January 5, 2012


I stumbled upon this street art installation by Candy Chang on Free People's blog. It stuck with me, so I wanted to share it here.

"It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day and forget what really matters to you. With help from friends and neighbors, Candy turned the side of an abandoned house in her neighborhood in New Orleans into a giant chalkboard where residents can write on the wall and share what is important to them. Before I Die is an interactive public art project that transforms neglected spaces into a constructive places where we can discover the hopes and dreams of the people around us. It is also a reminder to ourselves of what is most important to us." {from this site}

These chalk board walls have expanded to other cities, including: Amsterdam, Portsmouth, Querétaro, Almaty, San Diego, Lisbon, and Brooklyn. I wonder if my friends in Brooklyn have seen this?

See below {5th line down in the middle} where someone wrote "hug a sloth"... If I didn't know better I would think my Mr. wrote that. He has always said his favorite animal {besides our cat} is a baby sloth. No joke.


It's a little hard for me to think this big {"before I die" big}. So, I think I'll stick to this year. I don't really believe in making New Year's resolutions. I find that I always break them... 
I'll see you at the gym? Yeah, right! Instead I am planning {soon} to make a list of things I would like to accomplish in 2012. Just a little list of goals and things I would like to do.
*Do you believe in resolutions? What are you hoping for in 2012?


  1. Love this. I wonder where it is in Brooklyn? As for resolutions, I think we should make them whenever...all year. Not just on January 1. Too much pressure. :)

  2. Margie1/05/2012

    I love the idea of a list of "wishes" for the year! I hope to read more this year ! Love the story ! Thanks for sharing ! xo