During the Creative Process
Oh Happy Day
I’m in Paris…Kentucky.
Leaving for France in less than 3 weeks.
And here I am painting Italy.
No one said I was normal 🙂
Seriously—I’ve been strolling the sunflower fields and eating handmade pasta—in my mind of course.
And picking grapes in Tuscany 🙂 (I have another Tuscany painting on the way)
And writing and sleeping out under the stars and playing in watercolor and getting all excited about our upcoming time in France (you know I am planning some fun things for you!).
Something New: Here’s a little audio answer to a question I get asked on occasion 🙂 Something to think about for your own creative self.
Your thoughts and words are like a soothing balm for my creative heart and spirit, Dreama.
Thank you for the gently powerful reminder of what it is I ‘get’ out of creating, and then allowing those creations to go out into the world on their own journeys. After coming back from my quiet reflective time in the back yard this morning, listening and then writing and then doing a bit of sketching, I can’t wait to finish breakfast (and the dishes will have to wait) so I can get back to my little creative corner of the house and begin another creative journey today.
Thank you for all that you share with all of us, Dreama.
So Good to hear your voice Dreama and get your thoughts on letting paintings go. I do think some are harder to let go than others but…love what you said about if we are “present” in that moment and to me– engaged in the painting process…With a vision of what we are trying to say–then it is meant to be for the painting to go out and give joy to someone else. It’s a gift to be a part of this art world:) Thank you:)
Hello Dreama, this is a point that has tugged at my heart since I started painting at age 11
I have almost all of my paintings in my family our were given to dear friends; the rest are here at home. I have felt that my paintings were a look into myself in a very private way. I have not been able to sell my. The few paintings I have sold I have wished were back with me.
Your words were very good fuel for thought. Thank you will contemplate further. ♥ & HUGS, Me
Hello Dreama, this is a point that has tugged at my heart since I started painting at age 11. I have almost all of my paintings in my family our were given to dear friends; the rest are here at home. I have felt that my paintings were a look into myself in a very private way. I have not been able to sell my. The few paintings I have sold I have wished were back with me.
Your words were very good fuel for thought. Thank you will contemplate further. ♥ & HUGS, ME
Thank you !!
You just gave me back the reason why I have to go back to my paints!!
Lovely message…that your joy comes from being a “vessel” for the work, and then it is free to be a blessing to the world….just like children are meant to be. Thanks 4 sharing your incredible wisdom & beauty Dreama. Hoping your trip to France is scrumptious! Can’t wait to see the paintings. Karri
Well said, Dreama! I’m sure there are a lot of artists out there who feel the same, but it’s like you reached right into my heart and mind and said exactly what I feel when I’m creating art, and sending it out into the world. Joy, joy, joy. Have a great time on your trip, with just the right amount of safe & just the right amount of wonderful. Give us more to see!
Loved what you said about passing along your paintings–that they have their own journey.
You look so pretty, Dreama. If I don’t get the chance to tell you before you go, have a wonderful time at Le Vieux. Don’t eat all of the gelato before I get there.
Have a wonderful time! Send back some pictures for those of us at home to paint!
It was truly wonderful to hear your voice again. Taking me back to my workshop. Thank you for posting this audible.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Dreama. It makes me appreciate another aspect of being an artist. Have a great day! Hope you will come back to Whidbey Island again soon. The bunnies miss you and so do we!
Delightful to listen and hear your heart! Beautiful light.
Dreama, I totally agree with your philosophy of painting and selling. Such joy is found in the creative process! We need to keep on creating.
Absolutely stunning painting, Dreama! Truly gorgeous! Thank you for all your share with us. You are an inspiration and a true gem in our lives. Really looking forward to your trip to France. Can’t wait to see what you send us along your journey. Have a wonderful, safe adventure! xo
Hi Dreama, you said it so succinctly! I always feel like I’m
selling my babies and in some cases, just giving them away.
Yikes, so refreshing to hear a new “spin” on the process.
Of course, love them and leave them 🙂 You are my muse 🙂
What a treasure you are. I know how inspiring France can be, but Fairhope, AL, has it’s own charm….and way too many flowers…You help me to appreciate where I live.
I am wishing with all my heart that I was going to France again. The memories of the people and places are so dear to me. I am continuing to use the reference material and photos for my work. Please give my love to all at Least Virus. Judy. Weiss
That should be Le Vieux
My phone doesn’t know French
I am wishing with all my heart that I was going to France again. The memories of the people and places are so dear to me. I am continuing to use the reference material and photos for my work. Please give my love to all at Least Virus. Love. Judy
Being at the easel, painting without thoughts infringing, is allowing that creative muse to come through. You said it so much better and I appreciate the reminder to remember who I am when I step into my studio or stand beside my plein air easel in the great outdoors. Thanks Dreama.
Love those gorgeous sunflowers.
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