2017 Favorite Moments

Happy New Year! Thank you all for making it one of the best years yet. =-)

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This house on Prince George Street is now being fully gutted but it looked great in early 2017!

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Prince George Street on a cold February day.

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Cherry blossoms on Prince George (I swear I didn't intend to post three PG Street images in a row! Just trying to be chronological.)

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Nancy Hammond Gallery for her annual Tropicals exhibit.

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Easter at the Naval Academy.

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Croquet in the rain. Photo credit to Alexis Imondi because my phone promptly died- whoops.

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Private tour of the Paca House. This would be a fun still life to paint- there was fake food everywhere in historically accurate vignettes.

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Flower baskets for May Day- an annual tradition downtown.

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Main Street in the 80s- photo by Kevin Fleming for National Geographic. More images from this feature in my blog post.

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First crabs of the season- at The Point Crab House in Arnold. More of my favorite restaurants (listed by category) in my food guide.

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Roses in May on King George Street.

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Plebes no more! Herndon climb during Commissioning Week.

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Selfie on East Street.

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My favorite pool on a hot day (at the home of my friends Katie and Angelique.)

Custom Annapolis Scout Bags at Whimsicality- featured in this blog post. They now carry my prints and participated in one my holiday giveaways. One of my favorite 2017 introductions.

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Quick summer trip to visit grandma in South Carolina.

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Private painting class with Kim Hovell- her Maryland Hall ones always sell out so quickly!

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My first paint purchase in late August.

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Celebrating his birthday with a swim in the Severn River!

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I've been carrying this Hobo Rozanne Tote every day since I got it in September and it still looks brand new! Read more about the brand in this post.

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Sunset cruise with my photographer friend Jay Fleming on the last day of summer.

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Reviewing fall and holiday candles for local business Candles Off Main- basically a dream job. Read one of my reviews (of LAFCO Pumpkin Pomander- so good) here.

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An October afternoon at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

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One of my favorite purchases of 2017- $6 floral mouse ears from Forever 21. I still wear them around the house sometimes, haha.

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Sneaking my Bancroft Hall painting into a Kim Hovell shoot with Olivia Reed- prints available here.

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Coastal Living regrammed one of my door photographs and then Draper James (the Reese Witherspoon clothing line) did the same thing with a different door photograph. My door shots were famous for 15 minutes.

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Annapolis Alphabet prints (by Anchor Point Paper Co.) at Here. A Pop-Up Shop.

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Great Frogs Winery Makers Market on Black Friday- so hygge.

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Discovered the Tuna Tower at Rams Head this year- my new favorite bar appetizer.

Finishing up my Eastport Evening painting- prints available here.

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Reynolds Tavern is all decked out for the holidays.

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Custom handmade earrings by Anna Livingston- read more in my blog post here. Another favorite 2017 (re)introduction!

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Getting Christmas orders ready at The Factory (or- Kim Hovell's house.)

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December snow on Main Street- and my most liked photo of all time (over 3k likes!)

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A sweet text from Gabi- one of my earliest art patrons (lol) and another favorite 2017 introduction. She is USNA Class of 2015.

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Bancroft Hall all decked out for Christmas.

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Burger night and gift exchange at Galway!

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Morning coffee by Ego Alley on a cold December morning. =-)

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Maryland Avenue at sundown.