About Me


Greetings, earthlings!  My name is Dori Patrick.  I'm a mixed media artist living in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  I have two kiddos who are barely kiddos anymore, a sweet, long suffering hubby who cheers me on, and two rescue labs (one chocolate and one peanut butter).  I love working with lots of riotous color and inspiring messages.  I dabble in everything, but acrylic paint and collage are my favorites to work with.  I am an avid art journaler, and love meeting and creating with other creative peeps!


For twelve years, I owned The Dreaming Bear, which started out as a retail store where I sold my handmade goodies as well as other cards and gifts.  Over the years, my passion for art outweighed keeping up with a retail space, so the Bear morphed into a make and take art studio, where I hosted art journaling hangouts, parties & camps for kids, and mixed media workshops for a few years.


With the loving support of my family and friends, we closed the doors to the Bear for the last time in May 2016, so I could set up a private working studio. Here, I will focus on exploring new ideas & techniques, and see where this creative journey takes me next!


 If you would like to see what's happening in "Dori World", check in on the blog and say hi, and feel free to join my e-newsletter, where I can keep you up to date on upcoming events, shows, etc.


"Until you spread your wings, you'll have no idea how far you can fly."





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