Dreama Tolle Perry » Artist and Writer

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"Oh Happy Day" 12 x 24in oil on museum quality panel $1200

“Oh Happy Day”


Joy..does it exist inside or outside ourselves?

Can we choose it or does it simply overtake us?  Is it in things, experiences, or relationships?

Like a good mystery, the answers are there for each of us.
It is the clues we must uncover.

When do we experience joy?

In real laughter?
In breathtaking moments of nature revealed?
The beauty of birth or the experience of true love?
It is, no doubt, unique to each of us.

Who experiences joy?

The youngster or the oldster?
The academically educated or the one educated by life?
The rich and powerful or the poor and powerless?
Or all of the stages between the aforesaid?

It would appear that anyone can experience joy
under almost any circumstance

Victor Frankl, survivor of the Nazi death camps, spoke of finding joy in the oddest of things—as in hearing the news that the particular camp he had come to was small and therefore had no gas ovens.

How do we experience joy?

Can we arrange for it to happen?
Can it be timed or measured?
Is there a little joy as compared to a big joy or is there simply JOY?
It would appear that weighing joy is right up there with weighing thoughts—no scale has been created for it—It’s small enough to fit inside us and yet too big to measure.

What is joy?

An open ended eternity as opposed to a limited life
It is
the expression of life
It is
the veil removed
It is LIFE seen through brand new vision
Beholding all the enormity, all the possibilities, all the word defying amazingness that this thing we refer to as life …IS.

Dig deep into your soul
Harvest the seed planted there
For each of us were given a measure

To be that one
Whose living
Brings JOY
without measure


To light
The JOY of love
The JOY of hope
The JOY of peace
The JOY of beauty
The JOY of giving
The JOY of receiving
The JOY of laughter

The JOY of JOY


When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
~ Rumi

Scatter joy!
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Let us live this life…



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You can still enter to win my talented assistant’s journal. The Daily Musings Journal’s bite-sized hand drawn boxes are waiting for you to leave some color and joy inside.

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  • Mary Fosson - November 16, 2016 - 4:11 pm

    Love DreamaReplyCancel

  • Kandy Hague - November 15, 2016 - 1:42 pm

    This is a beautiful journal to keep focused and record beautiful moments of our lives, hope to win one =)ReplyCancel

  • Kolleen - November 15, 2016 - 10:49 am

    I don’t journal, but love yours enough to try. : )ReplyCancel

  • Amy Johnson - November 15, 2016 - 9:20 am

    What a terrific idea! Makes daily art journaling feel less intimidating and much more doable! Brilliant.???ReplyCancel

  • Nan Katzenberger - November 15, 2016 - 9:13 am

    Your work is just beautiful and your colors are so fresh and joyful!!! I just love your paintings!ReplyCancel

  • Judy Giannettino - November 15, 2016 - 8:23 am

    This journal is beautiful, but all of your work is. Would love to take a workshop with you! ?ReplyCancel

  • Marion Corbin Mayer - November 15, 2016 - 7:14 am

    Love you! ?❤️️???ReplyCancel

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