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Joy in Every Face and Consider Empty

“Joy in Every Face”
9 x 12in oil on museum quality panel

I thought this was worth repeating…




We may fear this.

Feeling empty, hollowed out inside.

Absent of the “noise”  of life

So used to full that empty feels strange.


Consider though…


The Grand Canyon

An Empty that brings us to a place of awe


Hollow of a Tree

An Empty that offers a safe respite from the storm



An Empty that gives us space to breathe into


Half Empty Glass

An Empty from which to measure abundance


A Ballroom

An Empty space in which to dance


To be full of things is to be empty of God.  To be empty of things is to be full of God.

~Meister Eckhart


I think about that ‘empty’ space a lot.  That emptiness is what allows for something to actually evolve in a natural way.  I’ve had to learn that over the years- because one of the traps of being an artist is to always want to be creating, always wanting to produce.

~Meredith Monk


Sometimes it is useful to look at what can be emptied out in life

in order to create a vacuum, a space to hold


for which we yearn.


This post was originally published on 05/07/2013.
The BIG project immersion continues, so I thought it was a good time to rerun some of the most read posts on this blog.
Keep sending those good thoughts and love my way—they are helping me so much to infuse my best on what I am working on!!!




  • Cindy Seinar - August 29, 2015 - 8:25 am

    Just read one of your posts. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Judy Rogers - August 25, 2015 - 2:04 pm

    Dreama, I live in the Baton Rouge, LA area. Would SO love a workshop in our area! Your words and work are inspiring. I need to loosen my strokes up desperately! I don’t know if you might be planning a schedule for 2016 but it would be wonderful if you could consider my area. At the very least a DVD workshop? Love your work!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy Williams - August 25, 2015 - 12:56 pm

    Dreama this meant so very much to me. Thank you very much.ReplyCancel

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