July 28, 2011

Thursday Morning Rambling

Good morning!  I'm writing this at my dining room table, having just returned from walking Puppers.  It's starting to rain, and thunder seems to be rolling in as well.  It's HUMID out there.  Oh my, is it humid.  I come back from our walks just soaked with sweat....but I will still take this over a bone chilling February day....anyday.  Seriously.  Any day.  Finding as I get older, the less I like the cold.  Although, I don't see myself being one of those little ladies that migrates to Arizona or Florida later in life.  I love Iowa too much...and I love spring and autumn enough to trump the miserable winter.

I've noticed a lot of bloggers are apologizing for their lack of posts due to summertime.  I should be apologizing too...but I bet you're bored with that.  I'm going to keep on blogging....but it is true...there's something different about summertime....it's easy to get off your schedule and routine.  I partly love summer for that reason, and partly loathe it for that reason.  I really love the late nights any old day of the week, sleeping in occasionally, and just not worrying about things like homework, lunch money, and school functions in general.  Ugh....let's not think about that yet. 

Things here at Dreaming Bear have been humming right along.  We've had a nice busy summer, with lots of visitors, old and new...that makes me smile.  As mentioned before, I traveled to the Dallas Gift Show in June, so in addition to running the store and studio, we've been busy fulfilling orders for stores hither and yon.  That's fun.  The last box I shipped out went to Florida.  The one before that, Louisiana!  In the pictures you see above, I'm working on a big candlestick order!!!  Yahoo!  I'm so thankful to my gals, Emma, Emily, Dawny and Angie for helping me with these big tasks.  They just keep on smiling, and jump right into the next task, without missing a beat!  So grateful for that!  We have lots ahead of us this fall....will keep you posted!

Just wanted to say hey!!!  What's keeping you busy this summer?  Do tell.....
P.S.  Photos taken by Melody at Image Nouveau.  Check her out!

July 14, 2011

My Lon Ornament

Hello pals!  THANK YOU for all of the positive messages you are sending out about our little story on TV!  Thank you!!!  It really was fun, and I love how it turned out!  Just wanted to bop in and show you something that makes me smile.  Last Saturday night, our neighbors, Dan and Bridget hosted a lawn ornament exchange party.  CLEVER!!!  The whole thing was so well done....right down to the decor.  After our exchange we watched Gnomeo and Juliet on a screen in the backyard!  So fun!

 Above is a picture of my contribution to the ornament exchange....the rock...not the man.....the man's name is Lon.  Get it?!  It's a "LON Ornament".  I painted LON on the ornament.  Oh man, I crack myself up.  We had a few laughs over it....but alas, Lon and his wife didn't win his own ornament....Mike and Drinda got to take him home.  (again, the rock, not the man) 

This project has now led me into another obsession...painting faces on rocks.  Wouldn't it be great to have a bunch of funny faces looking up at you in the evening when you weed your garden?  I rather think so.

July 07, 2011

KWWL visits The Dreaming Bear!

Hi all!  Yesterday we had the pleasure to meet Molly from KWWL, who did a sweet lil' story about our store and studio!  One of our favorite girls, Dani, was visiting the art studio, and was gracious enough to let us interview her!  She's a star!!!  You can watch the video HERE.  Check it out!!!