Dreama Tolle Perry » Artist and Writer

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"JuNK DrAweR FriDAY!!" No.6


Let the Randomness Begin:

Leavin’ on a Jet Plane
Today’s the day I leave for France.  My laptop is tagging along with the intention of delivering you blow by blow action of the French countryside.  I will suffer the indignities of the non-reclining airplane seats, 5 hour layovers and gain the 10 15 extra pounds that will inevitably attach itself to me after consuming large quantities of French pastries.  I will return on the 24th to a very irritable Eddie and a pile of dirty laundry.

Aren’t you glad it’s me going instead of you:)??

They Did What?
After watching this, somehow making a bold brushstroke doesn’t seem nearly as intimidating;)  Or scrapping a painting that got off to a bad start and ended up in the ditch.  I’m jus’ sayin’…

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Pup Tents for Your Paints
I love paint.  I use lots and lots of it—as I have been heard to mutter before, you can’t do a million dollar brush stroke with a nickel’s worth of paint.  I tend to squeeze a lot out on my palette when I paint, which means I often have a decent pile left at the end of the painting.  The last time I checked, a big tube of Cad Orange was about 62 bucks.  Gulp!  That’s why I was pleased as punch to discover Paint Savers at one of the last workshops I taught.

 Promptly came home and ordered meself some to use:)))  And ordered more to have on hand for my workshop peeps.  They do an amazing job of keeping your paints fresh…even acrylic paint, which you know will dry up in the length of time it takes to run Eddie away from a still life set up.
Just click here to visit the site and you can watch the little video clip of exactly how well they work.
I like to think of my paint as having a camp out ’til I return…..
P.S.  The awesome easel that is the “campground” for my paints is my VERY FAVORITE EASEL.  Made and designed by an artist for artists–if you’ve been looking for an awesome easel, the James Coulter easel is it.  You can read about it by clicking here.

Fluent in French Overnight
Nothing like heading to a French speaking place… when all you speak is hillbilly! It’s enough to get one’s butt in action looking for apps to help in asking those all important questions like….WHERE’S THE NEAREST BATHROOM?  Understandably I was pretty pumped to discover the Google Translate app.  Suitable for your smart phone and iPad.  You can either text your words into it or speak it–and it will do the translation for you–in really large font.  Believe it or not, it even understood me when I spoke into it, so you know it’s REALLY HI-TECH:)) Below is a screen shot from my iPhone with it in use:))

The best part??  It’s free:))  Just put in Google Translate in your app search and you are in:))
After that, I figure the next important question will be…how much is it??  The answer– eCurrency app.  All you do is put in how many,in this case, since I’m heading to France, euros and voila–there it is in good ole American dollars.  The cost is pictured below…in both dollars and euros:))

Like the Coast of Florida–Just with More Elephants
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this movie–exotic, visual feast of color, sights and sounds with layers of meaning.  I wanna go see it again:))!  Get yourself to the theater this week-end—and be sure and get the large bucket of popcorn.
With butter:))))

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And there you have it.  A potential retirement spot, pigment pup-tents, reading, writing and arithmi-apps, and a whole slew of things you shouldn’t try at home.  Please behave yourself this week-end. Or not.  I for one will be out of the country so I can’t tell on you.  What happens in the US stays in the US:)))

P.S.  Please feel free to inflict share my blog with anyone you think would  be annoyed by enjoy it:)))


  • Kathryn Ikeda - June 19, 2012 - 3:41 pm

    I’m interested in the Coulter easel—do you use the full sized one, or do you think the compact is large enough?ReplyCancel

  • Theresa Grillo Laird - June 16, 2012 - 12:59 am

    Paint savers! Had to be an artist that thought them up!Have lots of fun. Definitely on my wish list of places to paint in!ReplyCancel

  • Ric Nagualero - June 15, 2012 - 5:47 am

    What a wonderful funny read, plus I am going to look into those paint savers since I am an acrylic boy lol, Have a wonderful trip! and keep us informed on the adventures 🙂ReplyCancel

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