Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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Foole never can say "Goodbye" (to 43) is doing 42 things including…

Nouvelle Merde

8 cheers

 

Foole never can say "Goodbye" (to 43) has written 21 entries about this goal

Romantic Rosie

Nothing says romance like a bouquet of dead roses.



Moonshine 2

This is a smaller version of the previous. This is a side view, so ya get the gist of it. I do these up in the summer months with flowers to serve as bird/butterfly baths. Pretty versatile.



Moonshine

This is looking down from the top. It’s a candy dish. The dish sits on top of an inverted pot.



"Berry Witched"

This is my first witch made from terra cotta pots (pot people). I’ve done Santas and snowmen, but opted to get on the Halloween ebay bandwagon. She has bids and the other stuff I have listed have a mass of watchers. I’m working on a Muerto pot, too. They make me giggle.



this one was commissioned by

Tikini. I love doing these barn stars. The quote is from Kahlil Gibran’s “the Prophet”, an excerpt from “on children”. “Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of life’s longing for itself.”



Be Bop A Lu La Pair

This is a special commission and the first new thing I’ve done since January. Working on a second commission, too, that is a secret for the time being. Just let it be said….it’s KEWL! Ahhhhhh! It feels good to be back at the drawing table, once again.



The only things not under contract

is my folk art, furniture and crafting items. Sadly, this is all I’ll be able to display here.



Oh crap! Here's another

with pink dahlias. The saying around it is Latin for love conquers all and let us submit to it.



Here's another

with sunflowers.



been fartin around with tole painting again

This is proof that the Chinese and Americans can work together. A local shop sells these spiffy “barn stars” made of tin, made in China. They’re just blank, no design. Well hell! Can’t have that.

Barn stars a part of a folk art tradition that started in the 20’s and 30’s. Kind of a take off on Pennsylvania Dutch hex signs. Stars represent good fortune and protection. In fact, there’s a superstition that applies to stars in quilts. Star quilts confuse evil spirits and protect from the evil eye.

Hex signs fascinate me. Colors and symbols each have meanings. It reads like a language. My paternal ancestry is German. The first Bedsaul ended up in south western Virginia way back in the late 1600’s. Not Amish or Mennonite, but “fancy” German. So I’m wondering if my interest may even be genetic. Anyway, I’m adding barn stars, barn quilts and hex signs to my reportoire, with of course my own special touch. They’re just fun to do.



Foole never can say "Goodbye" (to 43) has gotten 8 cheers on this goal.

 

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