The Dreaming Bear

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Gender Female
Industry Arts
Occupation Artist and Dreamer
Location Marion, IA, United States
Introduction Hi there! I'm Dori: a zany, random, fun-loving mother of two great kids, walker of one sweet gangly dog and another mack truck of a dog. I'm partners in crime with a quirky, complicated man. I've been a self employed artist for several years, running my own retail store, with a make -n- take art studio in the back. I also license some of my designs, and take care of wholesale customers across the country. My colorful, whimsical style comes to life in several mediums, including paint, papers, wood, textiles and more. I hope you enjoy visiting my blog, where I share my thoughts, ideas, daily life and works in progress.
Interests my cool kiddos, painting, collage and mixed media art, travel, cupcakes, thunderstorms, old souls, glitter, fabric, books, magazines, playing games with my kids, marshmallows, anything handmade, old houses, blue cheese, pink lemonade, Peeps, thrift shops
Favorite Movies Fantastic Mr. Fox, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Shawshank Redemption, Sicko, Despicable Me, Amalie, Juno, Wallace & Gromit and the Curse of the Wererabbit, Lars and the Real Girl, Finding Nemo, Little Miss Sunshine, Along Came Polly, Born into Brothels, The Color Purple, Crash, Forrest Gump, Lord of the Rings, American Beauty
Favorite Music Cake, Ray Lamontagne, Bare Naked Ladies, Scissor Sisters, Natalie Merchant, The Nadas, Ben Schmidt, Otis Redding, Etta James, most 70's rock, Black Angels, Beatles, They Might be Giants, Guggenheim Grotto, Ruthie Foster, Karen Savoca, Tennis, Lily Allen, The Weepies, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Juno soundtrack, Clumsy Lovers, Kate Nash
Favorite Books A Prayer for Owen Meany