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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

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

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

    Beautiful Italy, thanks so much from an armchair traveler.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Thanks for sharing your trip,
    Marilyn LeslieReplyCancel

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

    Love the rooftop retreat! ReplyCancel

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

    I just love your videos Dreama! That scarf sure is pretty, keeping my fingers crossed 😉ReplyCancel

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

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

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

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

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

    Sure looks loverly!ReplyCancel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Loving your pics and videos on Italy!ReplyCancel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Colors, Colors,Colors! Amazing, Dreama

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Thank you for a beautiful bounty of color!ReplyCancel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Venice is like stepping into a magic paint box. I was happy to read your fellow artist Sharon Lynn Williams saved you some sun in Tuscany for your return trip.

  • Angela Langdale - September 14, 2013 - 3:01 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Beautiful Colors and Beautiful Posts!ReplyCancel

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

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

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

    What a delightful city!! Thanks for sharing!!

  • Linda Bartl Phillips - September 14, 2013 - 12:31 pm

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

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

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

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

    Wish I was there!ReplyCancel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    You must be in heaven with all of the amazing color! Fun! Fun!

  • Prudy Weaver Artist - September 14, 2013 - 11:00 am

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

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

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

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

    Love the colors and the cats.ReplyCancel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Such colorful houses

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Too funny! Love it!!ReplyCancel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    LOVE all the colour!!!!ReplyCancel

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Beautiful Burano! A Scarf, YES!ReplyCancel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    bellissimo burano…..grazie!!ReplyCancel

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

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

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

    Loved the colorful buildings in Burano!ReplyCancel

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

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

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

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

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

    Such beautiful colours.ReplyCancel

“A Day in Tuscany” Original Watercolor Postcard Detail 😛 Good Morning Sunshine!!! Someone has their eye on you 🙂 And they wanted you to see where they live! The grapes are hanging out next door to the sunflowers because… they compliment each other so well 😛 And they wanted to show off their home to […]

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  • Mary Moran - September 23, 2013 - 1:52 pm

    Besides being inspired by the gorgeous photos you provide for us, I am also loving the flattering travel clothes you wear! Keep in touch!


  • julie hickcox - September 20, 2013 - 6:43 pm

    THANK you so much for that BEAUTIFUL postcard from Italy!!!!!! It truly a gem….what wonderful colors!!!
    Thanks again!ReplyCancel

  • Julia - September 17, 2013 - 8:00 pm

    I love the photos and sketches you’ve been posting. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Claire Southward Snyder - September 13, 2013 - 3:21 am

    Watercolor–my favorite! The postcard is lovely!ReplyCancel

  • Judith Ann Weiss - September 12, 2013 - 9:33 pm

    I am so enjoying seeing Cortona again. We were there in 2010 on a painting journey. I am going back and looking thru my journal of that tripand doing some small w/c s from my old pictures.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Makar - September 12, 2013 - 2:55 pm

    Some friends brought me some delicious chocolate from England and I had two pieces in honor of your trip to Italy! Life goes better with chocolate!!ReplyCancel

  • Liz Rosky - September 12, 2013 - 12:01 pm

    So beautiful, High on my bucket list! Thank you for sharing all this with us!ReplyCancel

  • Julee Holder - September 12, 2013 - 6:23 am

    I really enjoy the pictures and dialog. I’ve been to Italy and loved every minute of it. Keep them coming.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Martin Piros - September 12, 2013 - 1:41 am

    So, so beautiful! I have wanted to go to Tuscany for awhile now. Love your colorful watercolor note cards. Safe journey’s!ReplyCancel

  • Flynn Gentry-Taylor - September 12, 2013 - 1:00 am

    Beautiful as always, have to get those twinkling paints..I like the idea of gluing their buns into a box…lolReplyCancel

  • Karen Oliver - September 11, 2013 - 10:56 pm

    Again, another taste of Italy and with NO calories!ReplyCancel

  • Starr Hull - September 11, 2013 - 10:27 pm

    BEAUTIFUL PHOTOGRAPHS! The street scene in Cortona is wonderful. I hope I get that postcard. I love it.ReplyCancel

  • Carol Barbian - September 11, 2013 - 9:41 pm

    Choose me! Choose me! Choose me!ReplyCancel

  • Linda LD Artman - September 11, 2013 - 8:48 pm

    Love your work – thanks for sharing and bring us along-ReplyCancel

  • Diane Howard - September 11, 2013 - 8:15 pm

    The sunflowers made my day!ReplyCancel

  • Valerie McMullen - September 11, 2013 - 7:36 pm

    Love your sketches! They are so pretty! I’d love to watch you make one! And now I’m back to eating more chocolate! Yum!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Macgregor - September 11, 2013 - 7:32 pm

    Grapes and sunflowers: what a gorgeous region!

  • Christine Osgood Holzschuh - September 11, 2013 - 7:31 pm

    I loved the watercolor tips and have been inspired to do little paintings on my humble travels stateside!ReplyCancel

  • Loree - September 11, 2013 - 6:45 pm

    Wow, love the image of the happy sunflowers and the cobblestone side street! Grabbing my watercolors now…ReplyCancel

  • Cathy Amos - September 11, 2013 - 6:24 pm

    love it all…..what breath taking views and street scenes….Thank youReplyCancel

  • Judy - September 11, 2013 - 6:20 pm

    I’m half-Italian. Need I say more….ReplyCancel

  • Rynda Moore - September 11, 2013 - 5:23 pm

    Love that you share your adventures!ReplyCancel

  • Carrie Roets-Waller - September 11, 2013 - 4:55 pm

    These are just gorgeous!! I want you to paint in watercolor all the time, but I may be biased:)) Love, love, love it!!!ReplyCancel

  • susan walker - September 11, 2013 - 4:49 pm

    Love how different the cityscape is to what I see here in PA. thanks for sharing…now off to paint something..You too out there.ReplyCancel

  • Pat Langley - September 11, 2013 - 4:35 pm

    I am lovin the scenery and the beautiful postcards.ReplyCancel

  • Ms Fay H Fisher - September 11, 2013 - 4:32 pm

    I have been to Cortona on a day when there was some pageantry going on! People were waving huge flags, wearing period costumes, and coming down those steps in the main courtyard. It was lovely! I took Art History II and Italian Renaissance History in Italy. We were based in Perugia – you know where all that wonderful chocolate is made! Your trip is bringing back so many memories and I love your journals. You are such an inspiration to us all!ReplyCancel

  • Caryl Park - September 11, 2013 - 3:41 pm

    Your sense of colour and vibrancy is incredible. I would never think to paint a street blue and it looks lovely.ReplyCancel

  • Libbi Byrd Corson - September 11, 2013 - 3:40 pm

    Love your photos, videos and paintings…may be the only way I ever get to Italy ;)!

  • Joanne Spilman Kilduff - September 11, 2013 - 3:20 pm

    Fall is all about flowers at their peak and sunflowers of all sizes everywhere personify it. Lets all paint them inspired by Dreama! ReplyCancel

  • Vickie guthrie - September 11, 2013 - 3:09 pm

    You’ve added another title to your never-ending list – Tuscan Art Queen! ;-))))))ReplyCancel

  • Debi Levay - September 11, 2013 - 3:03 pm

    LOVE your paintings…. and enjoyed my little chocolate! 😉ReplyCancel

  • Pamela Michel - September 11, 2013 - 2:59 pm

    Your blog posts just brighten my day…THANKS!ReplyCancel

  • Celeste Mycoskie - September 11, 2013 - 2:52 pm

    I just received my twinkling paints. Love.Love.Love them. Met my cousins to celebrate four birthdays. including mine and painted each a b’day card using these new paints…they loved them. Ciao celesteReplyCancel

  • Cathy Engberg - September 11, 2013 - 2:41 pm

    Thank you for sharing your trip to Italy! I’m enjoying it very much! ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Finch - September 11, 2013 - 1:58 pm

    Thanks for sharing, love ItalyReplyCancel

  • Linda Guslani Stratton - September 11, 2013 - 1:57 pm

    Love your pretty scarf! ;))ReplyCancel

  • Joyce Wilson Howard - September 11, 2013 - 1:53 pm

    Beautiful postcard…I pinned it to my art board. Now I’m off to paint one of my own. Thank you for sharing your trip and art with all of us.ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne Michels Hoyne - September 11, 2013 - 1:44 pm

    So beautiful! Another joyful, sunshine filled painting!
    A great way for us to be inspired! ThanksReplyCancel

  • Maggie Nicolosi - September 11, 2013 - 1:23 pm

    Italy speaks to my soul! It says: Go Home, paint brush in one hand and a glass of wine in the other!!!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy Verdugo - September 11, 2013 - 1:12 pm

    Such fun to travel along with you Dreama! Thank you for the chance to win this gorgeous postcard and for permission to eat chocolate! xoReplyCancel

  • Betty Turner Hunter - September 11, 2013 - 1:07 pm

    Street scene lamp light makes the pic.ReplyCancel

  • Judy Baker - September 11, 2013 - 12:55 pm

    What a beautiful Italian scene. Love traveling along with you. ReplyCancel

  • Lucinda Hathaway - September 11, 2013 - 12:54 pm

    nice renderings of my favorite place….have a pistacio gelato for mrReplyCancel

  • Teressa Sliger - September 11, 2013 - 12:49 pm

    Your paintings and your videos touch my heart. You have found a wonderful way to send me Italy!ReplyCancel

  • Jan McKinzie Burnett - September 11, 2013 - 12:27 pm

    Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Debo Boddiford - September 11, 2013 - 12:18 pm

    I am so enjoying your trip! Eat some cake for me!ReplyCancel

  • Phyllis Elliott - September 11, 2013 - 11:54 am

    Sunflowers and grapes. What a beautiful pairReplyCancel

  • Lynne Wogan - September 11, 2013 - 11:44 am

    ohhh I hope I win the sunflower one..love itReplyCancel

  • Barbara J. Hart - September 11, 2013 - 11:39 am

    What amazing landscape! Love your postcard. Hope to join you someday!ReplyCancel

  • Donna Pierce-Clark - September 11, 2013 - 11:33 am

    Thank you for sharing such beautiful paintings and photos of the area with us!ReplyCancel

  • Sherry DeFazio - September 11, 2013 - 11:28 am

    Grapes hang heavy,
    Sun shines bright
    Beauty of Tuscany,
    A true delight!

    Let me walk
    The streets with you
    Endless beauty
    Will dance through.ReplyCancel

  • Judi Hostetter - September 11, 2013 - 11:16 am

    Love this postcard! Loved Tuscany!ReplyCancel

  • Shelly - September 11, 2013 - 11:13 am

    So beautiful! I love the twinkling colors!ReplyCancel

  • Cathy Marcquenski - September 11, 2013 - 11:13 am

    I just love all the beautiful views you share with us, Dreama! The postcards are just lovely, and I wish I was there with you!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - September 11, 2013 - 10:50 am

    It is all so glorious. Tuscany is calling me!ReplyCancel

  • deana diefenbach - September 11, 2013 - 10:28 am

    I love these little petite watercolors so much. Your photos are gorgeous too.ReplyCancel

  • Linda Rupard - September 11, 2013 - 10:18 am

    Hi Dreama what fun thanks for sharing .

  • Sharon Merchant Ivy - September 11, 2013 - 10:09 am

    Love how the grapes and sunflowers complement each other!ReplyCancel

  • Sea Dean - September 11, 2013 - 10:06 am

    I love this postcard, especially the torn edge.

  • Ginny - September 11, 2013 - 9:31 am

    You so beautifully bring Italy to life!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Moran - September 11, 2013 - 9:29 am

    I so want to be there with you. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Deborah - September 11, 2013 - 9:06 am

    Great way to start the day!ReplyCancel

  • Bryonna - September 11, 2013 - 8:43 am

    Isn’t this just the perfect time to be enjoying Tuscany! The lushness of the countryside, the slightly softer September light. Bella !ReplyCancel

  • Andrée - September 11, 2013 - 8:36 am

    Wonderful watercolor of the street in Cortona and you mimi mini just beside a so big sunflower! Thanks for sharing with us!AndréeReplyCancel

  • Peggy Adams - September 11, 2013 - 8:29 am

    Love your photos and paintings! Makes me feel like I’m there…ReplyCancel

  • Kim - September 11, 2013 - 8:29 am

    Yes, I have spoken with Ed. He has followed you to Venice but he had a variety of shenanigans getting there. He doesn’t take too kindly to water! He’s not quite sure about this place! He is still keeping an eye on you, and has told me you have had far too many gelatos and espressos. He says, you might want to take it easy.ReplyCancel

  • Renee - September 11, 2013 - 8:23 am

    Just spectacular!!!ReplyCancel

  • Terri - September 11, 2013 - 8:22 am

    Don’t worry; all is well back here while you two have an Italian blast!! Continue the fun…ReplyCancel

  • Sandy Ward - September 11, 2013 - 8:18 am

    A few days ago, I forwarded one of your blogs posts to my friend Bruce. I wrote: “Dreama’s in Italy again, this time in Cortuna. Scroll down through the photos – she managed to get BOTH of my favorite colors in one shot – periwinkle and chartreuse!”

    Something was wrong…Cortuna…did Frances Mayes spell it that way?…I couldn’t figure out what the problem was, needed to leave for an appointment, and so changed Cortuna to Tuscany and sent off the email.

    It was only yesterday that I realized that I had used Eddie’s spelling for Cortona….Tsst.ReplyCancel

  • gayle - September 11, 2013 - 8:02 am

    Everything is lush, including that wonderful top you have on! From Italy or Ky? gayleReplyCancel

  • Amy Welborn - September 11, 2013 - 7:55 am

    Love the light in your photos! Please have some chocolate gelato for me! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely adventure with us!ReplyCancel

  • Becky Frame - September 11, 2013 - 7:39 am

    I was just where you are on my birthday (today) a few years ago! Such a gorgeous spot! and yes! I’ll have some chocolate and raise a chunk to you! Enjoy your day and celebrate for me!ReplyCancel

  • Terri Godfrey - September 11, 2013 - 6:50 am

    Such beautiful work and in such beautiful areas of the world. I’m grateful for your website! Please enter my name….thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Libby anderson - September 11, 2013 - 6:38 am

    Thanks for sharing the beauty!ReplyCancel

  • Deb LaRocque - September 11, 2013 - 6:32 am

    Love the sunflowers and grapes. Or maybe I just love the colors.ReplyCancel

  • Marion Corcin Mayer - September 11, 2013 - 6:18 am

    Eddie told me not to tell…ReplyCancel

  • Marcia - September 11, 2013 - 6:08 am

    The sunflowers look so friendly! Love your postcard today, I really like the new colors 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Mary Frances Doss - September 11, 2013 - 5:51 am

    So much beauty from my armchair. Thank you Dreama.ReplyCancel

  • June - September 11, 2013 - 5:40 am

    Ohhhh…so much gorgeousness! I’m smiling from the inside and outside looking at all these beautiful photos – all that beauty! All those colours! All those sunflowers! And the grapes, too! Look at the colour of those luscious grapes! And so many wonderful places for us to paint.

    This has been such a joy and a pleasure to come along with you, Dreama. I’ve been loving every minute of it – and the video diaries are an added gift (I love what you’re wearing in this video, by the way – did you buy it there in Italia or did you already have it and brought it with you?).

    And now, you’re there in my beloved (and much-missed) Venezia. How I love, love, love this Italian holiday we’ve been on. Molto grazie!ReplyCancel

  • Sheri Trepina - September 11, 2013 - 5:12 am

    So enjoy your postings!ReplyCancel

  • Dreama - September 11, 2013 - 4:10 am

    Hey Kids! So glad everyone is taking the “eat more chocolate” directive to heart;)) You follow instructions so well!
    Just arrived in Venice and it looked like I was not going to have internet connection at all—then it popped on this morning. I am thinkin that when they were building an entire city that floats on water they weren’t giving much thought to wifi.
    Yep, that’s your deep thought for today 🙂

    Hugs Over and Out from Venice

    PS Has anyone talked to or seen Eddie???ReplyCancel

  • Mary Beth Attix Harrison - September 11, 2013 - 2:12 am

    So nice to have permission to have a little more chocolate today!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Guslani Stratton - September 10, 2013 - 10:38 pm

    Love following along. Beautiful trip!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara Hust-Ray - September 10, 2013 - 9:42 pm

    Lovely to see.ReplyCancel

  • Donna Dale Abbott - September 10, 2013 - 7:59 pm

    Dreama, you are the best photographer! Beautiful beyond words.ReplyCancel

  • Carol C - September 10, 2013 - 7:38 pm

    Wow!! What a gorgeous area you are in! Your daily postcard is gorgeous as ever and I love the Twinkling H20s!! It reminds me to get mine out of whatever hidey hole they are in and to start using them….ReplyCancel

  • Josephine Hardison Fine Art - September 10, 2013 - 7:20 pm

    If I eat 5 pieces of Chocolates do I get more chances to win? HaHa! I’ll get to work on that!ReplyCancel

  • Laurie G. Miller - September 10, 2013 - 6:28 pm

    Loved your video…the sunflowers are amazing!!!ReplyCancel

  • Teri Jordan Towse - September 10, 2013 - 5:13 pm

    I am loving the inspiring settings. The view is breath taking. Lush grapes and shiny sun flowers are a real treat. Scoring points for eating chocolate is the BEST! Thanks Artist Dreama Tolle Perry.ReplyCancel

  • Sue Rob - September 10, 2013 - 4:54 pm

    Love your photos and can’t wait to get to Italy myself! Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Marie Mustard - September 10, 2013 - 4:22 pm

    Love this Dreama. I bought some of the new Watercolors, having fun.ReplyCancel

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  • marianne leal - September 10, 2013 - 1:39 pm

    bella italia and watercolors….perfetto!!ReplyCancel

  • terijordantowse - September 10, 2013 - 12:06 pm

    I am loving the scenery. The grapes look lush and the view from a distance is divine. To see the fields and hills is inspiring. Thanks for sharing Dreama.ReplyCancel

  • Cj Rider - September 10, 2013 - 7:48 am

    Fun to see your pics, paintings and videos of your trip! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel