How about this for a project?
Observe/sketch/image as many of the Local Group of galaxies as possible.
They are well placed at the moment. There is the obvious M31, M32, M110 and M33. There is also the rather less obvious NGC147 and NGC185 (C17 and C18). There are also others.
Here are images of M32 and M110 I have extracted (not too successfully!) from existing images of M31,
and here is a reprocessed image I obtained last year of NGC185. So far I have never managed NGC147.
Anyone up for a challenge?