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Heads-Up in France

“Heads Up in France”
12 x 12in oil on museum quality panel

It pays to keep your head up for a lot of reasons.
There is beauty everywhere.

Like little french windows that  sing you a song.

And make the heart feels almost to bursting
with the joy of uncomplicated things.

Soft blossoms, growing and glowing, touching used-to-be trees painted with the color of the sky

  held together by mortar and love.

All because you looked up 🙂

As promised, here’s some pics and peeps from Workshops II & III in Marco Island, Florida.
It’s good to remember all the warmth of the people that were there!

Adriana, Coco, Claudia and Elena from Mexico City taught me a wee bit of Spanish 🙂

I decided that the next time I see Maeve from Ireland  it will be my turn to travel 🙂 !

There is never a dull moment with the folks who tend to show up at my workshops.
I fear I may be responsible for what I am attracting 😉

For instance, take Irene, who hailed from the Bahamas and had a very proper British accent but I think she’s from Ireland originally—well, SHE asked as I was painting if I had just put a brush stroke down all willy-nilly or was there a reason for that stroke.
Not being one to let that comment just slide by (the combo of proper English mixed with willy-nilly was too good to not acknowledge) I just had to pause and let it sink in—and let the phrase roll  off my tongue as well.

Irene then informed me that if I was going to use the term to always be sure to place the nilly after the willy or otherwise I would be going down a different path and onto something referencing the male  appendage…. 😉

And notice the guy holding a FREE HUGS sign in my class of all women?
That’s Michael.
He showed up with the sign on the first day.  He was a good painter so I let him stay 😉

And no, my workshops have not gone to the dogs.  Stella made a brief appearance after chewing her way to freedom from one of the local gals condos.

Like I said, I fear there is a trend developing and I’m not sure where it’s going….. 😉

Marco Island Workshop II

Nancy, Gail, Michael, Christa, Irene, Ann, Carol, Joanne, Virginia, Sue, Bonnie, Carroll, Patricia, Korrine, Nancy, Anne, Jerry, and Anita


Marco Island Workshop III

Elena, Claudia, Peggy, Maeve, Dian, Julie, Julia, Mary, Karen, Mary, Pamela, Helen, Coco, Cynthia, Jo Ann, Adriana, and Ellen

Wish I could single out everyone in these workshops because they were all so warm, talented, and just plain fun to hang with for 3 days!
Thanks to all the “kids” here for adding their own  sunshine to Florida!!

Some folks (only the crazy ones) are wondering if I will be in Marco Island this same time next year.

Does we REALLY need to talk about this??
I can haz sunshine on my shoulder and paint too???

It was 5 degrees in Paris this morning.
Marco Island and I have a date 🙂
I’ll be looking for partners in crime..

P.S.  Your homework for now?  Use willy-nilly with your best British accent in conversation today—as often and inappropriately as you can 🙂

  • Elsa Engler - April 6, 2014 - 8:18 pm

    Me encantan tus obras llenas de color y alegria !!! Admirables.ReplyCancel

  • Maria Consuelo Gonzalez - March 22, 2014 - 4:17 pm

    Hola Dreama, mi deseo es algun dia poder estar en un seminario contigo, pero siempre estan full. Me alegra mucho por ti, pues eres una artista espectacular, siempre te he admirado.Un abrazo muy grande para ti.ReplyCancel

  • Tracy Verdugo - February 16, 2014 - 3:42 am

    Dreama, your blog posts always put a big smile on my face and ksu to let you know Michael is my kind of guy. I always take my free hugs sign along with me to my workshops! Its a very popular accessory! xxReplyCancel

  • jobi - February 14, 2014 - 8:10 am

    Hi Dreama! I’m writing from sunny Florida and can hardly believe my lazy good fortune! Hubs and I are taking a little va-cay and boy is it needed! My british willy-nilly will be used with flare throughout the day today! You crack me up! When I get home I’m buying tulips to paint. Yours are simply beautiful! xoxoReplyCancel

  • Kathy Dugan Collins - February 13, 2014 - 1:36 am

    As always, a very entertaining and hilarious post. Fun times always!!!ReplyCancel

  • Dreama - February 12, 2014 - 8:58 pm

    Dave—you nailed it 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Dave Casey - February 12, 2014 - 7:27 pm

    And Marco Island was around 78 degrees today. Hmmm? I’m sure your sister is just boo-hooing your misfortune. 🙂ReplyCancel

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