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.


4 comments:

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!

hugs,
Courtney

Shayla said...

That's such an expressive piece.

A very good list too, Binky.

Sue Simpson said...

I love this piece!

Wonderful.

Hope you are doing well.

Sue

Seth said...

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