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“Colors of the Heart”
12 x 12in oil on museum quality panel
I once bought a book because I fell in love with the cover.  It was a painting by Bonnard. Colors and shapes so yummy I justified the reasons to have it, although the book itself had no appeal to me otherwise. 
Sometimes those unexplainable urges and impulses tell us more about ourselves than we would ever guess.  It was, I think now, an early sign of where I was heading.  Part of me , the “silent” me, knew that.  I hadn’t thought of the book story in years ’til I happened to mention it at my last workshop.  And it occurred to me in that moment my work had the same flavor that had appealed to me so long ago on that book cover. 
Listen to your impulses, to those sometimes faint, unexplainable “needs” that we feel guilty about because they can’t be explained.  It’s probably just your higher self planning your next move:)) 
And now a brief story for the new painting that takes place somewhere in Italy:
Sittin’ in the shade
 feet bare and propped
 Eat, Love, Pray– balanced on table’s edge
Waiting for my limoncello
No schedule.
No have to’s
No place to be
Just be me
Sittin’ under dat tree.

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  • Carrie'sCreations - April 28, 2011 - 1:04 am

    Dreama love this painting, can I come sit under that tree with you:) Your paintings dance with light and color so effortlessly. Just beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • Dreama - April 27, 2011 - 7:00 pm

    As always–love the good words and hearing what you are thinking about and what it connects to in your life!ReplyCancel

  • Shirley Fachilla - April 27, 2011 - 5:29 pm

    So many beautiful colors, so many harmonious beautiful colors… there’s the art.
    I hope your limoncello is just icy cold.ReplyCancel

  • Catherine Jeffrey - April 27, 2011 - 10:42 am

    Lovely…such a nice feel to it. It should be on the cover of a book too! Its so great when our work suddenly becomes what we have been searching for, influenced by those things that inspired us and moved us along the way. Bravo!ReplyCancel

  • Delilah - April 27, 2011 - 10:36 am

    lovely workReplyCancel

  • Norma Wilson - April 27, 2011 - 9:39 am

    Looks like such a happy, caref
    ree place! I have had so many of those experiences..for me it was interior
    design magazines..such wonderful colors and patterns! Thank you for sharing your insights and for always making me smile!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Popple - April 27, 2011 - 8:32 am

    Yummy colors and light! Really beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Sue - April 27, 2011 - 8:29 am

    Beautiful painting. Beautiful sentiments.ReplyCancel

  • Kelley Sanford - April 27, 2011 - 7:34 am

    Dreama, I love Bonnard’s work and this has his “flair” running through this piece. What a wonderful painting and you’re so right about listening to your “silent” me. Thanks for the affirming that.ReplyCancel

  • Laurie G. Miller - April 27, 2011 - 7:23 am

    This painting is lovely and I love your bold color choices. With so much “noise” in our lives, your comments were a good reminder to pay attention. Such a hard lesson to learn as we get caught up in every day stuff.



  • FCP - April 27, 2011 - 6:52 am

    This is lovely Dreama. The soft colorful greys draw your eye in and around.
    And thanks for the gentle reminder to “pay attention to what you pay attention to” – timeless advice!ReplyCancel

  • Jo-Ann Sanborn - April 27, 2011 - 6:38 am

    I love the soft backlight in this one, Dreama. Makes me long for places I’ve loved in the past. Beautiful! Your messages are always right-on, too. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Robie Benve - April 27, 2011 - 6:36 am

    This is a painting that I would never gt tired of looking at. Wonderful. And my inner me agrees. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Katherine Thomas - April 27, 2011 - 4:58 am

    Dreama I love this painting! And I so love what you wrote here, about listening to your inner voices, the ones you didn’t even know were there. Thank you!ReplyCancel

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