The killer cream puffs are all gone.
Every year I make cream puffs from scratch for our family gathering on Christmas Eve at my dads. It is about a seven hour process but worth it. I have to say they are heavenly.
Friday was spent soaring through the sherbet colored skies of Pandora.
We did our traditional go to the movies on Christmas and this year we saw Avatar with its visual colors resembling how I love to paint.
This week has been one of gluttony and rest.
I am already excited about next semester of grad school at SF Academy of Art since my classes include a landscape course and a cityscape. Painting in San Francisco has always been one of my smaller dreams but I was never able to motivate myself to travel to the city and paint alone. Starting in February I will be painting there weekly.
As for my 2010 dreams of a trip to Italy and a mini triathlon, I have been working on a plan.Â Lately, my exercise has fallen by the wayside and the double recipe of Christmas fudge did not help.
This week, I decided to start slow by walking our dog every day and doing a 20 minute exercise video in the mornings.
The Italy dream feels more like a fantasy then reality at this moment. Especially after buying Christmas gifts on a limited artist budget. My ideas of raising funds for this trip has included making greeting cards from my artwork, a calender and even smaller more affordable studies.
I am great at consistently moving forward with my artwork but I am admittedly horrible at organizing and marketing.
Another thought I had to help raise funds for the trip is to have a special exhibit. A few years ago I did a show in March at a winery with live music and it was very successful. By March everyone has recovered from the holidays and are ready to get out.
Do you know of any creative fund raiser ideas to help send an artist to her dream trip to Italy?
I am open for suggestions.
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.