Professionally, I continued my work at Maryland New Directions, and earned the honor of Innovator of the Year for creating Connections Friday, a learning and networking event for low-income job seekers in Baltimore. I also served as Vice President of Communications on the Board for the Baltimore Chapter of the American Marketing Association, another great experience where I met wonderful people and learned so much.
Personally, I met some wonderfully supportive, creative individuals. My friend Mary helped me learn about public art, blogging, and sharing creativity with others. I met Susan from Mesh Baltimore who opened my eyes to new ways of collaborating and learning from others in the community. Knowing that there are people like this in Baltimore makes me all the more grateful to live here!
All in all, when I take a moment and look back, it really was a great year.
As far as New Year's Resolutions go, I hope to continue making new work, participating in more shows, and sharing my art and creative knowledge more frequently and with more people. I also want to stay in touch with all the fabulous art makers and art lovers I met over the years in the Baltimore area. Lastly, one of my more concrete goals is to explore Etsy more and try selling a few things there.
How was your 2013? What would you like to accomplish in 2014?