Best of 2018 – A Review

What a Year this has been! 2018 was a memory creating year for sure.

We added a new addition to our family- Bobby Pretzel! I came back from a workshop in San Jose with a Pretzel in my hands – LOL

He is not as tiny anymore but he still loves fetching the ball and we love him very much! (Niles our 18 1/2 year old cat might not love him as much though ;) )

2018 was also the year of some really cool visitors – and if you visited us and you don’t see yourself here- trust me – you are still cool and loved !

My friend Thomas stayed for a while and I loved having him as we share so many interests – it was an art, book, food, fun, chat filled visit.

I loved seeing my sweet Birgit again

and being part of my friend’s eloping wedding in NYC- what a wonderful sweet day in NYC.

2018 was also a crazy and gorgeous travel year – the highlight def. being our trip to Japan – Tokyo

and Kyoto with some inspiration for a later stamp

and Nara. Oh man- I so want to go back to Japan. It was one of the best trips ever!

But also two trips to Germany -visiting friends and family, teaching a workshop at the Baltic Sea and closing a part of our life as we sold our apartment in Hamburg.

A short trip to The Netherlands – Amsterdam – meeting friends and visiting old favorite spots. Amsterdam is actually the city where my husband and I got together :)

And last a short stint to Coventry the UK with my friend  Julie and a visit to the beautiful New Cathedral.

I painted a bit in 2018 – not as much as I wished I had but these are my two favorite paintings from 2018

This too Shall Pass

And “Behind the Museum” (sold)

It was also the year of some fun and special Art Strolls –

Hakone- Open Air Museum in Japan – can I come back soon?

An Art Stroll with friends at the Noguchi Museum

And a birthday Art Stroll to the Met Cloisters.

It was year filled with tons of wonderful memories! It is so good to look back at a year and get a grasp of all the fun and good things that happened – it puts things in a different perspective and shows me how blessed I was this year. I hope your year was a good year as well and you have wonderful memories that make you look back at 2018 with a smile. What made you smile this year?

Comments (4)

  • Jill McDowell


    What a jammed packed awesome year you had Nat! Thanks for sharing your special moments with us. Happy New Year!


    • nathalie-kalbach


      Awe- thank you Jill and thank you for being part of it!


  • Sue Clarke


    Happy New Year Nat and thank you for another year of light and inspiration!


    • nathalie-kalbach


      Thank you Sue! Happy New Year to you and your family as well!!!! Thank you for all your wonderful comments!!!


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