Tuesday, October 7

101 Things: The Big To-Do List Part 7

67. Read and, in some cases, reread the books of friends, teachers, neighbors and community colleagues. This one, this one, this one, this one, this one, this one, among many others. As bell hooks says, "Life-transforming ideas have always come to me through books." For me, those ideas are almost always from books about people and writing.




68. Eat more greens. And oranges. And reds. (I moved to the Midwest and somehow I'm no longer a vegetarian....)



69. Refinish, upholster or build a piece of furniture. And take before and after photos, of course. I've got my eye on this little project and this one, each in the black finish:



Update: I've bought a rocker for our little boy's room--here we go!

70. Be just a little bit sassier and speak my mind more. Shouldn't we all do this a bit more, my dears?



71.
Start drawing and painting again. (I double-majored in college, back in the day--poetry, of course, but also art, specifically illustration and book arts. A couple old sketches below--who knew!)



To be continued...!

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6 comments:

cindy : quaint said...

now i understand the poetry connection. since i'm kind of new around these parts, do you ever share your poems here? i'm trying my hand at haiku, but the only similarity so far is the three line format ;).

Rebecca said...

oh! sounds great, cindy! :) I love the haiku. you know, I think three lines and images is just about all you need to get started. I'm a big fan of this book by robert hass:

http://www.amazon.com/Essential-Haiku-Versions-Basho-Buson/dp/0613339983/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1223416112&sr=8-1

about sharing, i'm sort of a closet poet these days. I'd love to read yours! :)

Colleen said...

I just wanted to say how much I enjoy your blog; I've been sort of lurking, reading without commenting, and thought I finally would. :)

cindy : quaint said...

oh darn, i wish i had known. i just picked up 'the haiku handbook' by william higginson and it is quite a thick book! there is one section that discusses the main lesson of the haiku and it seems so similar to blogging.

i've started to include a little three-liner with my posts this week (one so far). i wouldn't dare use the word 'haiku' to describe it anytime soon, though.

please think about sharing your poems. it would be so nice.

Rebecca said...

thanks colleen! so glad to meet you!

you're sweet, cindy! maybe I'll get brave. :) looking forward to catching up on your new posts!

east side bride said...

I <3 the sassy photo!