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"Storybook House of France"

“Storybook House of France”
6 x6in oil on museum quality panel

Sometimes you round the corner in France and stumble upon those places that look like a page torn  right out of a childhood book.  Fantasy meets real life–what a delight:)!  Don’t you love the colors?!
Speaking of fantasy and real life….I finally got to meet and spend some real time with Leslie Saeta, my “partner in crime”, best buddy, great artist, co-host on Artists Helping Artists, and now co-teacher for workshops!   As you may know already, I met Leslie through art and being online a little over a year ago.  We had only met in person for a quick lunch one time–but we made up for it these past few days. Leslie invited me to stay with her for our Pasadena workshop and what an incredible treat it was.  Leslie is as warm as you might have suspected from reading her blog and seeing her art.  Here home is truly a home–made beautiful by her presence (and that of her sons, husband and Spef the dog).  We laughed, worked hard, did our radio show, cooked (I was the helper..:) for 20 wonderful artists two nights, and ended with getting a foot massage together (our feet said thank you!)  I feel so blessed to have Leslie as my friend and wish for each of you those people in your life who appreciate you, help cheer you across the finish line, always make you feel better for having spent time with them, and know they genuinely are happy when good things happen to others!
I just left Leslie’s this evening and am getting to hang out a few days with my one and only daughter, Desiree, in LA.  I am still learning to use her mac, so I will post photos of the workshop and all of the great gals in it over the next couple of days–just as soon as I have a tutorial on how the heck to do it..:))
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  • SUSAN RODEN - September 30, 2010 - 10:35 am

    Your window series are so lovely Dreama – a place where I would love to escape to.ReplyCancel

  • Bobbi Heath - September 29, 2010 - 8:42 pm

    Dreama, you and Leslie are a wonderful combination, I have so enjoyed reading about the workshop, and reading your blog. I just got back from Provence, and your blog so reminds me of it. Just lovely, especially this one.ReplyCancel

  • Kelley Sanford - September 29, 2010 - 8:37 pm

    Beautiful painting, Dreama. You are the “queen” of all French scenes, I’m just “tagging” along with the french theme.ReplyCancel

  • Theresa Paden - September 29, 2010 - 11:13 am

    Dreama, this painting is wonderful, I love it! The colors are so inspiring, especially the pink/red trim on the house. So great to finally get to meet you this last weekend and watch you paint!ReplyCancel

  • Julie Hill - September 29, 2010 - 8:27 am

    Dreama…have you seen that a lot of us Daily Painter Originals have been on a “France trip” lately (Kelley Sanford, Kelley MacDonald, Dana Cooper)…we actually followed you over (Eddie begged us to come, I said no…but Kelley said yes)!ReplyCancel

  • Julie Hill - September 28, 2010 - 6:38 pm

    Lovely painting girlfriend…and what I treat I got this weekend…a “Dreama” hug….so good to see you!ReplyCancel

  • AK - September 28, 2010 - 4:35 pm

    Your palette always amazes me.ReplyCancel

  • Jerry Stocks - September 28, 2010 - 1:59 pm

    Beautiful painting, Dreama. So glad I could be part of your fabulous workshop and watch you paint in personReplyCancel

  • Dana Cooper - September 28, 2010 - 9:54 am

    Stunning Dreama!!ReplyCancel

  • bricarwaller - September 28, 2010 - 9:21 am

    Gorgeous painting! I loved living in Europe and your paintings remind me of those wonderful times. Congratulations on the completion of your first workshop with Leslie. I’m sure there will be many more in the future. The one you’ll be doing in Feb in Atlanta, are you doing the 1 day marketing workshop again? I’m not an oil painter, but I’m very interested in the marketing portion.ReplyCancel

  • Jul - September 28, 2010 - 3:09 am

    That is one of the things about Europe I just love – all the architecture that seems too cute to be real. You captured it well!

    Here in Munich we have tons of that cuteness – even the town hall looks like it marched right out of a fairy tale. You’re inspiring me to try to play with some of it in my paintings.

    And that workshop… how I wish I could have come! Someday.ReplyCancel

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