Wendi Dunlap

is creating a blog and music videos

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At this level, I'll post your name on an upcoming post, either on the PF&F blog, or on a video post, acknowledging you as the awesome person that you are. :) You'll also get the rewards from the $1 level. Thanks so much!
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At this level, I will send you a signed postcard with a mouth-watering photo of one of the soda fountain treats I've made! You'll also get the rewards from the lower levels. Thank you!

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About

Hi! I'm Wendi. I'm the author/photographer/researcher behind Phosphates, Fizzes, and Frappes, a blog about pre-1930 soda fountains. I'm also a musician who creates music videos of both cover and original material, and posts them online for everyone to enjoy. (I'm also the author of a book about medieval names, but that's another story entirely!)

The Phosphates, Fizzes, and Frappes blog is the start of a project that I will eventually turn into a new book on early soda fountains, including recipes and color photos. In the meantime, I try to post at least something every day on the blog -- whether it's an article about the history of a soda fountain "ghost" sign, or a recipe for a Sunnet Sundae with mouthwatering photos, or an image of a vintage advertisement. I research daily to find new topics and content, and, as often as possible, I recreate old recipes and show you the results, like this:


The music videos I do are a different focus, but one I'm equally passionate about. I record songs both alone and in collaboration with some amazing musicians. Like this one:

Or this one:

Why be my Patron?
I would like to continue creating content that people enjoy, but I need resources to make this more financially viable, and to allow me to produce even more work (for example, I'm interested in a video podcast about the soda fountain stuff). I have an MA in the Humanities -- but, these days, having studied a lot of history and art doesn't necessarily help you get much income that allows you the time and materials to create. Being able to focus more completely on this creative work would make a big difference for me, and make it possible to create more for you to enjoy.

What will I do with the funds?
The funds from my Patrons would allow me to purchase needed resources such as ingredients and supplies for soda fountain recipe tests, a light box to shoot photos during our dark Seattle winters, or needed recording and video equipment to make music videos and podcasts. With enough funds, it would allow me to focus time on getting the soda fountain book finished even faster, and get it in your hands sooner!

Until now, these projects are things I've done for free, because I love them. And I will still do this, because I still love what I do. I am grateful for your love and enjoyment of my work, whether you are able to contribute or not. But if you enjoy what I do, I'd be thrilled if you are able to contribute. Even a dollar or two per month would make a difference! Thank you so much!

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This goal would help me replace the camera memory card that recently went bad, and add a bit more space to store photos and especially video. I have run out of video space at some very inopportune moments! This would make it possible to get more stuff done! When we reach this goal, I'll record a video thank you, naming everyone who helped me get here!
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 11 exclusive posts
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Writings

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