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Entrance to Peace

“Entrance to Peace”
12 x 12in oil on museum quality panel


Paintings tend to name themselves I have found.
You just have to get quiet, listen and they will tell you—honest to goodness.
This one told me it’s name on an early Saturday morning, the day after it was born 🙂


Fresh back from Massachusetts and it’s hard to describe just how special that part of the country is.  So much of our nation’s history birthed right there and the home to so much inspiration.  Writers we love like Emerson, Alcott, Hawthorne and Thoreau gathered there over a hundred years ago exchanging new ideas and inspiring each other.

It’s a good place to breathe deeply….


It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.


The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.


This world is but a canvas to our imagination.

~Henry David Thoreau

Yes, it’s true.  One can fall in love ‘most anywhere if you let yourself.
Massachusetts was no exception 🙂

As you might guess, the workshops were filled with equally interesting and inspiring artists.
Doing what creative bodies best like to do.

And when they weren’t creating wonderful French scenes…..

They were misbehavin”!!

Far be it from me to actually point fingers at who headed up this idear (yes, I did pick up the accent and no, the irony of “heading up” this idea was not lost on me)

But her name starts with a Laurie and ends with a  G. Miller

After a glamour shot (how DID we talk Ed into this one???)

They finally put on their real faces.

Pretty darn cute, don’t you think?

Pat, Joanne, Donna, Susan, Gail, Jackie, Sandra, Laurie, Nancy, Denise, Sue, Martha, Katherine, Suzanne, Sheila and Ed!

MA Workshop II news coming my next post, speaking of which….I’ve changed how the blog posts appear on my website.   You can now see more at a glance 🙂

And just so you know how hard it is to get anything done around here, this is what was going on as I was writing today’s post.

Wishing you a very festive, furry day!!


  • […] G. Miller was in this class again (yes, she was the one responsible for the Dreama faces at the prior one) which made me understandably nervous as to what she might be up […]ReplyCancel

  • Dreama - October 17, 2013 - 3:34 pm

    Jodi and June! You girls make me laugh:))) A new band name–I think it has possibilities 🙂 Glad you have seen the REAL side of Ed—now you understand what I am working with. 9 pounds of attitude…. 😉ReplyCancel

  • June - October 17, 2013 - 10:20 am

    Just watched this video again (must be about 8 times now) and I couldn’t stop laughing at the part where you say, ‘This is the problem…right here.’ How I know EXACTLY what you mean, Dreama. Our Phillo is EXACTLY the same in our house. He is always getting into all sorts of chaos, bother, mayhem and mischief, and needs attention 24/7…unless, of course, HE wants to nap and be left alone, lol. He all but puts out a ‘do not disturb’ sign around his neck when he’s in that mood, lol.

    I love all animals, believe me. But cats? Cats are – to quote the great Robert Palmer (whose music I am obsessed with lately) – ‘simply irresistible.’ If I could have more than three, I would. I’d have 300 if I could. I just love them – great companions, sweet, affectionate, cuddly and continuously entertaining. 🙂 Thanks for this, Dreama. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • June - October 17, 2013 - 8:55 am

    ‘Entrance to Peace’ truly is that…very calming, serenity in abundance. The colours you’ve used in this also convey that. In a word, beautiful. 🙂

    Awwww….that Ed is absolutely ahhh-dorable! But then, we all knew that already, despite his misbehavin’ ways at times.

    Speaking of ‘misbehavin’ ways,’ the Dreama Clones (good name for a new band, yes? lol) made me giggle out loud. I’d have loved to have been cloned for that day and photo shoot, as well. Looks like everyone had a great time, and created some beautiful art. Wish I could’ve been there (I know…I know…I really need to change the record, lol).

    Thanks for sharing, as always. And thanks for the ‘like’ and lovely comment yesterday, too. Much appreciated. 🙂

    Have a lovely, lovely weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Jobi - October 17, 2013 - 6:52 am

    Entrance to Peace is just lovely! Filled with color and joy! The workshop looks like such fun – cannot wait til Costa Mesa (a year away!!! Ugh!) The video of Eddie was a delight. So fun to see his true personality. You really have captured him perfectly in the paintings you have done of him!!! And nice January calendar, Dreama!!!! LOL on that one!!! XoxoReplyCancel

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