Ah, Chianti. The basket-bottle wine, served on a red checked tablecloth. What shall we have with it?? Heck, we've got alll afternoon to soak up this glorious view--let's have another Chianti while we mull it over and watch night fall on the vineyard.
Great News from Nashville!! Despite being harassed by one of the locals, I have been inducted as an honorary member of the Artists on Main (actually, more specifically, to the rowdy Thursday bunch at Artists on Main). Now that I think of it, maybe the note said ornery member.. I have the apron to prove it---and it has my name on it!!! Do you know how many things I have found in my lifetime that have my name on it???
Are you up to a challenge?? This Saturday on the Daily PaintworksChallenge, I am the artist in charge :)) I can't give away all the details, but it's gonna be fun......and potentially involve some fur:)))
Just delivered some paintings to Kathleen O'Neil Stevens at Renaissance Gallery Fine Art and Design in time for her opening in Carmel, IN at her amazing new gallery. And we also made plans for a workshop in 2012:))
Eddie has been wining and dining Miss Phyllis to beat the band.
First it was the wine ( the level in my wine vinegar has been going down and down).
Then flowers started popping up everywhere (and happen to be an exact match to those growing in the neighbors yard).
While Phyllis is totally bowled over by Eddie's attentiveness, I, on the other hand, am not.
He has been spending an inordinate amount of time reading and taking notes in his new favorite book, "When Good Things Happen to Bad Cats" (and I hear him snickering quietly to himself as he's reading, which I confess, makes me uneasy).
No, I take that back. The money I paid the shelter for Ed would have to edge out the reading program. They said I could "try him out" for two weeks. Wish someone would have warned me that would be the best two weeks of my life....
They painted so dang good that word got out and Prince William and Catherine showed up to check out all the great art!!
And who's gonna pass up this photo op?? Not me--wait 'til I get this framed and on the wall--guaranteed to make Eddie throw a hissy fit that he wasn't there....
Each workshop is unique with its own flavor because each group of artists is so unique and bring their own goodness to bear on the workshop itself. At the end of each one, I am abundantly happy for all the great talent that has brushed up against my life:)) (and thankful for three Ed Free days.)
Thanks to each of the "graduating" class of the June, 2011 workshop! You were a fantastic group of painters!!
Please Note: I would love to meet you and paint with you---so just so you know---my workshop schedule for 2012 is up!! You can see it by clicking here.Pin It
I would introduce you, but I have a feeling you've already met.
Sunshine and Roses.
Two friends a girl should never be without:))
Lexington, KY Workshop---Day Two
Talk about a bumper crop of daisies!! Amazing what artists can do when given the space and time to create:)) It was pure joy to go from easel to easel and discover the perspective and juicy colors that each of the artists were bringing to life on canvas.
Ed likes to make the point that there are always two sides to every story. His and everyone else's.
Apparently Eddie did what he always does at the beach.
Played his rappin' cat tunes loudly, mocked everyone who passed by about their "muffin tops" and told anyone within earshot that they had hair growing in all the wrong places (like he's got room to talk).
I think the final blow came though when he insisted he didn't need to go to the port-a-potty because the entire place was one giant litter box.
Security was called and one attitudinal Eddie and one sunburned Phyllis were dropped unceremoniously in my driveway. Suffice it so say everyone'sholiday was cut short.
Now I have to listen to all of his philosophzing about the great mysteries of life since he has been to the beach, like..."would the ocean be deeper if it didn't have sponges in it?"
Thank goodness I have a workshop to teach this week. Three whole "Ed free" days!
Please Note: This is No. 12 in the "Eddie and Phyllis Series". To view others in this collection, you may click here.Pin It
"Sun Dance....in France!" 6 x 6in oil on museum quality panel
"I drift, wait, and obey"
~Harold Arlen, Composer
The above response came from Harold, when asked how he wrote such great music.
Harold wrote over 500 songs, one of which is considered to be the No. 1 song for the 20th century.
You may have heard of it.
A little ditty called...
Somewhere Over the Rainbow.
Note to Self: Obviously, there must be something to that "going with the flow" thing....:))
Dreama Tolle Perry is a self-taught artist who finds her inspiration in color and sunshine. She is a prolific painter and an inspirational teacher.
Dreama lives in Paris, KY with her husband Ron, dog Maggie, and world famous cat, Eddie.
Email:Dreama (at) DreamaTollePerry (dot) com