18 Great things about 2018

2018 was pretty stinkin’ awesome. For these reasons…

  1. I GOT MARRIED! I’m Mrs. Anderson. :)

  2. Kai turned 1.

  3. We went on a Disney cruise with the little man for our honeymoon. After a weekend in St. Michaels by ourselves of course. Kai loves everything about Mickey and friends.

  4. Kai started walking and saying Mommy, Daddy, Big Truck, Dog Dog, and a bunch of other baby words that I actually understand.

  5. We spent two amazing weeks in Sunset Beach, NC. The. best. beach. for a kiddo. Hands down.

  6. I made an extremely positive lifestyle change this past summer. Intermittent fasting.

  7. I participated in three successful art shows…St. Peters in Lewes, DE, Ocean Pines, and OldeMother Brewery in Frederick.

  8. My work was in five art exhibits in Maryland.

  9. My students this year were the most inspiring, talented AND challenging. For that, I am a better teacher. They are everything. I can’t wait to get back into the classroom. @ArtfulAnderson on Twitter.

  10. I was lucky enough to be selected for a four month artist residency with ArtFarm in Annapolis. Prime location, retail space, workshops, and more. It was a fantastic learning experience.

  11. I established a creative relationship with Anchors & Oars (you need to go shop there, it’s unreal), in Grasonville, MD.

  12. We sold our house in Annapolis and moved back to Frederick. New Market to be exact. Home sweet home.

  13. Started a business relationship with Hipsley Collective in Mt. Airy, MD.

  14. I discovered Adobe Spark. Life changing.

  15. Officially painted 25 pet portraits this year.

  16. Colorwater Studio was born (more info to come).

  17. Started listening to podcasts, and again….Life changing.

  18. I started an online community “Frederick Creatives” to network, share resources, and grow our local businesses together. I’m incredibly excited about where this can take all who are involved.


Short, sweet, and a GREAT year. If you’d like to know more about ANY of the above 18, leave it in the comments. :)