Day Zero Update

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photograph by Melissa Placzek

“Though pleased to see the dolphins play, I mind my compass and my way.”

~Matthew Green

I’ve been checking things off of my Day Zero list! Some of you are paying attention to my progress, and some of you have made lists of your own! Isn’t this an exciting adventure? If you’re a new reader or just visiting my blog for the first time, you can read more about the DAY ZERO PROJECT HERE. HERE and HERE are some previous updates.

Here’s what I’ve been up to:


Complete 5+ Yarn or Sewing Projects

This one was pretty easy, I went way over the goal number around Christmas time when I was crocheting HATS, FINGERLESS GLOVES, and WINE BOTTLE CARRIERS for gifts.


Learn 5 Constellations

This one was really fun. I’m glad I finally did it. Stargazing is something I’ve always been interested in, and now that I’ve started I can’t wait to learn more. The 5 Constellations I learned to identify (by first locating Orion’s belt…)




Canis Major

Canis Minor


Eat chestnuts that have been toasted over an open fire.

Did this at the Red Wing Holiday Stroll…

They were gross. Just sayin’!


Make Homemade Ice Cream

Jeff, Gracie and I did this last week using this easy RECIPE.



Quote Wall

I’ve always wanted to hang my favorite quotes on a wall in my studio. I’ve hung the first couple frames on the wall! I think this is a project that will evolve over time, never really being “done.” So I counted starting it as something I could check off the list.


Complete 10 illustrations I’m happy with.


Have you checked anything off your Day Zero list lately?




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  4 comments for “Day Zero Update

  1. Kimber Dunn
    February 6, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Here’s a couple I’ve done recently #18 – Eat something I’ve never eaten before (seawood salad & authentic sushi from Osaka’s Japenese Sushi Bar), #23 – Finish painting & move into my bedroom, #41 – Leave an inspirational note in a book (left in 2 books and passed to friends), #64 – Try books on CD (tried 3), and my favorite so far – #95 – Get reaquainted with 2 old friends. I have 12 more in progress. I tweaked my list today but still earmarked a few more I might change to something simpler. I have to keep reminding myself this is a short term list and I don’t have my entire life to accomplish it. I tend to overestimate my abilities to get things done.

  2. admin
    February 6, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    AWESOME list Kimber! It’s so inspiring for me to see other people accomplishing their goals!

  3. February 16, 2011 at 9:20 am

    What is the deal with roasted chestnuts? I’ve only had them a couple times, and they weren’t very good. I have the feeling that they weren’t roasted like they should be.

  4. Melissa
    February 16, 2011 at 9:56 am

    they were oogie!

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