December 30, 2010

One Day Left of the Arctic Blast!

There is just one day left of the
Come and get creative with us in the art studio....the last open studio before the new year!!!
Studio fee will be half price today only. Sweet treats will be provided and door prizes every hour on the hour! Don't miss it!!!
Business hours on Friday, Dec 31st: 10-2 (store only)
We will be closed January 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Re-opening on January 4th.
Thank you all. Happy New Year!!!!
"We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day."
-Edith Lovejoy Pierce

December 24, 2010

Happy Holidays!

The entire Dreaming Bear family is wishing you all a warm, safe and cozy holiday. Thank you for your support, kindness, encouragement, enthusiasm, and for being so gosh darn AWESOME!!!! Here's to you!!!!

December 23, 2010

End of Year Arctic Blast!

You’re invited to our end of year
Arctic Blast at The Dreaming Bear!
Join us for 3 fun filled days during winter break!

OPEN ART STUDIO – Let’s get creative!
10am-4pm on Tues-Thurs, December 28th, 29th and 30th

Studio fee will be half price on these 3 days only!! Sweet treats will be provided throughout each day, and there will be fun door prizes given away every hour, on the hour!
Also be sure to enter our grand prize drawing!
This is our little way of saying thanks for a great 2010!!
Cheers to you all! Have a very merry holiday!!!!

December 19, 2010


Hi everyone! It is our wonderful pleasure to introduce you to the newest member of the Dreaming Bear family. This is Elsie. Lovin' Man took me to the Cedar Rapids Animal Shelter's holiday open house....and there she was. I took one look at her and my eyes filled up with happy tears. That's when Lovin' Man turned to the volunteer on staff and simply said, "you better start the paperwork." She is a sweet, loving girl with awkward, gangly legs. They estimate her to only be 3-6 months old. She is a snuggler. And very smart....she has pottied outside a few times so far, despite her strong dislike of the cold temperatures out there.

I stopped by the store yesterday to show the girls....and she was charming everyone in the place. Slowly, but surely, you'll be seeing more of her there. Until then, we will be busy puppy proofing the homestead.....eeek!!! Hope you are all having a fabulous weekend so far!!!

December 14, 2010

We Have a Winner!!!

My Little Man helped me draw the name of our giveaway winner....and that lucky ducky is Rosebud 101!!!! Yahoo!!! Rosebud, please get in touch with me with your mailing address, and I'll get your goodies out to you right away!!! Thank you all for your wonderful sweet comments! I appreciate each and every one. Cheers!

December 09, 2010

A Giveaway!!! Yippee!!!

Let's have a little giveaway, shall we? Leave a comment on this post, and I'll draw a name on Tuesday night, the 14th!!! All of these goodies will go to one lucky ducky!!!
1 painted snowman ornament
1 wind up goose
1 "play" magic wand
3 festive rings
1 painted mitten ornament
1 sparkly fawn
and 1 tube of yellow finger paint bubble bath!!!
Don't forget to visit The Dreaming Bear for the most original holiday gifts! We are open on Sundays through Christmas!!! Cheers!

Winter Blur

Okay, so where is the time going, anyway? The past couple of weeks have been a blur of coats, mittens, hats, sloshy boots, working, wrapping, scheduling, entertaining, shopping, sniffles, coughs, (lots of coughs, especially by me) puddles of melting snow in the entryway.....eeeek!!! It's. Going. Too. Fast.
Been feeling under the weather lately, but doing my best to get back up to speed. Already thinking of what I want to see and do in 2011. Must remember to slow down and enjoy the present. I hope you are too!!! Hello friends, how have you been?

December 01, 2010

Smooshy Paint

There has been very little time for creating these days.....and last night, I just couldn't take it anymore!!! So I grabbed some of my smooshy paints and went to work on a canvas. I usually work with the thinner acrylics....but I was feeling smooshy, so went with the fuller body acrylics and a heavy graphite pencil. And of course, touches of black ink. And here's what I ended up it felt good to just play!!! I hope Santa brings me some more smooshy paints!!
I like how the pencil smeared into the paint......

and the vibrant yummy! Speaking of yummy....the brownies that Lovin' Man made for us last night were pretty darn good too! Thank you Barbara Jo, for helping us finish off what was left of the Thanksgiving wine! You're the best!