Remember To Dare To Dream Big

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Godzilla 8WDGodzilla made his voyage to the Marin County Fair today. Every year my third and fourth grade art students create an art chair for the fair. I got to drive my husband’s truck with Godzilla’s head adorned with sunglasses peering over the cab. Many strange looks and smiles.

This week has been very full as school finished up. Grades were do, students rushed to finish Godzilla with city and I spent an extra day doing the dreaded classroom cleaning. Tomorrow I turn in my grade book and sign out for the summer.

I was checking out another artist’s website that I saw in the Art at the Source catalog and was amazed. There she was. Living my dream to fullest. An international artist who owns houses in two other parts of the world and just published her own book. I already knew her name because she is blessed with a name that demands acknowledgment, Carole Rae Watanabe.

I had even seen pieces of hers before in a gallery but had no idea about the rest of her art life.

So today, I am making plans to sneak away from my studio first thing in the morning with the help of my mother. I am going to check out Watanabe’s studio and hopefully arrange to meet with her to talk about her experience.

I did have a phone interview with Grad School. So far it looks promising but I had to apply to financial aid. Because I left school mid semester before it puts me on academic probation. So I am waiting this week to see if I qualify for loans.

You have to take risks and dare to dream big if you want to move forward in your life.

What have you got to lose?


(Wendy’s dream is still to become a influential international artist, but she left 8 Women Dream in March of 2010 to complete grad school. She is still a strong supporter of 8 Women Dream.)

  • How soon will you update your blog? I’m interested in reading some more information on this issue.

  • Catherine

    And yes, since the upgrade the comment pages are broken. Ray was looking at it with me and we are trying to figure out what is preventing the comments from wrapping. Just an FYI.

  • Catherine

    That happened to me when I walked out of SSU. Academic probation bites! On a cute note … I am in love with that Godzilla. It’s too cute. You make me want to take an art class.

  • Kim

    What a great end of the year tradition! Soo cute.