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Road Trips, Sisters and Oprah

"A Thousand Reasons and More for Joy"  Artist Dreama Tolle Perry

“A Thousand Reasons and More for Joy” Original is Sold/Available in Print Gallery


Sit and feast on your life.  ~Derek Walcott


Those are the first words to Oprah’s new book just out, What I Know for Sure.
Words that followed?

……you can either waltz boldly onto the stage of life and live the way you know your spirit is nudging you to, or you can sit quietly by the wall, receding into the shadows of fear and self doubt.  You have the choice this very moment—-the only moment you have for certain.  I hope you aren’t so wrapped up in nonessential stuff that you forget to really enjoy yourself—because this moment is about to be over.

This moment being our lives and the present moment—and boy do we get how quickly it is all passing!

To wit….

I’ve been a busy little girl.
I’ve just returned from a week-end with Oprah.
No, not like me and her hanging out at her place eatin’ chips and salsa in our PJ’s (although I’ve got my PJ’s on standby if she calls 😉
More like me, my sis and 18 thousand other peeps hanging out together in DC at The Life You Want event 🙂

We heard inspiring words from Oprah herself, Mark Nepo (The Book of Awakening) , Elizbeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love) and more.

We made journals





And shopped for one good book (What I Know for Sure) to giveaway here on my site 🙂 (It’s a first edition–just get your name in the hat below!)


We also put together a little movie detailing our adventure if you dare/care to watch 😉

Inspiration and staying inspired is vital for each of us.  It is what keeps hope flowing, creative juices juicy and  our lights shining brighter.
Just like we try to eat well to take care of our bodies, we gotta make sure we are not “starving” ourselves of the things that give us JOY and inspire our hearts and minds.

What inspiration can you feed yourself today?


P.S.  A spot just opened up in my Oct 8-10, 2014 workshop in Kentucky.  You can get the details here—this might just be your time!

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  • Dreama - September 27, 2014 - 10:45 pm

    I absolutely love reading each of your comments here!!! It’s always delightful and refreshing to hear your thoughts, what inspires you, what you are thinking 🙂 You gals and guys are the best!!


  • Kaye Hinson - September 27, 2014 - 1:02 pm

    What a wonderful trip with your sister. You are blessed to have her in your life. Looks like a good time! My inspiration today will be to get back in my studio after a week away. It’s going to be a great day. Look forward to seeing you in January at Marco!ReplyCancel

  • karri Street - September 26, 2014 - 8:33 pm

    So excited to see Oprah 11/7 & 8 in Seattle with David.

    Your post made us even more glad we got tickets back in May….

    Definitely something to look forward to.

    Love n Hugs……..KarriReplyCancel

    • Dreama - September 27, 2014 - 10:42 pm

      Karri–you and David will love it. David will be outnumbered for sure but it’s so inspiring it won’t matter 🙂 So glad you are doing this as a couple!!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Guslani Stratton - September 26, 2014 - 1:41 pm

    How fun to share your time & joy with your sister!

  • Emily Everts Pinder - September 26, 2014 - 2:23 am

    Wow do I envy your sister and you. I wanted to go to the one in D.C. also. I know my sister would have loved it. Was it as awesome as it looks?

  • Kimberly Ann Boyer - September 25, 2014 - 3:19 pm

    Thank-you Dreama for sharing this special video…what a great event to attend and enjoy with your sister! I love following your blog! Can’t wait to meet you soon at your workshop in California! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Linda Bartl Phillips - September 25, 2014 - 3:19 pm

    Oprah would be sooo lucky to hang around you and your sis!!ReplyCancel

  • Laura Geske - September 25, 2014 - 2:57 pm

    Enjoy every moment

  • Ginny Good - September 25, 2014 - 2:54 pm

    You inspire me because you dare to live an inspiring life as an artist and share yourself with the world!! Keep dreaming and sharing Dreama and so will we!ReplyCancel

  • Pat Langley - September 25, 2014 - 2:28 pm

    Keep my ears open and my mouth shut today.ReplyCancel

  • Elisabeth - September 25, 2014 - 2:21 pm

    Love your message – and Oprah’s – would love to read that book!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Katherine - September 25, 2014 - 2:05 pm

    You and Oprah hanging out in your pj’s……Oprah should be so lucky!ReplyCancel

  • Laurel McBrine - September 25, 2014 - 2:02 pm

    My inspiration today is the stack of about 20 books I will be browsing while I gather ideas for my ebook!ReplyCancel

  • Dee - September 25, 2014 - 1:18 pm

    My inspiration today was a walk with nature, cool and with the first hint of Autumn.ReplyCancel

  • Carol Hopper - September 25, 2014 - 11:50 am

    Some days are more difficult than others, primed for our growth. We only need to pass the test and move with grace and love as we grow in strength for surely the next test that comes our way will be easier.ReplyCancel

  • Becky deVries-Wong - September 25, 2014 - 11:50 am

    Fall is inspiration for my creativity, so today begins a new idea and a new start.ReplyCancel

  • Natalie Rotman Cote - September 25, 2014 - 11:46 am

    Dreama, I was there too! it was totally amazing! Thank you for this video – wonderful memories! I was with one of the few men in he audience, my husband who knew how much I wanted to go and made it happen! yeah! ReplyCancel

  • Valerie McMullen - September 25, 2014 - 11:36 am

    What a fun time! You are truly inspiring!ReplyCancel

  • Lori Swift Goggans - September 25, 2014 - 11:03 am

    Life is full of change… whether we want it or not! Embrace each day!!!ReplyCancel

  • Margo Lemay - September 25, 2014 - 9:38 am

    love your paintingReplyCancel

  • Aureal Williams - September 25, 2014 - 9:14 am

    Dreama, I love your Spirit, so inspiring and freedom motivating! Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Katherine Baker - September 25, 2014 - 9:00 am

    Thank you Dreama for encouraging us to greet each day with a smile on our faces.ReplyCancel

  • Donna Abbott - September 25, 2014 - 8:29 am

    Inspiring, as always!ReplyCancel

  • sandy lillis - September 25, 2014 - 8:19 am

    Love the style of your paintings and oh so much the bright colorsReplyCancel

  • Monica - September 25, 2014 - 7:53 am

    Hi Dreama! Not only does Oprah
    sell books she mentions, so do you!
    Now I’m intrigued by this book,
    whereas before I walked by it…!
    (Ok – maybe you should consider
    an art talk show with guests and all)!
    Thanks for all the inspiration you
    send our way!ReplyCancel

  • Alice Craig - September 25, 2014 - 7:27 am

    Carpe Diem.ReplyCancel

  • Linda Hatfield - September 25, 2014 - 7:12 am

    The first quote from the book really resonated as I am approaching “another” milestone birthday.ReplyCancel

  • Mercedes Franklin - September 25, 2014 - 6:00 am

    I have these moments when it works & I get so tickled with myself. As I go forward I’m hoping these tickles get me more often.ReplyCancel

  • Rhonda L. Tolle-Beaman - September 25, 2014 - 1:02 am

    I love this and loved every moment of this experience!ReplyCancel

  • Carol Collier - September 25, 2014 - 12:36 am

    I am feeding my soul permission to dream without limits.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra Robbins - September 24, 2014 - 11:17 pm

    There is a big change coming in our personal lives, thus I am inspired to prepare for this exciting change.ReplyCancel

  • Rhonda Tolle-Beaman - September 24, 2014 - 8:03 pm

    Loved this whole experience!ReplyCancel

  • June - September 24, 2014 - 5:40 pm

    What has inspired me today?
    This blog post and this painting and that video you shared of you and your sister’s adventures in DC.

    Who inspires me?
    You do, Dreama. As does your beauty-filled art and heart. With every blog post, with every painting you share.ReplyCancel

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