triangle pattern so i have some big fat dreams for me and my artwork. wanna hear some? thought so...

  • get an agent - hello lilla
  • my work on wrapping paper
  • my work on mudpuppy/galison products
  • a quilting fabric line with my designs
  • my work on a tattly
  • my work on 20x200
  • hire a creative coach
  • sell prints of my original paintings

what are some of your dreams?

my mondo beyondo list...

i've talked about the mondo beyondo course quite a bit around here lately, and now is the time to show you my list. this mondo beyondo list of mine includes tiny miracles as well as insane ones. they stretch the very boundaries of who i am and who i want to become. some of these things i didn't even know i wanted until i had a sit-down session of nutty list making and put all my self-doubts aside and let the dreams just leap out of my head onto the paper. here is what i came up with ::

  • attend a hot air balloon festival
  • teach our girls to knit and sew
  • write a book that gets published and is successful
  • take a dance lesson with wade robson
  • fly kites from a sand dune with the kids
  • see a modern dance performance in NYC
  • complete a project 365
  • interact with a friendly chimpanzee
  • take part in a photo collaboration project
  • travel to japan
  • buy a house in spring lake
  • win the lottery without it ruining our lives
  • hike the grand canyon with the crew
  • make a photo collection from carnivals
  • live in a cabin with chris when our kids have grown up
  • get tattoos symbolizing the kids
  • sing at a karaoke bar in the middle of nowhere
  • have a creative week in a beach house alone - free to paint, write, sew, photograph, etc
  • run in the olympic trials
  • see a live twyla tharpe production
  • see a show at fashion week
  • consult with a stylist to help me get my style groove back
  • take a pilates class with romana
  • break 5 minutes for the mile
  • see the tour de france -preferably a mountain stage
  • swim with dolphins
  • learn to play the piano
  • run the NYC marathon
  • travel across the country with the crew in an RV
  • get a masters running record
  • teach a crafty workshop
  • write and illustrate a children's book that gets published and my kids love it
  • do the race up the stairs of the empire state building
  • enter a cross country ski race
  • meet the dalai lama
  • be an extra in a movie
  • film and produce a documentary
  • have my own talk show
  • live in the italian countryside for a year - preferably with the crew
  • act in a popular indie film
  • go to art/design school
  • sell a screenplay
  • have a regular column in a magazine
  • show photos or paintings at a gallery
  • dress the way i did in high school (i.e. wear what i like, no matter if it's on trend
  • create successful camps so that our money worries disappear
  • see salmon run in alaska
  • renovate our entire house - inside and out - so it's exactly how we want it.
  • run through the redwood forest
  • take the kids to a drive in movie
  • be a speaker / teacher at a retreat
  • give up sugar
  • do 50 pushups in a row
  • take tap dancing lessons
  • learn photoshop completely
  • have a huge party for our friends and family for one of our big anniversaries
  • visit the great wall of china
  • do 5 pullups in a row
  • see the bioluminescent plankton
  • attend alt summit or squam
  • get published in artful blogging
  • design and sell patterns
  • really get to know NYC
  • run 100 miles in a week
  • finish the unravelling course when i am ready
  • paddleboard
  • make a quilt for our bed
  • family trip to DC
  • sew a dress for myself
  • stay at the madonna inn with the crew
  • learn to surf
  • see my 3 kids fulfill their dreams
  • attend a pilates or yoga retreat
  • be on the ellen show
  • zip line

what's on your mondo beyondo list?

looking ahead

goals for 2011 i like the idea of new goals for the new year, or restating and refocusing goals from years past. especially this year, since it will be 1.1.11 tomorrow. i was pretty happy with the goals i had for myself for 2010, and felt like i was somewhat successful in my endeavors.

my 2010 was overall a really fantastic one, but ended on kind of a sad note, so i am trying very hard to focus on the wonderful moments instead of the few and far between not-so-wonderful ones. thank you 2010. and to you, dear 2011, i can't wait to meet you and greet you with open arms...

here are some things i would like to accomplish in 2011 ::

  • carry my journal and a camera with me always. there were a lot of thoughts and photos that i missed out on this year because i didn't have my journal or camera
  • i'm enrolled in karen russell's photography class. i want to engage and complete it. you'll hopefully see a big improvement in my photography this year.
  • i am going to try a project 365 again. i made it until april 17th last year and the greatest hurdle was the editing and posting of the photos - not the taking of photos. you can check on my progress here {and feel free to leave comments - i'm going to need all the encouragement i can get!}
  • blog more consistently on this here brand new beautiful blog... i do hope you will visit me often!
  • write in my gratitude journal more consistently. i do take time every single day to silently acknowledge the blessings in my life, but i would like to be better at writing them down.
  • reduce the time i spend online reading other blogs, newsletters, social sites, flickr, etc. i still love all of those things, but i find that i spend so much time online that i don't do enough living off line.
  • take better care of me, re-find my style, and put more thought into my appearance. with three kids under 8, it's been easy for me to fall into a rut of wearing yoga pants, no makeup, no jewelry, and going to bed sometimes without washing my face. and don't get me started on how many times i haven't exercised, and how many sodas i've consumed. i've been looking at old photos and i realize how much i used to enjoy shopping for clothes and accessories.  i really owe it to myself not to live my life looking like i just crawled out of bed.
  • use what i have ~ i have so many crafty supplies and i would really like to try to use what i have as much as possible rather than buying more. (of course, i may have to make an exception for some fantastic fabric lines that just came out.  and a fuji instax camera.  i may have to use some christmas money to buy those.)
  • i have many other goals that aren't quite so interesting. {there might be one that has to do with laundry}. and i have a specific list of crafty goals that i will be sharing soon.

    p.s.  speaking of lists of goals, have you heard of the 43things site where users can list their goals and be cheered on by others? may be worth checking out.

    check back tomorrow for my word of 2011. in the meantime, i have a fire to sit by, 3 kids to kiss, a husband to play board games with, and a dinner to eat. happy new year!