. There is nothing else like it!
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  • April Huguenin - August 11, 2014 - 9:55 am

    Bon jour Dreama, thanks so much for sharing your journeys with us! It’s been awesome!! That scarf is beautiful, and I’m wondering how I missed it while I was in Paris a couple of months ago! I didn’t find any art inspired scarves and would certainly enjoy wearing it! It’s beautiful!

    Thanks for always being such an inspiration!!

    a ;o)ReplyCancel

  • Barbara Eiben - August 10, 2014 - 6:47 pm

    I sure wish I could have toured Paris…perhaps another time.ReplyCancel

  • Holly Stentiford Gifford - August 10, 2014 - 6:44 pm

    When I think of Paris I think about how much I want to go back! The first time I was only 19 and was only there a day. Hoping to return!ReplyCancel

  • Mercedes Franklin - August 10, 2014 - 1:29 pm

    I am going to miss France, I feel as if I’m coming home from your workshop too!ReplyCancel

  • jobi - August 10, 2014 - 1:22 pm

    Thanks so much Dreama for our last little peek of France! Loved seeing Paris! It always makes me think of a first class airplane flight with champagne headed to fine food, great wine and romance! (I have never been…but I do know how to dream big ;0) xoxoReplyCancel

  • Pam Lassiter - August 10, 2014 - 8:11 am

    Great work!!! I love it all!ReplyCancel

  • Teresa - August 10, 2014 - 5:29 am

    Dreama, thank you for more wonderful dreaming.ReplyCancel

  • Verna Hall - August 10, 2014 - 12:43 am

    I feel like I’ve expieranced a little bit of Paris thanks to you. Today,August 9th is my birthday. I would love to have a beautiful “SCARF” for my 72nd birthday. I would paint with it draped around my neck and dream of where it came from.ReplyCancel

  • Linda Kaskel Levine - August 9, 2014 - 11:10 pm

    Each picture was better than the one before, and the video was the creme de la creme. I thought I loved NYC, now there is this new love…ah, the fickle heart.
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  • Claire Southward Snyder - August 9, 2014 - 7:43 pm

    Sitting at a side walk cafe enjoying coffee and crepes.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Chapman - August 9, 2014 - 6:23 pm

    Paris reminds me of exotic people, art and artist, beautiful colors and flowers and the food.ReplyCancel

  • Gun-Marie Nalsen - August 9, 2014 - 5:17 pm

    I really love your blog!
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  • Sea Dean - August 9, 2014 - 4:22 pm

    A wonderful sense of happiness, peace and pleasure.ReplyCancel

  • Katherine Fleming - August 9, 2014 - 3:43 pm

    Thank you for sharing such beautiful moments and place!

    The scarf is luscious!ReplyCancel

  • Judy - August 9, 2014 - 3:40 pm

    Yes, the scarf is wonderful. I think of the Eiffel Tower and Brie and wish I were thereReplyCancel

  • Joy - August 9, 2014 - 3:22 pm

    I just dream of Paris and being there with my paints and easel in a pale blue/lilac French artists frock and beret with a bottle of red wine and the smell of Gitane cigarettes in the air, to get into the role of famous artist! Hmn, Dream on!!!ReplyCancel

  • Angela Morgan - August 9, 2014 - 3:21 pm

    Oh, Dreama! You have captured the very essence of Paris. I was there two years ago, and you have made me desperate to return!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Ruth Roberts - August 9, 2014 - 2:18 pm

    Of Course the Eiffel Tower, and the food and the art, and the fashion and the patisseries, and You being there while I am not. Thanks for bringing it home to us.ReplyCancel

  • Anita Estrada de Zorrilla - August 9, 2014 - 1:59 pm

    Excitement, joy and romance! ♡ :))ReplyCancel

  • Leslie Reid Brasher - August 9, 2014 - 1:54 pm

    Paris calls to mind romance, the Eiffel Tower, “French Kiss”, and a brief anniversary trip my husband and I madeReplyCancel

  • Maria P. Alvarez - August 9, 2014 - 1:30 pm

    Dreama, I am sure you have read/heard this thousands of times, but here’s one more. Thank you for sharing your art and travel experiences with us.

    This summer our family has been through a terribly difficult experience of losing a young nephew. One of the few things that would allow me a mental break and that I looked forward to, was receiving your emails, reading your blog, and admiring your new masterpiece. Thank you.

    Safe and fun travels.
    Sincerely,
    Mria P. AlvarezReplyCancel

  • Kaye Hinson - August 9, 2014 - 12:53 pm

    Excitement! I’m planning my first trip to Paris. I love the photos and videos you sent us. Thank you for bringing us along on your trip to Paris. Hope you arrived safe and sound to the bluegrass Paris.ReplyCancel

  • Roxanne Marsiglia Jarvis - August 9, 2014 - 12:48 pm

    The Eiffel Tower always comes first, but the flower lined streets, shuttered windows with flowers, and the peaceful cafe-lined streets is what most often comes to mind . . . . . sigh . . . . oh Paris!ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen T L - August 9, 2014 - 12:05 pm

    I really want to go to France after being enticed with all your photos and videos.ReplyCancel

  • marilyn - August 9, 2014 - 11:37 am

    So wish I could have been in France this summer. .Thank you for taking me along with you..ReplyCancel

  • Cindy Stierhoff - August 9, 2014 - 11:24 am

    What do you like best about Paris, the pastries or the lavender???? Hard question to answer. Have been to Paris and a couple of surrounding towns, those pastry shops just about jumped out on the sidewalk and grabbed me!!

    Can’t wait to meet you in Costa Mesa later in the year.ReplyCancel

  • Deb LaRocque - August 9, 2014 - 11:06 am

    Looks like you had a great trip. Love your pictures! Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Susan in TX - August 9, 2014 - 9:58 am

    A sidewalk cafe, autumn leaves scattered on the ground, pale sunshine, a lover.ReplyCancel

  • Jacque - August 9, 2014 - 9:48 am

    PARIS makes me think of romance, good food but most of Art! I am an artist, I love the impressionists, and Paris is the center as far as I am concerned.ReplyCancel

  • Carla Pasley - August 9, 2014 - 9:26 am

    I had never been interested in Paris or France until I saw your video. I had no idea that Paris itself was a work of art! What a gorgeous city! You are a lucky cat (say hi to the Eddies!) to have that experience!ReplyCancel

  • Leslie Brasher - August 9, 2014 - 8:56 am

    Paris brings to mind romance, the Eiffel Tower, “French Kiss” and a very brief anniversary trip my husband and I made a long time ago. I would love to go back now that I’m a sketcher and a painter. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Betty Hunter - August 9, 2014 - 8:52 am

    Lovely. Just lovely. C’est Paris.ReplyCancel

  • Elisabeth - August 9, 2014 - 8:33 am

    Paris is one of my very favorite cities – you’re reviving my wonderful memories of it. And Kandindky – oh-la-la – love him!
    Thanks for all you do.
    ElisabethReplyCancel

  • Gayle Nunn - August 9, 2014 - 8:19 am

    Ah, the Musee’ D’Orsay. What a wonderful memory. GayleReplyCancel

  • Susan - August 9, 2014 - 7:51 am

    May the lusciousness of Paris France carry over to the particular beauty of Paris, KY. Looking forward to more of your interpretations of both.ReplyCancel

  • Sue Zaback - August 9, 2014 - 7:01 am

    I would like to enter the contest for the scarf. I love your work and your attitude.
    SueReplyCancel

  • Dee - August 9, 2014 - 6:31 am

    When I think of Paris, I think of love, and art, and wine, and food…all good.ReplyCancel

  • Carol Watson Miller - August 9, 2014 - 1:06 am

    Quaint scenery, charming people, and something to paint everywhere you look!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Guslani Stratton - August 8, 2014 - 3:39 pm

    What a fabulous video of Paris! You captured it perfectly!!! I loved it! ReplyCancel

  • Nina Snyder - August 8, 2014 - 3:05 pm

    Paris makes me feel young and excited to start each day with volumes of enthusiasm!!!ReplyCancel

  • Becky DeVries-wong - August 8, 2014 - 2:45 pm

    I love Paris, it takes me back to another time and my imagine has some fun! The beautiful museums and wonderful settings at the outdoor cafes…..
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  • Debbie Denstorff - August 8, 2014 - 1:49 pm

    Paris, France reminds me of artists of old and a wonderful and colorful artist, Dreama Tolle Perry, plus a wonderful time I spend with my daughter.ReplyCancel

  • Valerie M - August 8, 2014 - 12:08 pm

    When I think of Paris, France beauty comes to mind! Such a spectacular city! Full of life!ReplyCancel

  • Rhonda Tolle-Beaman - August 8, 2014 - 6:20 am

    Loved every minute of this, Dreama. Felt like I was there….only I didn’t get any chocolate!!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Stantz - August 8, 2014 - 3:23 am

    Thanks so much or all the inspiration! I loved “being”/”seeing” your trip!ReplyCancel

  • Carol Collier - August 8, 2014 - 3:09 am

    Artist Dreama Tolle Perry comes to mind when I hear Paris!!!ReplyCancel

There’s always one.

You know the type I’m talking about.
They like to kick up their heels and party

‘Til the cows come home 🙂

Can’t say that I blame them.
Sometime said cows don’t even want to come home, especially when they’re in France.
(Not that I know anyone who feels this way…)

I mean, I’m certainly no angel

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  • Elaine Cook - August 8, 2014 - 1:15 am

    I love the pictures you send from France. Thank you very much. ReplyCancel

  • Sheila Grace Tansey - August 6, 2014 - 8:56 pm

    Poppies, Sunflowers, history!ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie Archer - August 6, 2014 - 4:54 pm

    Stay!! Beauty Love Painting!!ReplyCancel

  • Loree Hill Luther - August 6, 2014 - 3:27 am

    Your one good reason is your kitty waiting at home.ReplyCancel

  • Patty Cross - August 5, 2014 - 2:32 pm

    Dreamy inspiration, fantastic food, lazy summer days in France. That’s what I call heaven.ReplyCancel

  • Elaine Stewart - August 5, 2014 - 1:04 pm

    Love your work. GorgeousReplyCancel

  • Pamela Keravuori - August 4, 2014 - 5:18 pm

    The light, the food, and the gentle pace. Three lovely reasons to stay in place. ReplyCancel

  • Adele Bower - August 4, 2014 - 4:43 pm

    Dreama, Thank you SO much for the walking videos. I save them all. Such beauty everywhere, as you say. ReplyCancel

  • Carol Watson Miller - August 4, 2014 - 3:24 pm

    Flowers, light, color, cats, lavender, old narrow streets, cafes, moss-covered steps, pastures … oops! That’s more than three reasons to stay! (Grandchildren. That’s one great reason to come home!)ReplyCancel

  • Vicki Smith - August 4, 2014 - 3:08 am

    Family, friends, Eddie. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Chrissy McGale - August 4, 2014 - 12:59 am

    Only 3 good reasons to stay?! The bread, the cheese, and the wine. Simple, but wonderful 🙂
    Enjoy your time there!ReplyCancel

  • tommie stewart richardson - August 3, 2014 - 8:30 pm

    I have enjoyed every post from this awesome time in France…made me feel like I was there with yall…really …tReplyCancel

  • Chrissy - August 3, 2014 - 7:57 pm

    3 good reasons to stay?! The bread, the cheese, and the wine. Simple, but wonderful 🙂
    Enjoy your time there!ReplyCancel

  • Madeline Breidenbach - August 3, 2014 - 6:05 pm

    What a joy your paintings are. Love it!~ReplyCancel

  • L Newman - August 3, 2014 - 3:08 am

    Three reasons to stay?? Pastries, history and
    Scenery! If you ever get to Mont Blanc, Chamonix or the horse drawn village of Megeve….you will love it…just sayin…lolReplyCancel

  • Carole Jurack - August 2, 2014 - 8:29 pm

    I have been to France 3 times on bike rides. There are too many reasons to stay and a lot of them show up in your videos, i.e. medieval towns, cobbled roads, beauty and charm everywhere you turn, flowers, flowers and more flowers, color to make even a rainbow sad, food to die for, brilliant golden sunlight that the masters all knew about and which is very visible wherever one looks. Need I say more? Capturing any one of these things in watercolor would be a dream come true!ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne Dungan - August 2, 2014 - 8:27 pm

    Horses, green grass and Eddie await you and Paris, (Ky. that is) misses you, too!!! Thanks for the wonderful blog posts and the fabulous photos!!!!! You brighten all our days!!!ReplyCancel

  • Hallie Kohn - August 2, 2014 - 8:11 pm

    My husband and I have been looking at your website for the past three days to find out more information about your next travel trip. Since I’m dreaming of going, I’d say go ahead and stay!!!ReplyCancel

  • Verna Hall - August 2, 2014 - 8:02 pm

    Since it’s unlikely that I will ever physically visit France, I will rely on imagination and live through your photos, paintings and your colorful descriptions of all that you expierance. Thank you Dreama.ReplyCancel

  • Marion Corbin Mayer - August 2, 2014 - 7:03 pm

    I was in St. cirq the week before you on a dreary, rainy day. We walked down the same paths! What a beautiful villiage. Public bathrooms not so nice tho!ReplyCancel

  • Annmarie Thomas - August 2, 2014 - 6:47 pm

    Take us to Tuscany next!ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne Michels Hoyne - August 2, 2014 - 7:34 pm

    Love every post. Glorious photos. Thanks so much for bringing us along.ReplyCancel

  • Jeanne Brail - August 2, 2014 - 6:22 pm

    The scenery is beautiful, so many painting references and we love reading your blogs and feel like we are there!ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne Palmer - August 2, 2014 - 5:58 pm

    Lavendar, peace, and inspiration. ReplyCancel

  • Jenny Cramer Breniff - August 2, 2014 - 5:32 pm

    My heart is full of Art….my heart belongs in France!! Take me away and I promise to stay!ReplyCancel

  • Lois Keffer - August 2, 2014 - 5:00 pm

    café au lait, les baguettes avec la fromage, la lavande!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Sewell Makar - August 2, 2014 - 4:12 pm

    One good reason to come home is to be able to enjoy all your videos and share them with those of us who yearn to be there with you one of these summers soon. Next year I will be in the UK, France and Ireland with friends for three weeks but maybe the following year!! PS I have refrained from purchasing water colors because of all the oils I still need to use so if I won today, I would have just a small sample of water colors to learn on!! Pick me please!! haha!!ReplyCancel

  • sandy Lillis - August 2, 2014 - 3:47 pm

    Going home always with the thought you will return, makes it better.ReplyCancel

  • sandy Lillis - August 2, 2014 - 3:46 pm

    Going home always with the thought you will return, the break between trips to France makes it better.ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen - August 2, 2014 - 3:10 pm

    Les flowers! Les cats! Les cafés!ReplyCancel

  • Sea Dean - August 2, 2014 - 3:08 pm

    French Bread, Pain Chocolat, French vintageReplyCancel

  • Cathy Joerger - August 2, 2014 - 3:04 pm

    reasons to stay: beautiful countryside, genuine baguettes, rational pace of life . . . . thanks for being out there for us, Dreama!ReplyCancel

  • Chris Berard Cuneo - August 2, 2014 - 2:52 pm

    Food, wine, chocolate!!!
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  • Anonymous - August 2, 2014 - 2:45 pm

    The antiquity, the wine, the magic around every bend.ReplyCancel

  • Jan Tilker - August 2, 2014 - 2:32 pm

    Home is where your love is…I am so looking forward to meeting and painting with you in September Dreama! Thank you for bringing me/us along on this beautiful journey to southern France! What a treat to walk along with you through these quaint adorable towns. You are like a magical wizard!! :))) Then, on top of that, the promise to paint in watercolor too!! AMAZING!!! The giveaways are just wonderful “icing” on the cake! Bonjour!! ReplyCancel

  • Judy Dwyer - August 2, 2014 - 2:11 pm

    Ok can’t figure out to pin on my iPad and then get URL. Oh well, I do enjoy your paintings comments. Was in South of France and Provence area in June. had a wonderful time and miss being there ReplyCancel

  • Claire Southward Snyder - August 2, 2014 - 2:02 pm

    Actually, I’m not sure if my daughter is there, but she’s posted some pictures that look suspiciously like yours.ReplyCancel

  • Claire Southward Snyder - August 2, 2014 - 2:00 pm

    Reasons to stay: My daughter is there, summer scenes to paint, and the morning coffee and pastries (oops–is that four?).ReplyCancel

  • Carol Edmondson DeMumbrum - August 2, 2014 - 1:56 pm

    Kitties, cows and flowers! Love the photos you shared! ReplyCancel

  • Janell Mithani - August 2, 2014 - 1:48 pm

    Wow, can’t believe your trip is already coming to an end. I enjoyed all of your posts and all the lovely pictures. I would say, wine, chocolate and spending all day painting are three great reasons to stay. And delaying unpacking is always good, too. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Kaye Hinson - August 2, 2014 - 1:37 pm

    Thank you for sending the pics and videos. I am hoping to visit France next year (first time). Can’t wait. Stay a little longer for the painting inspiration, lavender fields and of course the ice cream!
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  • Sue Moore - August 2, 2014 - 1:22 pm

    Three good reasons to stay…..that’s easy…the scent of fresh bread baking in the town bakery at 5am, that first sip of french roast coffee in the morning before you even get out of your pjs, and the incredible beautiful sound of the French language where “take out the garbage and sweep the porch” sounds like a love song! Enough said!!!
    Love your paintings and the French painting adventures
    Sue MooreReplyCancel

  • Judith Fox Fletcher - August 2, 2014 - 1:13 pm

    Eddie! Eddie! Eddie!ReplyCancel

  • Lorri - August 2, 2014 - 12:33 pm

    3 reasons not to leave: the beauty and history everywhere, the culture, and you’d never run out of scenes to paint.ReplyCancel

  • Roxanne Marsiglia Jarvis - August 2, 2014 - 12:17 pm

    Because the US can’t stand to be without one of our national treasures!ReplyCancel

  • Judy Baker - August 2, 2014 - 12:14 pm

    I’ve really enjoyed your trip to France. Thanks you for sharing the beauty around you. Happy painting!ReplyCancel

  • Julie Brockman - August 2, 2014 - 12:11 pm

    3 good reasons not to leave: the scenery, the food and the paintings!ReplyCancel

  • Laurie McLaughlin - August 2, 2014 - 12:04 pm

    just love your newsletter and paintings! thanks for the good vibes!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Young - August 2, 2014 - 12:01 pm

    Reasons to stay: Good Friends, Beautiful Countryside, Great FoodReplyCancel

  • june - August 2, 2014 - 11:43 am

    Wow! Is it really time to return home?! Already!? So soon?! Why…we’ve only just arrived…haven’t we? 🙂

    Ah well…you know there is one…actually two…no…wait…there are actually three good reasons to leave all the gorgeousness and beauty of France and return home: Eddie Bill, Eddie Pierre, and Maggie. Actually, that’s all one and the same reason: all the gorgeousness and beauty of all that you love back home. Right? Of course right! 🙂

    Thank you for sharing all this joy and all this beauty and all the colours…and all those gelatos and espressos and, of course, all that lavender..with all of us. And thanks for all the very generous give-aways. You are a gem, Dreama.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Chapman - August 2, 2014 - 11:27 am

    Stay for the beauty, the food and the kittens! But don’t tell Edie! Thanks for the wonderful trip.ReplyCancel

  • Judy - August 2, 2014 - 10:51 am

    To Paint, to photograph, to take part in all things France.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Gray - August 2, 2014 - 10:36 am

    stay because of the beauty, the the food, and the summer won’t last forever
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  • Melissa Gray - August 2, 2014 - 10:35 am

    stay because of the beauty, the the food, and the summer won’t last forever
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  • kim - August 2, 2014 - 10:16 am

    I never tire of thisReplyCancel

  • RHCarpenter - August 2, 2014 - 9:51 am

    This is the best way to travel – vicariously!!! Thanks so much for sharing such great photos and helping us feel like we were right there, too! I’d love to win and am feeling lucky today!!ReplyCancel

  • Susan in TX - August 2, 2014 - 9:25 am

    Family and friends and cats? Of course, you could just have them meet you in France. Right.

    Traveling “with you” is such fun. Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Maeredith - August 2, 2014 - 8:49 am

    Next best thing to having been there! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Katherine Baker - August 2, 2014 - 8:23 am

    There is never a good reason to leave France. But there are many reasons (more than three) to stay: The glorious flowers, the delicious food, the wine, the kitties, the friends you’ve made there, the narrow cobblestone streets, gardens full of delights, and more. We welcome you back home, after another successful painting trip to France!ReplyCancel

  • Gayle - August 2, 2014 - 8:19 am

    Why, so you can share your adventures with us, of course. Nothing like having the same interests~~lavender, ice cream, beautiful old cities. GayleReplyCancel

  • sylvina - August 2, 2014 - 8:02 am

    Dear Dreama,
    I am laughing away reading your stories and loving the french countryside! You inspire me so i hope to paint today!

    Fondly, Sylvina Rollins ~ artist

    p.s. I is sign my paintings with my first name too.ReplyCancel

  • Anita Hoffman - August 2, 2014 - 8:01 am

    I do so want to win the paints.ReplyCancel

  • Becky - August 2, 2014 - 7:53 am

    Loved having my coffee and walking with you down those lovely streets this morning. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Monique - August 2, 2014 - 7:49 am

    Such a pretty spot!ReplyCancel

  • Elisabeth - August 2, 2014 - 7:49 am

    Thanks for sharing France – I feel like I’m there! Bon Jour, mon amie!ReplyCancel

  • Debby - August 2, 2014 - 7:20 am

    Beautiful surroundings,leisurely summer days, and delicious French
    food!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Jacobson - August 2, 2014 - 7:16 am

    Follow you all the time!ReplyCancel

  • Ursula - August 2, 2014 - 6:16 am

    Dreams, I so enjoyed walking with you this morning, just delightful!
    Thank you very much for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Killian Woodruff - August 2, 2014 - 3:43 am

    If you’d like a little walk through a French Villa, click on two of them in her blog here. So charming!ReplyCancel

  • Carol Collier - August 2, 2014 - 1:58 am

    There’s no place like home! But I am looking forward to my upcoming trip to France.ReplyCancel

  • Anita Estrada de Zorrilla - August 2, 2014 - 12:19 am

    Le village, un croissant, un cafe’. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Cherry Loney Fisher - August 1, 2014 - 11:22 pm

    The weather, the endless plein air painting subjects/opportunities, and the Nutella crepes, of course! ReplyCancel

  • Rhonda L. Tolle-Beaman - August 1, 2014 - 10:36 pm

    I loved this. Wanted to go in one of those little side cafe’s and get a cup of coffee and something delicious to eat!!ReplyCancel

  • jobi - August 1, 2014 - 6:07 pm

    Oh goodness…is our trip over???!!! Please tell me it ain’t so!!!!! It has been such a fun journey and I’ve not only enjoyed your beautiful art (both WCJ and oil) but the scenery you’ve shared and the videos that help us feel like we are there….they all have been such a treat for summertime. Especially for those of us who didn’t go anywhere on a summer vacay :0) Thank you Dreama for your amazing talent and generous time. I know the Eds will be SO happy to see you back home. xoxoReplyCancel

It has been said the best defense is no defense at all (that’s an Eddie quote). Since my last posting from France was…ahem….a couple of hours a few days several days (okay, okay…weeks ago!)
I am not sure if I need a defense or not but just in case:

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  • maryjo warstler - August 4, 2014 - 12:47 pm

    Reason for coming home from France is so you can turn around and go back!ReplyCancel

  • Rhonda Tolle-Beaman - August 3, 2014 - 12:14 pm

    I want a crepe!!!!ReplyCancel

  • june - August 2, 2014 - 12:09 pm

    Happy birthday, Dreama! What a perfect and wonderful (and delicious) way to spend and enjoy that special day.

    As for where to place the blame? It’s hard to place blame anywhere when you’re in France, soaking up all that beauty. It’s a legitimate reason (and no reprimanding whatsoever!) to have a little break from blogging.

    But…if we were going to have to place the blame somewhere? Hmmmm…how ’bout this, then? (and dance while we’re doing the ‘blaming’!):
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btRyAC9lgYMReplyCancel

  • Judy - August 2, 2014 - 10:48 am

    To paint, to photograph, to take part in all things France.ReplyCancel

  • Alice O'neil - July 31, 2014 - 7:04 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE IN FRANCE, IS ANYONE GETTING ANY PAINTING DONE??? – ALICE O’NEIL
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  • Sue Kemnitz - July 31, 2014 - 12:33 am

    Happy birthday! May you continue to bring warmth and goodness into many peoples homes and hearts for a long time!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Chapman - July 31, 2014 - 12:05 am

    Happy Birthday Dreama. What a way to celebrate!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Paula Jones-dauzickas - July 30, 2014 - 10:22 pm

    Ahh, glad you are having a wonderful time! Your notes and photos are wonderful. Enjoy . It’s the next best thing to being there!ReplyCancel

  • Rick Harder - July 30, 2014 - 8:10 pm

    I think I’ll blame it on the Internet (I know how it is “out there.”) And I’ll also have to blame it on the fromage and vin, if you partake of either of these. I was wondering where you went, glad to see you back.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Horswood Swanker - July 30, 2014 - 4:48 pm

    Just saw a play with a line that will apply…BUTTER, just looking for a place to happen.ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne Palmer - July 30, 2014 - 1:35 pm

    Dreama, there is only so much one person can do! I feel strongly that next trip I should accompany you as your assistant!ReplyCancel

  • Lois Keffer - July 30, 2014 - 11:35 am

    No excuses needed. International travel really takes it out of you. And, boy, do I love you!ReplyCancel

  • Leslie Fehling - July 30, 2014 - 6:54 am

    It’s actually rather comforting to me to know that you were too busy to post. When I traveled and sketched in Italy last year, I only managed one Facebook post the entire two weeks, and never got around to visiting my blog even once. I was too busy having fun! I’ve always wondered and marveled at the fact that you communicate so much when you’re away. I’m glad to know now that you’re just human like the rest of us. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • The Blank Canvas - July 30, 2014 - 6:19 am

    Umm who could possible blame you for enjoying and loosing yourself in France painting away in bliss! It looks like it was an amazing trip. I am Dreaming of taking a class in Italy with you sometime ???ReplyCancel

  • Eileen - July 30, 2014 - 5:37 am

    Blame it on anything you want. I’m just happy to have you and your beautiful blog back! (And I always blame things on my cats–they seem pleased to take the credit!)ReplyCancel

  • Teresa - July 30, 2014 - 5:22 am

    Perfect complements Art, Cats, and Whip Cream not necessarily in that order. Ejoy them to the fullest.ReplyCancel

  • Valee Sewell Penn - July 30, 2014 - 3:38 am

    Glad you are back Dreama! Seriously, I was starting to wonder if Lokie might be holding you hostage for more whipped cream. (I give it to my German Shepherd dog, and she loves it!) I guess now the Eds will be asking for whipped cream.I love the photos you share!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Stantz - July 30, 2014 - 2:13 am

    So glad to see you back! ReplyCancel

  • Carol Collier - July 30, 2014 - 2:00 am

    Glad to know I hadn’t missed any posts after all. You did! But I look forward to reading about this time in France in your next blogposts.ReplyCancel

  • Teri Jordan Towse - July 30, 2014 - 12:54 am

    I finally ordered a watercolor journal and can’t wait to try it. Enjoying your blues Dreama and lavenders, pinks, burgundy etc. etc. ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Cousart - July 29, 2014 - 11:58 pm

    Good for the soul and no explanations needed…so happy that France agrees with you in every way shape and color:) Cannot wait until I get to go…..
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  • Maryjo Warstler - July 29, 2014 - 11:11 pm

    Thought perhaps you became lost in the lavender fields!
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  • Adele Bower - July 29, 2014 - 11:06 pm

    I just blamed it on my computer, Dreama. You got off easy!ReplyCancel