Artist + Pattern Designer

Life List

Constantly Evolving List of Things I Want to Experience During my Lifetime.

Big & Small.

102 Things Life List for Marissa Huber as of August 2017.

  1. Drive cross-country with Mike round trip.

  2. Skydive. 2000 with Heather in Indiana.

  3. Have children. Henry Andrew in 2013! Sloane Alexandra in 2018!

  4. Become fluent enough in Spanish enough to understand and hold a conversation with someone. 2012 Spanish tutoring with Erika resulted in basic conversational fluency with our tutor! 2016 lots of practice at work. Love it.

  5. Do an immersion program in a Spanish-speaking country. Working for a Spanish language broadcast television company for 4 years.

  6. Attend a surf camp in Costa Rica for my 42nd birthday. Maybe with cousins!

  7. Become an illustrator / watercolor artist! Considering it accomplished with illustrations for Manos del Uruguay, CWD and showing art in Bloomington!

  8. Buy a house and renovate it.

  9. Illustrate a cookbook.

  10. Sell illustration prints and originals in an online shop. October 2012.

  11. Rock climb outdoors.

  12. Shoot a shotgun. New Jersey with my cousin Paulie, Thomas, and Uncle. I'm a terrible shot. Mike was quite good.

  13. Read Don Quixote, one of my brother’s favorite books.

  14. Paint a self-portrait.

  15. Catch a fish and eat it. Caught fish and released them with Henry, Mike & Sloane in 2019!

  16. Go on a hot air balloon ride with a loved one.

  17. Walk or ride a bike across a bridge. Ben Franklin, Brooklyn or Seven Mile Bridge.

  18. Live abroad for a season, a summer or a year.

  19. Bake an exquisite French baguette!

  20. Leave an unexpected $100 tip for a well deserving waiter or waitress one day.

  21. Start my own art & design business. 2017.

  22. Mentor someone. 2016 & 2017. Be a mentee! 2017 and unofficially throughout life.

  23. Participate in some type of race, triathlon, soapbox derby, or Tough Mudder once. Participated in the 4 mile Out and Back Party Run April 2012!

  24. Make meditation a part of my life.

  25. Eat breakfast at my house before work, and stop rushing every day.

  26. Design patterns to be used on surfboards and receive one for myself!

  27. Learn to finally ollie on a skateboard.

  28. Teach my future kid to walk on stilts and go on a pogo stick.

  29. Rent a convertible and drive up the PCH from LA to Seattle.

  30. Buy a paddleboard and kayak, use them!

  31. Live near my parents again for some time. 2015 Moved back to Florida and lived with Mom & Dad.

  32. Fulfill my promise to my cousin Cara to take her on a trip when she turned 21. Key West, 2009.

  33. Be in a skit, preferably for a ridiculous fake commercial for an “As Seen On TV” type of product. 2018. Work skit for safety. Played idiotic foreman whose bad decisions led to a friend’s accidental electricution!

  34. Have a monthly advice column à la Dear Prudence.

  35. Visit Yosemite National Park and the Redwood Forest.

  36. Build a day bed from scratch with Mike.

  37. View the next Lunar Eclipse in 2024 from the Line of Totality.

  38. Design a pattern for Marimekko.

  39. Visit my family in the Philippines again.

  40. Have my own wallpaper line.

  41. Take an upholstery class.

  42. Kayak at sunrise.

  43. Co-author a book on Art and Motherhood with Heather Kirtland. The Motherhood of Art will be published in April 2020!!!!

  44. Go white water rafting and tubing.

  45. Build a giant, larger than life, two room indoor fort with some of my favorite kids. Accomplished with Henry in 2019. Epic.

  46. Build a headboard.

  47. Re-upholster a sofa by hand, and then have to leave it in Indiana since it wouldn't fit in the moving truck. Done.

  48. Write a book (besides the "chapter book" in your pink Lisa Frank notebook you write in fifth grade). Children’s book or otherwise.

  49. Attend a lantern festival and release one.

  50. Take a tap dancing class.

  51. Own an in ground trampoline one day to relive my youth.

  52. Visit the Gadds in Sweden for at least 3 weeks.

  53. Build an outdoor living space that's been in my head for years now.

  54. Learn to play ukelele. in progress Christmas 2018

  55. Be in a parade and wear an amazingly tacky outfit. Homecoming parade in a blue sequin dress in 1996.

  56. Continue my love of hats and start an official collection.

  57. Try out for a TV show just for fun. 2012 in Philly for Design Star.

  58. Travel to Hawaii with my mom and see where she, Aunt Marty and Larry went to college.

  59. Road trip with mom from Vegas to Indiana. 2002 complete with speeding ticket!

  60. Win $1000 and walk away on Roulette with my brother-in-law Todd and Amaretto Sours.

  61. Be a fun and crazy aunt for my nephews and nieces.

  62. Go on trips with my best friends.

  63. Have a Huber side family reunion vacation in a huge rental house where nobody will get arrested.

  64. Go to Rhinebeck New York Sheep & Wool Festival. October 2012.

  65. Do yoga regularly.

  66. Helicopter ride.

  67. Visit Old Holland Paint Factory.

  68. More family trips with extended family.

  69. Visit the Grand Canyon.

  70. Continue the Philly tradition of eating Ice Cream each Friday during the summer.

  71. Meet some of my internet friends in person, Susan and Shona especially! 2015 met art friends in Philly. 2016 met friends in Miami! 2018 Atlanta. 2019 Philly & Miami.

  72. Read the biographies of Julia Childs, Benjamin Franklin, Ghandi and John Adams.

  73. Create fabric patterns and sell them. Silkscreen and print on fabric! 2017

  74. Start a scholarship. Mom and Dad started a memorial fund for Andrew in 2005 through Broward Education Foundation. Donate money to Andrew’s Scholarship fund regularly when I am able to.

  75. Finish knitting my Demi Sweater!

  76. Host a Thanksgiving and learn to make Aunt Marty’s famous rolls.

  77. Interview my parents. Get their life stories. Type it out and bind it.

  78. Track down the family trees on my American and Filipino sides. Work with my cousins and relatives on this.

  79. Make sure my mom and dad know exactly how much I love them. Without one ounce of doubt. Done.

  80. Pull my future kids out of school one day for a personal holiday. Establish a personal holiday for myself – an annual day where I can do whatever I damn well please! Encourage Mike to have his own too.

  81. Convince Daniel and Sandra to send Norah to live with us one summer in America! Send mine to live with them in Sweden.

  82. Host an exchange student.

  83. Speak at an event.

  84. Have a COTFA Meetup in 2018. Atlanta in March with Heather. I needed this especially after Dad passed away, and it was so wonderful.

  85. Wake up in the middle of the night to watch a lunar eclipse like my mom did when we were kids. Kept the kids up late to watch the Wolfblood Supermoon Lunar Eclipse January 2019 with my Mom which was really special.

  86. Watch a meteor shower and have a night picnic. Hosted one while an RA in college on the dorm roof.

  87. Start an interior design business with Ann! 2012

  88. Rapell off the side of a building or something else really high.

  89. Volunteer for an organization and make a tangible difference in the daily lives of others. (Heifer, Kiva, mentoring, etc).

  90. Paint a mural in Wynwood Walls.

  91. Buy myself a pretty topaz ring, my November birthstone.

  92. Create a signature cocktail.

  93. Have a wood-shop and make sure I can use every tool we own.

  94. Take Mike back to Italy for a summer in his beloved Florence.

  95. Invest in a restaurant or business that I believe in, hopefully for Chris & Baylee's one day! Work the front counter occasionally.

  96. Purchase a real wood croquet set and use it often in my backyard. Re-initiate the college rules of drink in one hand and personal calls of triumph when one scores.

  97. Practice drawing from life and make oil paintings of interiors.

  98. Take a bread baking class.

  99. Take a dip in natural springs.

  100. Work as a residential interior designer one day. 2013 - 2015 Started a design consulting business with Ann!

  101. Try to do something every week (let’s be realistic here) that scares me, that makes me a better person, and that is just plain ridiculous or fun.

  102. Create an outdoor living space with a gravel garden area and have some fruit trees. Grapefruit and I wish a pomegranate tree and fig tree..