Loving These Little Trees

They are really speaking to me right now!

This one is in process, drying on my table as I make this post…

They come into being fairly easily, or not. Some don’t make it. More my fault than theirs. The ones who do come forth, tell me what they want to be named almost instantaneously. Love this connection 🙂

This morning was…

Embracing Change, 7 x 9.5 Watercolor Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

Imagine if trees refused to do Autumn? Glad they’re better at embracing change than we are…

Back to the painting table. I hear someone calling my name…


To see more little trees, visit:

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They are all up for auction, with opening bids of $15

Seems they want to change the world 🙂

Try These Autumn Colors At Home

I’ve been experimenting with mixing Alcohol Ink Brands and Mixatives. This morning I discovered an Autumn Color Combination I wanted to share with you. These Dreamscapes, still drying,  are shown with the responsible parties.

L-R: Adirondack Gold, Adirondack Copper, Piñata Rich Gold, Adirondack Terra Cotta, Adirondack Butterscotch, Spectrum Noir BT8, Piñata Passion Purple, Piñata Claro Extender and Adirondack Pearl

These Dreamscapes will be listed soon in my Daily Paintworks Gallery.

See FREE Dreamscaping Beginning Tutorial along with supplies list at: ArtByte Tutorials

Let’s Keep Dreaming 🙂

How Long Did That Take You To Do?

I get that question a lot.

Dreamscape No. 435, 8x10 Dremscaping With June Rollins®

Dreamscape No. 435, 8×10
Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

When it all comes together, like for Dreamscape No. 435, it seems like “no time.”

I don’t know when this is going to happen. I can’t plan it. But when it all comes together, it’s like time stops. Some refer to this as flow state.


I paint most every day because I believe putting in the “practice hours” puts us in a place of being carried away into “no time.”

And I don’t always paint the tried and true. There’s much experimentation, trial and error and downright crash and burn disasters. But, when it all comes together…it’s worth it.


How long did that take you to do?

all my life.


Let’s Keep Dreaming 🙂

Why The Switch To Piñata?

Orders are beginning to come in for my 3rd and newest DVD, Piñata Alcohol Inks On Ceramic Tile now available on my website. My first 2 DVDs Level 1 and Level 2 Dreamscaping with June Rollins® featured Ranger/Adirondack Alcohol Inks. It’s only natural the folks that bought the first two DVDs are asking, why the switch?

Why does any artist experiment with different brands of paper, paint and brushes? Because different brands and combinations yield different effects.

I was actually introduced to Piñata Alcohol Inks by a student during one of my workshops in 2010. I remember her singing the praises of “Sapphire Blue.” Finally, three years later, after trying it, I understand why.

Dreamscape No. 340 on Ceramic Tile With Piñata Sapphire Blue

I consider Ranger/Adirondack Alcohol Inks, which I continue to use in my beginner workshops on yupo, a user-friendly, versatile ink. I was content to use only Ranger/Adirondack Alcohol Inks until I began working on ceramic tile.

Finished art tiles on decorative boxes would not be under glass and would need to be sealed. Ranger/Adirondack Alcohol Inks can be used on tile, but when it came to sealing, I discovered a little more care was needed.

The sometimes unpredictable results of sealing Ranger/Adirondack led me to try other brands. Piñata, a thicker alcohol ink, was the one that had little to no change when sealed.

And the colors were soooo intense. Plus, their white, which is called Blanco behaved totally different than Ranger Snowdrop and Piñata Rich Gold that has actual gold metal flakes yielded completely different results than Ranger Gold Metallic…..all of which and more I demonstrate in my 3rd DVD, Piñata Alcohol Inks On Ceramic Tiles Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

Let’s Keep Dreaming 🙂

Piñata Alcohol Inks On Ceramic Tile DVD

Piñata Alcohol Inks

On Ceramic Tile DVD – Now Available!

Topics Covered: Introduction to Piñata Colors I use, supplies, preparing tiles, sealing tiles, presentation of tiles for selling and 6 following demonstrations:

1. Primary Triad – Dreamscape No. 382

2. Primary Triad With Blanco – Dreamscape No. 383

3. Analogous With Rich Gold – Dreamscape No. 384

4. Night Sky With Silver – Dreamscape No. 385

5. Five Colors – Dreamscape No. 386

6. Have Perseverance 🙂 – Dreamscape No. 387

Length: 75 Minutes

Watch:  Preview Clips

Autographed DVD Limited Time Offer Beginning April 1:

US Orders: $19.95, plus $5 shipping and handling

International Orders: $19.95, plus $12 shipping and handling

The Dreamscaping Shop

Have A Goal & Show Up

Halfway There!

This is No. 15 of the 30 Day Painting Challenge!

Dreamscape 354, 4″ x 4″ Alcohol Inks On Ceramic Tile

Because I accepted Leslie Saeta’s 30 In 30 Painting Challenge, January is turning out to be a fun, productive month. I’m meeting new artists working in a variety of mediums and I’m making new Dreamscaping discoveries just by showing up every day before a blank ceramic tile!

Some have seemed to appear on their own. Others have needed a little more coaxing to come to fruition. All have had something to tell me 🙂

See Dreamscapes 1-14 and be the first to see the remaining 16-30 on my

Daily Dreamscaping Blog.

Dreamscaping is an intuitive process, created without brushes or pre-planned sketches. Learn more about Dreamscaping on My Website

Don’t miss out on my Free Introduction to Alcohol Inks Dreamscapng in

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Let’s Keep Dreaming 🙂