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Sunny Days in France and Keepers of the Beauty!

"Sunny Days in France"  Colorful Art and Inspired Writings from Artist Dreama Tolle Perry

“Sunny Days in France”
9 x 12in oil on museum quality panel
$550

 

I often think about places of beauty and those who keep them.

This little spot is on Susie and Ian Dick’s lavender farm in a small village in the south of France.

Gratitude comes to mind when I see these things.  Someone tends them year round, pulls weeds, repots and repaints, coaxing reluctant plants to grow and pruning those boisterous types who would take over the place.  It takes a deep love, a living passion– to keep these things going.

For that one day or one hour that someone like you or I get to drink in the delicious smells and let our hands trail over time worn stones we give so many thanks to those who are….the Keepers of  Beauty 🙂


My sister Rhonda tends her voice, exercising it each day so that when, for those moments that others get the delight of hearing her, it is ready and waiting.

The cottage I was blessed to inhabit while in Michigan, so French to the smallest detail, making my heart smile so often while I was there—was brought to life and tended by Jim and Donna.

My mother-in-laws Ann and Jewel (both such women of spirit, beautiful inside and out) kept the beauty of a bountiful table that was always spread with love and awesome food.

Chris Bart, a now long time artist friend, is a keeper of the beauty of friendship—taking time for people and making them feel as special as they truly are.

I am betting that you too hold a place of beauty for others to enjoy.  Look around yourself and see what you are lovingly tending too, holding that space for others so that when life is a bit to hectic or unsure—they can “swing by your place” and dally in the place of beauty that you are keeping.

 

As promised, here’s the painting done of the view from the second story of the little french cottage looking— down on the garden.

It is named Ms. Robin’s Garden because this is the place that she (Ms. Robin)  is the keeper of.  Chirping each morning and gathering food for the new babies born while we were there, she shared her garden with us…and now it is shared here with you.

"Garden of Ms Robin"  Colorful Paintings and Inspired Writings by Artist Dreama Tolle Perry

“Garden of Ms Robin”
12 x 12in oil on museum quality panel
Gifted

 

And just a few more pics of this beautiful part of the world…

A Street in May in Holland, Michigan ©2015 Dreama Tolle Perry 2015 Holland MI Dreama Tolle Perry 4

2015 HOLLAND MI GARDEN DREAMA TOLLE PERRY

2015 HOLLAND MI ANGEL FACE DREAMA TOLLE PERRY

2015 HOLLAND MI GARDEN WELL DREAMA TOLLE PERRY 2015 HOLLAND MI DETAIL GARDEN DREAMA TOLLE PERRY

Look closely at the bird bath—Ms Robin is perched on the edge, having just finished her shower 🙂

2015 HOLLAND MI MS ROBIN IN THE BATH DREAMA TOLLE PERRY

 

Kind of makes the heart swell up when looking at all the beauty there is in this world.  And there you are, right smack dab in the middle of it all AND tending your own special patch to bless others with.

This post is dedicated to the Keepers of Beauty–one and all—wealthy in the things that matter most, wading deep into the delicate fragrance of life.  

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

P.S. There are a couple of spots open in my July workshop right here in my hometown of Paris…Kentucky

(Click here for the scoop or give my hubby Ron a call at 859 699 4908!)

  • Angelique Stewart - June 4, 2015 - 3:01 pm

    What a beautiful, inspiring place! I love Ms Robin’s Garden, great perspective and those colors are gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Crook Moran - June 4, 2015 - 10:33 am

    Thank you again for reminding me of the value of gratitude. Life is beautiful.ReplyCancel

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