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"Family Ties"

Today’s posting is meant to inspire you. And it is also meant to annoy my brother. You may or may not know that I have a brother. A brother who is an artist. A brother who is a very good artist. Over the years, it has been tough trying to develop myself, always in the shadow of my OLDER brother—I’m having a show at the local video store–he’s unveiling an new book of his work. I’m traveling door to door trying to sell my work—he’s painting the President of the United States (as in President Jimmy Carter) (yeah, for all you who feel like the competition is tough out there, cry me a river–trying having the competition at every family get together…..) But time heals all wounds. Or at least if one lives long enough, you may get your own audience with which to club an older sibling with (ooops, did I say that out loud?) So after suffering through many an “unveiling” I have felt the time is right to do a little unveiling myself. No matter how good you get, remember there is always someone in your family who “remembers when”. This is me at 8–being mercilessly teased about my knobby knees and “refrigerator door” sized teeth (aren’t brothers kind) I modeled while he painted. Just so I can still stay in the family, you will now have to visit his website to see if you feel he has improved any.

And I almost forgot the inspirational part…..after looking at his new work, let me know if you think painting regularly makes any difference….

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  • DonnaFayeCaudill - August 5, 2009 - 11:55 am

    Is it ok to say that I remember when….. It’s so good to see you successful in your own right. I move up at least two notches in the social standing of others when I say I knew Mitchell Tolle and his sisters when we were kids. Nobody loves you like your Mom’s best friend or your best friend’s Mom. Your parents were great friends to my parents and a source of encouragement to me.ReplyCancel

  • Simon Jones - July 31, 2009 - 8:19 am

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  • Dreama - July 21, 2009 - 6:30 am

    Thanks Shirley–I think we do strike a nice balance with our styles of work. We each really do love what the other does (but don’t tell him that) I confess I am concerned after posting this painting on the “world wide web” that he is lying awake a night plotting on how to get back at me…..:)ReplyCancel

  • Shirley Peters - July 21, 2009 - 3:07 am

    So he’s a teacher as well. That would be the painful part, as they can’t not give ‘advice’.
    But I think you hold your end up, Dreama. You have a spontaneity and freshness that makes your paintings so ‘wantable’.ReplyCancel

  • Dreama Tolle Perry - July 17, 2009 - 9:27 pm

    Thanks for catching that—Mitchell would never believe it was an accident…..:)ReplyCancel

  • LSaeta - July 17, 2009 - 3:31 pm

    The link to your brother’s “new work” didn’t work – please fix it so I can check it out! Your post reminded me SO MUCH of my siblings … I am still laughing!ReplyCancel

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