February 8, 2011

30 x 30

As promised here is my list of to dos for the coming year. The items on this list are not necessarily things I have never done or things that are hard to do. They are all things that I have been wanting to do. Hopefully this list will give me a push in just the right direction. Tomorrow my challenge officially begins!

       12 months, 30 tasks, 1 big birthday

  1. Complete a daily sketch, EVERYDAY, no matter how big, small, complicated or simple.
  2. Visit at least 4 local museums/art centers or galleries. Virginia Museum of Fine Art, The Chrysler, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, The Anderson Gallery  (if you want to go let me know!)
  3.   Continue taking Lula’s  weekly picture and writing her weekly updates so that I can put them all together in a book at the end of her first year.
  4. Make French macaroons.
  5. Monogram something myself.
  6. Find a new home, color  and use for an old piece of furniture.
  7. Buy one piece of art directly from the artist.
  8. Learn a new technique/skill. 
  9. Sew something from a pattern.
  10. Teach someone something new, outside of work.
  11. Read 6 new books.
  12. Complete a self portrait.
  13. Go through that closet full of that stuff that I will use one day and get rid of the stuff I will never use any day.
  14. Make something with a material that I have never used or that I am afraid of.
  15. Go to a movie by myself.
  16. Write an original recipe.
  17. Make a magnetic felt alphabet and paint a wall with magnetic paint.
  18. Use my punch bowl and glasses.
  19. Condense our CD library and update our digital music library.
  20. Make pickles and jam..
  21. Make one meal with only the items in our garden.
  22. Scan in  all of our old photos  and finish our photo albums.
  23.   Write one letter a month, not an email, not a text and not a thank you note- a real letter with an envelope and a stamp.
  24. Really celebrate New Year’s Eve for the first time in 4 years. No going to sleep before midnight.
  25. Genuinely make an attempt to enjoy oysters in all forms, even raw.
  26. Spend a day or two  in Williamsburg rediscovering a place I haven’t spent much time in for almost 7 years.
  27. Watch all the movies on AFI’S 100 Years 100 Movies List and  EW’s New Classics Movie List
  28. Bake cookies/cupcakes every month for birthdays at work.
  29. Have tea with someone, at a tea house or my house.
  30. Celebrate my 30th birthday actually doing something I really want to do, not just what is easy and no baking my own birthday cake!

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