Sunday, December 28, 2008

101 Things

This encaustic painting is called "Watching Over What is Precious"

I got this list from the Cycling Artists Blog. Celeste at Stone Soup Art also did one.

This is a fun way to start the year and get thinking about the next one.

Now I'll have to do one that applies to the business of art.

So I have bolded the things I have done, and made comments when I felt like it

1. Started your own blog

2. Slept under the stars

3. Played in a band

4. Visited Hawaii

5. Watched a meteor shower

6. Given more than you can afford to charity

7. Been to Disneyland

8. Climbed a mountain (a small one!)

9. Held a praying mantis

10. Sang a solo (by myself. No one else should be subjected to it)

11. Bungee jumped

12. Visited Paris (I came close. I was in France)

13. Watched a lightning storm at sea (oddly, no – but I saw an electrical storm from the windows of the large theater in Ashland, OR. Something I will never forget. All electricity in town was out and the whole sky kept lighting up.))

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch

15. Adopted a child

16. Had food poisoning

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty

18. Grown your own vegetables

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France

20. Slept on an overnight train (I think we slept. I was young)

21. Had a pillow fight

22. Hitch hiked

23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill

24. Built a snow fort

25. Held a lamb

26. Gone skinny dipping

27. Run a Marathon

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice

29. Seen a total eclipse

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run

32. Been on a cruise

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors

35. Seen an Amish community

36. Taught yourself a new language (pig latin)

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied (money doesn’t satisfy a person.))

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

39. Gone rock climbing

40. Seen Michelangelo's David

41. Sung karaoke

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant (does sharing a meal with a stranger count? done that)

44. Visited Africa

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight

46. Been transported in an ambulance

47. Had your portrait painted (twice. once by myself!)

48. Gone deep sea fishing (I did go deep sea whale watching)

49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person (THIS I WOULD LOVE!!!!I’m fascinated by churches anyways)

50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain

53. Played in the mud

54. Gone to a drive-in theater

55. Been in a movie

56. Visited the Great Wall of China

57. Started a business

58. Taken a martial arts class

59. Visited Russia

60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Girl Scout cookies

63. Got flowers for no reason

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

65. Gone sky diving (I did go parasailing. Way cool!)

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp

67. Bounced a check (regrettably, many)

68. Flown in a helicopter

69. Saved a favorite childhood toy

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial

71. Eaten Caviar (blech)

72. Pieced a quilt

73. Stood in Times Square

74. Toured the Everglades (this is on my to do list)

75. Been fired from a job

76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London

77. Broken a bone

78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person

80. Published a book (I’ve been published in a book)

81. Visited the Vatican (This I would LOVE also)

82. Bought a brand new car

83. Walked in Jerusalem

84. Had your picture in the newspaper

85. Read the entire Bible

86. Visited the White House

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating

88. Had chickenpox

89. Saved someone’s life9

90. Sat on a jury!

91. Met someone famous

92. Joined a book club

93. Lost a loved one

94. Had a baby

95. Seen the Alamo in person

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake

97. Been involved in a lawsuit

98. Owned a cell phone

99. Been stung by a bee

100. Read an entire book in one day

101. Been married 40 years

Feel free to copy and post on your blog.


Courtney Putnam said...

Welcome back to the blogging world, Binky!

I LOVE "Watching Over What is Precious." And my, you sure have accomplished a lot in your life!


Shayla said...

That's such an expressive piece.

A very good list too, Binky.

Sue Simpson said...

I love this piece!


Hope you are doing well.


Seth said...

Digging the layers in Watching. And you sure do have a lot of the items on that list in bold! Great.