14 Jul

Before the Creative Process

"Around the Corner in France"

Just for you….one last peek at France!

Longhouse Laundry Day

If video doesn’t appear, just click here:))

And one more image for your watercolor journal.

(The photos I share here, of our time in France, are to be used as reference for  doing watercolors for  your personal journals or postcards only.  I please ask that they are used soley for that purpose:-)

It has been a sweet, wonderful time together.
I have truly loved sharing this trip with you.

You’ve never been far from my mind when looking at all the beauty on ancient buildings or tasting a new food

making poppy dolls

in the poppy fields:))

or ending the day with a snuggle from Loki 🙂

Both life and art are beautiful and always made more so by the sharing of them 🙂

I have read every note sent, every comment left– and savored them all.  We make a great team, you and I.

Knowing that it mattered to you made it important for me to stay up a little later, rise a little earlier and yes sometimes….EAT a little more chocolat …all because I knew you’d want me to:)

Our trip in France is over for the moment.  Hope it settles in your heart and mind like a good piece of chocolat melting on the tongue.
Rich, smooth and memorable:)
Keep your watercolor journal open and your colors wet as a way to savor the moments of this one wild and precious life you have been given:))
A very special post is coming this week.  On Wednesday I will have lots of behind the scenes photos of the times and  artists who joined me for the Paint France with Dreama/ 2013.  Lots of smiles, lots of paintings, lots of scarfs (but that’s a whole other story;).  (Postcard winners will be announced then too!)
And no surprise here….we are going back!  The dates have already been set for next year in France.   Invitations are going out this Saturday.  (If you’d like to head to France with me next year, just send an email to info@DreamaTollePerry.com)

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  1. The fun just never ends. Chocolate, Siamese cats, poppies and painting. I can’t imagine anything beter. Thanks for sharing !!!!

  2. Roseanne Campagna

    Love those poppy dolls!

  3. Dave Casey

    Wish I could go, but it just isn’t in the cards. Guess I’ll have to settle for three days in Costa Mesa next year. 🙂

  4. Debra LaRocque

    Thank you for sharing your amazing pictures with us. I am sure you had a wonderful time painting like crazy and we enjoyed being a part of it.

  5. Ginny

    Thanks for all your wonderful blogs and videos from France! So inspiring!! I felt like I was there!

  6. Karen Gifford

    Thank you for sharing your trip to France – Loki looks a lot like a kitten I used to own, complete with playful snuggling 🙂 I will be filling my sketchbook with all things French for the coming weeks.

  7. Joan Cole

    Dreama, I have so enjoyed reading your posts from France and watching your videos. What a wonderful time you have provided for all your participants. I just wish I’d been along too! 🙂 Bon jour!

  8. GAYLE

    I’m so curious if you spoke with the man who was at the gate at the end of the video. Was he the owner of the beautiful garden? The caretaker? A visiting uncle? A tourist? I loved the mystery of him. Gayle

  9. Ada Truesdell

    Can’t wait to see the rest of the pictures! Loki has beautiful blue eyes.

  10. Judy Baker

    Again, thank you for sharing your trip to France. I have loved your comments, photos and videos and have enjoyed sketching some of your France scenes. A lovely trip.

  11. Cecilia Vidal Cuevas

    Qué parte de Francia es?
    Dit moi le nom de la ville s’il vous plaít…….

  12. Some day I will get to France with my watercolours! Your trip was so inspirational. Loki will miss you! Safe trip home.

  13. June

    I’ve loved every minute of ‘our’ trip to France, and I’m kinda sad to be leaving…but then again, there’s always next year, right? Thank you for every photograph, every video diary entry, every beautiful watercolour journal page you shared with us, every carte postalle you’re also generously sharing with us, for all the chocolat, the beautiful streets, markets, doorways, windowsills, aromatic and luscious lavender fields, and of course, sharing Loki with us. So irresistibly adorable.
    You’re right, and I was quite moved – beauty, in all its forms, is everywhere and all around us. All we need do is open our eyes and our hearts and see and feel it connecting with us.
    Have a lovely and safe journey back home, and we look forward to more photos from your time there, and more memories and anecdotes and fun. The Eds will be so happy to see you come through your front door – I’m sure they’ve missed you (and of course want to see what gifts you’ve brought back home for them).

  14. Jobi

    Such a lovely end to our fun trip to France! Thanks for the last lovely video! So glad you will keep posting from the good ole’ US of A!!! It’s not over! Just back to home sweet home! I look forward to all the future posts wherever they may come from! xoxo

  15. Loree

    Watercolor: who knew laundry could be scenic? Just lovely. Thanks for reminding us that beauty is all around us, especially in the details – like that angel atop the blue doors and in the gorgeous eyes of little Lodi.

  16. Cindy Stierhoff

    Oh I want that purr baby Loki to give me a little love bite too! Such a beautiful photo of the two of you……the wonders of nature. Love the old stone fence with flowers trailing down the sides. Hope you have a safe trip home =^..^=

  17. Enri

    Wow! So many things to paint! Where do I begin?
    Thank you thank ou,

  18. Andrée Casaubon

    Bonjour Dreama! Quel beau voyage que vous nous avez permit de vivre avec vous cet été…Les petits vidéos ? Une idée fabuleuse! Merci encore de ta générosité et bonne fin de séjour dans le pays de mes ancêtres..Calins à tes petits amis poilus….Andrée du Québec

  19. Nancy Johnson Standlee

    Love the 2nd photo of u and Lodi where he’s giving u a farewell “love bite”.

  20. Helen

    What a wonderful trip! You have inspired me to get out my travel photos, view them with a new eye and pick out some to paint. I can’t decide which I love the most, your vibrant oils or your loose, fun watercolor journal. You definitely have a new fan. Thanks sooooo much for sharing your art and your trip! One last flaky, buttery croissant for me, please!

  21. Lynne Wogan

    the kitten is adorable..I have a grown up cat like that… he really looks like he is a busy guy.

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