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Evening Glow in France & Be on the LOOKOUT!!

Evening Glow in France 12 x 12in oil on museum quality panel $675

Evening Glow in France
12 x 12in oil on museum quality panel


Welcoming gates and evening glows abound in the French countryside.  It’s your invitation to bask in the glow…and maybe have a sip of some locally grown fruit of the vine 😉

Be On the Look Out!

Sometimes fulfilled dreams come wrapped in extremely odd paper.
  Ideas of how things are supposed to work and what actually happens in real life can be poles apart.

Even when we think we are leaving ourselves open to the Universe—staying open to all the amazing possibilities—we are often still aligning how things are supposed to go down into a very narrow field of vision and don’t even know it.

I thought for years that there was a fairly defined list of things that would have to happen in order to arrive at my desired art life.

Below are a few of those things, ripped from one of my old journals:

I must get my work in 3-5 major galleries.
I must get published in some major art magazines.
I must win some major national art competitions.

A few of those things never happened. Like the first one or two.
And the last one never really panned out either.
  Okay, like there are THREE things on that list, none of which has happened to, for or with me.


The Universe is sneaky though. When we are looking one direction, it can sneak in the back door delivering exactly what we were REALLY hoping for.
BE ON THE LOOK OUT—it often comes in a completely different package than we were expecting.

Things like LOVE, JOY, & PEACE 🙂 hidden inside a package of….well, in my case—blogging, teaching, painting and writing.

3 of the aforementioned things were not on the list of what I was sure HAD to happen in order for me to have a life I love.

Curious how that works isn’t it?

That’s why it is so vitally important to do the quiet time thing. Meditation, prayer, walking in the woods—whatever it is that you do to get yourself in the place of listening—gives you the cue on what to do next. And sometimes next doesn’t seem to make sense because it doesn’t match the BIG PICTURE LIST that we have been following for so long.

I will ask you–you who have been following that list that you made up—the same question I asked myself a few years back.

How’s that workin’ for you?

If you are still waiting for your list to come in maybe it’s time to abandon the list.
Maybe your answers are already there just waiting for you to see them—maybe just wrapped a little or whole lot differently than you are looking for.



There IS a sure JOY in following the divine path meant just for you. 
There IS no competition on the path.
  No expiration dates, no already been dones, never a single not measuring up 🙂

My only job, your only job, is to show up and be ourselves..our REAL selves.
The only boat we’ve ever missed was the one that would have sunk us and the Universe knew that.

Begin unwrapping ALL the possibilities—especially the ones that aren’t on The Big Picture List.

Never judge a package by it’s wrapping. Some of the best ones are wrapped in plain brown paper. What matters is if it’s the one that is intended for you and the only way you will know is to read the tag to see who it’s from 🙂





  • Flynn Gentry-Taylor - October 1, 2014 - 9:38 pm

    Lordie, I thought I was the only one in the world who needed these words so badly..NOT so..lol..but always you have the encouragement I need..thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Eileen McGarry O'Keeffe - October 1, 2014 - 2:51 pm

    Thank you Drema, this is really beautiful !ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Lamey-MacDonald - October 1, 2014 - 10:19 am

    Beautiful painting Dreama! Loved your message–so true and important to keep in the forefront of our mind. Now that I am able to be a full time artist, I knew that now was the time to listen to that little voice for my best direction! Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole Weir Slater - May 27, 2014 - 4:41 am

    Wonderful writing Dreama. This post could not have been gifted to me at a better time!
    -Cheers and Thank youReplyCancel

  • june - May 25, 2014 - 1:26 pm

    Your thoughts and musings, along with the words in this post, are exactly what I needed to not only read, but to incorporate into my own life and my own, unique, creative path. Wise words, spoken from your heart, reaching my heart, soul and spirit. Thank you, Dreama.ReplyCancel

  • Nina Snyder - May 24, 2014 - 1:51 pm

    That Eddie painting ROCKS!ReplyCancel

  • Karen - May 24, 2014 - 8:15 am

    cAt and rAT !!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Martin Piros - May 23, 2014 - 9:54 pm

    Hello Dreama, your words are so soothing and uplifting all at the right time and place. Thank you as always for your words of wisdom . HUGS, Me…..ReplyCancel

  • Ruth Hupton UK - May 22, 2014 - 2:39 am

    If ,as I guess, you are off to Feysinnet,lucky you Please give Corinne,Bill and Joel my best wishes and a big hug from the voice from the past- Ruth. and have another wonderful sojourn in France yourself.

    Cheers, Ruth.ReplyCancel

  • Shirley - May 21, 2014 - 10:55 pm

    Today I thought I had been handed a major roadblock in my artistic career. I have learned that when the universe throws us a curve it is so often a very needed redirect.Thank you for your beautiful art and blog. It is always inspirational.If you had followed your original plan we would have missed out on knowing you and your gifts. A special thank you for today’s message, I so needed to be reminded that when we follow God’s plan not our own that bigger and better things emerge for us. There is so much more than our limited vision allows.
    Bless you!
    Shirley ScobleReplyCancel

  • Andrea - May 21, 2014 - 10:54 pm

    What a great post Dreama! I’ve been thinking of my list lately and it was refreshing to see I’m not alone in this and that its ok to adjust as necessaryReplyCancel

  • Roxanne Steed - May 21, 2014 - 9:45 pm

    Thanks Dreama, this can never be stated enough! We had all talked about this last summer in France…I had been thinking these things for a long time, but to hear the words come “right outa your mouth…” well, it was liberating! And a gift straight to the core. That major turn in my thinking was every bit as important to me as implementing a new technique I came to learn. Thank you so much.ReplyCancel

  • Vikki Bouffard - May 21, 2014 - 7:09 pm

    You’re one pretty smart lady! Thanks for sharing those great thoughts.ReplyCancel

  • Bruce Bingham - May 21, 2014 - 5:50 pm

    Thanks again Dreama for the perfectly delivered gift, always the right time, right place, right words:)ReplyCancel

  • Jerry Stocks - May 21, 2014 - 4:55 pm

    Dreama, I am waiting to hear about a direction for me that I never dreamed might happen. Will let you know when and if it does. Much love to you and Ron.ReplyCancel

  • Beverly Koldon - May 21, 2014 - 4:15 pm

    This wS absolutely what I needed to hear today. I am the champion list maker. Ok to be. But, not as rigid as I am. Thanks for opening my eyes.ReplyCancel

  • Renee Delight-La Torre - May 21, 2014 - 3:47 pm

    Wow! This is a beautiful Truth. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Bartl Phillips - May 21, 2014 - 3:16 pm

    What a lovely post, Dreama…and so very true!

  • Sue Harrell - May 21, 2014 - 2:34 pm

    Thank you, Dreama. Wise words. It feels like you are speaking directly to me this morning. I’ll be rereading your post many times.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Neely - May 21, 2014 - 2:17 pm

    Love this! Try ing to live in the present or Presence. Much more peaceful ReplyCancel

  • Lavon Maestas - May 21, 2014 - 1:38 pm

    Dreama, you are such a sweet person. I would love to meet you someday. Myabe when I can afford a class..8)

  • Carole Jurack - May 21, 2014 - 1:02 pm

    Dreama always hits the nail on the head! The funny thing about it is when you finally get the “aha” moment you always are so surprised! Duh!!! Thanks Dreama …ReplyCancel

  • Mary Allen - May 21, 2014 - 12:57 pm

    I just unwrapped a package……..thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Leslie McConnell Dobbins - May 21, 2014 - 12:50 pm

    So very true! ReplyCancel

  • Carrol Chiles - May 21, 2014 - 12:43 pm

    Thank you Dreama, beautiful message, great reminder, I’m going to frame and read every day.ReplyCancel

  • Carol Hopper - May 21, 2014 - 12:29 pm

    I track with you exactly. 2014 has been the year of finding and being my AUTHENTIC self. Your message is so spiritual and directly coincides with the book I am currently reading by Wayne Dyer, “Wishes Fulfilled”. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Jill Rae Finally Art - May 21, 2014 - 12:22 pm

    Nice writ up- something to think about. Beautiful painting.ReplyCancel

  • Lucinda Hathaway - May 21, 2014 - 11:23 am

    The trick is to be aware when your wishes come true. My dreamwas to sail around the world….and I have! http://www.lucindahathaway.com. Read about my trip. It may not be what you expect but YOU can come with me. Thanks, Dreama, lovely posting. ReplyCancel

  • Gail Kenny - May 21, 2014 - 11:23 am

    Your posts are a always a joy to read. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Diane Klock - May 21, 2014 - 11:13 am

    Thanks so much , I think you wrote this just for me to read today . This has been on my mind for about two weeks now. You nailed it ! ReplyCancel

  • Marie GsArt - May 21, 2014 - 10:35 am

    Endless surprises …

  • Carol C - May 21, 2014 - 8:20 am

    I definitely needed this message. Oddly enough, this was the theme of a graduation I went to over the weekend as well. I can never hear this enough—be my true self, show up and do the work!!!ReplyCancel

  • Adele Bower - May 21, 2014 - 8:10 am

    Thank you, Dreama.
    Your blog today, “Be On The Lookout”, helped me make a happy decision about my list. I’ve been worrying about fulfilling this list for months..oh, maybe more like years. I love your words, “If you are still waiting for your list to come in maybe it’s time to abandon the list.” You are so right. Another wonderful opportunity has been sitting right in front of me for a long time, wrapped in plain paper. I’m opening it today. Now I won’t have time for a list.ReplyCancel

  • Jobi - May 21, 2014 - 6:34 am

    What a timely message Dreama! Just what I needed to hear right now. I will expand my thinking…or better yet…stop thinking so much and just listen. Sure wish I was heading to France with you but so thankful for your CA workshop ahead. Flights booked! Room too! Can’t wait :0)ReplyCancel

    • Niki Simonson - May 21, 2014 - 9:19 am

      Hi Jobi, Just wondering what class you’re in. I’m in November 5th class in Costa Mesa. It would be nice to know someone, at least via the computer, when I get there.

      • Linda Levine - May 21, 2014 - 10:26 am

        Me too, me too. See you both in California in November! As for Dreama’s message today…thank you thank you thank you. Your thoughts always resonate with just where I am in the universe.ReplyCancel

  • Mandy - TheStickyFig - May 21, 2014 - 5:58 am

    Hi Dreama – what lovely words. So great to remember these important things about how the universe works 🙂
    I don’t – and never have had – A List…I wouldn’t mind a bit of focus to be honest. I’ll just keep a look out for Joy, Happiness and a bit of Excitement now and again 😉
    Your blog certainly fulfills some of this for me (as well as your painting that we have at home!).
    Keep up the good ‘work’ lovely lady.

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