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Come drink from my well.

It is full at the moment.

Next year may bring rains, it may be dry—we share the abundance we have as we have it and no one goes without.

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  • Glen - August 5, 2017 - 11:46 pm

    Your soulful words have blasted me out of my doldrums on this very windy, wet, grey winter’s day in Melbourne. Powerful words, beautiful painting – we need more Dreamas in this world. thank you for sharing your wisdom.ReplyCancel

  • Etta Yeary - August 5, 2017 - 7:23 am

    Breathtaking scenery, painting, and words……..Dreama, it’s amazing how you see, do, and say and share all the joy your feeling at the moment to others so they can feel it too!!! Time after time……..it’s a wonderful wonderful gift you have and share!!!!! Thank you…..ReplyCancel

I had so much pleasure in painting this Tuscan scene.
The painting was left behind.

The experience was not.

The pleasure is in the moment, in the painting, in the journey.
“It is good to have an end to journey toward;  but it is the journey that matters, in the end”

~Ernest Hemingway

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  • c Bagnell - July 26, 2017 - 11:56 am

    Hi Dreama,
    Wonderful painting,and thanks for Sharing.I was out Plein Airing in Lunenburg Nova Scotia,Canada enjoying The Ocean and the Sea Breeze as my Easel blew over and thinking…This is awesome!The fresh air and seagulls and the salty sprays of summer!

  • Pat - July 22, 2017 - 8:32 am

    What a wonderful encourager you are.
    So glad I found your website.ReplyCancel

  • Margaret Mitchell - July 22, 2017 - 6:19 am

    Your painting is amazing, I love the panoramic view, beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Margaret Mitchell - July 22, 2017 - 6:17 am

    I have never flown in an airplane, now I feel it’s time, I want to go somewhere were I can paint and just enjoy the scenery, buildings and people and animals, any suggestions?ReplyCancel

From Venice to Paris in a day. Sounds romantic, I know. Except for…ahem, that my Paris is in Kentucky AND then there’s that little matter of 16 hours of traveling (and there you sit, all rested and in the same time zone;)! Three plane changes, 2 security checks, (cameras, laptops, kindles:  OUT!  Scarfs, belts, shoes: […]

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  • Phyllis Elliott - September 29, 2013 - 11:45 pm

    A wonderful gift to me from the most giving and talented artist/instructor. I can’t wait for my gifts to arrive! I’m still in shockReplyCancel

  • Lin - September 27, 2013 - 5:18 am

    I do so love your watercolors — as well as your acrylics and oils … and thank you for the trip to Italy. I was there this spring and my weather was a bit chillier than you’ve had — but oh the delights! Thank you for sharing the trip — the glorious images, and your work! Please consider doing a watercolor workshop!!!

  • Donna Rose - September 25, 2013 - 9:51 pm

    Your photos of Italy are fantastic. Love your yummy colorsReplyCancel

  • Mary Crook Moran - September 25, 2013 - 4:04 pm

    Loving all the beautiful photos almost as much as your humorous remarks! Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Shelly Medley - September 25, 2013 - 3:50 pm

    Just gorgeous! Would love to win your give- a-way today or ANY day!!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kathryn Sellers Bunn - September 25, 2013 - 3:49 pm

    Would love to win these wonderful art supplieslove those twinks AND Dreama’s paintings!ReplyCancel

  • Dottie Majeski Bassett - September 25, 2013 - 2:09 pm

    beautiful Dreama! Sonny and I started our Honeymoon in Venice. I have such wonderful memories. I will never share Venice with another man~that is Sonny’s. He is gone now.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Cousart - September 25, 2013 - 8:36 am

    Fabulous and funny post! Always love seeing it through your eyes and with your writings. Love the watercolors…you inspire us all to try new things and stretch! That’s is a gift….Thanks Dreama! ReplyCancel

  • Trixie Belden - September 25, 2013 - 3:53 am

    Would love to go to Italy. Gorgeous pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Carrie Roets-Waller - September 25, 2013 - 3:20 am

    I have some pictures from Venice that look just like these:) Love that city!!ReplyCancel

  • Joyce Wilson Howard - September 24, 2013 - 8:27 pm

    Great trip, videos, photos and painted postcards. Thanks for taking us along with you Dreama!ReplyCancel

  • Janet Terrien Bracewell - September 24, 2013 - 8:26 pm

    Brought back wonderful memories of our own gondola ride in Venice!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Moran - September 24, 2013 - 7:57 pm

    You really have me curious about those shimmering water colors. Only you would discover such wonders! Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Kristy Williams Tracy - September 24, 2013 - 6:45 pm

    I feel like I’m with you in Italy when I read your posts. Thanks for a beautiful travel journal!ReplyCancel

  • Deborah Scott - September 24, 2013 - 5:45 pm

    wow, hard to get into your workshops!!booked way in advance!! love your work

  • jobi - September 24, 2013 - 5:25 pm

    Hi Dreama! The wedding is this Saturday! I’ve been in full metal MOBzilla mode! haha Things are all falling into place and both Samantha and I are ready for this to be a happy memory! Here we go! The weather forecast is good so I’m very thankful! That was a biggee! Outdoor wedding on a golf course with no where to go! Thanks for thinking of me! I will get my life back next week. Can’t wait to lay down some color in celebration! xoxo Thanks again for my trip to Italy! It helped distract me from all I had to obsess over! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Karen Christensen - September 24, 2013 - 2:59 pm

    I have loved this tour with you! I planned on visiting my brother in Italy, but never made it. He moved back a year earlier than planned. Through you, I got to see what I missed!ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne Dungan - September 24, 2013 - 12:08 am

    Loved your trip and your sharing it with us all, and especially the pics of the miffed furkids!!!

  • Nancy Martin Piros - September 23, 2013 - 10:33 pm

    I really enjoyed following you on my computer during your trip to Italy. I found it refreshing. Also , should I be chosen to win the collection of your wonderful watercolor painting . I promise to take very good of it should I be lucky enough to win it!!! Hugs . Hope you can get rest soon….ReplyCancel

  • Becky Brothers Coleman - September 23, 2013 - 3:12 pm

    I tried to post the Journal image on Pinterest but Pinterest wouldn’t let me. It said it was an invalid photo. I love all the inspiring photos and am looking forward to attending a workshop next year.ReplyCancel

  • Hoda Dimitri Nicholas - September 23, 2013 - 1:14 pm

    What a lovely trip Dreama and welcome home!!! hopefully you’re over the jet lag by now….ReplyCancel

  • Teressa Sliger - September 23, 2013 - 12:45 pm

    Your writings, your paintings, your pictures, your videos, have been so wonderful and inspiring! Thank you for sharing your life.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Lynn Williams - September 23, 2013 - 1:44 am

    I have been to Venice but never got to take a gondola ride, so thanks for taking one with me! Glad you are home safe and sound.ReplyCancel

  • Susan Walker - September 22, 2013 - 12:47 am

    You have done a wonderful job sharing your trip. It has been and inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl Pennington - September 21, 2013 - 10:57 pm

    I’ve enjoyed the trip to Italy so much. You’ve inspired me to sketch and paintReplyCancel

  • Linda Macgregor - September 21, 2013 - 10:12 pm

    I do hope to get to Venice someday and I think your idea of ‘renting’ a gondola for the day is perfect!!ReplyCancel

  • Janell Sills Mithani - September 21, 2013 - 9:56 pm

    Wonderful video and pictures. Door knockers are always so interesting. My kitty always pouts and ignores me for a few days when we leave him to take a trip. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Sherry Defazio - September 21, 2013 - 7:17 pm

    Memories of a beautiful place and a great time linger in your mind. Thanks so much for sharing. ReplyCancel

  • Karen Benkowski - September 21, 2013 - 6:53 pm

    You have brought back so many memories of our trips to Venice and Rome. Thank you so much for sharing your special times with us.ReplyCancel

  • Valerie McMullen - September 21, 2013 - 6:12 pm

    Thank you for sharing that beautiful Venice video! It doesn’t even look real! Hope to make it there someday! Your photos are beautiful as well!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon G. Dozier - September 21, 2013 - 5:12 pm

    Truly a JOY…..find my heart beating a little faster and in awe of the beautiful scenery. Thanks for always giving to others Dreama!!!! Be blessed!!!ReplyCancel

  • Liz Rosky - September 21, 2013 - 5:10 pm

    This has been a wonderful arm chair travel at a time when I needed it the most. Thank you for sharing and giving us the opportunity to see Italy through your wonderful Artists eyes!ReplyCancel

  • Anne Ryan - September 21, 2013 - 4:42 pm

    Thank you for sharing lovely pieces from your amazing trip to Venice. I especially loved the virtual gondola ride – something I have always wanted to do. The scenes in the back canals were stunning. I would love to sit at the amazing table for two at the window, also. Your photos are definitely inspiring me to sketch and paint. The beauty that can be found in the everyday things around us provide some of the most inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Susan Cranston McManamen - September 21, 2013 - 4:14 pm

    Lovely, lovely photos. Makes me long for a return to Italy even more than ususal. 🙂 Thank you for your beautiful postings!ReplyCancel

  • Deb LaRocque - September 21, 2013 - 4:00 pm

    What a great trip. You must me exhausted dragging all of us around. Relax and take some time to savor your trip! We’ll all be here when you are rested and ready to paint. Thank you again for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Judy Baker - September 21, 2013 - 3:59 pm

    Thank you for sharing your trip to Italy! What a wonderful summer you’ve had–first to France, then Italy. Beautiful photos and videos you’ve shared.ReplyCancel

  • Leslie Newman - September 21, 2013 - 3:27 pm

    Thanks for sharing the gorgeous photos Dreama. Everything was beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Gail Storti - September 21, 2013 - 3:13 pm

    Thank you for this wonderful trip to Italy! I enjoyed every second of it and hope to join you again on another exciting adventure! Also….tell your furry children that if they are really good, that you will take them along next time!ReplyCancel

  • Carol Collier - September 21, 2013 - 2:48 pm

    What a beautiful place. Thank you for sharing it with us! I’ve got to go to Venice….GOT TO.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Davis - September 21, 2013 - 2:29 pm

    Soo. Beautiful. The colors are breath takingReplyCancel

  • Andrea Liebman Hawkes - September 21, 2013 - 1:53 pm

    Wonderful, wonderful photos – thank you so much for sharing. As I am unable to travel at the moment (I have a very old dog to whom I am devoted and who I cannot leave) it is so amazing to have these photos and be able to use them as reference. ReplyCancel

  • Dianne L. Stroup - September 21, 2013 - 1:35 pm

    What a beautiful trip it has been…Thank you again for the introduction to Venice…I know I’m gonna love it and the gondola is a must!ReplyCancel

  • Bobbie Ward - September 21, 2013 - 2:29 pm

    thank you so much for the trip through Venice. I love traveling with you.ReplyCancel

  • Gaylynn M. Robinson - September 21, 2013 - 1:29 pm

    Loved the gondola ride. I have enjoyed all your videos and seeing Italy through your eyes. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Deanna Tennent Masterson - September 21, 2013 - 1:29 pm

    ! was in Venice last September, but didn’t take a gondola ride so enjoyed yours so much! Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Carol Hayes Schiff - September 21, 2013 - 1:17 pm

    Dreama, thank you for this wonderful tour of my favorite place in the world. It was almost as good as being there!ReplyCancel

  • Cj Rider - September 21, 2013 - 1:16 pm

    For some reason when I try to pin the image it does not place the image- so I had to pin a different one on this page. Don’t know what I am doing wrong!

  • Mary Beth Attix Harrison - September 21, 2013 - 1:16 pm

    Welcome home! Thank you for sharing with all of us.ReplyCancel

  • Josephine Hardison Fine Art - September 21, 2013 - 1:15 pm

    Love the Gondola ride!!!ReplyCancel

  • Lois Tooker - September 21, 2013 - 12:59 pm

    Love the journal – how beautifulReplyCancel

  • Tish Barrens Murphy - September 21, 2013 - 12:55 pm

    You know I would love to win this!

  • Patricia Stoelting Langley - September 21, 2013 - 12:53 pm

    Makes me want to go even more!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy Murray Ward - September 21, 2013 - 12:53 pm

    Dreama, I hope you got one of those beautiful journals for yourself! Thanks for taking us with you…ReplyCancel

  • June in Ireland - September 21, 2013 - 12:51 pm

    Welcome home, Dreama!

    I have had the best-ever holiday while simply sitting in my chair at home these past two weeks.:) Molto bene! Bellisimo! And most of all – molto grazie!

    Thank you for every single photo (especially of Venezia and Burano, and also all the cafes and the cats), every single beautiful watercolour bonjournal painting, every single video diary, every single blog post you took the time out from your holiday to share with us, and every single amazing giveaway you have generously offered to all of us.ReplyCancel

  • Andrea Thompson - September 21, 2013 - 12:47 pm

    What a beautiful ride, loved it!ReplyCancel

  • Wendy Child - September 21, 2013 - 12:46 pm

    Beautiful photos, glad you had a wonderful time….next time you must visit Florence…I will see you there! ReplyCancel

  • Susan R - September 21, 2013 - 12:13 pm

    Italy is a dream trip of mine! Loved being able to share your trip with you!!ReplyCancel

  • Leslie Reid Brasher - September 21, 2013 - 11:54 am

    What a wonderful armchair travel experience!!!! Thank you so much for sharing. ReplyCancel

  • Susan Crouch - September 21, 2013 - 11:51 am

    Thanks and welcome home! (the Eddies clearly missed you… 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Merchant Ivy - September 21, 2013 - 11:50 am

    This has been so much fun! Thanks for “taking” us along.ReplyCancel

  • Cathy Amos - September 21, 2013 - 11:45 am

    Lovely! Thank you for the armchair trip!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Chapman - September 21, 2013 - 11:38 am

    Wow what a trip, I loved every minute! Please keep sharing, it is a joy to travel with you!ReplyCancel

  • Fay Terry - September 21, 2013 - 11:31 am

    It was fun traveling with you, Dreama!ReplyCancel

  • Prudy Weaver Artist - September 21, 2013 - 11:14 am

    Oops, have already commented below.ReplyCancel

  • Prudy Weaver Artist - September 21, 2013 - 11:11 am

    Have really enjoyed your trips both to France and Italy. When and where are you going next ;>)ReplyCancel

  • Dotti Matyi - September 21, 2013 - 10:44 am

    I so enjoy all your emails, thanks for taking the time to share some of your views and joys on your travels.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - September 21, 2013 - 10:36 am

    Just home from France and have jet lag too! Up at 3 a.m. and reading your fun blog. Love all the beautiful pictures. Well done!ReplyCancel

  • Vicki Brevell - September 21, 2013 - 10:30 am

    It takes me at least 2 weeks to feel normal after coming back from France & Italy. I force myself to stay awake when I’m staggering around the house at 5 pm. It will come, but slowly! Bottom line – it’s all worth it. Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos and moments with us.ReplyCancel

  • Beth Badger - September 21, 2013 - 10:30 am

    I love your blog, trips, spirit and art, Dreama!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon - September 21, 2013 - 10:28 am

    Welcome home. Thanks for the wonderful trip. I so appreciate all your photos, videos and comments.ReplyCancel

  • Vicki Brevell - September 21, 2013 - 10:23 am

    Rest in the Beauty that surrounds you and savor the moment. There is beauty everywhere around you, just take a moment to drink it in.ReplyCancel

  • Laurie G. Miller - September 21, 2013 - 10:23 am

    Loved our trip together….where to next?ReplyCancel

  • Evelyn - September 21, 2013 - 9:45 am

    Loved all the photos of Italy and Dreamin I will get there soon!ReplyCancel

  • Alan Cayton - September 21, 2013 - 8:16 am

    This is so beautiful. Thank you very much for sharing your trip with us.ReplyCancel

  • Andrée - September 21, 2013 - 8:08 am

    Thank you so much,for these wonderful adventures,without having to endure jet lags and security checks…Thanks for getting chances to win beautiful goodies! AndréeReplyCancel

  • Nancy Rhodes Harper - September 21, 2013 - 7:48 am

    No one captures the beauty of a trip to Italy or France like you Dreama. Inspiring and beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • Dreama - September 21, 2013 - 7:47 am

    Hey Kids–can’t tell you how much I have enjoyed having each of you along for this trip. It honestly does sharpen my eyes and softens my heart to do my best to single out things that I think will bring some beauty to your day, some wonder to the moment and some giggles along the way 🙂

    And James (creator of my favorite easel, THE coulter plein air system;) you do need to make it happen–you would bring your special painting touch to what you see in Italy. And Durinda–you are going to have so much fun! Go out early and go further in on Venice to have less people and more of the amazing timelessness of Venice. If you can work Burano in, do it!

    And Jobi–has the wedding happened yet???

    And to Marcia and Marianne–thanks so much!

    Happy Saturday to everyone and Big Hugs!!!!

  • marianne leal - September 21, 2013 - 7:20 am

    grazie mille for sharing the fabulous italian scenery and your beautiful watercolor paintings! ciao:)ReplyCancel

  • Marcia - September 21, 2013 - 7:10 am

    So enjoyed everything on your trip, thanks for sharing it with us.ReplyCancel

  • Durinda Cheek - September 21, 2013 - 5:49 am

    So fun to see Italy through your eyes! You see beauty in everything. I am really psyched for my trip this coming week. I had better hurry up and sign up for a workshop so we can paint Italy together! I was thinking about getting a Venetian mask for my cat but may have to consider the straw hat!

    Ciao Bella!ReplyCancel

  • James Coulter - September 21, 2013 - 5:45 am

    Thank you Dreama for a wonderful trip. A visual feast. I loved the videos too. It really was inspiring and such a diversion from the hot desert here in the AZ summer. I need to get back to the Mediterranean again someday.ReplyCancel

  • Helen Farson - September 21, 2013 - 2:46 am

    Thank you for the beautiful trip, Dreama!ReplyCancel

  • Cj Rider - September 21, 2013 - 1:00 am

    Lovely video.. thanks for sharing! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Flynn Gentry-Taylor - September 21, 2013 - 12:58 am

    So nice of you to share this time…I so enjoyed it!ReplyCancel

  • Martha King Fulghum - September 21, 2013 - 12:09 am

    Best armchair trip I’ve ever taken! Thank you for sharing your adventures!ReplyCancel

  • Roseanne Campagna - September 20, 2013 - 11:13 pm

    What a wonderful trip… Grazia…

  • Jacklyn Karabaich - September 20, 2013 - 10:51 pm

    Great movies! What kind of camera did you use?ReplyCancel

  • Lucinda Hathaway - September 20, 2013 - 10:27 pm

    i want a hat for my cat….so cute!ReplyCancel

  • Anita Tresslar - September 20, 2013 - 10:09 pm

    It was an amazing trip Dreama. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • jobi - September 20, 2013 - 6:15 pm

    The looks on those adorable cat faces are priceless! And you can tell your sweet pup is just happy to have you home! Glad you had a fun safe trip. Thanks for bringing us along! I enjoyed every beautiful minute of it! xoxoReplyCancel

Watercolor Postcard from Italy! As you can see, I have been using the H2O Twinkler watercolors on the postcards I have done in Italy.  They show more shimmer, depending on how the light hits ’em!   Detail 🙂 So much Venice! One could paint a lifetime  and not capture all that is here. So ancient, […]

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  • Peg Sullivan - April 14, 2014 - 2:50 am

    I loved Venice it was so beautiful and I will go back some day,I was there on a painting trip with some friends from Pine Island Florida last year.

  • Cheryl penn - September 24, 2013 - 9:15 am

    So glad you are home. Eddie looks miffed. Tell him there is always France 2014!ReplyCancel

  • Alan Cayton - September 21, 2013 - 8:29 am

    The sunrise was especially beautiful and to think that masterpiece in the sky is always changing. We are the lucky ones. God bless you in your travels and sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Harvey - September 21, 2013 - 8:24 am

    Glad you are home in Paris and safe. Rest up and drink lots of water!
    Best way to deal with anger is not to react with anger. L O V E heals all wounds…and if you happen to have gotten angry too, cry if you can and cool off…The Moon plays a big part in peoples emotions, I’ve noticed that this past couple of days (YUKKIE!!)and had to deal with my youngest anger at me.


  • Lisa Stantz - September 19, 2013 - 7:26 pm

    Your work leaves me in awe and wonder! Thanks for sharing so much!ReplyCancel

  • Sylvia Arb - September 18, 2013 - 10:46 pm

    I’ve enjoyed your photos and post cards. Thanks for sharing. I am convinced this post will be the lucky winner!!!! Lol.ReplyCancel

  • jobi - September 18, 2013 - 8:10 pm

    ah what I wouldn’t do for genuine Italian gelato right now!? or an ice cream sandwich, for that matter!!!!! glad you are having a great trip!! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Julia Wilson - September 18, 2013 - 5:14 pm

    Gorgeous photos!ReplyCancel

  • Irene M. Santana - September 18, 2013 - 10:06 am


    Awh, to ride the canals on a Gondola in Venice would be just dreamy, with Eddie stirring ofcourse! Enjoy your last days in Venice and thanks for sharing all your breath taking photos! 🙂

    Irene M. S.ReplyCancel

  • Carol Collier - September 18, 2013 - 1:46 am

    What a gorgeous place Venice is!!! I am convinced I need to go there…maybe on your next trip?!ReplyCancel

  • Diane Howard - September 17, 2013 - 6:19 pm

    Love all your photos…can’t wait to see them transformed into your paintings!ReplyCancel

  • Dianne L. Stroup - September 17, 2013 - 4:56 pm

    Thank you for helping me to be even more excited than I already was about seeing Venice in October…it looks so beautiful…as do your paintings & photos…!!ReplyCancel

  • Karen Oliver - September 17, 2013 - 3:54 pm

    Really nice to see how those watercolours shine…on the list now!ReplyCancel

  • Pat Langley - September 17, 2013 - 12:17 pm

    Forgot to say Thank You so much!ReplyCancel

  • Pat Langley - September 17, 2013 - 12:16 pm

    Oh, it went so quickly.
    Beautiful place.ReplyCancel

  • Susan in TX - September 17, 2013 - 10:58 am

    Venice has never been on my must-see list. But it is NOW! Lovely.ReplyCancel

  • Deb LaRocque - September 17, 2013 - 9:09 am

    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful pictures with us!ReplyCancel

  • susan walker - September 17, 2013 - 7:57 am

    There images u send are so interesting. Must be hard to not stop to paint everythg.ReplyCancel

  • Claire Southward Snyder - September 17, 2013 - 4:29 am

    What absolutely stunning pictures you have shared. Thank you and thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Rosita Henley - September 17, 2013 - 3:48 am

    These are beautiful photos of Venice!! Like the movie too! Really enjoying these posts from you! Safe trip home!ReplyCancel

  • Monique Solanilla - September 16, 2013 - 11:10 pm

    La Bella Italia,love the people, love the food, love the cloth,love the music, love the wine.What can I say I am “PAZZO “for Italy, specially Venice.I wish I was there with you.ReplyCancel

  • Shelly T. - September 16, 2013 - 10:39 pm

    Those H2O Twinkling watercolors are the cat’s meow!! Are they endorsed by Eddie? 😉ReplyCancel

  • Karen Gifford - September 16, 2013 - 10:27 pm

    Lovely, doesn’t sound very va va voom, but it certainly describes the delightful peaceable spots of Italy you have selected to share with us. I imagine enjoying my morning coffee – not on my (rather warm) balcony in Texas, but some magnificent quiet corner in Italy watching the world pass by, complete with Italian (I cannot understand a word) but it sure sounds good!!! Great way to wake up every morning 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Linda Macgregor - September 16, 2013 - 9:52 pm

    I love the splash of orange background in your lovely postcard! I can only dream of a day or two in Venice, so thanks for the video snippet!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Meyer Wheeler - September 16, 2013 - 9:28 pm

    These photos are so inspiring! I might try my hand at some of these. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Susan Medyn - September 16, 2013 - 9:09 pm

    You are magic. Everything takes my breath away. Beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Loree Hill Luther - September 16, 2013 - 8:33 pm

    So I miss it in a previous blog post? Who were the luck postcard winners?ReplyCancel

  • Valerie McMullen - September 16, 2013 - 8:02 pm

    I so wish I could be there! What a beautiful place!ReplyCancel

  • Christine Miller - September 16, 2013 - 7:35 pm

    I am not a painter, but that doesn’t keep me from appreciating your art!ReplyCancel

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  • Sharon Chapman - September 16, 2013 - 6:11 pm

    Thank you for this wonderful trip. I felt as though I was right there.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Durbin Graves - September 16, 2013 - 6:01 pm

    love the gondola parking lot. I knew I’d be seeing that birdcage in a painting soon. ReplyCancel

  • Roseanne Campagna - September 16, 2013 - 5:48 pm

    Ahhh yes… what a wonderful way to start the day!ReplyCancel

  • Twilight Painter - September 16, 2013 - 5:09 pm

    My heart aches to be there. So glad you are enjoying this journey.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Reilly - September 16, 2013 - 4:57 pm

    Love starting my day with Dreama and her adventures in paint!ReplyCancel

  • Starr Hull - September 16, 2013 - 3:58 pm

    I love all the windows and balconies with flowers. The colors are just as vibrant here too.ReplyCancel

  • Eva LaRue - September 16, 2013 - 3:54 pm


  • Mary Frances - September 16, 2013 - 3:46 pm

    I look forward to your trip every morning along with my first cup of coffee. Godspeed on your journey home.

  • Ginny Good - September 16, 2013 - 3:40 pm

    Love all your videos and paintings!! Dreaming of going to Venice with Dreama one day!ReplyCancel

  • Loree - September 16, 2013 - 3:22 pm

    I love the flowers spilling over the balconies. Looks like you’re having much better weather than I did when I was there (it was storming/raining – boohoo)But gives me a reason to go back.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia Steedle - September 16, 2013 - 3:06 pm

    Thanks so much for the “trip” Dreama! It was all so delightful. Safe trip home. The Eddies will be happy to see you!! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Denise Finnestad - September 16, 2013 - 2:53 pm

    So fun to see Venice through your posts!ReplyCancel

  • Vikki Bouffard - September 16, 2013 - 2:14 pm

    I’ve painted what I think is that very same arched window with the balcony full of flowers! My pic was from the opposite side, but how exciting to see it again. Ciao!ReplyCancel

  • Hoda Dimitri Nicholas - September 16, 2013 - 2:14 pm

    What beautiful pictures Dreama and I love this postcard… colors are popping and very happy….ReplyCancel

  • Betty Turner Hunter - September 16, 2013 - 2:06 pm

    Spectacular colors.ReplyCancel

  • Don Fowler - September 16, 2013 - 2:05 pm

    Hi Dreama,

    I love your Italy posts, but I am on a diet and can not eat 20 pounds of pasta, not at one siting anyway. You ask that we only use your photos for watercolors or post cards. I do neither, but what about using your photos for small acrylic paintings for my own use and not for sale?

    Don FowlerReplyCancel

  • Sandra Jean Ammeraal - September 16, 2013 - 1:47 pm

    Thank you so much. What a wonderful reminder of my stay in Venice….I loved it!ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne Dungan - September 16, 2013 - 1:40 pm

    I am soooooo loving your trip!!!! What a glorious time!!! Thanks for sharing!!

  • Caroline Campeau - September 16, 2013 - 1:39 pm

    Loved our stay in Venice..thanks for the memories:)
    I thought it was so magical!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Guslani Stratton - September 16, 2013 - 1:25 pm

    Wonderful Venice, juicy colors … What a great experience!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sharlene Dunn - September 16, 2013 - 12:52 pm

    The colors of Venice are breathtaking, thanks for sharing…oxox, sharReplyCancel

  • Jan McKinzie Burnett - September 16, 2013 - 12:23 pm

    Beautiful sights, vivid colors. Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - September 16, 2013 - 12:13 pm

    What a wonderful ‘trip’ through Venice you gave…love, love, love the colors…so cheerful…ReplyCancel

  • Laurie G. Miller - September 16, 2013 - 12:07 pm

    So beautiful!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sylvina - September 16, 2013 - 11:59 am

    Love that Venetian clutch! Look at the curves on those Gondolas!
    Thanks fro the Armcahir traveling Dreama! ~ SReplyCancel

  • Jayne Moore Waldrop - September 16, 2013 - 11:53 am

    The colors are beautiful, the reds and that incredible water.ReplyCancel

  • Durinda Cheek - September 16, 2013 - 11:51 am

    So glad you had such a wonderful trip to Italy! I hope you saved some gelato and sunshine for me next week! Maybe someday we can “do” a country together! Have a safe trip home!

  • Linda Mayer Volz - September 16, 2013 - 11:07 am

    Looks marvelous!!

  • Prudy Weaver Artist - September 16, 2013 - 11:01 am

    So excited to see your photos of Venice. I am going in a few weeks and can’t wait!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Carol Hopper - September 16, 2013 - 11:01 am

    Can’t stand it…I am so jealous. Every one of those photographs is waiting to be painted but of course, I honor your wishes that they be used only in the way you intended. My favorite of the photos are the ones that include flowers and colorful buildings. I will be in your upcoming workshop in North Carolina!ReplyCancel

  • Judi Hostetter - September 16, 2013 - 10:52 am

    I have enjoyed all of your postings from Italy. Such beautiful photos. Brings back wonderful memories.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra Collinsworth Degnan - September 16, 2013 - 10:45 am
  • Anita Tresslar - September 16, 2013 - 10:44 am

    Thank you so much for sharing your trip with me. I have never been to Italy but now I feel a little more familiar with it. Truly beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Deanna Porter Foley - September 16, 2013 - 10:39 am

    I’ve never been a fan of red, but the Venetian Red is growing on me!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Merchant Ivy - September 16, 2013 - 10:14 am

    Love all the flowers there!ReplyCancel

  • Marie Mustard - September 16, 2013 - 10:13 am

    Just love all,your photos and videos Dreama, wish I where there, ciao.ReplyCancel

  • Margie Lakeberg - September 16, 2013 - 10:09 am

    I love the orange walls ! Hmm…… I wonder if my neighbors would mind .
    My white walls are looking pretty drab .

  • Caroline Gilbert - September 16, 2013 - 10:08 am

    Isn’t Burano just the cutest. I have some very similar photos which I took last year… I still have yet to paint them… this has given me inspiration to actually go ahead and do it. Enjoy the rest of your trip. CiaoReplyCancel

  • Judith Weiss - September 16, 2013 - 9:51 am

    Venice is amazing. Loved looking at it thru your eyes. The light and visual splendor are enchanting.
    It will be fun to paint from my photos from 2007. And do some fun personal paintings from the photos you are so generous to share.
    Have a safe journey home.

  • Rebecca - September 16, 2013 - 9:47 am

    I love traveling with you!ReplyCancel

  • Joanna Lee Cranford - September 16, 2013 - 9:45 am

    The postcards are lovely!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Wallis-Morris - September 16, 2013 - 9:41 am

    I’m not sure where the results for the drawings are shown? ReplyCancel

  • Andrée - September 16, 2013 - 9:37 am

    Hi Dreama so beautiful your photos from Venice…Beautiful sparkling postcard also…The weather seems still very mild, you are wearing short sleeves…We cannot say the same here in Canada…Thanks for sharing Dreama you bring some lights in our gray days…AndréeReplyCancel

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

    What beautiful pictures Dreama and I love this postcard… colors are popping and very happy….ReplyCancel

  • Kitty McGee - September 16, 2013 - 9:12 am

    Love the picsReplyCancel

  • julie hickcox - September 16, 2013 - 8:47 am

    Your tour paintings and photos are spectatular!!!! Love them !!!ReplyCancel

  • Susan Linville - September 16, 2013 - 8:30 am

    Thanks a bunch for the mini vacation!ReplyCancel

  • Vickie guthrie - September 16, 2013 - 8:27 am

    Love, love traveling with you! You’re an amazing travel companion. You do all the work and I don’t have to pay for a thing! Thanks!!ReplyCancel

  • gayle - September 16, 2013 - 8:26 am

    It’s a drab morning in Indiana. What a joy to see it’s not in Venice! GayleReplyCancel

  • Cindy Krueger - September 16, 2013 - 8:19 am

    I have so enjoyed all the beautiful watercolors and pictures from Italy. Thanks so much for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Vicki Brevell - September 16, 2013 - 7:55 am

    Today’s photos are stunning. Guess I’ll get busy recreating some of them in my journal. Each day is so inspiring – so much to paint – so little time!ReplyCancel

  • Rosemary Daly - September 16, 2013 - 7:47 am

    Hello Dear Dreama,

    Again, I cannot thank you enough for sharing beautiful Italy with us. You are just as Beautiful, and more so! The photos, videos and your paintings have made me smile. What a wonderful way to have my coffee in the morning!

    God Bless you and your husband for everything.
    Safe trip home.


  • Gretchen Stoudt - September 16, 2013 - 7:38 am

    Dear Dreama,

    Mille grazie for stirring up my “memory bank” of cherished time spent in Italia. If you need some extra lire for any “overweight charges” by the airline, I’ll be more than happy to bail you out. Ciao!ReplyCancel

  • JJ Hoffman - September 16, 2013 - 7:37 am

    Thanks for the get away…awesome and inspiring!ReplyCancel

  • Phyllis Elliott - September 16, 2013 - 7:34 am

    Love your video of Sunday in Venice! I was there 3 years ago but not to paintReplyCancel

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  • Marcia - September 16, 2013 - 6:58 am

    Thoroughly enjoying your posts about Italy and France!ReplyCancel

  • Karen Mitchell - September 16, 2013 - 6:42 am

    I fancy a bit of Venetian red myself…ReplyCancel

  • lucinda hathaway - September 16, 2013 - 6:35 am

    Venice is special! Have fun.ReplyCancel

  • Corinne Murphy - September 16, 2013 - 6:31 am

    Dreama, I swear (figure of speech!!), the photos you send us are beyond amazing. The first one today is, well, awesome! Those colors!! And to imagine that there is so much more of equal beauty makes me want to plan yet another trip!!! Thank you for everything Italian!!!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Hatfield - September 16, 2013 - 6:29 am

    Love the reds of Venice!ReplyCancel

  • Maureen Hardaway - September 16, 2013 - 6:28 am

    love your art work,so glad Im following you.

    Love that bag (purse )……..have a great day,you made my day……ReplyCancel

  • June S, - September 16, 2013 - 6:15 am

    Re-sending this, as I don’t think it got through. 🙁

    Such beautiful photos which will become your beautiful memories of beautiful Venezia to keep you going until you return there once again.

    I’m also loving those H20 sparkly, shiny, twinkly paints! Not to mention that Very Venetian bag 🙂

    You’re right, Dreama, and I agree – you could spend a lifetime there and still have so much to take in, to enjoy, to be enchanted by, to photograph and to paint. Not to mention all the gelato to enjoy! Venice truly is a very special and magical place, and I’ve enjoyed every single moment of your Italian holiday – thanks for sharing it with us.ReplyCancel

  • Judi Ann Hostetter - September 16, 2013 - 6:06 am

    Just love your photos and comments. Would love to take an Italy workshop with you.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Chamblin - September 16, 2013 - 6:05 am

    Love the photos Dreama.ReplyCancel

  • Prudy Weaver - September 16, 2013 - 6:02 am

    Love your Venice photos. Can’t wait to go in a few weeks and find the places you were!ReplyCancel

  • June - September 16, 2013 - 6:02 am

    Such beautiful photos which will become your beautiful memories of beautiful Venezia to keep you going until you return there once again.

    I’m also loving those H20 sparkly, shiny, twinkly paints! Not to mention that Very Venetian bag 🙂

    You’re right, Dreama, and I agree – you could spend a lifetime there and still have so much to take in, to enjoy, to be enchanted by, to photograph and to paint. Not to mention all the gelato to enjoy! Venice truly is a very special and magical place, and I’ve enjoyed every single moment of your Italian holiday – thanks for sharing it with us.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Moran - September 16, 2013 - 5:57 am

    Dreams,these photos are the best yet. What a special thing you are doing for us! Thanks.

  • Judi Ann Hostetter - September 16, 2013 - 5:44 am

    Love your photos and your virtual tour of Italy. Each one brings back wonderful memories. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Dreama - September 16, 2013 - 5:30 am

    Last full day in Venice. Gondola ride anyone???

    Last full day before I find out if Eddie is still here in Italy or has flown the coup back to Kentucky 😉

    I will be posting more pics from Italy and have one more giveaway coming up so it ain’t over til the slightly HEAVIER gal who has eaten tons of gelato gets her buns back on the plane home;))

    Hugs from Italy!!!ReplyCancel

  • Joanna Cranford - September 16, 2013 - 4:47 am

    Have enjoyed your tour, brought back some lovely mrmoriesReplyCancel