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When your heart speaks, take good notes.  ~Judith Campbell

Following the Heart
What exactly does that mean?
For me it’s some do’s and some don’ts.
As in not following popular opinion and ideas just because they are there, presented and in vogue.
It does means listening.  Being quiet enough to hear that still, small voice within—the one that requires me to turn down the volume of everything else so that I can HEAR it.  Part of turning down that volume is recognizing and agreeing to tune out the opinions around me because…..

No matter how well intended, no matter how strong the love, no one—and I mean no one–knows what is best for me except…..me.

(It has taken me a long time to get this one!)

Intuitively we know that our heart,the voice within, has a cheat sheet—knows the answers we are seeking.

It promises a short cut to the good life, to living the life we are intended to live—a life of purpose, of promise, of peace, of magic.
Somewhere, someone made me realize the importance of taking action when I hear that inner voice speak.  To follow that ever so light whisper of direction, for in doing so, and this is important— we exercise the muscle of belief.  And with use, that muscle grows, becomes stronger–more able to take action sooner next time–no lag time or delay in indecisiveness.

With every follow up action that is taken, our steps become more sure in leading us to the life we desire.

Boiled down to its essential elements following the heart  contains within it the recipe for the life we are longing to live.

Follow your heart, but be quiet for a while first. Ask questions, then feel the answer. Learn to trust your heart.
~ James Earl Jones
Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens.
~ Carl Jung
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. ~ Antoine De Saint-Exupery

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Here’s tomorrow’s Gratitude Giveaway:))

A petite print/giclee of the original painting, “Color Song”.
What comes to mind today of something you are grateful for?  Share it with the world on this blog –it will make your day happier AND get your name in for tomorrow’s gift and for the big drawing at the end of this month!
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  • lois MADELINE nicholls - November 16, 2012 - 11:33 pm

    i am thankful to have children, Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren to watch grow-up. They are gifts from my Creator and give me such joy and an appreciation for life.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 16, 2012 - 4:27 pm

    I am grateful for the sunshine that makes everything look like a Dreama painting.
    Ann GreelyReplyCancel

  • Nancy Makar - November 16, 2012 - 1:19 pm

    Grateful today for all the wonderful people I have in my life who love me no matter what!!ReplyCancel

  • Gretchen Stoudt - November 16, 2012 - 7:07 am

    I am grateful for my health.ReplyCancel

  • lois MADELINE nicholls - November 16, 2012 - 3:11 am

    i am thankful to accept things by faith .Some things just can not be seen but are guides just as if they were beacons in the night.ReplyCancel

  • Marcia - November 11, 2012 - 7:07 pm

    I am so grateful for our new pastor who was installed this afternoon! It is a blessing to have him.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 11, 2012 - 2:24 pm

    I am grateful to be alive today.
    Marilyn TroutmanReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Saylor - November 10, 2012 - 10:42 pm

    What an inspiring message . If I am able to be calm, to listen and to remember that the present is the point of power, to do, just do it, let the rest go. I am grateful for the possibilities.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 10, 2012 - 9:57 pm

    Today I am grateful especially for pink flowers in blue mason jars and great friends who understand the need to paint.
    Karen GiffordReplyCancel

  • Dana S. Whitney - November 10, 2012 - 9:47 pm

    So is it painting that makes you so wise, or is it living? Love your homily… and as always, the colors in your paintings.ReplyCancel

  • Dorothy - November 10, 2012 - 9:43 pm

    Today I strolled through a holiday bazaar and a downtown saturday’s market and I feel so grateful that people are blessed with talents and have found ways to improve them and share their creativity with others. So much lovliness in the world that we make ourselves!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Laliberte - November 10, 2012 - 9:20 pm

    I am very grateful for the opportunity to paint with Dreama these past three days. You’re one-of-a-kind, Dreama! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • julie harris - November 10, 2012 - 9:11 pm

    grateful for the smell of oil paintReplyCancel

  • Judy Beck Lobos - November 10, 2012 - 9:10 pm

    Im grateful for the lovely shade of pinkish red of the flowers on this painting!!!! amazingReplyCancel

  • Irene - November 10, 2012 - 8:34 pm

    Love loveReplyCancel

  • Christine - November 10, 2012 - 7:51 pm

    I am so grateful to be home again…it is my sanctuary….and I am inspired by all the comments you are getting!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 10, 2012 - 7:50 pm

    Grateful for the reminder to listen to those
    quiet promptings to ‘paint-paint-paint’
    even when it’s n o t working out or looking right…try again, then again and again…
    and in the struggle lies the joy as well.
    Monica DahlReplyCancel

  • Jill Hailey Randall - November 10, 2012 - 7:48 pm

    I am thankful for my precious granddaughter and the time we have to play all day together.

  • Sonia Kane - November 10, 2012 - 7:37 pm

    My “still small voice” says that this life is not only a beautiful gift now, but there is sooo much more to look forward to when we finally “get home”. I am grateful for that promise.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 10, 2012 - 6:42 pm

    Grateful for a beautiful day of sunshine and reasonable temperatures.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 10, 2012 - 6:24 pm

    I am grateful for being able to teach the piano and help my students tap into an inner part of themselves which enhances every aspect of what they see and hear
    Jennifer EdgarReplyCancel

  • Jill Berry - November 10, 2012 - 5:28 pm

    Paint in tubes.ReplyCancel

  • Gail Storti - November 10, 2012 - 5:10 pm

    I am grateful for the thousands of veterans who have given so much so that we can live in the greatest country in the world.

  • Linda - November 10, 2012 - 5:08 pm

    I’m grateful for a snowy day in a cozy cabin by the lake in the mountains. A good dinner tonight with comfort food, an old movie and my favorite guy! Life is sweet! Linda, NevadaReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 10, 2012 - 5:06 pm

    Friends, family and sunshine. A day of reflection is a joy.Dianne HarrisonReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 10, 2012 - 5:06 pm

    I am grateful for my son
    Frances, FranceReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 10, 2012 - 4:23 pm

    I am grateful for this beautiful warm sunny day.
    Marilyn TroutmanReplyCancel

  • Dorothy Dumond - November 10, 2012 - 4:02 pm

    Today I am thankful for my techno-whiz husband, who keeps my cyber-world humming!ReplyCancel

  • pat - November 10, 2012 - 3:44 pm

    I am so thankful that I discovered how to follow my inner voice. It has made a big difference n my life. The painting with the blue jars is one of my favorites.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 10, 2012 - 3:43 pm

    What a powerful post today, Dreama, and the quotations you picked for it were perfect. We followed our hearts to become artists and I am thankful that our hearts are leading us to remain artists. To quote Winston Churchill “We will never give up.”
    Joan TerrellReplyCancel

  • Teri Towse - November 10, 2012 - 3:43 pm

    I am thankful for forgiveness. Admitting your are wrong sets things right.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Lamey-MacDonald - November 10, 2012 - 3:03 pm

    Today I am grateful for a beautiful sunny autumn day and a brisk walk. I am so delighted to have finished my report cards so I may return to a large painting on my easel! Cheers!ReplyCancel

  • Valee Sewell Penn - November 10, 2012 - 3:02 pm

    I am grateful for people with a sense of humor!ReplyCancel

  • Gloria - November 10, 2012 - 2:59 pm

    I am grateful for my children who are always there for me, and I for them.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 10, 2012 - 2:12 pm

    I am grateful for my grandson who gives me great joy.
    Lorraine KendelReplyCancel

  • Kathleen Wilson - November 10, 2012 - 1:58 pm

    I am grateful for days spent with my daughter. She is such a beautiful person and I thank God for her everyday.ReplyCancel

  • Valerie McMullen - November 10, 2012 - 1:41 pm

    I am grateful today for a hot cup of tea and the beauty of a fall day!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 10, 2012 - 1:36 pm

    I am thankful for my dog that constantly shows me how to live a life full of joy and playfulness. She is an expert on forgivness and living in the moment. And she is so beautiful to look at, with her gold eyebrows and black face…it is funny every moment of the day. Thank you god for such a beautiful creature!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 10, 2012 - 1:25 pm

    ~~Dreama~~ Opening your daily email and finding your latest glorious painting is so special. Thank you for making my day!

    Hugs……….Julie ReaganReplyCancel

  • Marcia - November 10, 2012 - 1:16 pm

    I am grateful for my son’s visit. He is away at college, so this is a treat!


  • Susan in Texas - November 10, 2012 - 1:13 pm

    Love the Judith Campbell quote. I’m grateful for that. And I’m grateful for my wonderful sister, my friend.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Trowbridge - November 10, 2012 - 12:58 pm

    I am grateful for the PBS program Car Talk which helps me keep my car going and makes me laugh.ReplyCancel

  • June - November 10, 2012 - 12:52 pm

    It has taken me nearly all my life to get to that point, too – where I realise that only I know myself best, and what’s good for me and sometimes and also, what is not good for me. I have finally learned to truly listen carefully to my heart, as well as my intuition and inner guiding light, to help light the way in all of life’s experiences and paths and encounters – both the easy and wonderful ones, as well as the more tricky or difficult ones.

    We can all do this – we need only really listen, really see, and really feel to know what our heart is tellng us. We need only connect to what’s within us, and we’ll know, instinctively and intuitively.

    Today I am most especially grateful to my parents, for giving me life on this day, many years ago. As my beloved husband made a birthday toast to me today at our favourite pub/restaurant, I made a quiet, silent toast, in my heart, to my parents. I miss them – sometimes profoundly and unbearably so (like today) who aren’t here to celebrate with me, but they are in my heart, and in my loving memories of them when I was a child and as a young woman just beginning to find my way on my life’s journey.

    Here’s to you, mom and dad – I love you dearly, and I’m still your child, no matter how many years (and decades!) go by.

    Thanks for this one, Dreama. It resonated deeply with me today, along with one my favourite of favourites of all your beautiful paintings, too. That’s a lovely birthday gift, in itself.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 10, 2012 - 12:42 pm

    Today is a beautiful fall day in KY. I am thankful for my eyesight that I may enjoy the beauty of the colorful trees in our yard! Sherry Crouse

  • LeAnn - November 10, 2012 - 12:37 pm

    Grateful for the gift of living in a beautiful autumn day.ReplyCancel

  • Marcia Fox - November 10, 2012 - 12:04 pm

    Today I am grateful for having the time to paint. Hopefully will still be feeling grateful at the end of the day after giving both dogs a bath!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 10, 2012 - 11:52 am

    Grateful for my dogs’ joy in the morning…..they are always so happy when I wake up!

    Cathy JoergerReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 10, 2012 - 11:40 am

    This morning it made me grateful and smile when I opened my email to find your beautiful painting and words that made me sit back and listen quietly. J.A.WalkerReplyCancel

  • Monica Burnette - November 10, 2012 - 11:39 am

    Thankful today is Saturday!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 10, 2012 - 11:32 am

    I am grateful for a clean heart shining with His love… listening to the small still voice in my heart.
    ~ EttaReplyCancel

  • Jerry Stocks - November 10, 2012 - 11:23 am

    I am grateful for a whole day to paint.ReplyCancel

  • Ruth ATB - November 10, 2012 - 11:23 am

    I am so so grateful for a sunny today today. The warmth of the sunshine through the windows, the joy of a blue sky. Everything sparkles a bit more when the sun shines.ReplyCancel

  • Charmingdesigns - November 10, 2012 - 11:19 am

    I am grateful the sun is back out after a brief rain shower. Love todays paintingReplyCancel

  • pkseay - November 10, 2012 - 11:00 am

    I am grateful for this particular post…listening to MY heart.ReplyCancel

  • Susan Seale - November 10, 2012 - 10:52 am

    I am grateful for tasks that need to be done. Having projects and time to reflect just creates a wonderful feeling of a full life for me.ReplyCancel

  • Kikiblanca - November 10, 2012 - 10:45 am

    I am grateful for the times I was responsive enough to the inner voice and followed my heart. I somehow stopped listening to it, but now I am starting to hear it whisper to me once again.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 10, 2012 - 10:42 am

    This morning I am grateful for the internet and how it has allowed me to find artists I would never known about and paintings I would never have seen. What a wonderful time to live.
    Barb KrellReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth Bolduc - November 10, 2012 - 10:41 am

    I’m grateful to be here in Italy on this magnificent morning… painting in the sunshine.

    Dreama… Thank you for all of the beautiful light you create and give…

    Ciao.. Love to all…ReplyCancel

  • jen lacoste - November 10, 2012 - 10:40 am

    EVer grateful for the daily change. Right now colours are deepening and warming more every day as the summer season progresses. With eyes open, I can never be bored!ReplyCancel

  • Leslie Brasher - November 10, 2012 - 10:40 am

    I am thankful for the wonderful COLOR we are surrounded with in our gorgeous earth! Autumn and Spring especially make me happy. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • MDS - November 10, 2012 - 10:32 am

    This morning, I give thanks for the little unseen birds who were chirping and singing with joy. They are so much nicer to hear then my alarm clock! (Time to think about filling the feeders).ReplyCancel

  • Sheila Tansey - November 10, 2012 - 10:19 am

    Today I am very grateful that I have choice!ReplyCancel

  • Dana - November 10, 2012 - 10:17 am

    I am grateful that Yesterday I was able to contribute to two worthy causes through my art: the Daily Paintworks auction to raise funds for Hurricane Sandy relief and “Bucks 4 Ducks” Art Show Auction to rause funds to help the education arm of our local Yolo Bypass National Wildlife Refuge. It feels great to give back to my community – on the national and local stage!ReplyCancel

  • Pattie Wall - November 10, 2012 - 10:13 am

    …and do it today! Today, I am thankful for a studio space. For years, I have used spare bedrooms, closets, kitchen tables, laps, countertops..these days I have my OWN space – called THE STUDIO!! Thanks to my DH for helping me achieve some semblance, decor and function to that space. It’s where I can follow my heart and my dreams.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 10, 2012 - 10:09 am

    I am grateful for our beautiful Folsom Art Gallery. We had a wonderful show there last night called “Just Desserts” 2 artists and a sculptor. A local bakery came and duplicated
    some of the paintings with her own works of edible art. They were placed in front of the
    paintings that inspired them. Delicious to the eye and the tastebuds. Lori Anderson, Folsom CAReplyCancel

  • margene parker - November 10, 2012 - 10:03 am

    Again as on day one I am so grateful for my health and thank the good Lord every day, I just lost another friend from Cancer, I don’t think we will win this one, we need to concentrate on what is causing it. as for me I believe we need to go back to eating and living as intended, this modern life is killing us.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Lake - November 10, 2012 - 9:55 am

    I am so grateful for my wonderful friends! They encourage me, love my art, are generous to me, and make me laugh so hard! We laugh together, cry together, have lunch at least once a week, and they inspire me!

    Michelle LakeReplyCancel

  • Chris Lally - November 10, 2012 - 9:55 am

    I’m thankful for ultrasound; that I was able to hear my unborn daughter’s heartbeat.ReplyCancel

  • Laura Leeder - November 10, 2012 - 9:52 am

    I am grateful that you shared an image of your painting “Color Song”. It’a a beauty and it did indeed make my heart sing! A timely post and a great way to start my day, Thank You!ReplyCancel

  • Jazzenjoy - November 10, 2012 - 9:51 am

    I am grateful for my artist friends, both in person at art classes and online. They’re the best!

    Joyce HowardReplyCancel

  • Bon - November 10, 2012 - 9:51 am

    I too have learned to hear the inner voice. It makes itself known by an uneasiness of spirit when I am not listening. Once I ‘hear’ the message, I have peace. I am grateful that I have had the experiences that created that ability to hear my heart talking. They have made me who I am.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 10, 2012 - 9:50 am

    I am grateful for the love, encouragement and support from others.
    Dana BurtonReplyCancel

  • Jazzenjoy - November 10, 2012 - 9:50 am

    I am grateful for my artist friends, both in person at art classes and online. They’re the best!

    Joyce HowardReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 10, 2012 - 9:48 am

    I am grateful for text-messaging, of all things, which is helping me stay in touch with both daughters away in college. Just a quick word here and there makes such a difference! I miss them so much!
    Mary Beth HarrisonReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 10, 2012 - 9:43 am

    Today I am grateful (yet again) for my Mother. In preparation for Thanksgiving, she says “this year we’re not going to have all that cr@p” while listing the names of all the dishes ever known to grace the holiday table. Gotta love her!
    JJ HoffmanReplyCancel

  • Katherine Baker - November 10, 2012 - 9:38 am

    Today I am grateful for warm hugs. Whether greeting someone, sharing love, or curing the blues, hugs make us whole again.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 10, 2012 - 9:24 am

    I’m grateful for the artists who follow their hearts and share the results through their work… inspiring others. Thanks, Dreama!
    Lin HaaksmaReplyCancel

  • Fran - November 10, 2012 - 9:20 am

    I am thankful for the changing seasons each with it’s own beauty.ReplyCancel

  • Sherry Pierce Thurner - November 10, 2012 - 9:18 am

    I’m thankful for the courage to ignore comments that distract me from my goals, the courage to be different.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Standlee - November 10, 2012 - 9:18 am

    Love the painting and this morning as I was trying to peel sticky glue medium off my hands after collaging last night, I was thankful for hands that work, don’t hurt, and are available to have some Liquitex Gloss Medium residue still on them.ReplyCancel

  • Pam Holnback - November 10, 2012 - 9:17 am

    I am grateful that my town has a Veteran’s Day parade (today!).ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Bowron - November 10, 2012 - 9:15 am

    Grateful I have a place to go buy organic produce – and that today is market day!

  • Barb Benik - November 10, 2012 - 9:15 am

    I am grateful I live in this beautiful state of Colorado, with its ever-changing weather and gorgeous vistas. So much to experience here!ReplyCancel

  • C-Rae - November 10, 2012 - 9:12 am

    Grateful for my natural curly hair…and all the products out there that let me hide the gray!ReplyCancel

  • Evelyn Oldroyd - November 10, 2012 - 9:09 am

    I am so grateful to be reading the wonderful insights on your blog!ReplyCancel

    • Anonymous - November 10, 2012 - 9:17 am

      I am grateful for the time I’ll spend with my sister today.
      Debbie SpivakReplyCancel

  • Deb LaRocque - November 10, 2012 - 9:04 am

    I am grateful it is the weekend and that maybe I will get a little time to paint.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 10, 2012 - 8:59 am

    I am grateful that I have the time and opportunity to do what I like to do. And, thank you Dreama for all your insights. They help me put each day in perspective.
    Brenda GibbsReplyCancel

  • Jo-Ann Sanborn - November 10, 2012 - 8:52 am

    I am so grateful to have things to look forward to on this lovely day.ReplyCancel

  • Susan B Hecht - November 10, 2012 - 8:39 am

    I’m grateful for his stunning day and being able to spend it with old friends!ReplyCancel

  • Ginny good - November 10, 2012 - 8:35 am

    I am grateful for your inspiration in my life to follow my heart as I’m trying to Paint More and turn off the noise and distractions in my life!ReplyCancel

  • Candace Brancik - November 10, 2012 - 8:28 am

    I am so thankful for the freedom to follow my heart.ReplyCancel

  • Sue Taylor - November 10, 2012 - 8:22 am

    I am grateful for my creativity and with that I see beauty and details that others take for granted!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Cousart - November 10, 2012 - 8:16 am

    Love this post especially. As a new artist and taking from some wonderful teachers…I had to really find what worked for me and my voice. That meant hunkering down and listening and finding what my path is meant to be. Love quiet and find joy in that:) Beautiful painting too Dreama!ReplyCancel

  • Nora Mackin - November 10, 2012 - 8:13 am

    I am grateful for all the wonderful surprises that may happen todayReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 10, 2012 - 8:09 am

    I am thankful for music! I was lucky enough to be able to play in college,which led me to meet my best friends, and best of all, my husband! Music is such a great way to express yourself and communicate with others!
    Jamie MatheneyReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 10, 2012 - 8:06 am

    So many things to be thankful for. Today I am thankful to be spending the day with my girls, going to Holly Days market and enjoying the start of a wonderful holiday season. vicki morganReplyCancel

  • Susan Wymola - November 10, 2012 - 8:03 am

    Hi Dreama
    Today I am grateful for having wonderful art inspirations like You, Dreama. I Love, Love, Love your work so much! Thank you for sharing your art!ReplyCancel

  • Fay Terry - November 10, 2012 - 8:03 am

    I am grateful for the afternoon yesterday that I spent with my husband in The Metropolitan Museum Of Art
    standing within inches of the canvases created by Monet, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Bonnard, Klimt, and the list goes on …
    I am thankful for museums which maintain these cultural treasures to be enjoyed by us all.ReplyCancel

  • Susan Wymola - November 10, 2012 - 8:02 am

    Hi Dreama
    Today I am grateful for having wonderful art inspirations like You, Dreama. I Love, Love, Love your work so much! Thank you for sharing your art!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara Ray - November 10, 2012 - 8:00 am

    I have the whole day to paint, I’m thankful.

  • Kathleen - November 10, 2012 - 7:56 am

    Beautiful painting, Dreama! I’m grateful for your reminder to seek guidance from within, to follow my heart and take action. Life is short and, as they say, this is not a dress rehearsal!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 10, 2012 - 7:52 am

    I am grateful for a day with my family.
    Carol HickersonReplyCancel

  • baciocco1 - November 10, 2012 - 7:51 am

    I am grateful for this ever so awesome blog post…perfect timing. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Kosary - November 10, 2012 - 7:48 am

    I am grateful for the world of watercolor. All the lovely friends that share this passion and the generous teachers that make it possible to stive for more beautiful images.ReplyCancel

  • Gaylynn - November 10, 2012 - 7:45 am

    I am thankful for my home. Thankful that I own one. Thankful that it protects us from the elements. Thankful that it comforts us when we are inside. Thankful that it is now a gathering place when my children and their families come home.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 10, 2012 - 7:45 am

    How wonderful to wake up to your perfect reminder. Gayle NunnReplyCancel

  • Ruth Roberts - November 10, 2012 - 7:42 am

    Today I have a class at the Kansas City Art Institute. I am grateful that there are people who have come before me willing to share their knowledge. I am also glad it is going to be sunny and 70 today here in Missouri!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Morrow - November 10, 2012 - 7:41 am

    I am grateful to be able to start this day free of pain & with a positive attitude.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 10, 2012 - 7:41 am

    Today I’m grateful for the opportunity to backspace and “get” the blogs I missed, because each one contains a message specifically to/for me. I consider them gifts from God, whose still, small voice is available to all.Thank you, Dreama, for so generously sharing your very self. SheriReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 10, 2012 - 7:40 am

    Thankful for another beautiful day and loads of family visiting!

  • FCP - November 10, 2012 - 7:39 am

    #10…this reminder that the simplicity of stillness leads to the complexity of consciousness.
    Faye Christian PhillipsReplyCancel

  • Joanna - November 10, 2012 - 7:37 am

    Enjoying the quiet time this morning.

  • Nancy Toth - November 10, 2012 - 7:27 am

    Grateful we are having rain today and not snow.
    Nancy TothReplyCancel

  • Linda Nickles - November 10, 2012 - 7:27 am

    This morning I wake up to the rising sun, as the fog burns off in the horizon. I sit with my coffee and study the reflections in the water, and watch a snowy egret standing in the marshland grass. It’s so peaceful. I’m grateful that I live in such a beautiful place.ReplyCancel

  • Maggie Flatley - November 10, 2012 - 7:25 am

    I am thankful for being in a position to follow my heart.ReplyCancel

  • Janvangogh - November 10, 2012 - 7:21 am

    Thankful for warmer temps coming to the Jersey shore.ReplyCancel

  • Lyn - November 10, 2012 - 7:18 am

    It looks like another great sunny day…thank you for your thought provoking post. I am happy to have time to listen, hear and follow!ReplyCancel

  • amy donahue - November 10, 2012 - 7:17 am

    i’m thankful for great times with art friends yesterday & fresh inspiration to “keep at it”.ReplyCancel

  • Josephine Y Hardison - November 10, 2012 - 7:15 am

    Great thoughts as I read this post! I am grateful to be reassured that it is ok to listen to my heart and no one else. It takes awhile for this to sink in but is so true. Grateful for one more day to paint with Dreama!ReplyCancel

  • Teresa Robison - November 10, 2012 - 7:13 am

    I’m so grateful I found your website. You have influenced my painting and inspired my heart even though I haven’t had the opportunity to take one of your workshops. I look forward to reading your blog every morning and I love the way you paint.ReplyCancel

  • DLPBR - November 10, 2012 - 7:13 am

    Grateful for Mother Nature giving us beautiful weather for our Paint out.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 10, 2012 - 7:10 am

    I am grateful for the gathering of friends and family today. My adult girls are coming home for the night!!!! Along with my 3 yr. old granddaughter and a good friend from college. Thank God for connections in life…..
    patty O’BrienReplyCancel

  • Nancy Darling Handler - November 10, 2012 - 6:57 am

    I’m grateful for 6 weeks I have given myself to listen to my heart and see what’s next for me.ReplyCancel

  • Marion Corbin-Mayer - November 10, 2012 - 6:49 am

    I am grateful that the framers have finally begun creating our new deck!ReplyCancel

  • Debra Bryant - November 10, 2012 - 6:46 am

    Today I am grateful for following my heart in the beginning of my pursuit of art. When everyone tried to tell me not to paint portraits, I did it anyway! That course of study has been the backbone of ALL my art, and I wouldn’t have done it any other way.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 10, 2012 - 6:09 am

    Today I grateful for (and excited about) my Saturday! My hubby and I are visiting a wonderful new fish restaurant with family and friends that’s right on the sea front – and is by all accounts WONDERFUL!!Great food and great company – what more could you want? I cannot wait!:) 🙂
    Mandy ParrettReplyCancel

  • Corinne Murphy - November 10, 2012 - 6:05 am

    I have to agree with Holly (above) about starting one’s day with this wonderful Gratitude project. I almost trip over myself getting to my computer to read all of the heartfelt comments, to see Dreama’s heart-inspired art and to receive quotes like the one today by Michael Beckwith. Y’know how some things just resonate within? Today’s quote is especially meaningful to me. I’m so grateful for all of you.ReplyCancel

  • Prudy Weaver - November 10, 2012 - 6:02 am

    I am so grateful for a wonderful first day of The Silver Brush art show last night. The crowd was tremendous and the sales great.ReplyCancel

  • Dave Casey - November 10, 2012 - 5:52 am

    One of the things I am thankful for in this day and time is a job that allows me to work my own schedule, work as many or as few hours as I want each week and the opportunity to take time off to go to out of town workshops. I know what a blessing it is to have a decent job right now and I am grateful for it.ReplyCancel

  • Holly Morris - November 10, 2012 - 5:43 am

    Grateful for a nice hot cup of coffee early in the morning, while checking out all my favorite artists new paintings and posts for the day! A favorite morning ritual.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 10, 2012 - 4:36 am

    I am grateful that I can walk, and climb stairs, and move about with ease; my friend is an amputee, and in a wheelchair, so I am thankful for being healthy and whole!

    Alma MarshallReplyCancel

  • Bruce Bingham - November 10, 2012 - 4:03 am

    Freedom, so many aspects of it. Freedom to vote, disagree, make choices, but it’s my freedom to paint every day that really makes my heart sing.ReplyCancel

  • Ann Baldwin - November 10, 2012 - 3:54 am

    Turn up the volume of the heart & hear it’s voice; validate it’s message with action ~ Thank you Dreama for another beautiful expression of words from the heart. I’m grateful to my spirit guides for leading me to your website & energizing paintings (I connect with them), not to mention your delightful sense of humor & gifted ability to communicate your ideas & emotions with such clarity. I found your site by googling images for “coloring outside the lines” & your painting with the same title came up. Sweet Vivid Dreams ~ReplyCancel

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  • Anonymous - November 10, 2012 - 3:41 am

    I am grateful for feeling inspired to be more adventurous in my painting and to try new techniques and expanded color even when the old habits feel more comforting.

    Arleen TurzoReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 10, 2012 - 3:40 am

    I am so grateful that I have a nice long vacation coming up for Christmas so I can spend some extra special time with my daughter. Thanks, Monica avilaReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 10, 2012 - 3:24 am

    Color has inspired me to paint. Each day that I paint I learn something new, and I am grateful for every little step that I learn. I can’t wait to take my next little step of growth. How can I be so lucky to have found this wonderful way of expressing myself.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 10, 2012 - 3:24 am

    Today I’m grateful that I had some time alone to recharge. Also I’m so glad I met Petrina, what an addition she is to my world. Trying the Anonymous button today so in case I’m selected my name is Sea Dean.ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne - November 10, 2012 - 3:19 am

    Grateful for a beautiful Summers day, feeling on top of the world, inspired to paint, inspired to experiment, and going to listen to my Inner voice!! Yvonne Ankerman Sunny South Africa !!!

  • Meg Forest - November 10, 2012 - 3:18 am

    Today — thankful that you are following YOUR heart, Dreama,and that your words (and artwork) are helping me to follow mine! Tänan!ReplyCancel

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