Tile/Pottery Painting - I am endlessly inspired by mosaics, tiles, and things that are generally way too expensive to put in your house. My thinking is that if I got good at painting and glazing tiles the way I liked, I could afford to make an amazing floor in my future home. I could also customize some pretty great dishes. I wouldn't mind actually learning pottery and ceramics but for now I'm good with the painting end of things.
Perfecting Soft Pretzels - A soft pretzel has to have a crust, you know? You absolutely have to rip it open with your teeth. It isn't all that soft. It needs the almost bagel-like outside. Mine always turn out like glorified yeast rolls and that isn't okay with me. I need to learn this art because several weeks ago I had the epitome of a perfect pretzel, and it was made by home cooks at a farmer's market. It is an attainable skill.
Fashion Illustration - I will, by tooth or claw, manage to get the proportions correct. I find it so difficult to decide what to omit or what to exaggerate or how on earth you draw a leg that long without second-guessing your sanity. Also on the art-list is learning portraiture...otherwise dubbed, "How to draw your friends without alienating their affections."
Low-Light photography - I am endlessly inspired by the photos of food bloggers/stylists such as Eva Kosmas Flores, Beth of Local Milk, and Rebecca Gallop. I'm not sure how their photos get that pewter, earthy flavor, but I adore it. Maybe the light comes differently into their homes/studios? All I know is that my house faces due West and there is ever a honey-like light pouring through.
Contouring - I feel good to go with my lipstick and eye-shadow know-how. What I don't understand worth a lima bean is how to contour and "do the face." Though I don't like using much makeup on my skin (because I feel that it would just clog things up more than naturally happens) I want to know how. So one day when I have a red-carpet occasion, I'll know what the heck I'm doing.
Glass-blowing - I know the art museum in a town not so far away does glass-blowing demonstrations. I actually know a girl who conducts the demonstrations. I'm not sure what I would hope to make by learning how to blow glass, but I think it would be worth it simply to hold that glowing, orange, molten glass on the end of a stick and help something form.
What are some skills you'd like to try?