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"Kevin Macpherson, Hawaii, Secretariat, and Eddie the Poster Cat"

Back home just a week (almost) and still playing catch up.  Which of course is a complete myth–whoever coined that phrase was more than slightly delusional…:)  Still savoring California complete with a great workshop, hanging with my artist bud Leslie Saeta, wonderful cuisine, flowers  in full, robust bloom, and sweetest of all–a few precious days with my girl, Desiree.  Living 2500 miles away from someone you love so much it hurts isn’t always easy.  Mothers (and Dads) know this stuff!  A few days in Hawaii with my adventuresome, inspiring, friend Ginger put me, as it always does, in awe of the amazing beauty of the world in which we live.

 Sipping drinks from cold coconuts and curling toes in white sand over deep conversation was good for both our souls.  Ginger is off to Shanghai to start a new business and is already telling me I must come because I would love it.  That being said, I am such a nerd.  Nothing makes me any happier than sitting on my screened in back porch, looking at the big tree that has now turned an amazing shade of yellow-gold, reading good books, journaling and painting Eddie in my mind’s eye as I watch him sunning himself.  I think I am never more aware than in those moments how wonderful this life we have been given is.  And how important it is to scrape every vestige of goodness from each day.
A few thoughts, updates, details, and general info as we head into the week:
  • Guess who’s coming to dinner?  Okay, not dinner but radio.  The Artists Helping Artists radio show specifically. Kevin Macpherson!!!  It’s going to be like “Inside the Actor’s Studio” with James Lipton.  ‘Cept Kevin is an artist, not actor and well….I am not James Lipton, despite the amazing similarity in looks and style…Seriously, this should be an amazing, interesting, and sure to be funny hour with Kevin (those of you who him are certain to know about his razor sharp wit!).  I first met Kevin in the early 90’s and later studied with him in France.  His work is known world wide and his resume goes on forever.  This is a must hear show for artists and art lovers alike.
  • I am preparing for my last two workshops this year–hard to believe!  All of my workshops this year were filled and then some, and the dates for my 2011 are now up on my site just in case you wanna come hang out with me…:))
  • I saw the movie Secretariat this week and it’s a definite must see, feel good, inspiring, movie.  Can you tell I liked it..:))??  Do something nice for yourself — go take in a matinee.  You will be happy you did..:) And I am sure you deserve it.  And be sure and get the popcorn and the raisinettes.  If you’re gonna indulge, you must go all the way…..least that’s what Eddie says.  Sometimes I actually do listen to what he says, especially when it comes to these kinds of things.  Eddie is kind of the “poster-cat” for self-indulgence.  Go Eddie–go you! 
  • Now–I am back to the studio to paint–self-indulgence at it’s best..:))!
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  • Theresa Paden - October 18, 2010 - 11:24 am

    Good to hear that you had a great time with your daughter, and also in Hawaii! I enjoyed the workshop so much and am putting to use all that I learned from you and Leslie. Can’t wait to see your new paintings 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Dreama Tolle Perry - October 18, 2010 - 8:51 am

    Thanks Jandi–I probably will start “visiting” Hawaii and California via my paint brush–I have a habit of doing that:) And movie review regular…hmmm, Dreama and Edbert Movie Review does have a certain ring to it. We’ll see..:))ReplyCancel

  • Jandi - October 18, 2010 - 5:03 am

    Welcome home, Dreama! What a wonderful trip…will you be painting memories from it? I like your movie review…how about making that a regular blog feature?ReplyCancel

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