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The response to Timeless Tuscany, my new online painting adventure to Italy—has been magnifico!!

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  • Gigi - February 5, 2018 - 11:23 am

    Love the “me time” when I’m painting💕ReplyCancel

  • Mary Jo Brady - February 4, 2018 - 9:18 pm

    It is hard to describe but I love it when something I wanted to happen comes out as I saw it in my mind, or even better than imagined. Most of the time I visualize and try to paint it as my mind saw it but it turns out looking totally different.ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn tober - February 4, 2018 - 9:14 pm

    Because I’m using the “squish the tube up” thingy and my paints are dangerously low!!!!! Please!!!! I love ❤️ everyone!!!’nReplyCancel

  • Marti Lopez - February 4, 2018 - 3:40 pm

    Love learning painting techniques. I’ve also enjoyed the kindred spirits on the FB group.ReplyCancel

  • Peggy Roach - February 4, 2018 - 1:51 pm

    The best part is simply the enjoyment of seeing the gorgeous colors and texture of the paint as I apply it to a canvas.ReplyCancel

  • Antionette du Bruyn - February 4, 2018 - 1:49 pm

    Wheb I stand back and stare, in awe…. asking myself…. now how did that happen!ReplyCancel

  • Connie J Brotzman - February 1, 2018 - 12:54 pm

    I love art supplies and my art classes with Dreama.ReplyCancel

  • Kat Emerson - January 31, 2018 - 1:18 pm

    I love that the world falls away and I am immersed in shapes, colors and light.ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca - January 30, 2018 - 7:54 pm

    How form and shape, value and color come together and create something where there was once an empty canvas.ReplyCancel

  • Lora - January 30, 2018 - 4:25 pm

    Watching the painting start to come together and adding highlighters to make it sing.ReplyCancel

  • Gail LaMarco - January 30, 2018 - 1:48 pm

    I love getting lost in my painting .ReplyCancel

  • Diane - January 30, 2018 - 10:51 am

    Capturing the mood of what I am trying to paint.ReplyCancel

  • Lynn - January 30, 2018 - 8:47 am

    I honestly don’t know, I’ve not done it before but I want to learn!!!ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne Dungan - January 29, 2018 - 8:38 pm

    I love the entire process, the colors, the immersion into mixing and applying the paints. The total escape into the painting!ReplyCancel

  • Jeanine - January 29, 2018 - 7:50 pm

    The best part for me is when it’s time to add the highlights. like on the trees, leaves, roof, sidewalk etc.

    I get so excited when I get to that stage.ReplyCancel

  • Robin Raymond - January 29, 2018 - 5:22 pm

    Feeling the brush in my hand, oil paint in my brush, working on a special project just feels so good and relaxing!!ReplyCancel

  • Marguerite Lovell - January 29, 2018 - 5:03 pm

    The best part is playing with the colors and seeing a painting emerge. It feels like creating your own music!ReplyCancel

  • Denyse Fenelon Biagi - January 29, 2018 - 4:36 pm

    Getting lost in the painting time disappears and having it all “work”ReplyCancel

  • Flora giddens - January 29, 2018 - 4:32 pm

    I love my quiet time for painting and looking for any improvement! I always hope to grow even a very little with each painting.Now love all the colors that I have learned to use in the first two classes with Dreama! So much fun!ReplyCancel

  • Linda - January 29, 2018 - 4:26 pm

    I love how totally focused and lost in my painting I can get. I love how I get to keep learning something new with every painting day. And I love how I compete with myself to get to be a better painter!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Bisoni - January 29, 2018 - 3:11 pm

    When I pick up the brush or the pallet knife.ReplyCancel

  • Judy Donofrio - January 29, 2018 - 3:00 pm

    Learning new skills.ReplyCancel

  • Marian Burns - January 29, 2018 - 1:51 pm

    I love how painting makes me BE HERE NOW – and joy starts to bubble up!ReplyCancel

  • Arlene Blasberg - January 29, 2018 - 1:26 pm

    Love your style!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sue Zaback - January 29, 2018 - 12:31 pm

    I love the beginning of the painting and the finished painting best. Sometimes the middle gets really tough and frustrating. I am hoping to learn how to make the middle more fun and enjoyable.ReplyCancel

  • Kari Hunt - January 29, 2018 - 11:58 am


  • Teri Atkins Brown - January 29, 2018 - 11:32 am

    A few hours after you settle down & are actually painting, the surge of creative energy & pure happiness that takes over your heart for a little while. you feel like more free, different person.ReplyCancel

  • Molly - January 29, 2018 - 11:11 am

    I love the timelessness! And then it’s so exciting when something I really like develops!ReplyCancel

  • Millisa Vandermerwe - January 29, 2018 - 11:04 am

    I love the JOY of painting!ReplyCancel

  • Nan Katzenberger - January 29, 2018 - 10:47 am

    I love to get lost in my painting! I can block out the world and just play with colors and shapes!! I can’t wait!!ReplyCancel

  • Kirsten - January 29, 2018 - 10:39 am

    The unexpected discoveries that happened along the way!ReplyCancel

  • Crystale Schrieber - January 29, 2018 - 10:14 am

    I love reading your posts. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Susan - January 29, 2018 - 9:54 am

    I love getting “lost” in a painting. I don’t always get there, but I’m working on it. ☺️ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Pappa - January 29, 2018 - 9:42 am

    The best part is when it all comes together at the end…oh and the colors. I love the colors!ReplyCancel

  • Anne Traylor - January 29, 2018 - 9:21 am

    Painting is wonderful therapy to release your creative being and with paint, to express your emotions on canvas.ReplyCancel

  • Gayle Nunn - January 29, 2018 - 9:16 am

    Discovering new colors like ice blue and carribean. What fun!ReplyCancel

  • Katie Richcreek - January 29, 2018 - 9:12 am

    When I begin a painting, during initial the “drawing in” part and through the whole first step of completing the under-color, I’m usually doubtful that I can make anything special happen. But sometime after I start the final stages, there comes a time when something just “clicks” and I begin to see the magic come alive. It’s like fairy dust has just been sprinkled on the canvas. That is always my big “Wow!” or “Aha!” moment and also my most favorite part of the painting process. It slays my heart and gives me that rush of joyful emotion that I’ve never partaken in otherwise. 💌ReplyCancel

  • Robin Butler - January 29, 2018 - 8:49 am

    Learning to push past my fears! And being surprised at what happens.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara Milon - January 29, 2018 - 8:37 am

    Love to watch as the colors turn into something pleasing.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia Irizarry - January 29, 2018 - 8:34 am

    The release of all that has been held in. It is so relaxing.ReplyCancel

  • Melisa - January 29, 2018 - 8:33 am

    The best part is when I start to see on the panel the thing I have in my head.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Daly - January 29, 2018 - 8:24 am

    Alone time…. me and my paints!ReplyCancel

  • Nardja Segui - January 29, 2018 - 8:09 am

    The best part is connecting with my soul and feeling free to be myself… ❤️ReplyCancel

  • Gail Herrmann - January 29, 2018 - 7:57 am

    My favorite part about painting is feeling free and being creative.

    Another favorite part about painting is being able to paint a picture that will bring a smile to someone’s face.ReplyCancel

  • Mindy Martin - January 29, 2018 - 7:47 am

    Feeling the rich buttery oils move across the surface of my canvas creating a painterly experience!ReplyCancel

  • Ellen Loe Taylor - January 29, 2018 - 7:44 am

    I love “ planting my feet in Joy” and allowing inSpiration to take me on the journey!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Lor - January 29, 2018 - 7:40 am

    Tuning out the rest of the world – the only time I am ever able to do that. Of course, looking at the finished product is alway nice!ReplyCancel

  • Ina Niday - January 29, 2018 - 7:33 am

    Can’t describe the relief and freedom from my disability, depression, challenged surroundings, disconnected relationships, etc. that painting provides! Can’t imagine life without painting!ReplyCancel

  • Bev Sparks - January 29, 2018 - 7:22 am

    Love the inner peace I receive from pushing paint around the canvas.ReplyCancel

  • Barb Sheffield - January 29, 2018 - 7:21 am

    I love when the colors do unexpected yet pleasing things!ReplyCancel

  • Lily Snows - January 29, 2018 - 1:45 am

    The best part about painting, is when i complete it. There is an amazing surge of excitement for me when I can see something that I created with my own hands.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

Beauty is mysterious, a slow presence who waits for the ready, expectant heart.

These flowers sat on a weathered old table at the entrance of a small trattoria in Italy—just waiting.

Seeing ….begins in the heart.

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  • jobi - March 28, 2014 - 2:04 pm

    I cannot wait to have this day slow down so I can go savor your March newsletter…glass of wine mandatory! I love this painting Dreama!!!! They feel like geraniums…am I right? I’ve never been able to capture such a feeling in the flowers I paint. I simply can’t wait for the workshop later this year. It really is a nice carrot dangling out there for me! Have a wonderful weekend!ReplyCancel

  • june - March 26, 2014 - 12:42 pm

    I definitely am feeling the love by treating not just my eyes, but my heart, looking at this beautiful, beautiful, beautiful painting, Dreama. There is so much love and joy and life emanating from it. I see and feel so much beauty, so much joy, and so much love in all your paintings – this one is overflowing with all of those, and more

    It has gladdened my heart and my spirit to know that you are enjoying and getting so much from the beautiful writings of John O’Donohue’s wonderful ‘Anam Cara.’ His books inspire me and lift my spirits in so very much the same way that your paintings and your words always do.

    Thank you for all that you are, Dreama, the joy that you bring and all the beauty you share with all of us.ReplyCancel

  • Alice O'neil - March 25, 2014 - 11:30 am

    Dreama …..THANK YOU! I went to your March letter and was so overwhelmed with the video of pure inspiration. How to live life
    without all the pity parties, but, if you do have one, you are human and it is OK as long as you get back on track and live your
    life with loving who you are and in return give out that love to enrich someone else’s life…you can choose the dark side or the side
    filled with light and at 70 I am going for the light side, filling as many days as I can…..

    How fortunate the family and friends that you have around you are….the peace they must feel when they spend their time with you!
    Dreama, no wonder your classes are always full…it is just not your talent that the students crave but the sharing of who you are, giving
    instead of just taking, caring instead of indifference, You write to inspire, to help bring peace to the minds of those that get to read
    what you live….how lucky we all are!

    Thank you, alice