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Lavender spreads JOY no matter what form it takes 🙂 ..The Color of Joy in France

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  • jobi - July 23, 2014 - 10:07 am

    Lily of the Valley!!! Muguet! ;0)ReplyCancel

  • Laurie Johnson - July 19, 2014 - 2:34 pm

    Thank you Dreama for bringing France right to our doorsteps! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Lynn - July 19, 2014 - 11:49 am

    Gardenia and the smell after it rains in the Tennessee mountains 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Carol Watson Miller - July 19, 2014 - 2:40 am

    … my mother’s perfume.ReplyCancel

  • Donna Knight - July 18, 2014 - 1:29 pm

    Balsam would be my favorite scent.ReplyCancel

  • anne paulsen - July 18, 2014 - 11:38 am

    New born babies… <3ReplyCancel

  • June - July 18, 2014 - 5:35 am

    Ohhhhh…I am on that lovely bicycle, enjoying the French summer breezes and the summer scenes (and all that lush greenery (and all that lavender!).

    A beautiful, wonderful, happy and sunny painting. Might be a candidate for the upcoming 2015 calendar, yes? 🙂

    And then afterwards, since I’ve gotten in my daily and invigorating exercise, those lavender cupcakes are calling my name (completely guilt-free and loving every single bite), waiting to be enjoyed with a cup of coffee and a good friend.

    And then, after being a bit tuckered out from all the day’s ‘exhausting’ activities, it’s time for a nap – or reading a good book with this beautiful pillow propped up on my bed or sofa?

    After my nap or my journalling or my reading, it seems to me that the only other thing I want to do today is get out my watercolour pad and get to painting at least one – if not all – of these lovely photos you’ve shared with us.

    And tomorrow…can we do it all over again, please? 🙂

    Thanks for being so generous – not just lavender giveaway, but for everything you share here with us.ReplyCancel

  • June - July 18, 2014 - 5:28 am

    So many favourite scents, that it’s difficult to pin it down to just one.
    The sea…the ocean…
    Lemons…oranges…ylang ylang…lavender…
    the autumn air just after it has rained…
    opening an old book, complete with yellowed pages…
    freshly brewed *real* coffee…fresh baked bread….just out of the oven cakes and pies…

    See what I mean? 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Joy - July 18, 2014 - 3:27 am

    Lavender is my favourite colour and scent, it looks wonderful in my bathroom, love your creativatity. JoyReplyCancel

  • Carol Hickerson - July 18, 2014 - 12:30 am

    Pine treesReplyCancel

  • Leslie Newman - July 17, 2014 - 11:00 pm

    I love lavender. My favorite thing to do is
    Rub my hand against the plant and crush a few
    Buds and enjoy the wonderful scent!ReplyCancel

  • Valerie M - July 17, 2014 - 8:52 pm

    There are so many scents that bring about good memories and smiles but I have to say cinnamon just makes me feel good! And peppermint brings a freshness to the air!ReplyCancel

  • Karen Oliver - July 17, 2014 - 7:51 pm

    A favorite scent….yellow roses!ReplyCancel

  • Jane DeLorenzo - July 17, 2014 - 7:32 pm

    Honeysuckle!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Chapman - July 17, 2014 - 6:46 pm

    I have two favorite scents lavender and rosemary! Lavender makes me dreamy and rosemary makes me hungry,ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Chapman - July 17, 2014 - 6:45 pm

    I have two favorite scents lavender and rosemary!ReplyCancel

  • Sherry Defazio - July 17, 2014 - 5:16 pm

    Love the scent of lavender and rosesReplyCancel

  • Judy - July 17, 2014 - 4:32 pm

    Lavender 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Christine Osgood Holzschuh - July 17, 2014 - 3:46 pm

    ohhh I love this painting! I have a bike with flowers leaning agains a tree in my front yard! OK, now I am going to have to paint it since yours is sold!ReplyCancel

  • Cathy Joerger - July 17, 2014 - 2:52 pm

    You guessed it – lavender!ReplyCancel

  • Claire Southward Snyder - July 17, 2014 - 2:18 pm

    The scent of a freshly baked loaf of bread sitting next to a vase of lavender–a stunning mingling of scents.ReplyCancel

  • Prudy weaver - July 17, 2014 - 2:16 pm

    Your ideas and giveaways are so fun and innovative! Thanks for sharing your time there with us!ReplyCancel

  • Carol Lavoie - July 17, 2014 - 2:06 pm

    Hello dear Angel of Beauty and Generosity! You just keep giving and giving and giving.. what Joy you bring to us all. Thank you, Dreama…..our planet needs more souls like yours who understand the Cosmic Laws of Life. Blessings to you, CarolReplyCancel

  • Sea Dean - July 17, 2014 - 1:36 pm

    Star Gazer Lily ReplyCancel

  • Sandra Robbins - July 17, 2014 - 12:58 pm

    Lavender is the music of the earth and the song in my soul!!!ReplyCancel

  • Carol Collier - July 17, 2014 - 12:53 pm

    Lavender and rosemary, together!ReplyCancel

  • Liesel Lund - July 17, 2014 - 12:30 pm

    Ponderosa pine ; ) or maybe the smell after it rains in the autumn… or…. : )ReplyCancel

  • Alan Cayton - July 17, 2014 - 12:25 pm

    Didn’t the ancient Romans burn lavender in the belief it would rid the atmosphere of evil spirits?ReplyCancel

  • Patricia Stoelting Langley - July 17, 2014 - 12:10 pm

    I love the scent of lavender and vanilla.
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  • Terri Pennell - July 17, 2014 - 12:06 pm

    That is so cute – I collect old buckets.

    I would love to add that bucket to my collection.ReplyCancel

  • Teresa - July 17, 2014 - 11:50 am

    Can only imagine the wonderful scent in the air. Gorgeous photosReplyCancel

  • Sarah Sheffield - July 17, 2014 - 11:17 am

    I love lavendar, but you know, lilac is really sweet too 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Annika F - July 17, 2014 - 9:57 am

    This painting is absolutely delightful!ReplyCancel

  • Sylvina Rollins - July 17, 2014 - 9:54 am

    Lily Of the Valley wafting through the air in the spring ~

    Sylvina

    Gayle is that you?ReplyCancel

  • Gayle - July 17, 2014 - 9:15 am

    I love a spicy smell and the smell of the garden after a rain. GayleReplyCancel

  • Jan Tilker - July 17, 2014 - 9:08 am

    I love the scent of pine or cedar after a rain. Of course, anything baking and Christmas is is always a dream.ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne - July 17, 2014 - 8:20 am

    Love the painting on your blog today!ReplyCancel

  • Katherine Baker - July 17, 2014 - 8:03 am

    It’s hard for me to pick one favorite scent. Lavender is near the top of the list, which includes pines in a forest, bread baking, Christmas spices simmering on the stove, new mown hay, and the air after a rain. The list goes on; they all bring me joy.ReplyCancel

  • Andrée - July 17, 2014 - 7:42 am

    Lavender and geraniums mixed together….ReplyCancel

  • Eneida - July 17, 2014 - 7:15 am

    Thank you for the joy you share!
    Love you!
    EneidaReplyCancel

  • Betsy Adams - July 17, 2014 - 6:39 am

    Would love to be there with you but this is this next best thing. I’m a new follower and am wondering where you’ve been all my life. I feel your peace and you have given me a peace with my paintings. I am no longer trying to be a “pleaser” but just going where the heart leads me. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us all.ReplyCancel

    • Katherine Fleming - July 17, 2014 - 10:56 am

      Love love love lavender!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Marion - July 17, 2014 - 5:59 am

    Hey Dreama! I went to St. Circ myself earlier this month. Wouldn’t it have been a hoot to meet there? It certainly is a beautiful part of France.ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca - July 17, 2014 - 5:54 am

    Lemon & lavender.ReplyCancel

  • Mandy - The Sticky Fig - July 17, 2014 - 5:42 am

    Lavender is such a unique plant isn’t it – I love how its little purple heads seem to float in mid air and how they stay in colour for weeks and weeks! It’s also a pretty fab taste, as you so rightly say. Have you tried lavender, honey & lemon roast chicken?! YUM 🙂
    Mandy
    http://www.thestickyfig.co.ukReplyCancel

  • Monica - July 17, 2014 - 5:32 am

    I love the scent of citrus – lemon,
    lime, orange… always feels like summer
    so fresh. But I also adore lavender, for a l l
    reasons — the color, the look… the scent.ReplyCancel

  • Alice Craig - July 17, 2014 - 5:22 am

    Hello dear Dreama,

    Thanks so much for reminding me of lavender – I can’ believe we don’t have any growing in our garden so I must fix that immediately because I love everything about it, the scent, the color, the texture…and it reminds me of other places I have lived too.ReplyCancel

  • Dianne Cox-Weiss - July 17, 2014 - 3:06 am

    Lavender is one of my favorite scents. I put a little lavender oil on my hands before I go to bed, then I spread it on my arms, my temples and under my nose. The scent helps me get to sleep. I also love the scent of roses and gardenias.ReplyCancel

  • Kimi Shibata - July 17, 2014 - 12:39 am

    Peace.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Laliberte - July 16, 2014 - 9:16 pm

    I love the scent of lavender. I use hand-made lavender-scented soaps, lotions, and even have a patch of lavender growing in my herb garden. It’s my little piece of France. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Janell Mithani - July 16, 2014 - 8:26 pm

    My favorite scent is peonies.ReplyCancel

  • Linda Sartin - July 16, 2014 - 7:47 pm

    The scent of lavender makes me happy. Love you, Dreama.
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  • Sandra Robbins - July 16, 2014 - 7:15 pm

    lavender makes me a joyful soul!ReplyCancel

  • Ginny Good - July 16, 2014 - 7:07 pm

    Lavender!!ReplyCancel

  • Lois Keffer - July 16, 2014 - 6:45 pm

    Lavender and tea roses together. Ahhh!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Beth Attix Harrison - July 16, 2014 - 5:36 pm

    baking bread and vanilla!
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  • Chris Claussen Brandley - July 16, 2014 - 5:16 pm

    Favorite scent: brownies baking….or fresh clean linen!ReplyCancel

  • Maryjo Warstler - July 16, 2014 - 5:00 pm

    Happens to be lavender and the color of my bridesmaids dresses in our wedding!ReplyCancel

  • Flynn Gentry-Taylor - July 16, 2014 - 4:20 pm

    Won’t let me get my pin it link, when I click on see it now it opens up workshop on this page..ReplyCancel

  • Cherry Loney Fisher - July 16, 2014 - 3:45 pm

    Lavender & linen!ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl Pennington - July 16, 2014 - 12:34 pm

    These pictures and comments are the next best thing to being there. Such joy and beauty.ReplyCancel

Soothing sound of church bells that ring out over the valley, roses cloaking stone walls made smooth by passage of time and cooing of birds in early morning hours. With one voice they all tell the same story—all is well.

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  • Linda Shelley - August 5, 2014 - 3:45 pm

    Dreama, it is always such a treat to start the day looking at your photos and paintings… always cheery. I love your site.
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  • June - July 18, 2014 - 5:46 am

    Seeing these beautiful images and the warmth and joy and love that are expressed in each one brings to mind the phrase, ‘all is well.’

    Hearing my beloved cats’ purrs, and feeling those purrs while they’re snuggling on my lap also gives me that calm, contented and serene ‘all is well’ feeling.

    Thank you so much, Dreama, for sharing all this beauty and all these beauty-filled French moments with us. It’s the next best thing to being there. Maybe one day, I’ll be able to. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Karen Oliver - July 17, 2014 - 8:02 pm

    I feel alive when all my senses are engaged.ReplyCancel

  • Claire Southward Snyder - July 17, 2014 - 2:44 pm

    All is well with my world when my little grandson’s sleep-warmed body is snuggled next to mine on a cool summer morning and I can hear my hens gently cooing as they welcome the start of a new day. Weird, huh?ReplyCancel

  • Patricia - July 17, 2014 - 10:03 am

    You sure know how to find the beautiful spots! But then again, that’s the beauty within you that leads you!ReplyCancel

  • Flynn Gentry-Taylor - July 16, 2014 - 4:26 pm

    all is well with my soul…wonderful song.ReplyCancel

  • Monique - July 16, 2014 - 10:42 am

    Love the colors in this! Well done.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Crook Moran - July 15, 2014 - 9:48 pm

    “All is well” means that I am in my groove and following my heart’s desire, no matter what is happening around me. Your art always inspires me!ReplyCancel

  • Sylvina - July 15, 2014 - 11:11 am

    Just beautiful ~ReplyCancel

  • Carol DeMumbrum - July 15, 2014 - 10:59 am

    All is well when I am painting God’s beautiful creation.ReplyCancel

  • jobi - July 15, 2014 - 8:52 am

    All is well….after a family supper when everyone texts me that they are home safe and sound. Nothing better than time with family and then everyone tucked in safely at home.ReplyCancel

  • Susan in TX - July 15, 2014 - 8:37 am

    All Is Well when the story in my head finds its way to the page.ReplyCancel

  • Lou Everett - July 15, 2014 - 7:06 am

    All is well when my family is healthy and at peace, and I have turned my life over to God and His guidance.ReplyCancel

  • Gaylynn - July 15, 2014 - 7:01 am

    Happy Birthday to me for finding this beautiful post in my inbox! :}ReplyCancel

  • Sea Dean - July 15, 2014 - 3:45 am

    Watching an English drama on PBS.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Martin Piros - July 14, 2014 - 11:16 pm

    Hello Dreama, “All is well” is such a refreshing breathe of fresh air. Colorful but much of it soft relaxed and a new favorite of mine. I would have to say ” All is right with with the world” means to me today. A nice cool home with outside temp 93 and very hot. But, we are inside staying cool my two Bichon Frise’s by both sides of me taking naps. Life is good just watched GORGEOUS Brian Williams on the nightly news on NBC….. waiting to have dinner with my husband all is well alright. Plus a wonderful message from you in France, what more could I ask for! ♥ HUGS , MeReplyCancel

  • Carol Watson Miller - July 14, 2014 - 7:38 pm

    Grateful. Very grateful. OK, that’s two words!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra Robbins - July 14, 2014 - 6:17 pm

    A beautiful view of the mountains with a lake in the forefront and the time to spend just being!ReplyCancel

  • Lois Keffer - July 14, 2014 - 6:00 pm

    Because of a brain injury I have to fight for my “all is well” attitude. But I get there almost every day. Your posts and paintings help! Do I owe you a therapist’s fee? 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Cathy Joerger - July 14, 2014 - 4:01 pm

    Today my “all is well” image is of the birds flocking around the bird feeder – a cool, sun-filled morning before the “heat of the day” . . . ReplyCancel

  • Sydney Lynne Stocks - July 14, 2014 - 2:27 pm

    I just received the beautiful post-card from your give-away and am thrilled! Had been checking the mail each day after hearing it would be coming (I never win anything so couldn’t quite believe it). What a wonderful treat to receive such a beautiful gift! I love reading your blogs, especially your posts from your travels, and your painting is even more lovely “in person”. Thank you so much for such a special gift!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Sheffield - July 14, 2014 - 2:25 pm

    All is well when I use those luscious transparent colors I learned to use in your workshop.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn Troutman - July 14, 2014 - 2:12 pm

    Thank you for sharing your paintings in France with you!ReplyCancel

  • maryjo warstler - July 14, 2014 - 2:11 pm

    The sun is shining.ReplyCancel

  • Christine Osgood Holzschuh - July 14, 2014 - 1:33 pm

    So you should know that one of my ‘escape routes’ is looking for color….when I need color I say, “where are those Dreama colors” and sure enough I can find those luscious blues, violets and hot pinks…and “all is well!”ReplyCancel

  • Marcia - July 14, 2014 - 1:30 pm

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts, paintings and photos!ReplyCancel

  • Leslie - July 14, 2014 - 1:21 pm

    “It is well with my soul” the wonderful hymn.ReplyCancel

  • Janet Johnson - July 14, 2014 - 1:06 pm

    Absolutely beautiful!! It’s been a long time since we first met ms dreama. Your work is glorious. Thx for sharingReplyCancel

  • Sharon Chapman - July 14, 2014 - 1:01 pm

    When at the end of the day I have accomplished what I set out to do and I am curled up with my puppies watching the sun set. All is well.ReplyCancel

  • Karri Street - July 14, 2014 - 12:36 pm

    All is well for me means God is here right now with me in this experience. I have courage to move through my day letting go of fear as it comes up. I am free from the grip of my mind, and let my heart open and receive the gifts of the day without judgment, criticism or negativity. All is well. B R E A T H E….and let go.ReplyCancel

  • Judy Baker - July 14, 2014 - 12:30 pm

    Your post is absolutely beautiful–the postcard is lovely as well as the photos. Love it that you share it with us. Made for a beautiful morning read!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - July 14, 2014 - 12:21 pm

    Happy safe family!ReplyCancel

  • Joni - July 14, 2014 - 11:42 am

    Thanks for your time to make our days wonderful “in” France !!!.ReplyCancel

  • Pamela S. Sweet - July 14, 2014 - 11:30 am

    Dreama, When ‘All is Well’ with my family and friends, I feel blessed, grateful and at peace. Yours in art, Pamela ReplyCancel

  • Jo Df - July 14, 2014 - 10:59 am

    Your work is beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Donna Heil - July 14, 2014 - 10:26 am

    Your inspirational words and luscious colors pop up in my inbox and I know all is well here in North Carolina.ReplyCancel

  • Verna Hall - July 14, 2014 - 10:23 am

    The need to create is like hunger. The beauty around you is desert and you just have to fill your mind with it.
    Verna HallReplyCancel

  • Judy - July 14, 2014 - 10:04 am

    All is well when I am home.ReplyCancel

  • LB mcbain - July 14, 2014 - 10:02 am

    Beautiful COLORS!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kaye Rhodes - July 14, 2014 - 9:43 am

    Beautiful France, captured with all its charm!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - July 14, 2014 - 9:10 am

    Your lovely posting, so full of beauty and joy, really make my day. I’ve shared them with friends, who feel the same lift.
    Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Terri - July 14, 2014 - 9:06 am

    Lovely! Hope everyone is having a great time!ReplyCancel

  • Tracey Mardon - July 14, 2014 - 8:48 am

    I have that wonderful feeling that things are just as they should be. Thanks for the sweet reminder!
    TraceyReplyCancel

  • Deborah - July 14, 2014 - 8:40 am

    Thanks for sharing your trip with us.ReplyCancel

  • Andrée - July 14, 2014 - 8:12 am

    All is well when I am painting in an ambience bucolique…avec les chants d’oiseaux ,le vent doux,la sérénité dans le ” Ici et maintenant” !ReplyCancel

  • Monica - July 14, 2014 - 7:30 am

    Beautiful paintings of summer in
    France! Looking forward to more
    inspirations and painting here at home
    as well!ReplyCancel

  • hilda - July 14, 2014 - 7:25 am

    Your paintings are beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Gayle - July 14, 2014 - 7:13 am

    All is well when I am able to find that one thing to appreciate, to find the gratitude.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Ericksen - July 14, 2014 - 6:36 am

    Makes me want to find beauty and draw and paint! Thanks for the encouragement.ReplyCancel

  • Dee - July 14, 2014 - 6:31 am

    Pure joy is what I see! Thanks for sharing your journey.ReplyCancel

  • Mandy - The Sticky Fig - July 14, 2014 - 6:18 am

    You are SO RIGHT (as ever), Dreama: ALL IS indeed WELL – ALWAYS! Your paintings are a great touch stone of joy, beauty and appreciation and whenever I look at them I’m right there. Keep on Keeping On, lady! 🙂
    Mandy
    http://www.thestickyfig.co.ukReplyCancel

  • Joy - July 14, 2014 - 5:55 am

    All is well, the sun is shining in my heart, what more could I want!
    Thank you Dreama for the sunshine you bring to so many, JoyReplyCancel

  • Prudy Weaver - July 14, 2014 - 5:44 am

    Your comments were much needed today! And your painting touched my heart.ReplyCancel

  • moyra blayney - July 14, 2014 - 2:32 am

    …this looks like a gorgeous location especially for painting Dreama! Hi from a fellow artist in N.Ireland xx Mo

    http://mosartpage.wordpress.com/ReplyCancel

  • Karen Adams Smith - July 14, 2014 - 12:33 am

    oh my..the colors are beautiful!
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  • Valee Sewell Penn - July 14, 2014 - 12:32 am

    A soft breeze and the purr of a kitty say “All is well”
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  • Cherry Loney Fisher - July 13, 2014 - 9:53 pm

    During this season, all the blooming plants come to mind, from roses, geraniums, petunias & wildflowers, to tomatoes & hot/sweet peppers.ReplyCancel

  • Valerie M - July 13, 2014 - 7:39 pm

    I just love all of your pictures and sketches! It brings a sense of calm and peacefulness to a chaotic world. Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Donna - July 13, 2014 - 7:24 pm

    These paintings in France just take me away!
    Beauty lies in simple pleasures.
    Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Cousart - July 13, 2014 - 5:17 pm

    This one is my favorite so far!! Love that soothing sound of church bells…nothing better and a timely post too! How do you do that? Love thinking of the commonality of all things positive and that all is well. Adore the painting…you call them postcards but they are truly the most beautiful pieces of art- love them! ReplyCancel

  • Dianne Cox-Weiss - July 13, 2014 - 5:02 pm

    All is well when I feel healthy and at peace with the world.ReplyCancel

  • Carol Collier - July 13, 2014 - 4:49 pm

    Cool breeze through the trees early on this Northwest summer day…..birds flying and singing, picking beans in the garden…I can BREATHE.ReplyCancel

  • Jeanne Brail - July 13, 2014 - 2:57 pm

    Love your artwork. All is well when my family – husband, children and grandchildren are all well and happy.ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne - July 13, 2014 - 11:47 am

    All is well- when I have stopped to breath and remember God is in control and I am not expected to be 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Jobi - July 18, 2014 - 11:05 pm

      So perfectly said, Yvonne! :0)ReplyCancel

  • Martha - July 13, 2014 - 11:28 am

    the lessons in your workshop last October are still teaching me today. Amazing how that happens! Teaching doesn’t finish when the mini-van is loaded up and rolling away. It continues.ReplyCancel

I love the little villages one can stumble upon when out and about in France. It’s a sense of adventure that makes you feel like a kid again 🙂 ! Here’s the latest entry in my journal, complete with the sights and sounds of France.

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  • Linda Shelley - July 30, 2014 - 6:59 pm

    Dreama, the pictures are fabulous and you not posting for a while just tells us you must be having a wonderful time…. have fun and share when you can. I love looking at not only your paintings but your wonderful photos!! Thank you for sharing your trip with us.ReplyCancel

  • ann gorgone - July 27, 2014 - 10:39 am

    Dear Dreama: I love your website and follow all the time. Can you tell me what size sketch book you are using in the video painting the fountain. It looks like 6×6 or 8×8. I want to buy one and like the size you are using. Thank you. Ann GorgoneReplyCancel

  • Dale Bernard - July 23, 2014 - 11:51 am

    Your video was very enjoyable and educational. Thank you for giving this to us, Dreama. I am Appreciative, Dale

    Must go so I can take the inspiration and apply it now.

    I loved the bells and kitty talk in the background.ReplyCancel

  • Master Portraits By Johanna Spinks - July 17, 2014 - 10:06 pm

    lovely….ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn Joyce - July 14, 2014 - 2:51 pm

    You make it look to easy Dreama.. Thank’s for sharing.. It took me back to France..
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  • June - July 14, 2014 - 3:10 am

    I have to agree with all the artists and their comments and echo their sentiments – I feel like I’m right there with you, enjoying every beautiful moment of (y)our holiday in France. Thank you so much for sharing all this with us. The video diary is wonderful – especially as it’s an extended one. I learn so much from your blog posts, but am inspired additionally when you share with us your tips and your joy for painting (and joy for everything else) on your video blogs.

    I tried to do the first photo, but it was ‘fighting’ me (or perhaps it was fighting with the perfectionist in me) a little bit, so I took a step back, came back about an hour later and went for the second photo. Challenging and anxious as I was about sketching or painting steps or stairs, it came out better than I’d hoped, so I’m pleased. Thank you for these photos, Dreama, and thanks, as always, for inspiring me and sharing the joie d’vivre with me and all of us.ReplyCancel

  • susie - July 12, 2014 - 7:34 am

    Dreama,
    I really enjoyed your video on the fountain. Thank you so much for the inspiration. It looks like a wonderful place to paint and sketch. Love that you used your twinks just for fun, adding sparkle to your lovely watercolor.ReplyCancel

  • Ginny Good - July 11, 2014 - 9:16 pm

    Thanks for the video and inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Hagler - July 11, 2014 - 11:12 am

    What a delight almost like being there… Simple and beautiful ! Enjoyed it ! Thank you ! Nice work !ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Martin Piros - July 10, 2014 - 5:44 pm

    Hi Dreana, what fun watching you watercolor the water fountain in the rain. W hile eating icecream that was a real treat no pun intended I love the explaination on how to work with watercolor. A tough mediyn to work with. I have a better feel on how to make the colors stay in place. Such a beautiful courtyard to paint in. The video only let me watch a sentence at a time stopping after each. That was harder to follow . Thank yiu so much for the wonderful time in France this morning. HUGS & ♥, MeReplyCancel

  • Lou Belcher - July 10, 2014 - 3:42 pm

    Wonderful post. Enjoyed it…..ThanksReplyCancel

  • Nana Spires - July 10, 2014 - 1:07 pm

    Lovely! Great Video……looking forward to seeing you in Florida! Hugs to Edie when you get home…..that devil. ReplyCancel

  • Irma - July 10, 2014 - 12:11 pm

    Dreama — You are so kind and generous and so inspiring! I have a painting of yours of a Venice Canal Doorway that I just love! And I also love my Dreama Calendar with all your paintings! And after watching you do the watercolor sketch of the fountain in Antoire, France — I thought — perhaps (maybe — please!) you could put together a calendar for sale of all your watercolor sketches!!! It would be wonderful and so beautiful — and I know I would purchase it! It would be great! Thanks for all your inspiration. I am too old to go with you to France or Italy on your wonderful trips — but I so love your blog.ReplyCancel

  • Gaylynn - July 10, 2014 - 11:49 am

    I am going to try your journaling sketch while I am at the beach today. Then some beach umbrellas. ReplyCancel

  • Mandy - The Sticky Fig - July 10, 2014 - 8:52 am

    I do believe that water fountain is the finest watercolour I’ve seen you do! Perfect and understated – you’re SUCH a talented lady. Thanks for sharing the video – keep having fun!! x
    Mandy
    http://www.thestickyfig.co.ukReplyCancel

  • Susan in TX - July 10, 2014 - 8:35 am

    Perfection.ReplyCancel

  • Judy Baker - July 10, 2014 - 7:40 am

    What a beautiful place! Love the video!ReplyCancel

  • patty - July 10, 2014 - 6:50 am

    thanks Dreama. When I was watching this video I felt I was taking one of your classes again. Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Joanne Moore - July 10, 2014 - 3:12 am

    Thank you for your lovely demo, I enjoyed it so much!ReplyCancel

  • Donna Dale Abbott - July 10, 2014 - 2:46 am

    Thanks for the video! First time I’ve had the chance to see someone paint with watercolor. Nice.ReplyCancel

  • Teri Jordan Towse - July 10, 2014 - 12:48 am

    Love the scenery. ReplyCancel

  • Cinthia Ruscak Griffin - July 10, 2014 - 12:37 am

    Thanks SO much for sharing your methods & the picturesque scenery ! Also for the lovely reference photos we may use ! I feel like I went to France w/ you ! ReplyCancel

  • jobi - July 9, 2014 - 4:19 pm

    Oh goodness, what a feast for the eyes! The watercolor! The ice cream! The espresso! The beauty of France! Thank you for the wonderful video too! I’m sure enjoying my summer trip to France ;0)ReplyCancel

  • Pauline Caffrey - July 9, 2014 - 2:14 pm

    I needed that boost…thank you!
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  • Carol Collier - July 9, 2014 - 1:16 pm

    I look forward to each posting from your trip to France!! This didn’t diappoint!ReplyCancel

  • Lin Frye - July 9, 2014 - 11:49 am

    THANK YOU EVER SO MUCH FOR DOING THIS DREAMA!!! YOU ARE SOOOOO INSPIRING!ReplyCancel

When I was a kid I remember my parents just heading out for a drive to see what new places they might uncover. That sense of “what lies around the next corner” has stayed with me all these years and there is no better place to experience that than in France.

It’s especially sweet when the one you stumble upon is the little village called Autoire.

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  • Marcia - July 9, 2014 - 6:45 am

    My parents and I always took a “Sunday Drive” to wander around also. Never loose that sense of adventure!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Martin Piros - July 9, 2014 - 5:14 am

    Other than France via you Dreama. I would say my favorite place to wander is Yosemite national forest♥ it! HUGS, MeReplyCancel

  • Kaye Gastley Rhodes - July 8, 2014 - 5:28 pm

    This really captures the charm! Love it!
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  • jobi - July 8, 2014 - 4:51 pm

    I love to wander in HomeGoods ;0)ReplyCancel

  • Gretchen Grossardt - July 8, 2014 - 4:29 pm

    What lovely places you send back to us – France is a charmed land, although you – and we – could find beauty in any corner of the world! Well, almost any corner!ReplyCancel

  • Pat - July 8, 2014 - 4:18 pm

    I would love to wander the streets of Paris… until then I’ll wander vicariously, through your wonderful blog, in the countryside of France. Thank you so much for sharing. 😉ReplyCancel

  • Jane - July 8, 2014 - 4:16 pm

    Really enjoyed today’s video. How I wish I were there! My favorite place to wander is anywhere in nature where its quiet and beautiful. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • nina snyder - July 8, 2014 - 4:02 pm

    So glad that I can come along to France with you from my apartment! Such fun!ReplyCancel

  • Prudy Weaver - July 8, 2014 - 3:18 pm

    I have commented so many times that the computer just auto filled my email :o). Love, the village of Autoire. What region is it in? Provence? What time did you walk and film to have it so quiet?ReplyCancel

  • Sea Dean - July 8, 2014 - 2:47 pm

    Around the shops. I particularly like hardware and home decor stores.ReplyCancel

  • Kristin Kilgore - July 8, 2014 - 1:53 pm

    around the woods and along the lake at our ranch in texasReplyCancel

  • Holly Stentiford Gifford - July 8, 2014 - 1:31 pm

    Thank you for sharing !ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Chapman - July 8, 2014 - 12:57 pm

    I love to wander up at Rattlesnake Lake (there are NO rattlesnakes) as it is a peaceful lake here in the mountains.ReplyCancel

  • Judy - July 8, 2014 - 12:47 pm

    I always love to wander in England (anywhere).ReplyCancel

  • Lois Keffer - July 8, 2014 - 12:41 pm

    I love to wander through historical villages of the Old West, especially in the high country where wild roses reign supreme!
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  • Andrée - July 8, 2014 - 11:44 am

    Wow! So beautiful and inspiring walk! Thanks for sharing Dreama!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Levine - July 8, 2014 - 11:08 am

    You made my day with your village walk. Now I wonder what it is like to grow up in a little village like this…and eventually go out into the bigger world where nothing is ever the same.ReplyCancel

  • Ann - July 8, 2014 - 10:39 am

    Love to wander in Carmel, CA. Each house is different and charming, almost like France. Each house is worthy of a Dreama watercolor.ReplyCancel

  • Verna Hall - July 8, 2014 - 10:38 am

    When our kids were young we would visit family in Somerset, Ky. and Hardy, Arkansaw. While there we would search out all of the local events. There was always bluegrass music get togethers and gospel music. Strangers were always welcome and treated like family.ReplyCancel

  • Teresa - July 8, 2014 - 10:38 am

    Gorgeous Village, what time of the day were these taken? where are the people? not that I would want them there.. Such inspirational settings as is.ReplyCancel

  • Thersa P - July 8, 2014 - 10:32 am

    My family left their beautiful home in the country side of France, during the war. They always talked about the beauty of France.

    Your pictures are a nice reminder of the country.

    Thanks so much.

    TheresaReplyCancel

  • Cheryl Adams-Zanewicz - July 8, 2014 - 10:22 am

    Vicarious or not, this is a fabulous trip for me too! Is it me or is it true, that up every step, around every corner or intersection of streets there is something stunning…..? There will be enough fodder for ‘us’ to paint in a life time! This is such a thrill. Thank you for sharing this Dreama~ <3
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  • Katherine Baker - July 8, 2014 - 10:05 am

    Thank you for sharing your walk along the charming streets and gardens of France. Walking outside anywhere, far away from big cities where flowers bloom, grasses sway in the breeze, and birds sing is where I like to be. Walking along a beach is wonderful too, but a field or garden always speak volumes to me. Your postcards capture the essence of the gems you found. Merci!ReplyCancel

  • Susan in TX - July 8, 2014 - 9:29 am

    So many favorites . . . but Marblehead, north of Boston, is definitely in the top five.ReplyCancel

  • Corinne Murphy - July 8, 2014 - 8:44 am

    I have to admit that it was difficult deciding which ‘favorite’ to list. I guess if I’m honest I’d have to say that wandering along the beach tops my list. Closely followed by the woods, small villages in France, lolling around Fashion Island in Newport Beach with my daughter………the list goes on and on.ReplyCancel

  • marcia woodroffe - July 8, 2014 - 8:42 am

    your parents gave you an everlasting gift. I appreciate your ability to share it with me.Every step reveals a treasure. thanksReplyCancel

  • Holly Rose - July 8, 2014 - 8:39 am

    Loved the walk through Autoire….. not a speck of litter. People that cherish their space?

    warmly,
    HollyReplyCancel

  • Terri - July 8, 2014 - 8:38 am

    How cute is this postcard – it NEEDS to live in my sun room….please!ReplyCancel

  • Cathy J - July 8, 2014 - 8:37 am

    I love to wander . . . where ever I am . . . . wherever the road leads . . . 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Barbara Yonck - July 8, 2014 - 8:11 am

    A little walk in France…….. what a great way to start the morning.ReplyCancel

  • Judy Baker - July 8, 2014 - 7:28 am

    Such a beautiful place! Thanks for taking us along. Makes for a very pleasant morning.ReplyCancel

  • Vicki Brevell - July 8, 2014 - 7:25 am

    That’s what’s so wonderful about France and Italy – it’s the little towns you’ve never heard of that are just beautiful. Every year I discover more and more beautiful unheard of places. Ain’t it grand!?ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn Troutman - July 8, 2014 - 7:16 am

    It is beautiful, thank you for sharing your walk with us!ReplyCancel

  • Jo Ann Simon - July 8, 2014 - 7:15 am

    I feel like I am in France right now…a lovely feeling. Thank you!!!ReplyCancel

  • Tricia - July 8, 2014 - 6:59 am

    I like to wander anywhere new…..ReplyCancel

  • Sally Shisler - July 8, 2014 - 6:57 am

    Hi Dreama! Just dropping a line to let you know that you’re still my number 1 inspiration for how life ought to be lived : )

    Everything you touch turns to spiritual and visual gold!ReplyCancel

  • Monica - July 8, 2014 - 6:55 am

    Bonjour! Wonderful ideas to paint as
    well as some great ideas for potting
    flowers!ReplyCancel

  • Loree Hill Luther - July 8, 2014 - 6:55 am

    wander in a park
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  • Vickie guthrie - July 8, 2014 - 6:51 am

    La la la lovely!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Judy. Me - July 8, 2014 - 6:37 am

    Wandering in France is my favorite. Small town wandering around the Midwest has alot of similar charms to France. Just love cats in gardens anywhere. .. They are so funny. At the moment I am laid up with a disc and the watercolour is a life saver. Was wonderful to learn how from you Drema. Thank you! Hugs JudyReplyCancel

  • Kim - July 8, 2014 - 6:23 am

    I love to wander in small towns, big cities, and everywhere in between 🙂ReplyCancel

  • MaryAnne Farley - July 8, 2014 - 6:18 am

    I love to wander through the responses to your prompts; I am reminded of so many wonderful places to wander! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Carol Cochran - July 8, 2014 - 5:59 am

    Love your work! So inspiringReplyCancel

  • Rachel Eliston - July 8, 2014 - 5:53 am

    Oh Dreama! You have captured this so beautifully! I love France and my fiancé and I explore somewhere new each year. My favourite places are those little enchanting villages that are so quaint. The k you for taking me there when actually I am sat in the studio on a grey day in England xxReplyCancel

  • June - July 8, 2014 - 5:31 am

    Book shops (second hand ones), second-hand record shops are my favourite shops to wander and explore (and hopefully bring home treasures from), but when it comes to places, it’s usually right around our little village here in Ireland. One of the most wonderful places I’ve ever explored and really felt that sense of wonder was in Venice. After that, I loved all of Cornwall (especially Mousehole and St. Ives).

    I love this postale carte, Dreama. And I love the armchair travelling day out you’ve invited us all to accompany you. Wonderful…France is wonderful, and beautiful, and one day, I hope to return there.

    Enjoy the rest of your day, on this beautiful summer’s day.ReplyCancel

  • Cherry Loney Fisher - July 8, 2014 - 3:49 am

    I enjoy wandering around Oklahoma’s museums with grounds, like Gilcrease, Philbrook, & Woolaroc…and also an occasional quirky antique or gift shop.ReplyCancel

  • Linda Guslani Stratton - July 8, 2014 - 2:47 am

    Big sigh!!! So beautiful. My favorite was wandering in the little villages! ReplyCancel

  • Vicki Smith - July 8, 2014 - 2:41 am

    There is a clear, green river in our town. I love to wander under the big cypress trees and watch the birds ReplyCancel

  • Claire Southward Snyder - July 8, 2014 - 2:29 am

    I love to wander through second hand or antique stores.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Beth Attix Harrison - July 8, 2014 - 2:01 am

    I love to wander through historical sites and old downtown areas.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Hodges Trainor - July 8, 2014 - 12:27 am

    France is so beautiful! Imagining all those foot steps that have walked these same streets in the past? Some lived in beauty some in poverty! But all the same it is so worth a peek!
    Sharon ReplyCancel

  • Janell Mithani Artist - July 8, 2014 - 12:27 am

    I love to wander in old parts of cities and in small towns. Wonderful video, such beautiful places. Happy painting!ReplyCancel

  • Janell Mithani Artist - July 8, 2014 - 12:27 am

    I love to wander in old parts of cities and in small towns. Wonderful video, such beautiful places. Happy painting!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Hodges Trainor - July 8, 2014 - 12:27 am

    France is so beautiful! Imagining all those foot steps that have walked these same streets in the past? Some lived in beauty some in poverty! But all the same it is so worth a peek!
    Sharon ReplyCancel

  • quilter422 - July 7, 2014 - 9:29 pm

    i love to wander through bookstoresReplyCancel

  • Patricia Stoelting Langley - July 7, 2014 - 9:17 pm

    I like to walk in the neighborhood.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Smith - July 7, 2014 - 9:00 pm

    Such beautiful colors….looks like so much fun. Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Cousart - July 7, 2014 - 8:11 pm

    Love this sweet little painting…so inviting and charming! I want wander right there with you! Thanks for making us feel like we are!
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  • Sandra Robbins - July 7, 2014 - 7:43 pm

    By a bubbling stream in the woods.
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  • Valerie M - July 7, 2014 - 7:24 pm

    How beautiful! Nothing compares to European cities! They really know how to showcase beauty. I love wandering around flea markets and antique shops.ReplyCancel

  • Carol Watson Miller - July 7, 2014 - 6:39 pm

    Wow, just watched the video, and it’s CRAZY how many wonderful scenes there are to paint! It must be hard to eat or sleep or do anything but just process all that charm and beauty and put it all on paper. LOVE!!ReplyCancel

  • James M. Coulter - July 7, 2014 - 6:32 pm

    That was sweet Dreama. I was just imagining what it would be like to move over there. Ha!ReplyCancel

  • Carol Watson Miller - July 7, 2014 - 6:30 pm

    I love wandering in cities, large and small. And I adore “junking” anytime, anywhere!
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  • Carol Collier - July 7, 2014 - 6:02 pm

    I love to wander in beach towns.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Martin Piros - July 7, 2014 - 5:30 pm

    Wonderful little place you found to video from today. Love the capture of the old world charm ! So wish I was there! HUGS, MeReplyCancel

  • Elaine Cook - July 7, 2014 - 4:31 pm

    I love to wander in the local park. ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne Palmer - July 7, 2014 - 4:31 pm

    I love to wander around flea markets and antique shops 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Denise - July 7, 2014 - 11:39 am

    WoW! this is the first time I have walked along with you in France….it is so quaint and so inspiring and I wanted it to keep going….so I will wander with you any day!ReplyCancel