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42 things to do before I turn 43

By spotogspindel | October 11, 2010

My list of things to do the coming year:

1. Visit a country I´ve never been to before.

2. Do set-design for a musical. Fiddler on the roof!

3. Teach an art-class abroad! Yay! Artfest 2011! and Art & Soul 2011

4. Bind a book.

5. Have a week of finishing one project every day.

6. Have a big Christmas-meal in the middle of summer. With my family and neighbors. Yep! Done!

7. Learn more history. iTunes Open University, what a great idea! I´m on the case! Done! or rather, still doing.

8. Make a quilt

9. Make a hand-puppet (doll)

10. Learn the lyrics to Bohemian Rhapsody!

11. Buy an original piece of art.

12. Bury a time capsule.

13. Make free stuff for my blog. Wallpaper-calender.

14. Make at least five Christmas-presents myself.

15. Re-upholster a chair.

16. Plant a mini-spicy-kitchen-garden.

17. Wear dresses everyday for 1 month.

18. Start a collection.

19. Make 1 painting everyday for a week.

20. Be part of an art-exchange.

21. Have a tent slumber-party.

22. Go to a flee-market

23. Start working on my family ancestor-book

24. Do more art-journalling

25. Go to an art-opening

26. Organize a concert

27. Make someone happy

28. Sew a portrait

29. Take cool photos in an aquarium

30. Make plum-jam

31. Tidy my ARTing room. Well, I did. Kind of. Now I can´t find anything!

32. Make a series of postcards. In progress.

33. Read an art-book

34. Take an art-workshop. Mica book-binding with Dan Essig

35. Learn something new. Fire-torch enameling

36. Make the graphic design for a web-page

37. Sew a top

38. ARTing with Karoline

39. Have an exhibition

40. Get to know my neighbors better. Once a month get-together.

41. Make a painting where yellow is the main color.

42. Have one day of total relaxation. 26th of December!

Here is a link to last year´s list.

And here are some other inspiring lists!:

Erin´s 35-list

Tyler´s 33-list

Michelle´s 37-list

Bianca´s 37-list

Traci´s 42-list

Lulu´s 50-list and her 51-list (hot off the press!)

Jennevieve´s 36-list and her new 37-list!

Teri´s 50-list

Meg´s 35-list

Karla´s 58-list

Gail´s 61-list!

Topics: Diverse | 14 Comments »

14 Responses to “42 things to do before I turn 43”

  1. Bianca Says:
    October 11th, 2010 at 12:04

    Hey Janne, thanks for your nice comment on my blog and for linking me in your post (but could you correct my name? it’s Bianca…)!
    I love some of your ideas, too! Especially #4 and #5! I will keep them in mind for next year’s list. Linking other lists is a nice idea… I will also do that!
    Good luck with your list, too. I will look around your page a bit more later. Looks very interesting!

  2. gail Says:
    October 11th, 2010 at 15:34

    Oh my goodness, what ambitious people! Since I am 60 already, I can’t imagine the pressure of promising myself so many things! The lists are more manageable when one is younger, because there are fewer items, lol.

  3. spotogspindel Says:
    October 11th, 2010 at 17:29

    I thought it was pretty hard to think of 42 new ones, different from last year. But I think the trick is not to be too ambitious, and make some of the goals very down-to-earth and ordinary, yet nice. 🙂

  4. gail Says:
    October 11th, 2010 at 19:25

    Yes, that makes sense — make them little treats instead of big burdens! I’ll start working on mine today! Thanks for the idea and the ‘boost’!

  5. bjorgnin Says:
    October 11th, 2010 at 21:57

    My favorite animationfilm is Father and Daughter,

    Seams you will be busy the years ahead.
    I will make ‘Arthings’ with Gro ;:OD) among many other things! I don’t have any list so far…

  6. spotogspindel Says:
    October 12th, 2010 at 00:01

    What a beautiful film, Bjørg! So touching! I´m looking forward to more suggestions!

  7. Traci Says:
    October 12th, 2010 at 00:59

    I loooooooooove your list! Especially #6, 12, 21 and 40 🙂 I am going to do like you and add links to the other ladies. Take care, Traci

  8. lulu Says:
    October 12th, 2010 at 04:11

    Ok, Janne, you’ve inspired me to make another list (only 6 months left!) p.s. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
    : ) lulu

  9. Tyler Says:
    October 12th, 2010 at 05:30

    Hmmm….SO many good ones on your list…makes me wanna add to mine! Oh, there’s always next year 🙂 Keep us posted on your progress and Happy Birthday, hope it was magnificent! xo

  10. spotogspindel Says:
    October 12th, 2010 at 18:18

    Your lists are great too, Lulu and Tyler!
    I´m so glad I could inspire.
    Well, good luck to us, hope we oodles done!! 😉

  11. Teri Leigh Says:
    October 12th, 2010 at 21:23

    I love your list and it will be fun to follow how you do on it. So many exciting things to look forward to doing. Thanks for linking to my list too 🙂

  12. Jennevieve Says:
    October 13th, 2010 at 19:19

    Once again, a great list! I like the wearing dresses every day for a month! My birthday was yesterday and I have a new list too:


    cheers! //Jennevieve

  13. andrew finnie Says:
    October 14th, 2010 at 03:43

    Heh, well great list. Before I turn 42? Well I want to be 41 first (again) Can I be 41 again please?

  14. spotogspindel Says:
    October 14th, 2010 at 10:22

    The interesting question is, what would you do IF you were 41 again?
    Would you really do anything different? Or would you just like to re-live those years?