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The Comfort of a Quilt in a Small Wearable Package
Dori is wearing a brooch made in the crazy quilt style.  Various fabrics are sewn together. Embroidery and/or beading is sewn over the seams.  Embellishments are added for interest.
ArtistDori Ann Bischmann

Dori Bischmann is a psychologist by day and artist by choice. 
   As a psychologist, Dr. Bischmann, works with older adults and people who are suffering from acute and chronic illnesses.  She is employed part-time at a large metropolitan hospital.  She also has a private practice which includes a suburban specialty hospital, outpatient clinic and specialty assessments for the county.  She is actively involved in her state and national provider association.
  As an artist, Dori likes to work with fabric and embellishments.  Originally, a traditional quilter, Dori began experimenting with original creative designs after a suggestion from an art therapist friend.  Since that time, Dori has created hundreds of designs.  Inspiration comes from her children's activities:  figure skating and marching band, but also just from life.
  Dori shares, "I find art to be a wonderful outlet to let the mind wander to ideas and images not yet imagined.  It is a nice counter balance for the heavy emotional work I do during the day.  I beleive it is psycholigcally healthy to have a creative outlet."
What is the Meaning of Euthymic?

Euthymic (euthymia) is a psychological term referring to a calm, pleasant, normal mood.  In contrast, dysthymic (dysthymia, dysphoria) is a sad, down mood.  Euphoria is an excessively high, joyous mood.  While normal mood varies, most people are typically euthymic.  People with depressive illness are dysthymic.  They experience an inability to feel happy or pleased.  People who are high on drugs can display excessively high, euphoric moods.  People with bipolar illness (manic depression) have periods of dysphoria and periods of euphoria.  I named my fiber art business "Euthymic Threads" because it blends both my role as psychologist and my role as quilt artist.  It also represents a calm, pleasant, normal mood which I hope my art generates in people who see it and/or wear my pins.

A Dysthymic Cat: Please Adopt Me.  I'm available in the store.
I have many interests and inspiration comes from many sources. 

Here are a few links and photos of things that are an important part of my world.

This is a picture of the Waukesha North Northstar Marching Band Competing at Bands of American in 2011.  Both of my children played in the band and My husband and I have been band parents for 8 years.

For more information on Waukesha North Northstar Band, click on Northstars!

This is a photo of my children on the deck of a cruise boat going to Alaska.  Seattle skyline is in the background.  Alyssa is 19 and Alex is 15 in this photograph.

This is a photo of my garden pond from my upstairs window.  My husband maintains the pond and fish and I maintain the flowers.

This is my Chihuahua, Princess in 2012. 
Check out my professional psychology blog at  This blog is for psychologists interested in keeping up to date on important Medicare information.
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