Dreama Tolle Perry » Artist and Writer

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original oil on museum quality panel, framed
Sometimes it’s good to mix things up a bit.  Like sitting on the back porch and soaking up the sound of the rain.  Or taking long drives with the top down on the car looking up at a night full of stars.  Or doing what I did this evening.  Painting a perfectly child like painting of Eddie looking out at the moon with the Eiffel tower in view.  Yeah, I —like you no doubt, had seemingly lots more important things to do.  But it can be as simple as the words that came to me which I wrote on the canvas above before I painting it. 
“Sometimes, the only thing I really need is the ability to see that I already have Everything I need.” 
So today, notice the show that the flowers are putting on just for you.  Pause just a moment and listen to the music the birds have created..just for you.  Everything in life is so abundant…just for you.  Is that a wow moment or what?!..:))
Now, I have two things to give away.  The painting for the May giveaway (be sure and sign up to receive my blog and newsletter to get your name in the hat) and my newest book, “The Artist’s Toolbox”.  To read an excerpt go here and to order go here.  This book is part business, part motivational.  I consider it a book geared for those who want to launch but are intimidated and don’t know where to begin.  It is based on my experience and I wanted to share what I have learned so far in hopes of helping other artists find the courage to begin, to stay motivated, and to do the things that will yield the biggest results in their art business without feeling completely overwhelmed. Today is the last day to get your name in the hat for the drawing to win the book–just leave a comment on my blog and you are in the running—may the artist who is needs it most win..:))) I intend to announce the winners for both the painting and the book on my next post…stay tuned!
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  • JBeaudetStudios - June 20, 2010 - 12:47 pm

    This is a gorgeous painting!! I love all your work and would love a chance to win your new book. Thank you for this! Jennifer:)ReplyCancel

  • Dreama Tolle Perry - June 19, 2010 - 10:08 pm

    Yikes–I commented back on all of these wonderful posts and check back in later this evening only to find it didn’t go through…bummer! It’s late so I will post tomorrow–just wanted to leave a quick note of sincere Thanks to each of you who took the time to voice your thoughts! I am feeling inspired and loved!! You are such an incredibly talented group of people–I am honored! Will write later to address some individual requests and questions. Hopefully is will not get lost in cyber space…:)))ReplyCancel

  • Becky Joy - June 19, 2010 - 12:30 am

    The pink flowers in this painting just pop out toward the viewer. Very nice!ReplyCancel

  • Clydetta - June 18, 2010 - 10:30 pm

    I love your painting, Everything, and your words are so inspiring..today is my grandaughter’ 2nd birthday…& I really felt like this today…I have everything I need except a few more of your paintings…& in reading your posts, you are loved much!! I truly do love this painting…I would love to be right there amongst the flowers…ReplyCancel

  • Claire Beadon Carnell - June 18, 2010 - 7:30 pm

    This is so inviting. I just want to be sitting there under that umbrella enjoying the beautiful sights and smells of the garden.ReplyCancel

  • Cissy Gray - June 18, 2010 - 6:44 pm

    Drema, I just found your blog and am so excited!! Love your work and thoughts……BUT most of all feel a kinship with you as I was born in Kentucky, and have been away much too long.We live in Washington state. I was named for Cissy Gregg. First I fell in love with your work, then saw you were from Kentucky. Hopefully, I will make it to a workshop in Kentucky and I could stay with family.

    Cissy GrayReplyCancel

  • Leslie Saeta - June 18, 2010 - 6:16 pm

    So I just thought I would make a last minute comment on this stunning painting … plus I would love to win your book. It really is beautiful. I love it!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - June 18, 2010 - 6:03 pm

    Hi Dreama! It’s Shelby from Shelby Lee Gallery in Charleston. Love this painting…but I can say that about all of yours! I’ve started taking lessons with one of my oil painters but I would still like to join you for a workshop. Love your style! I’d also still like to chat about getting some of your paintings at the gallery! Let me know what you think about that! Happy Friday:)ReplyCancel

  • Edward Burton - June 18, 2010 - 1:48 pm

    An absolutely beautiful piece, Dreama. Looks like I’ll have to get your book – looks great!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon - June 18, 2010 - 12:45 pm

    Just to let you know -the link for Networked Blogs on Facebook doesn’t work! Please enter my name for the book -I just found you via Daily Painters Originals.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - June 18, 2010 - 12:42 pm

    Thank you Dreama for sharing your beautiful paintings and your knowledge with all of us budding painters out here in the world. I study each and every one and I can feel your love. You are a gift to us all. See you on the radio!ReplyCancel

  • Gina Brown - June 18, 2010 - 12:38 pm

    Hi Dreama… I had to read your post to find out why you titled this “Everything.” Very beautiful. Thanks for sharing…ReplyCancel

  • Marian Fortunati - June 18, 2010 - 12:12 pm

    Dreama… Gosh your sense of color play just gives me a feeling of happiness and joy!ReplyCancel

  • Julie Hill - June 18, 2010 - 10:09 am

    Beautiful writing today…along with the gorgeous painting!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Goldman - June 18, 2010 - 9:56 am

    This feels like such a warm spring day. I love the colors. I just signed up for your workshop with Leslie in September. I’m so excited and can’t wait.ReplyCancel

  • Nora Mackin - June 18, 2010 - 9:39 am

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful paintings with all of us. I look forward to seeing them each day. Could you please share the palette of colors that you use.ReplyCancel

  • Wendy - June 18, 2010 - 9:16 am

    Cats are wonderful painting buddies – glad I am not the only one with cat hairs in my paintings.ReplyCancel

  • Janice - June 18, 2010 - 8:59 am

    I would love this book, I have your first and enjoy it! Your paintings are beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara Pask - June 18, 2010 - 8:52 am

    Oh my Dreama, This is just lovely, your use of color always appeals to me. Wonderful light in this also.ReplyCancel

  • tthompson628 - June 18, 2010 - 8:31 am

    Love today’s work – plus I just looked at your new book…amazing! You are just the BEST!!! TReplyCancel

  • Debi - June 18, 2010 - 8:27 am

    I always love your paintings. Regardless of subject matter, your paintings exude love, warmth, hugs, and encouragement in masses of luscious color! I look forward to viewing it daily – and call it my “Dream Fix”!ReplyCancel

  • Debi - June 18, 2010 - 8:26 am

    I always love your paintings. Regardless of subject matter, your paintings exude love, warmth, hugs, and encouragement in masses of luscious color! I look forward to viewing it daily – and call it my “Dream Fix”!ReplyCancel

  • GabrielMyCat - June 18, 2010 - 7:55 am

    Absolutely gorgeous! What I wouldn’t give for a speck of your fabulous talent! (Gabriel & Lucy say hi!!)


  • Monica Burnette - June 18, 2010 - 7:53 am

    Love the colors in this! And of course, I would love to see the painting of Eddie and the Eiffel Tower too. 😉ReplyCancel

  • Chris - June 18, 2010 - 7:24 am

    love your radio show and would love to have your bookReplyCancel

  • Deborah - June 18, 2010 - 7:23 am

    Your paintings are so beautiful. I also find that your words are a source of happiness and inspiration. It is easy to see why your paintings show so much emotion and life. I am just a “baby painter” and would love the book to begin to understand your style and technique. Thanks for being part of my morning routine and sharing. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Page Railsback - June 18, 2010 - 7:08 am

    Hi Dreama. Your words resonate with me today…exactly what I needed to hear. I love your work,want your book and am enjoying your blog radio show.Thanks so much
    Page RailsbackReplyCancel

  • Kerri Settle - June 18, 2010 - 6:42 am

    This painting is full of “wow” – I love all the warmth and the feeling of life throughout. Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • yvonne - June 18, 2010 - 5:43 am

    Nice painting, Dreama.

    I just discovered your radio show with Leslie and have really enjoyed the past broadcasts. I think I’ll call next time.

    Thanks for your inspiration and enthusiasm!


  • Art with Liz - June 18, 2010 - 5:40 am

    What a wonderful quote Dreama! And, of course, love the painting.ReplyCancel

  • Caroline Bray Art - June 18, 2010 - 4:06 am

    What lovely sentiments Dreama, and spot on. Even as I gaze out of my fourth flour, garden-less, London flat onto an overcast city your blog has made me realise that I too also already have everything I need…except, of course a copy of your book! 😉

    From a fledgling artist hoping to make a career out of something she loves 🙂ReplyCancel

  • chris hobel - June 18, 2010 - 2:27 am

    What can I say, another absolutely inspiring painting , thanks for sharing itReplyCancel

  • kslaughter - June 18, 2010 - 1:56 am

    I would love to win this book to give to a friend who is working really hard to launch into the art world.

    Lovely post—set me to thinkin’ ; )—thanks for sharing~~ReplyCancel

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