Dreama Tolle Perry » Artist and Writer

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“…act happy, feel happy, be happy, without a reason in the world.  Then you can love and do what you will…..I am not telling you how to be happy you see, I am just telling you to be happy.”
                                                 excerpt from The Way of the Peaceful Warrior
This painting has some pretty neat words tucked into it….can you see them?
Well, I am guessing at least one person will be happy that reads this today…:)) I had so many nice comments on my blog, even if they did come by way of a bribe…:)  Thanks so very much to each one of you that took the time to write—it made for a great reading day!  I used random.org to decide the winner–I wanted to let Eddie pick but then I could tell he was going to try to stuff the ballot box with those who had offered tuna in exchange for the book.
But first, the news in brief…:))
  • Mark your calendars for the Harrodsburg Festival of Books and Arts, Saturday, June 26 in (where else) Harrodsburg, Ky.  I have been honored with being one of the main stage artists to talk about my book and painting….please feel free to come out and heckle me from the audience..who knows when you will get another chance! (I will have paintings and both of my books on hand.)
  • People are already signing up for my upcoming 3 Day Oil Painting/ 1 Day Art Business/Motivational workshop in Pasadena, CA , Sept. 23-26.  Leslie Saeta and I have partnered up to offer an incredible workshop on everything we know (I know, amazing we can cover it in 4 days..:))!  Read here for details and to sign up.
  • This weeks blog radio show Artists Helping Artists that I co-host with Leslie Saeta is on framing–I would love to have you on the line when we are live to join in!  Details are on the side bar of my blog–it’s this Thursday at 12 noon, save the date!
  • The winner for the drawing of my monthly painting give away for May is….Theresa Paden of CA.  Click here to see the painting Theresa won!
  • And one more thing….okay, just teasin’ ya….without further ado, drum roll please, envelope please—Eddie and I are happy to announce, the winner of  my new book for those artists who are wanting to take the plunge to build their art business but don’t know where to start–“The Artist’s Toolbox”–the winner is….SUSAN RODEN!!  Congratulations Susan! 
Note:  I actually know Susan and her work–a great artist!  And she is hardly a beginner in the marketing of her work, so I am going to offer you Susan your pick of my booksLet There Be Love or The Artist’s Toolbox.  Let There Be Love includes my writings and 26 paintings.  The Artist’s Toolbox has 12 large and numerous small photos of my paintings, along with basic beginner marketing strategies and motivational things.  You decide…:))  Let me know and I will drop it in the mail. 
Thanks to each of you for chiming in.  And this completes my 200th post.  Is that perfect timing or what?? A painting and a book giveaway.  I am HAPPY!!
P.S.  Remember, to be eligible each and every month for my painting giveaway, sign up to receive my blog and newsletter and increase your odds by becoming a blog follower and/or leaving lots of comments!
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  • LindaHunt - June 22, 2010 - 9:34 am

    Your is so refreshing…look forward to every new post!ReplyCancel

  • Marian Fortunati - June 21, 2010 - 10:33 pm

    Beautiful roses, Dreama!!ReplyCancel

  • Clydetta - June 21, 2010 - 3:42 pm

    Happy it is!! Anyone would be extremely happy to own this painting (or any of yours)as you have talent beyond measure…I simply love this one too!! and enjoyed your 200th!ReplyCancel

  • Kerri Settle - June 21, 2010 - 1:25 pm

    Lucky Susan! And the roses are so full of life and light. Beautiful, and a definite mood-lifter.ReplyCancel

  • mary maxam - June 21, 2010 - 12:56 pm

    congrats to susan! that’s super 🙂 I really like this romantic rose, lovely without being too sweet. as always, great redsReplyCancel

  • Marie Theron - June 21, 2010 - 12:20 pm

    These lively roses had me so excited, what energy! And only this morning I admired those Italian an French cafe scenes you had on Fb! Congratulations on your 200th post, I have just passed #100.ReplyCancel

  • Deb Kirkeeide - June 21, 2010 - 11:17 am

    Beautiful painting! The colors and brushwork are wonderful.ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne Roberts - June 21, 2010 - 9:18 am

    “Happy” is exqusive! What a delightful painting. I am edicted to your blog. I think you are in tune to your tallent and the blessings around. Someday I will be at one of your workshops….I’ll start saving now.

  • Mitzi Easley - June 21, 2010 - 8:25 am

    Absolutely stunning Dreama… your way with color is so beautifully handled. And a big thanks for the inspiration to blog about gift-wrapping, via Leslie! Done!!ReplyCancel

  • Julie Hill - June 21, 2010 - 8:20 am

    Well be, congrats…going all around. You for your 200th post! recipient of free painting! Susan for book (lucky gal)! You for this magnificent phenomenal painting! Well done my friend, well done!ReplyCancel

  • SUSAN RODEN - June 21, 2010 - 2:00 am

    I was surprised when I looked at your blog dreama
    ( psst….sure was a good investment of 1 can of tuna for Eddie!). And to be on the 200th anniversary – thanks and very honored. Such a choice – I have to think about it.
    Nevertheless, Happy is a great painting and made me smile when I looked at it, which all art should do.ReplyCancel

  • Leslie Saeta - June 20, 2010 - 11:32 pm

    This painting makes me very happy! I am not sure how I didn’t make a big deal about it before. But … this is a real treasure. Wow!
    I am sad, however, that I didn’t win the book or the painting. Boo hoo.ReplyCancel

  • Kelley Sanford - June 20, 2010 - 11:03 pm

    Happy is right. Lovely painting and lucky winners. I’ve got both of your books and they are great. Happy painting.ReplyCancel

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